Route to the World Cup
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be the 7th time Iran has qualified to play in the tournament. The first time they qualified was in the 1978 World Wales Team Info – More Than Just Gareth Bale Wales established themselves as the favourite European underdogs in the 2016 European Championship. After topping a group that consisted of England, Slovakia, and Russia, they then beat Northern Ireland in the round of 16. Faced against Belgium, who were amongst the favourites to win the competition, the Welsh beat them 3-1, and then they faced Portugal in the semi finals. Portugal put an end to the Welsh run in the competition, but the Welsh team received high praise for their performances, and they shot up to 5th in the football world rankings. Wales is in no way an obscure country in football. There have been players such as Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush, Craig Bellamy, Mark Hughes, and Neville Southall, all of whom have gone on to have brilliant careers. However, Wales has only appeared in one World Cup, which was in 1958.In goal, they can pick between Nottingham Forest's Wayne Hennessey, who has 104 caps for his country, or Danny Ward, who plays for Leicester City and currently has 26 caps. In defence, they have Chris Gunter, who has 109 caps, and is the leading player with the most caps for Wales. Next to him, they can play Ben Davies, Connor Roberts, Ethan Ampadu, Neco Williams, or Chris Mepham. Their midfielding options include Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Joe Morrell, Jonny Williams, and Matthew Smith, amongst others. Their key striker is Gareth Bale, who has scored 40 in 106 appearances, and is the all time leading goal scorer for Wales. Next to him, they can field Daniel James, Kieffer Moore, Brennan Johnson, or Tyler Roberts. Iran Team Info – Newfound Form Under Queiroz With the return of manager Carlos Queiroz, Iran will have high hopes for the 2022 World Cup. The nation has qualified for 5 World Cups before this one, but they have yet to break through the group stage. Queiroz managed the team previously in 2011-2019, and the height of his success was when he brought Iran to the semi-finals in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Iran have not won any major trophies recently, and though the World Cup title is probably a bit too ambitious for them, they will definitely be making progress if they reach the round of 16.The first choice goalkeeper of Iran is Alireza Beiranvand. In defence, they have many older players such as Ehsan Hajsafi, Ramin Rezaeian, Morteza Pouraliganji, and Shojae Khalilzadeh. There are also some younger defenders such as Hossein Kanaanizadegan, and Milad Mohammadi. In midfield, they have Omid Ebrahimi, Saman Ghoddos, Ahmad Nourollahi, and Saeid Ezatolahi. Their key strikers are Mehdi Taremi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, and Sardar Azmoun, who play in the Persian Gulf Pro League, the Dutch Eredivisie, and German Bundesliga. Wales vs Iran Head-to-headWales has faced Iran once before. The two teams met in 1978 for a friendly, which Wales won 1-0. Wales vs Iran Betting PreviewYou will find plenty of betting options for this match. Whether you think Wales will hammer Iran, or vice versa, you can find bets on either team to win by a margin of goals, or to score a certain number of goals during a match. If you think there will not be a big difference between the two sides, you may choose bets with lower odds that cover more possible outcomes. Double ChanceYou can cover 2 out of 3 different possible outcomes of a game with double chance bets. Here, you will be able to find the odds on Wales to win or the game to end in a draw, Iran to win or the game to end in a draw, and Wales or Iran to win. Double chance bets come at shorter odds than straight matchbets, but in return you have more coverage and therefore a better chance of winning your bet. Win MarginWin margin bets are on how many goals a team will win the game by. You can bet on Wales to beat Iran by a margin of 2, and if the game ends 2-0, 3-1, 4-2, and so on, then you can win your bet. Asian HandicapThere are three different types of handicaps, but they all work the same way. You will bet on a team to win and give them a handicap, which they will have to overcome for you to win your bet. If you give the team a positive handicap, this will make it safer to bet on that team as they will only have to not lose by more than the handicap.For example, if you bet on Wales to beat Iran with a handicap of -1.5, this will require Wales to beat Iran by at least 2 goals. If you set a handicap of -2, this will require Wales to win the match by 3 or more goals, and if they only win by 2, then the two teams will be tied and you will receive your original stake back. A bet of -1.75 is halfway between the other handicaps, as half your stake will go on a handicap of -1.5 whilst the other will go on a handicap of -2. If Wales wins by 3 or more goals, you will receive your full returns, whilst if they only win by 2 goals, then you will receive half your stake back. Over/Under Total GoalsWith this bet, you will have to predict how many goals will be scored in the match between Wales and Iran. It uses the over/under format, meaning that you will have to bet on whether there will be over or under a certain number of goals. If you think that Wales and Iran will score plenty of goals, the odds on the two teams to score over 4.5 goals should be relatively long. On the other hand, if you think that they will only score a couple or goals or less, you can bet on the match to end with under 2.5 goals. Many More BetsYour options are not limited to the bets specified in this guide, as we have countless more bets available. Either team to score within 10 minutes, Iran to win the first half, Wales to score in both halves, Iran to reverse the result, Iran to keep a clean sheet, Wales to score 3 or more goals, Iran to lead after the first 15 minutes, are some of the many examples of bets that you will find.Gambling on World Cup games can bring you great returns, but you may also lose money. It is important that you stick to a budget and avoid making impulsive bets that can result in large losses. If you need some advice on the subject, you can find more information at gambleaware.co.uk Cup held in Argentina. Since then, Iran has qualified for five of the last seven World Cups and 2022 will be their third appearance in a row. In all the times Iran has qualified they have never progressed beyond the group stage. To qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, Iran topped both their groups in the second and third rounds of the AFC World Cup qualification. They are the highest ranked team from the AFC region.
For a small relatively small sized country with a population of three million people they are always proud of their sporting achievements. You could probably hear the Welsh singing in Qatar when they qualified for the 2022 World Cup finals in Cardiff. Wales has qualified for the World Cup finals for only the second time in their history. The last time Wales qualified was in the 1958 World Cup held in Sweden. Back then Wales finished level with Hungary in the group stage on points remaining unbeaten, drawing all three games against the hosts Sweden, Hungary and Mexico. To qualify for the knockout stages, they had to play Hungary in a play-off which they won 2 – 1. They met Brazil in the quarter-finals and were sent packing, losing 1 – 0. The group fixtures in Qatar include England, USA and Iran and they will be psyched up to make the knockout stages for a second time.
Current Odds at mr.play
There are loads of match betting opportunities here at mr.play so take your time to check out the odds to determine which markets you want to choose. Some of the betting markets available for Iran v Wales will include guessing which team will win and if both teams score. Or you can choose which team will lead at half-time and bet that both teams will score a goal. Another bet where you think both teams will score can also include the winning margin of the nation that you believe will go on to win the match. Stay tuned at mr.play for all the odds and betting markets available for pre-match and in play wagers.
This may well end up being a highly competitive game considering the teams rankings. Wales will need to use all their experience running through the team in Wayne Hennesey, Chris Gunter, Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale to thwart the attacking threat of Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi. Here at mr.play we bring you heaps of betting opportunities so make sure you keep an eye on the odds available in each market for Iran v Wales.