Edin for home.
But for two late moments of magic from Lionel Messi both sides would be coming into this game with realistic hopes of qualifying, indeed topping, Group F.
As it stands Bosnia have nothing to play for having been eliminated after two defeats, while an Iranian win could still see the Gulf nation make the knockout stages for the first time; few would have predicted such a scenario from the outset.
A win would be a monumental achievement for Carlos Queiroz’s side and, depending on the result of the Argentina-Nigeria clash, could create history by securing qualification for the last 16.
When their opening 0-0 draw with Nigeria, possibly the dullest match of the tournament so far, sparked wild celebrations in Tehran we sensed that might be the height of Iranian ambitions.
But after a plucky performance against Argentina, ‘Team Melli’ can count themselves unlucky not to be coming into this game with at least two points on the board.
Fulham’s Ashkan Dejagah looked the most dangerous attacker on the pitch against Argentina until Messi’s late intervention and indeed should have won a penalty.
At the other end, keeper Alireza Haghighdi leads a stubborn rearguard action, which conceded just two goals in their final eight qualifying games and continued that sequence by holding Nigeria goalless.
Bosnia were even more impressive in their defeat to Argentina but only have themselves to blame for their subsequent loss to Nigeria after missing some decent chances.
With Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic orchestrating things in midfield, Bosnia will continue to probe and create.
Up-front, Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko really should have opened his account by now, although he hasn’t exactly been helped by poor officiating, which saw his effort incorrectly disallowed for offside against the Super Eagles.
Iran won’t leak many. However they have yet to register a goal either. A draw is no good so they’ll have to correct that stat if they are to progress.
The Iranians looked vulnerable in the air against Argentina and Dzeko, available at 9/2 as first goalscorer, could – finally – profit here. Bosnia to win 1-0 win with Dzeko the goalscorer looks decent value at 19/1.
The match kicks off at 5pm UK time on Wednesday, June 25th in Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador.