England begins their quest for the nation’s first World Cup title since 1966 when the English step onto the grass at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on Monday to take on Iran. England is a huge -280 moneyline chalk and a big -1.5 favorite on the handicap. Will the English get it done versus a tough Iranian side? Or will Iran make the game much closer than England and their fans would like? See below for FIFA World Cup Odds, analysis, and a free pick for England versus Iran.
2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: England vs Iran Group B Matchup
England versus Iran Odds and Match Info
- When: Monday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 am ET
- Where: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
- TV/Streaming: FS1
Why Iran is a good play versus England
The Iranians were having major cohesion issues during the summer. But ever since qualifying and starting to hit the field in international friendlies, the Iranians have played well.
Iran shows 3 wins, a loss, and a draw in their last 5. The draw occurred versus one of the top underdogs to win the 2022 World Cup, African nation Senegal.
The wins came against Lebanon, in a 2-0 match, Nicaragua, and, surprisingly, South American power Uruguay. If Iran shows up on Monday and plays the way they did versus Uruguay, the Iranians will make it interesting for sure.
Iran Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs. Nicaragua
- D – 1-1 vs. Senegal
- W – 1-0 vs. Uruguay
- L – 1-2 vs. Algeria
- W – 2-0 vs. Lebanon
Iran Predicted Starting Lineup
Why England is a good play versus Iran
The English played terrible soccer during the Nations League tournament. But before knocking England for losing 0-4 to Hungary and 1-0 against Italy, it’s important to note that like rival France, who also had a bad Nations League, England didn’t send their best players to the pitch.
England believes they can win the World Cup. Why waste your time in a money grab tournament like the Nations League on the eve of the most important international sporting event of the year?
If England is a true WC contender, they should dominate the Iranians. Expect the real England team to step onto the pitch on Monday.
England Last 5
- D – 3-3 vs. Germany
- L – 1-0 vs. Italy
- L – 0-4 vs. Hungary
- D – 0-0 vs. Italy
- D – 1-1 vs. Germany
England Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: England vs Iran
It’s always difficult to predict World Cup matches, but in this case, it’s easy. England has way too much firepower to not beat Iran by at least 2 goals.
A 3 goals to 4 goals victory isn’t an impossibility. How many excellent strikers does England possess?
Harry Kane is one of the best strikers on the planet. Raheem Sterling is close and Phil Foden said he is striving to get to Kylian Mbappe’s level. Sterling, Foden, and Kane could all score goals in this.
Not only that, but Jude Bellingham might be on the verge of becoming the next great English midfield player. If that happens, England could most definitely win the World Cup.
World Cup Pick: England -1.5 +113