FIFA World Cup, Group B, Round 1
England vs Iran
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
England's opening match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be against Iran in Doha. With odds of 1.39 on 1xBet, England is a heavy favorite to win the match. The odds are currently against Iran. Regardless, we expect this game to be quite challenging. Gareth Southgate will be putting out his best team for England, but Iran has some huge names in their lineup as well.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Harry Kane, captain of England, has spoken optimistically ahead of his team's World Cup opener against Iran, saying, "We've been trending well in key tournaments, so there's only one more step and hopefully we can take it this time." The 1966 World Cup champions have suffered on the international stage for more than half a century since their great victory, but they have shown a thirst for cup glory by advancing to the semi-finals of the event just four years ago and the final of Euro 2020. Since Gareth Southgate's squad breezed through qualifying to reach the finals, the Three Lions came in as one of the favorites. England was undefeated in their group round of European qualification, winning eight games and drawing two, while scoring 39 goals and allowing only three. This was the best group stage goal differential (+36) of any European qualifier. England's World Cup hopes are in jeopardy due to the team's poor recent play, as they are winless in their previous six matches, drawing three and losing three, which led to their relegation from the UEFA Nations League. They scored only four times during that stretch, and none of those goals came before halftime, giving credence to those who say Southgate, at 52, is playing it too safe with his opening strategy. We are, however, rooting for a different and well-spirited team as they begin their World Cup campaign against Iran.
After losing in the second round of qualifying for the World Cup in 2018, the odds were stacked heavily against Iran making it to the finals for a third consecutive tournament. When the pandemic hit, it gave them a chance to start over and make some important changes, such as hiring Dragan Skocic to replace Marc Wilmots as manager. As a result of his leadership, they won the rest of their second-round games by a combined score of 13-2 and eight of their ten third-round games, drawing one and losing one consecutive tournament. When the pandemic hit, it gave them a chance to start over and make some important changes, such as hiring Dragan Skocic to replace Marc Wilmots as manager. As a result of his leadership, they won the rest of their second-round games by a combined score of 13-2 and eight of their ten third-round games, drawing one and losing one. Carlos Queiroz was re-elected to head Iran in the World Cup despite Skocic's relative success, and he has gotten off to a strong start in his second tenure as coach, going three wins, one draw, and one loss before Iran's final warm-up loss to Tunisia on Wednesday. Now, he'll be rooting for a win in Doha to give his fans back home something to celebrate about during the ongoing social upheaval and give his team a shot at making it out of the group stage for the first time. Key Individuals: Kane, who has scored two of England's last four goals, is looking to make history by becoming the first player to lead or tie for the lead in scoring at two different World Cups. Mehdi Tarmi scored four goals and added two assists for Iran in the final round of Asian World Cup qualifying. He also scored twice and provided an assist in his last three games for his club.
England vs. Iran Expert Betting Tips
This matchup will be a tough one, and we are not ruling out Iran’s chances of winning. However, the Lions squad is just too stacked with big players and huge talents that can make a difference in this match. Therefore, we believe England, led by Harry Kane, will get a win in this match.