World Cup 2022 Wales vs Iran, Tips & Predictions

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Wales vs Iran - World Cup 2022

Wales and Iran will go head-to-head in matchday two of Group B. The game will start at 1pm local time (10am UK Time) in the Al Rayyan Stadium.

Wales shared the points with the USA in their opening match, battling back from a goal down to record a 1-1 draw thanks to a Gareth Bale penalty. Meanwhile, Iran suffered a 6-2 mauling at the hands of England, and they know that defeat here will see them with no hope of qualifying for the last 16.

This game could go a long way to deciding qualification in the group and Wales are currently 11/10 favourites with 10bet.

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Wales vs Iran Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: Their only meeting came in 1978 which resulted in a 1-0 victory to Wales.
  • Wales: The Welsh have made it to the knockout stages of their previous two major tournaments.
  • Iran: Have finished at the foot of the group on three occasions in World Cup finals.
  • Player: Wales’ Gareth Bale will once again be leading the line for his country in a major tournament and will be the main goal threat despite his recent lack of game time. 

Wales vs Iran Betting Tips

Both of Iran’s goals against England came in the second half so Wales will be hoping they can get off to a quick start.

WALES TO WIN 1ST HALF: 19/10

Wales vs Iran Analysis

WALES

Rob Page has made this Wales side tough to beat as was evident when they drew with the USA in their opening match. They will be focused on keeping it tight at the back before relying on their seasoned professionals to make a difference at the other end.

Key Players: Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies

Team News: Bale has been in and out of the team since moving to LA but stepped up to the mark against the USA when converting a penalty late on in the game.

Predicted Line-Up: Ward, Roberts, Rodon, Davies, Williams, Ampadu, Ramsey, Allen, Bale, Wilson, Johnson

IRAN

Iran’s World Cup got off to the worst possible start with a 6-2 defeat against England, but they will take some hope from the fact they managed to score twice against one of the favourites for the tournament. However, they’re likely to struggle against the Welsh, and another defeat is predicted.

Key Players: Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Taremi

Team News: Taremi scored twice against England, highlighting his ability as a proven goalscorer at the highest level.

Predicted Line-Up: Abedzadeh, Moharrami, Kanani, Noorafkan, Mohammadi, Ghoddos, Ezatolahi, Amiri, Jahanbakhsh, Gholizadeh, Taremi

Wales vs Iran Prediction

Wales will fancy their chances of taking all three points from Iran on the back of the Iranian’s thrashing against England. Although this will likely be a tighter match, the Welsh should have enough class to seal a narrow win. 

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