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Wales vs Iran Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Defense on Full Display in Group B)

Adam Taylor McKillop
Wales vs. Iran prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
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Wales vs Iran Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Group Stage
Wales (0-1-0) vs. Iran (0-0-1)
Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Time: 5 a.m. ET
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium — Al Khor, Qatar
Coverage: FS1

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues with Group B action on Friday. The early matchup of Friday's Group B slate pits Wales vs. Iran. Wales is looking to secure its first win of the tournament after drawing with USA.

Iran kicked off their World Cup slate with a rough 6-2 loss to England on Monday.

Wales vs Iran Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WAL: (+115) | IRN: (+280) | DRAW: (+200)
Spread: WAL: -1 (+350) | IRN: +1 (-150)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+158) | Under: (-194)
Team to Score the First Goal: WAL: (-140) | IRN: (+155) I NO GOALS: (+600)

Wales enters this contest as a slim favorite per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5 a.m. ET clash features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under favored at -194 odds.

Wales vs Iran Prediction & Pick

The two sides played two very different styles of soccer to start the World Cup. Iran ran into the group favorite and was hammered by England. They did, however, notch two goals. Both came off the foot of Mehdi Taremi.

Wales looked flat in their first half draw against USA, but flipped the script in the second half. The Welsh put together multiple runs on goal in the second half and eventually found the back of the net thanks to a Gareth Bale penalty kick. Their defensive pressure around the box was consistent throughout.

Final Score Prediction: Wales: 1 | Iran: 0

Wales vs Iran Betting Trends

- Wales is 0-1-0 (W-D-L) at the 2022 World Cup.
- Iran is 0-0-1 at the 2022 World Cup.
- Wales is 0-2-3 in its last five matches.
- Iran is 2-1-2 in its last five matches.
- Wales defeated Iran, 1-0, in their only previous head-to-head matchup.

Wales vs Iran Best Bet

The Welsh defense will be on full display in this one. I don't see Iran finding the back of the net in a close game, and the stagnant Wales offense will need one to get out with their first victory in Group B.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals (-194)

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. 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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