The opening day of the competition features a serious contender for the title, England. Runner-up at the UEFA EURO 2020 and semi-finalist of the last World Cup, the “Three Lions” would seek to display a good performance in their first game against a never-easy opponent, Iran.
✔ England vs Iran 1×2 Prediction
England face Iran in the first game of Group B. Being the group’s clear favourite, the 1966 World Cup Winner will be keen to avoid the trap set by the Iranians. We predict a win for the English team in this game.
✔ England vs Iran Correct Score Prediction
In this big game of the 2022 World Cup, England is huge favourites against an Iranian team that will have nothing to lose and will surely go for an open play. As for our prediction for the exact score, we expect to see a match dominated by England who would end up winning with a comfortable lead.
This is the most likely outcome. England has come a long way at major tournaments and has shown that it should not be underestimated. Iran could be impressive for a few minutes but logically England should win. We imagine scores of 2-0 or 2-1 for the Europeans.
This outcome is possible but unlikely. The two teams are not on the same level but the fact that this is the first game makes it a tricky one for England. Thus, a draw with goals should not be ruled out in this clash, with scores of 1-1 and 2-2 being quite possible.
Iran wants to strike hard. By defeating a title contender, they would create a huge sensation in this World Cup. We remember that in 2014, Iran had caused trouble for Argentina (finalists a few weeks later) who won thanks to a brilliant strike from Messi in stoppage time. The English will therefore have to watch out. If this scenario should happen, it would not be more than 0-1 or 1-2.
✔ Half-Time/Full-Time Prediction: England 1st Half: England 2nd Half
In this fixture, England seems way superior to their Iranian opponent. Therefore, we can predict that Gareth Southgate’s squad will effortlessly score a goal in each half to secure their first win in Qatar.
✔ England vs Iran Goalscorer prediction
Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling are often instrumental with their national team and should be England’s main attacking weapons. As the danger can come from all sides, we will undoubtedly have to watch out for Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose attacking qualities are well known.
✔ Double Chance Goalscorer Prediction: H. Kane/R. Sterling
This game can be a chance for stars to shine. As we suggested above, this could be the opportunity for Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling to find the back of the net. We’ve come up with this double chance goalscorer prediction.
England vs Iran Analysis
England did not struggle to qualify. In an undeniably weak group, the Three Lions secured their qualification with six wins and two draws in eight matches, ahead of Poland, Albania, Hungary, Andorra and San Marino.
England is hard to beat. England has not officially lost a single match since the start of the Euro. The Three Lions may have lost the Euro final to Italy on penalty shoutouts, but they responded well in the World Cup qualifiers, winning 0-10 in San Marino. Iran is confident. The 21st country in the FIFA ranking has lost only one of its last ten games (eight wins and one draw). They have not played against any of the world’s top teams, but they have a good team and can go into the World Cup without pressure.