Iran World Cup Betting
After earning themselves an invite to Qatar, it means that Iran will be competing in their third successive World Cup and will have also made appearances in four of the last five editions of the tournament.
While they do so having been placed in a rather difficult group and although Iran will not want to make up the numbers at the end of the year, you get the feeling that they will have to make do with finishing last in Group B.
However, that is not to say that the Iranians will give up without a fight and after earning a memorable win over the United States during the 1998 World Cup, they would love nothing more than a repeat of those fortunes in just a few months.
Iran World Cup Group
21 November 2022 13:00 – England vs Iran
25 November 2022 10:00 – Wales vs Iran
29 November 2022 19:00 – Iran vs United States
Iran 2022 World Cup Squad
In terms of Iranian talent which will be competing at the World Cup in November, the focus will largely be placed upon Sardar Azmoun and with the Bayer Leverkusen forward having scored 40 goals in 63 international appearances, he certainly has an eye for goal.
Admittedly his tally of goals will have been registered against a number of Asian minnows and although his efforts should not be diminished in the final third of the pitch, there does need to be something of a caveat attached at the same time.
While Azmoun is not the only Iranian who plies his trade on European soil and with captain Ehsan Hajsafi currently appearing for Greek outfit AEK Athens, he will look to add to the 119 caps that he has already in his possession.
Add the likes of Mehdi Terami who is averaging nearly one goal every two international appearances plus the midfield talents of Alireza Jahanbakhsh who helped Feyenoord reach the Europa Conference League final last season and Iran will not be short of skilful players in Qatar.
Iran World Cup Odds
To Win Outright – 750/1
When it comes to outright World Cup odds, there are always those nations that are considered rank outsiders and unfortunately for Iran, that is exactly the mantle that they have been given before the 2022 World Cup gets underway.
Because at odds of 750/1 at the time of writing, it is they and Costa Rica who are currently at the bottom of the pack when it comes to bookmaker confidence and at such steep odds, it is difficult to suggest why would you back the Middle Eastern nation to win outright in Qatar.
Especially when you consider the makeup of Group B and with England, Wales and the United States acting as their opposition, one wonders if Dragan Skočić's men will even manage to earn a point at this year’s World Cup.
Iran World Cup Predictions
England vs Iran – Draw/England Win 11/4
Although England will be the clear favourites to get the better of Iran on November 21st, there is still a way to extract some value from this encounter and it comes in the shape of the half time full time market.
Because with England showing recent jitters in the Nations League, they may take some time to get up through the World Cup gears and therefore, a draw after 45 minutes but a win against Iran after 90, is our recommendation here.
Verdict: How Far Will Iran Go At The 2022 World Cup?
Group Stage Exit – 1/6
With the odds being severely against Iran winning this year’s edition of the World Cup, it stands to reason that they will be odds on when it comes to an early exit and when looking at this market, the bookmakers are not pulling any punches.
Because with Iran being marked as considerable favourites not to reach the Round of 16, backing their early exit will be one of the safest bets you will place before the tournament – even if it does not lead to a bundle of riches as a reward.