Wales vs Iran: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds


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With opening nerves now out of the way, Wales will be looking for a fuller performance against Iran as their first World Cup campaign in 64 years continues.

At times, in Monday’s draw with the United States, the opportunity seemed too great, even for the seasoned veterans of a Welsh side that stormed through Euro 2016. After such a long wait, it is perhaps understandable, and the way Rob Page’s team recovered was impressive, offering an indication of the quality they can deliver.

If Friday’s meeting with Iran had been their opener, Wales might have been more worried. At their best, Carlos Queiroz’s side are tough to beat and have dangerous firepower, although little was evident in their 6-2 loss to England.

Given Iran’s defensive problems and Wales’ improved second-half performance, Page and his team must be sure to get what would be a crucial three points.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The World Cup group stage match is scheduled to kick off at 10:00 GMT on Friday, November 25, 2022.

The Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan will host.

Where to watch Wales v Iran

TV channel: The match will be broadcast on BBC One and channel in Welsh language S4C.

Direct: The BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and S4C online (all free with a subscription) will offer live streams.

Live coverage: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match coverage. Malik Ouzia will provide expert on-the-ground analysis.

Wales v Iran squad news

Whether or not Joe Allen will be fit for the game is still unclear. Having not played since September, the Swansea midfielder has always been a risk despite his inclusion, with Page stressing he won’t be forcing the veteran back.

The fact that Kieffer Moore was a game-changer when the striker came on as a substitute against USA should see the Bournemouth star selected ahead of Dan James.

Alireza Beiranvand was involved in a nasty clash of heads against England

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For Iran, goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand is a major doubt after a nasty clash of heads against England.

Prediction Wales vs Iran

Considering how poorly Iran defended against England, Moore and Gareth Bale should be sure to cause trouble.

Wales win 2-1.

Head-to-head history and results (h2h)

Wales win: 1

Draw: 0

Iran win: 0

Wales vs Iran Latest Odds

Wales winner: 6/5

Draw: 21/10

Iran winner: 3/1

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.

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