We head into the final round of Group B games with all four sides still very much alive and hopeful of progression to the Round of 16. A win here for either Iran or the USA will assure them of a place in the knockout stage of the competition and we take a look at some of the most popular betting markets heading into this key clash…
After an absolute shellacking at the hands of England in their opening game, I’m sure many thought they would be the whipping boys of the group. Instead, they came out and played Wales off the park and thoroughly deserved their 2-0 victory to put their World Cup future in their hands.
They had 21 shots with six on target from just 38% possession. That shows us that they were fast to break when they got the ball and caused the Welsh back-line real problems. The US will have to be wary of their pace and ability on the counter.
We’ve added plenty of new player prop bets that are available around 24-48 hours before kick-off including tackles, assists and Shots on Target. You can check out all our latest prices for this one via the Latest Iran vs USA Odds button below.
As for the USA, they were the better team against a very passive England and with a bit more self-belief, they could easily have overturned the group favourites to throw the table wide open. Christian Pulisic looked really good against the English and the Chelsea wide-man will be key to their progression in this tournament.
When I saw the odds in the Match Result Market I was a little bit surprised as the US are Even money favourites with the draw 12/5 and Iran a 3/1 shot. I thought the numbers would be a lot closer as underdogs did look really good against Wales and Gregg Berhalter’s side have looked ok without being great in patches in both games. I prefer the draw or Iran prices personally to backing the States.
When I glance across the screen to check out the goalscorer markets, it once more reinforces the notion that the US are seen as pretty big favourites with the top seven choices all representing the Stars and Stripes. Jesus Ferreira has been in flying form for FC Dallas this season but the 21 year-old has yet to open his account here in Qatar but has netted seven times from 15 games for his country. He’s the top choice to score anytime with the traders being priced up at 11/8.
BTTS seems to be settling down to 10/11 in many matches in this World Cup and once more than is the price we have in this game. Over 2.5 is 11/10.
Throughout this World Cup the Betfred Blog team will have a full betting preview and a big-priced Bet Builder for every game, so keep checking back with us for our latest World Cup pieces every day for Qatar 2022…
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