Spain will face Iran in their second match in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Matador team is on the rampage for their first victory.
Iran vs Spain match will be held at Kazan Arena, Kazan, Thursday (21/06/2018). As one of the favorites, Spain is predicted to control the game.
Spain tried to win considering in the first game against Portugal just 3-3 balanced. Instead, Iran picked a 1-0 win over Morocco to temporarily top Group B.
On paper, Spain has better player material. Even so, La Furia Roja is not without a gap.
In the game against Portugal, conceding three goals is evidence of Spain’s back line is still quite problematic. His back line is still a lot of mistakes, which proved two goals from Portugal’s mistake that is a penalty Cristiano Ronaldo and blunder goalkeeper David De Gea.
In addition, concentration in the final minutes should also be a concern of the Spanish team. Ronaldo’s third goal was created because Sergio Ramos et al less calm before the game finished. It was homework for Fernando Hierro, who was appointed coach on the run last week.
Spain is slightly helped by the potential strength of its attack power. Striker Diego Costa has scored two goals that proved he was on fire. With a game that relies on ball possession, of course Spain can control the full course of the game.
But, Iran proves they are pretty solid throughout the game. When winning against Morocco, their goal got in the final minutes despite coming from an opponent’s suicide.
With now while topping Group B, Iran’s motivation will double when facing Spain. Their collective game will be a tough test for a depressed Spain should win the match.
Spain must win in this match. The reason, Portugal will face Morocco in other matches so that Group B competition will be quite tight.
Spain itself is estimated to have a chance of winning over 50%. Even so, appearing cautious will be the key to the results they will achieve.