World Cup Match Prediction: Wales vs Iran

To kick off day 2 of the world cup group stage, Wales will be facing Iran in what promises to be an undecided fixture.

 ✔ 1X2 Prediction Wales vs Iran

This match promises to be open and undecided between two teams of similar level. We see Wales winning by a small margin against a tough Iranian team used to World Cup games. 

✔ Correct Score Prediction Wales vs Iran

For this big game of the 2022 World Cup, our prediction for the correct score would be a narrow Welsh victory by one goal against a nation that is difficult to move. 

Wales win

This is our preferred scenario. Wales will have nothing to lose and could be off the hook against a team that is not one of the top teams, but which usually causes problems for many teams. 2-1 or 1-0 seem to be the most likely scores.


This is a likely scenario. The two teams seem close, and neither team may be able to get the better of the other. In this case, a draw with goals could be a solution, 1-1 or 2-2.

Iran win

This is the least likely scenario for us. Iran are used to playing in the World Cup but depending on the result of the first game against England, the Asian nation could be under pressure and not develop their usual football, 0-1 or 1-2.

✔ Half-Time/Full-Time Prediction: Draw – 1st half : Wales – 2nd half

We expect a balanced match between these two nations. The two nations could neutralise each other at half-time before the Welsh increase the tempo in the second half to make the difference despite Iranian resistance.

✔ Goalscorer Prediction Wales Iran

The game, which is part of day two of the 2022 World Cup group stage, could see the two stars of the Welsh national team, Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale, score. The Iranian side will be looking closely at the performance of Mehdi Taremi, who seems to be the most likely player to find the back of the net.

✔ Double Chance Goalscorer: A. Ramsey / M. Taremi

This game could be the opportunity for stars to shine. In this case, as suggested above, it could be the opportunity to see Aaron Ramsey and Mehdi Taremi score. So, here’s our double chance goalscorer prediction.

📄 Analysis Wales – Iran

Pre-betting Analysis

Wales in two stages. The Welsh came second in their qualifying group behind Belgium but ahead of the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Belarus. They then beat Austria (2-1) in the play-off semi-finals and had to wait until June to validate their place at the World Cup after having dominated Ukraine (1-0) in the final.

Iran in two stages. The Iranians were first in a group composed of Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong and Cambodia, but then easily dominated the third round group, finishing ahead of South Korea, Australia, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

A first World Cup clash. The two teams have never met in a World Cup before. The last time the Welsh played in such an event, Pele was the star of the 1958 World Cup.

Current form

Wales are hard to beat. With only one defeat in their last eleven games ( in Poland in the Nations League), Wales are in confident form and have been proving it lately.

Iran are confident. The 21st-ranked nation 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.