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2022 World Cup: Wales vs. Iran Odds, Picks, and Prediction

  • Wales are making their first World Cup appearance since 1958.
  • Iran conceded six goals in their opening game against England.
  • The Dragons are searching for their first win in seven.

Wales and Iran go head-to-head at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in the 2022 FIFA World Cup action on Friday. The Dragons are looking to build on their solid point against United States in game one.

As for the Iranians, can they restore some pride after shipping six against England in their opening fixture?

In this betting preview, we have the latest Wales vs Iran odds and best FIFA World Cup predictions.

Wales vs. Iran Odds 

Wales head into their second group game in Qatar as the favorites to put three points on the board.

The Welsh have won just one of their last nine games, but the Wales World Cup odds in this fixture are just evens.

Wales Draw Iran
+110 +220 +320

Iran will be desperate to bounce back from their opening round mauling at the hands of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions, but this will be another tough test against a well-drilled British side.

Team Melli are the underdogs here, with the bookmakers offering Iran World Cup odds of +320. The draw is currently available at +220.

Wales vs. Iran Information 

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
  • Friday, 25 Nov 2022, 05:00 AM EDT
  • How to watch: Fox Sports

Wales – Massive Three Points for the Dragons?

Wales are back on the grandest stage of world soccer for the first time since 1958.

The British team are in their golden era right now, as they also qualified and reached the knockout stages of the last two UEFA European Championships. Can they reach the knockouts of this World Cup?

The Dragons made a solid start on Monday, picking up a handy 1-1 draw with USA. Rob Page’s men were poor in the first period and fell behind to a Timothy Weah goal shortly before the break.

However, they were a different animal in the second half, and talisman Gareth Bale won and scored a penalty to rescue a point for Wales late on.

With rivals England also in the group, Wales look to be in a direct shootout with the Stars and Stripes for the other top-two spot in Group B.

After facing Iran in Al Rayyan this Friday, the Welsh take on the English in a huge game at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

Wales are an unpredictable nation at these finals. They have been on the rise under various managers over the past decade or so, and Page’s class of 2022 will want to go far in Qatar.

With England waiting in the next game, three points for Wales on Friday is a must. Our FIFA World Cup predictions and the best Wales vs Iran odds are below.

Wales Projected Lineup

  • Wayne Hennessy
  • Ben Davies
  • Joe Rodon
  • Chris Mepham
  • Neco Williams
  • Ethan Ampadu
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Connor Roberts
  • Harry Wilson
  • Gareth Bale
  • Kieffer Moore

Wales Injuries

  • No current injuries.

Iran

Iran are one of the weakest teams in the World Cup, and they will be eliminated from the competition if they lose to Wales on Friday.

Can the Iranians Cause an Upset in Al Rayyan?

However, if they can pull off a shock result against the Welsh, it will be all to play for against the United States in their final group game.

Iran are making their third World Cup appearance in a row having also qualified for Brazil and Russia.

They failed to get out of the group in both tournaments and could face another group stage knockout in Qatar.

The Iranians were hammered by England in their opening match of the 2022 World Cup. The English ran riot in the first period, with Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling getting on the scoresheet. 

Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish added goals in the second period to give the Three Lions an emphatic 6-2 win. Mehdi Taremi scored both goals for Iran.

This is a vital fixture for Iran. Three points would blow the group wide open, while a draw would keep their World Cup alive.

Defeat, however, will see Iran eliminated with one game to go. Can Carlos Queiroz’s men cause an upset at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Friday? Keep reading for the latest Wales vs Iran odds and tips.  

Iran Projected Lineup

  • Alireza Beiranvand
  • Milad Mohammadi
  • Majid Hosseini
  • Roozbeh Cheshmi
  • Morteza Pouraliganji
  • Sadegh Moharrami
  • Eshan Hajsafi
  • Ali Karimi
  • Ahmad Nourollahi
  • Alireza Jahanbakhsh
  • Mehdi Taremi

Iran Injuries

  • No current injuries

Wales vs. Iran Pick and Prediction

Wales battled hard against America to pick up what could be a pivotal point in this group.

Bale was the goal-scoring hero, but Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore changed the game when he came on at the half time. Page is likely to pick the big striker from the start against Iran.

Despite the hefty scoreline, there were some positives to take for Iran in their opening game against England. Taremi took his goals well and could be the danger man for the Dragons to contain on Friday.

Who to Bet On?

We can see Iran getting on the scoresheet once again, but our money is going on the Wales victory.

You can get +400 for the Wales win and both teams to score. The Welsh victory and over 2.5 goals at +275 has also caught the eye.

Soccer Pick: Wales (+400)

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