World Cup 2022 odds: How to bet England vs. IranKicking off Group B play, England and Iran will go head-to-head for their first game in Qatar. England is 29-19-21 (W-L-D) all-time in the World Cup. This is the Three Lions' 16th tournament appearance, having won it once — doing so as the host country in 1966. England currently has +500 odds to win the World Cup at FOX Bet, the second-best out of qualifying teams. Harry Kane has scored six goals in the World Cup, with all of them coming in 2018. FOX Bet has him at +700 to win the Golden Boot — the best odds of any player entering the tournament. Iran is 2-9-4 (W-L-D) all-time in the World Cup. This is the team's sixth tournament appearance and third straight.
Players missing out on the trip to Qatar include Dean Henderson, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Tyrone Mings, James Ward-Prowse, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham, Jarod Bowen and Ivan Toney. James Maddison did make the cut thanks to his excellent form this season and the same goes for Callum Wilson. However, the inclusion of Conor Gallagher, Kalvin Phillips and even Jordan Henderson has raised a few eyebrows as the two of the trio have struggled with injuries this season while Gallagher is yet to produce the kind of form that brought him to everyone's attention last season on-loan at Crystal Palace.
England vs Iran: World Cup 2022 Prediction, kick-off time, TV
England vs Iran Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 21/11/2022
England to Win-to-NilEngland are big favourites to beat Iran in the opening game of Group B and we're backing Southgate's men to keep a clean sheet in the process. England performed really well at Euro 2020 and a lot is expected of them in Qatar, providing they can adapt to the intense heat. On paper, England should dominate this game but we have seen big teams struggle in the early stages of the World Cup before.
They come into the World Cup with +75000 odds to win it at FOX Bet, the 30th best odds out of qualifying teams. Here's how to bet the England-Iran match, from the moneyline, draw, total Over/Under and expert pick (odds via FOX Bet):England vs. Iran (8 a. m. ET Monday, November 21, FS1 and FOX Sports App)England: -303 (bet $10 to win $13. 33 total)Iran: +750 (bet $10 to win $85 total)Draw: +310 (bet $10 to win $41 total)Over/Under Total Goals – 2. 5Over: +105 (bet $10 to win $20. 50)Under: -154 (bet $10 to win $16. 50)Pick via FOX Sports Betting Analyst Jason McIntyre:England comes in as a heavy favorite in this match and to win the tournament. The pressure on this squad will be the most since David Beckham patrolled the midfield.
England look set to change their formation and go with a more attacking 4-3-3 for today's game against Iran and it is believed that Saka will start ahead of Foden on the right-wing. Jude Bellingham looks set to start his first-ever World Cup match, while reports also suggest that Harry Maguire will start the game despite only playing one start in the Premier League for Man Utd since September.
However, the English have a strong defence that kept five clean sheets in Euro 2020 and they go up against an Iran side that only have a handful of players that ply their trade in the top five European leagues. Place the bet >>Harry Kane to Score FirstThere will be plenty of Pressure on England's captain, Harry Kane, to score the goals required to take his country through to the latter stages of the World Cup and we're backing the prolific goalscorer to find the back of the net first against Iran on Monday. As things stand, Kane has scored a whopping 50-goals in 73-caps for England, four of which he scored at Euro 2020. The Iranian defence are going to find it tough stopping one of Europe's top strikers from open play and they can't afford to give away a spot-kick as Kane is a master from 12-yards out.
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