Iran vs USA: Betting preview, best bets & predictions

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Iran vs USA

This group feels near-destined to have a dramatic finale. After England were unable to get past the USA cleanly, and Iran shockingly defeated Wales, every team in the group now has a shot at getting through to the knockout stage. That won’t be lost on Iran or the USA, who both know that a win here will see their World Cup dreams continue.

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How to watch Iran vs USA

  • When: Iran vs USA, Tuesday November 29th, 2022
  • Where: Al Thumama Stadium, Qatar
  • Kickoff: 2PM EST, 7PM GMT
  • How to watch: BBC Two (or BBC iPlayer) (UK) Fox, Telemundo (US)

Iran vs USA betting odds

  1. Moneyline: Iran +310 | Draw +240 | USA -105

Iran vs USA betting preview

Both of these teams excelled in their second game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Iran shocked the world with a big win over Wales, while the USMNT left England absolutely clueless, fighting to a crucial tie. On paper, the USA has the better side here and will feel more than equipped to tackle Iran given that England thumped them in the opener, and the US held England goalless. But Iran will be riding its own wave of momentum.

Iran has scored 4 goals this competition, 2 in each game. The USA has only scored one. Sure, they have faced a tricky England team who probably switched off in the second half against Iran, but that in itself highlights the danger. This team won’t stop pushing because they know the odds are against them and they have to work harder. Playing down to your opponent is a real thing, as we know, and if the USA gets complacent, watch for Taremi to be marauding the box once again.

As far as wildcards go, Iran will be without Alireza Jahanbakhsh after he picked up a second yellow card against Wales. The Brighton star has been a key cog in the team, but that’s not all. Bayer Leverkusen’s Azmoun could also start the game on the sideline after struggling to see out the clash against Wales. The 27-year-old has 41 goals in 65 games for Iran, so if losing one of these players was bad, the prospect of losing two could be devastating.

As for the USMNT, it’s a clean bill of health. Although there are doubts as to whether players like Josh Sargent and Gio Reyna will even get a look in. The team has played with electric energy but has lacked the cherry on the cake that both of these players could provide. Will we see either of them take the field in the final game of the group stage?

Iran vs USA betting pick

This will be an intense matchup and both teams will be scrapping for their World Cup futures. I think a Both Teams To Score (-120) selection is a relatively safe way to bet a game that could very easily end in a draw or after low-scoring bout.

Betting pick for Iran vs USA: Both Teams to score

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