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Iran vs Vietnam: Fantasy Preview, Probable XI and Players to watch out for

Iran will look to continue their rampaging form against Vietnam on Saturday.

Match: Iran vs Vietnam
Venue: Al Nahyan Stadium
Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 21:30 IST
Dream11 Deadline: 20:00 IST

A rampaging Iranian side will take on Vietnam in their second Group D fixture at the Al Nahyan Stadium on Saturday night.

Vietnam are coming into this match after a disappointing outing against Iraq in which they lost narrowly by a 2-3 margin. They took the lead twice in the game but ended up conceding right in the 90th minute of the match. Although their attackers seemed to be on song, their defence had troubled times.

Iran, on the other hand, registered a thumping 5-0 victory against Yemen in their opening encounter of the tournament. They dominated their opponents totally and looked like a side capable of winning the ultimate glory for the fourth time in history.

Vietnam will have a tough task to get the better of Iran in this match. A loss would mean the end of their Asian Cup campaign this year. Even if they draw, they have to hope that Iran goes on to lose their remaining fixture. So, a win in this match is highly necessary for Vietnam’s chances in the tournament.

Vietnam– V. Dang (GK), H. Nguyen Phong, T. Bui, N. Que, D. M. Do, H. Nguyen, P. Van Duc, H. D. Do, L. Truong, Q. Nguyen, C. Nguyen

Iran– A. Beiranvand (GK), R. Rezaeian, M. Pouraliganji, M. Hossieni, E. Hajsafi, O. Ebrahimi, M. Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, V. Amiri, M. Taremi, S. Azmoun

APPROACH: Iran will be a force to reckon for Vietnam in this match. However, Vietnam won’t shy away from attacking as well as their fate in the tournament depends on a positive result in this match. An end to end contest is expected. Vietnam will find it difficult to break Iran’s strong defence despite that. So, you should go all out on Iran’s defence and with the three most bankable forwards and midfielders. The remaining players should be those from Vietnam who have goal scoring potential. A 3-4-3 formation will work best.

MUST HAVE PICKS: Iran’s forwards Azmoun and Taremi, their midfielder Dejagah, and full backs Rezaeian and Hajsafi are the must have picks for this match.


Alireza Beiranvand (8.5 Cr)

Ehsan Hajsafi (9 Cr)
Ramin Rezaein (8.5 Cr)
Morteza Pouraliganji (8.5 Cr)

Ashkan Dejagah (9.5 Cr)
Nguyen Trong-Hoang (9.5 Cr)
Luong Xuan-Truong (9 Cr)
Phan Van-Duc (8 Cr)

Sardar Azmoun (10.5 Cr)
Nguyen Cong-Phuong (9.5 Cr)
Mehdi Taremi (9 Cr)

Captain: Taremi
Vice-Captain: Rezaeian

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