Iran – Trinidad & Tobago SOCCER PICKS
Iran and Trinidad and Tobago meet at Azadi Stadium, in a friendly match. This is the 9th friendly match of the year for Iran, after friendlies against Bolivia, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia and Sierra Leone. In the case of Trinidad and Tobago, this is their 4th friendly of the year, after previous friendly matches against Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Panama. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 08-06-2014, in a match that ended with the final score: Trinidad and Tobago (0-2) Iran. Trinidad and Tobago presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The team of the house disputes its 9th friendly of the year. In the previous friendly matches it registered the following markers: Iran (2-1) Bolivia, Uzbekistan (0-1) Iran, Iran (1-0) Lithuania, Turkey (2-1) Iran, Iran (1-0) Uzbekistan, Iran (2-1) Algeria, Tunisia (1-0) Iran and Iran (4-0) Sierra Leone. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 6 conceded; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 9 conceded. Iran won 5 of their last 5 home matches for the Friendlies.
In this competition, he won the last 5 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 6 of its last 8 matches for the Friendly, of these 6 came to rest in advantage in 4 and always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 13 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Iran enters this match after a 2-1 triumph in the reception to Bolivia, adding in this way the second consecutive victory: the goals were scored by Jahanbakhsh and Torabi. Attending to their qualities, the Iranian team chooses to act with a line of four defenders and three midfielders and three strikers. The most offensive references of Iran are Torabi, Gholizadeh and Saman Ghoddos, the latter being very competent at the time of finalizing. So, against an opponent with less competition, we believe that Iran will adopt a more offensive strategy, with the aim of trying to take advantage of the opponent’s mistakes. Coach Carlos Queiroz can count on the usual players.
Trinidad and Tobago:
This is the visitor’s 4th friendly of the year, after previous friendlies in which they registered the following results: Trinidad and Tobago (0-1) Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago (2-0) United Arab Emirates and Trinidad and Tobago (0-0) -1) Panama. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 3 draws and 11 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 38 conceded; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Trinidad and Tobago has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 8 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 10 of the last 10 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 9 of the last 10 there were Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that scores only a few times and was only able to open the scoring in 3 of its last 15 games, of these 3 reached the halftime advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 15 games, never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 7 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The selection of Trinidad and Tobago enters this match with a defeat, by 0-1, against Thailand. It is important to underline that this team registers only 1 win in the last 5 matches played, all in friendly matches. The forward Winchester, player of the SJK of Finland, makes the finalization his best weapon, being also a very competent player in the defense-attack transition. The midfielder Hyland is the one that presents more quality in the middle zone of the terrain. Everything indicates that coach Dennis Lawrence has all his players.