England – Iran predictions & odds comparison, 21.11.2022
Betting predictions for matchday 1 of the 2022 in Qatar WC between England and Iran. The game will be played at Khalifa International Stadium (Doha, Qatar) on 21.11.2022 at 2:00 PM.
In what should be the most exciting competition of the calendar, The one time World Cup champions, England, will kick start their 2022 World Cup campaign against a much lower side, Iran, in terms of FIFA ranking. Gareth Southgate and England have faced some criticism for their pre-World Cup preparations. Nevertheless, England comes into this competition as one of the favorites, if not in the whole competition but in group B, and should make this fixture worth your time!
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Its a new era for England to give the World Cup their best try. England have qualified for the World Cup on 16 occasions. It won the 1966 World Cup Final, a tournament they also hosted. Ever since, their best performances came in 1990 and 2018 when they finished off fourth despite their generations of star-studded players. But the future of England could not look much brighter with the likes of Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Mount, Rashford, Foden and a lot more within their squad. And Southgate will come into this tournament for Everything!
Southgate and his men have had a mixed bag of form heading to this tournament. They have not won a match in their last 6 matches, scrapping only 3 draws during this period. However, their sensational 3-3 comeback draw with Germany showed the depth of their squad which they will hope to ignite in this tournament.
Despite their somewhat poor form, England are the favorites coming into this fixture, both on paper and on player quality. And they will be optimistic of starting on a good note.
This is a side who has made it to this stage 6 times, but yet to make it out of the group stages in all their appearances. They have won only 2 matches during this period, against Morocco and USA. And once again they will appear in this year’s tournament as the underdogs. Carlos Queiroz will be playing against all odds, as he hope to break his sides record.
Iran looks well prepared coming into their first fixture of the tournament. Carlos’ side have won 7 of their last 10 matches in all competitions. Their backline have been on top form, conceding an average of 0.50 goals in 10 matches, with the frontline producing an average of 1.55 goals per match.
- COACH: Gareth Southgate
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
- COACH: Carlos Queiroz
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
OUR PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS FOR ENGLAND VS IRAN
Considering the quality of a star-studded England squad, Southgate will be hoping to get his 3 points for their first group game. But Iran have shown in their pre-World Cup preparations that they are not pushovers, and will come strong and confident. As a result, we anticipate a cagey affair featuring a draw at half-time.
TIP 1: First Half Draw – odd @ 2.31
Also, England have struggled in front of goal for the past 5 matches, and coming against a well drilled Iranian defense could only mean one thing, a match featuring fewer goals.
TIP 2: Under 3.5 Goals – odd @ 1.27
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England performance of the last 8 home matches
Iran performance of the last 2 away matches