Iran broke a steak of World Cup futility with its upset win over Morocco in their opening match. Meanwhile, Spain battled Portugal to a memorable 3-3 draw but was left with only one point for its effort. The clubs meet Wednesday (2 p.m. ET) in an important Group B showdown.
Before you make your plays, you have to see what European soccer expert David Sumpter picked. Sumpter is an applied mathematician who wrote "Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game," a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Together, with other experienced analysts, Professor Sumpter developed the powerful "Soccerbot" model.
The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In nearly three seasons since its inception, the Soccerbot is up an incredible 1,800 percent on bookmakers' closing odds.
The Soccerbot already called Brazil-Switzerland playing to a draw (+360), Argentina-Iceland ending in a draw (+385), and Iran upsetting Morocco (+275), just to name a few.
We can tell you the model leans toward the Over, but its much stronger play is on the money-line.
Who wins Spain-Iran on Wednesday? And where does all of the betting value lie? Join SportsLine here to see the Soccerbot's exclusive recommendation, all from the model that keeps crushing sportsbooks with its international soccer picks!