With England and the USA installed as the two favourites to qualify from FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B, it goes without saying that the 25th November meeting between Wales and Iran is crucial to their chances of upsetting the odds.
In many ways, the Welsh have already confounded expectations by qualifying for Qatar 2022 – this will be their first World Cup appearance since 1958. Captained by the mercurial Gareth Bale, they have some excellent big tournament pedigree having reached the knockout phase of the last two European Championships, and they will be hoping to replicate that feat here.
As for Iran, they remain one of the strongest teams in the AFC region, and they are no strangers to World Cup action having qualified for four of the last six editions of the competition.
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- Can Gareth Bale take Wales to new heights?
- Will Iran cause a huge shock in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B?
- Could Wales vs Iran see plenty of goals?
- An overview of the home of World Cup 2022 betting with LV BET sportsbook
Bale Making Hay in The Sun
When you look at the Wales squad, it’s evident that head coach Rob Page wants his players to be as compact and as disciplined as possible, which affords Gareth Bale the freedom he needs to thrive.
Although his time at Real Madrid ultimately turned sour, Bale won the Champions League on five occasions with the Spanish outfit and remains a supremely talented player – he will be far and away the most influential presence in this game.
As you would expect, the 33-year-old led the way for Wales during 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, forming a talented frontline alongside Aaron Ramsey and Daniel James that eventually saw them qualify for Qatar courtesy of the play-offs:
It goes without saying that Bale will recognise the importance of this Wales vs Iran contest to his team’s hopes of reaching the knockout phase of the World Cup, which would be the first time they have achieved the feat in more than 60 years.
Can Iran Make History in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B?
As mentioned, qualifying for the World Cup has become something of a speciality for Iran.
They do benefit from having an easier passage, arguably, via the AFC region, which pits them against Asian and Arabian nations, and once again they breezed through the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers – winning eight of their ten games played.
As to be expected, Sardar Azmoun was a key figure for his team in qualifying:
While Iran has failed to reach the knockout phase of this competition in 50 years, head coach Dragan Skocic has one of the most talented Iranian squads in their history. The likes of Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Taremi and Azmoun all play their club football at a decent standard in Europe, and they will surely prove to be a handful for all in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B.
Betting Tips and Odds on Wales vs Iran in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B
Both of these teams have pedigree in international tournaments, with Wales reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and Iran making it through to the same stage of the Asian Cup in 2019.
However, World Cup success eludes them both, and so while a run to the business end of this tournament is unchartered territory, you fancy that Wales and Iran will feel they have the beating of one another and also the USA in Group B – perhaps history awaits?
Bettors will be looking out for those Qatar 2022 dates in which attacking quality outpowers defensive solidity, and on that front, Wales vs Iran should deliver – Bale, Ramsey, Jahanbakhsh, Taremi and co are the best players on display in this encounter in Al Rayyan.
To that end, we should perhaps expect goals when these two meet on 25th November, and that should hopefully lead to an entertaining spectacle for fans watching on BBC One and the iPlayer.
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