The prediction of England and Iran comes before the match of the 1st round of the World Cup 2022 group stage. This game will be played on November 21st at Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
England vs Iran Match Preview and Team News
After reaching a semi-final and a final in their last two tournaments, the Three Lions would have usually been considered contenders to go all the way in Qatar. But only the most patriotic of punters will be backing them at the bookies after watching Gareth Southgate’s side go six matches without a win. They were relegated from the Nations League after losing home and away to Hungary, with a chronic lack of firepower as the biggest problem. When England finally found their shoot boots in the final game against Germany, they then fell apart at the back in a 3-3 Wembley draw. With Harry Maguire desperately short of confidence and Harry Kane looking a bit leggy for Spurs, it doesn’t bode well for World Cup glory. Phil Foden is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. Raheem Sterling plays excellently, is fast in the one-on-one game, and is unstoppable.
Iran is the first hurdle they have to negotiate in Qatar and will need to be respected after finishing ahead of South Korea in their Asian qualifying group. They only conceded four times in 10 qualifiers, so they will be a hard nut to crack, although they have strangely opted for a change of manager going into the finals with Carlos Quieroz replacing Dragan Skocic at the helm. We’d imagine the former Real Madrid boss will still stick to a defensive blueprint, however, as Iran looks to frustrate the English and pile more pressure on Southgate. Karim Ansarifard is a great player, he has good dribbles, and his greatest virtue is speed. Saeid Ezatolahi is the engine of this team, he goes through the defense of the opponent like a fast train, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his games.
England vs Iran Predicted Lineups
England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Bellingham, Rice, Shaw, Saka, Kane, Sterling
Iran: Beiranvand, Moharrami, Kanani, Khalilzadeh, Jalali, Ghoddos, Ezatoahi, Hajsafi, Jahanbakhsh, Taremi, Torabi.
England vs Iran Betting Tips and Predictions
England is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at halftime. We don’t think Iran could pose a major threat to Gareth Southgate’s team.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match with at least three goals in total.
England to win HT-FT @ 2.05
Over 2.5 FT @ 2.30
Correct score 3:0 @ 8.50