Derby in Tehran

The big game of Tehran’s age old rivals is being held Thursday night.

The Azadi stadium, with a capacity of 100,000 spectators, is expected to host a great number of fans from both sides. Rarely, such a number is gathered globally.

Karimi, Esteghlal’s striker, is expected to start the game under the team’s new coach, Schäfer.

The odds are in favour of Branco Ivancovic (Persepolis), but in a derby everything is possible.