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England vs Iran Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (England Shuts Down Iranian Offense)

Devon Platana
England vs. Iran prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
England vs. Iran prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photo/Scott Heppell
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England vs Iran Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Group Stage
England (0-0-0) vs. Iran (0-0-0)
Date: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
Time: 8 a.m. ET
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium — Doha, Qatar
Coverage: FOX, Peacock

The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in less than a week. One of the first matches of the tournament takes place on Monday, Nov. 21 between England and Iran. The English hope to capture their first World Cup in nearly 60 years, especially since they haven't made it further than fourth place since then. Meanwhile, Iran hasn't made it beyond the group stage in five previous tries.

Can England take the first step to potentially bringing the World Cup home? Or will Iran pull off a major upset to begin the event?

England vs Iran Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ENG: (-310) | IRN: (+950) | DRAW: (+360)
Spread: ENG: +1 (+110) | IRN: -1 (+220)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+124) | Under: (-150)
Team to Score the First Goal: ENG: (-350) | IRN: (+400) I NO GOALS: (+850)

England enters this contest as the heavy favorite per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -150 odds.

England vs Iran Prediction & Pick

Iran has had a difficult time finding success at the World Cup. In 15 previous tournament matches, the Iranians have gone 2-4-9 (W-D-L), having won just one outing in the last three editions of the tournament.

While England hasn't had a deep run in a long time, they did finish in fourth place in 2018 and just placed second at the 2020 Euro Cup. Though the two sides have never played each other before, there's little reason for the English to be worried about an Iranian team that's likely facing another group stage exit.

Final Score Prediction: England: 2 | Iran: 0

England vs Iran Betting Trends

- England finished in fourth place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- Iran was eliminated in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- England is 0-3-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Iran is 3-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- This is the first-ever head-to-head matchup between England and Iran.

England vs Iran Best Bet

Again, Iran shouldn't be much of an issue for the English. The Iranians averaged just 0.6 goals in 15 previous World Cup games, whereas the English scored 12 goals in the 2018 tournament alone. Still, England is far from an offensive force and I wouldn't be surprised if this match finishes with fewer than 2.5 goals.

Bet: Under 2.5 Goals (-150)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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