Iran vs Lithuania – International Friendly: Iran and Lithuania face off this
Friday afternoon in Moscow on another friendly match.
Iran confirmed their qualification to the World Cup by finishing in 1st place of Group A of the Asian qualifiers with 22 points conquered, thanks to a record of 6 victories and 4 draws.
On the goals’ chapter, they counted with 10 goals scored and 2 goals conceded, presenting an average of 1.2 goals per match.
Their record at home was more productive, with the team getting 13 points, instead of the 9 points they’ve gotten away from home.
After having ensured their presence on the World Cup, Iran have played 9 friendlies, having suffered only 2 losses against Tunisia and Turkey.
Lithuania won’t play in the World Cup, since they’ve finished in 5th place of the Group F with 6 points conquered, thanks to a record of 1 victory, 3 draws and 6 losses.
When it comes to goals, they counted with 7 goals scored and 20 goals conceded, presenting an average of 2.7 goals per match.
Their record at home showed 4 points conquered, although their record away from home was even poorer, since they’ve only gotten 2 out of the 6 total points they’ve conquered throughout the qualifiers on that condition.
Once the qualifiers were over, Lithuania have played 4 friendlies, recording 2 losses against Estonia and Georgia, 1 draw against Latvia and 1 victory against Armenia.
Iran vs Lithuania – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On this friendly played on neutral ground, I expect a victory for the Iranian side that I believe is already in World Cup mode, considering the competition starts in a matter of days.
Iran have really won 10 of the last 15 matches they’ve played, and they shouldn’t have great difficulties beating this Lithuania, that lost against Estonia and drew with Latvia on the last couple of days.
Alongside with the victory for the Asians, I see this being a low-scoring affair, believing that this match shouldn’t have more than 3 goals, something that occurred in 15 of the last 17 matches played by the side led by Carlos Queiroz.