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Bosnia Herzegovina vs Iran: Dejagah is de man in 3 best bets

| 25.06.2014

Defeat to Nigeria ended Bosnia Herzegovina’s World Cup dream early but for Iran there remains a small glimmer of hope – provided Argentina can put the Super Eagles to the sword.

Win and Carlos Queiroz’s team could do the unthinkable and progress to the next round with Iran 13/5 for the victory and the draw priced at 12/5 with Ladbrokes.

The Bosnians can also be backed at 11/10 for the win, but with a whole host of fantastic markets to choose from, we’ve picked up three offering the best value.

Iran to keep a clean sheet @ 13/5

Goalkeeper Al Reza Haghighi was left heartbroken after Lionel Messi’s 91st minute wondergoal ended his hopes of back-to-back clean sheets at these finals, but the 26-year-old should be confident of claiming another against a misfiring Bosnia.

Edin Dzeko has had a World Cup to forget and with little to play for in this game, manager Safet Susic may opt to field some of his fringe squad players, making it even easier for Iran to defend their goal. With four clean sheets in their last six, stranger things have happened.

Iran to win 1-0 @ 12/1

Staying rock solid at the back will be key to Iran’s hopes of success but as the game wears on, should the scores stay 0-0 then it could be the underdogs that go on the offensive, in much the same way as they did last time out against Argentina.

Charlton striker Reza Ghoochennejhad had a number of great opportunities to put them in front and against a defensively weak Bosnia team, Iran could just find enough to score and send themselves on their way to a famous win.

Ashkan Dejagah to score anytime @ 3/1

Though goalscorers are few and far between when it comes to Iran, one man who has looked dangerous in both of their games at this World Cup so far is Dejagah.

Currently on the books of Fulham, the midfielder will be desperate to find the net with a goal and seal a move back to the Premier League. Having been denied a penalty against Argentina and with a good goalscoring record for the Cottagers, he could be the man to watch here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.