Iran and Nigeria’s group also includes Bosnia-Herzegovina and – ominously – Argentina. But aside from the South American favourites there may not be much between the other sides. So which of these will get off to a winning start? Read on for the latest betting odds and information.

Iran topped their qualification group ahead of South Korea and any team who takes them lightly could be in for a shock. A sprightly and hard-working side, Iran could surprise one or two people in Brazil, and we think they could get off to a winning start against a Nigeria side who are not as strong as in previous tournaments.

Backing Iran at nice betting odds of 7/2 with William Hill could bring home a tasty profit as the Middle Eastern side steal a march in the fight for second spot in the group.

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