World Cup 2022: England vs Iran Prediction

World Cup 2022: England vs Iran Prediction

England vs Iran Prediction

When is England Likely to score a goal? In the last five matches, England’s likeliest goal has come in the second half and in this match too England is likely to score in the second half.

When is Iran Likely to score a goal? Iran is likely to score in the second half against England.

Who is likely to score for England? Harry Kane has the highest Probability to score for England.

Who is most likely to score for Iran? Mehdi Taremi is the most likely to score for Iran

Who is more likely to win the match? England: 2, Iran: 1

Historical performance is used in statistical analysis. There is no guarantee that a player’s performance in the match will replicate their recent performances.

The Euro 2020 finalist, England is desperate to win a FIFA tournament, and FIFA World Cup 2022 will be the best opportunity for them.

The FIFA World Cup is set to kick off on 21st November England will face Iran on the same day. In the last FIFA World Cup which was held in 2018 in Russia, the English side displayed outstanding form and was able to make it to the semi-finals but their journey came to end when they lost to Croatia (2-1) in the semi-finals.

Iran on the other hand could not make it beyond the Group stage as they won only 1 of their Group B Match.

On the opening day of the Qatar World Cup, England and Iran will come face-to-face. This will be the first meeting between the two teams. Recently Iran defeated Nicaragua in an international friendly match.

This World Cup however has its conditions as it is hosted by the Middle East with lots of teams in the fray making it a more open tournament. In light of that, let’s analyze the match between England – one of the World Cup’s favourites – and Iran – one of the underdogs.

England will lock Horns with Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on 21 November in a group B clash.

England v Iran Prediction: Goal Analysis

  • England has not won a single game in the last five matches. England has played three draws and lost two matches. The total goal aggregate for the last five matches is 4-9. England has scored 0.8 goals per match. The conceded average is 1 goal more than its scoring average.
  • Goals have been difficult to score for England with the average goal coming in the second half. England scored its average goal around 54 Minutes. England’s average goal has been conceded in the first half.
  • In its last five matches, Iran has won two, lost one and drawn one. The total goal aggregate for the last five matches is 5-3. Iran scored 1 goal per match in its last five fixtures. Iran has conceded 0.60 goals per match in the last five matches.
  • Iran has scored its average goal between 60-70 minutes. The Conceding average is also around second half.
  • Considering key data, it is pretty much likely that England can score first with its average coming around 50-60 minutes.

England vs Middle East and African teams in the World Cups

  • England has faced Egypt, Algeria, Nigeria and Tunisia across World Cups in the last four matches. England has won 2 and drawn 2.
  • England won against Egypt and Tunisia and drew against Algeria and Nigeria.
  • In the last four matches, the English team’s goal aggregate has been 3: 1. The average goal scored is 0.75 goals per match.

England scores in the last four matches:

  • England: 2, Tunisia: 1
  • England: 0, Algeria: 0
  • England: 0, Nigeria: 0
  • England: 1, Egypt: 1

Iran vs European countries in the World Cups

  • In its last four matches, Iran has faced Portugal twice, Bosnia Herzegovina and Spain. Iran has failed to win a single game with a negative goal differential of 7: 2.
  • Iranian goals came against Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Iran’s score against European teams:

  • Portugal vs Iran: 1:1
  • Spain vs Iran: 1: 0
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iran: 3: 1
  • Portugal vs Iran: 2: 0

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Iran vs England Prediction And Odds: Forwards Statistics


  • Harry Kane is the leader of the pack for the English team. Coming to his stats, Harry Kane has played 13 games in the Premier League so far scoring 10 goals with impressive shooting accuracy. His passing has looked solid too with an accuracy of 78%.
  • Sterling has not appeared to be his usual self this season but the forward has the ability to run through the opposition’s defences. Coming to his stats, the forward has scored 5 goals in 17 matches in all competitions with a good dribbling metrics but a poor shooting accuracy.


  • Sardar Azmoun has been the premier forward for the Iran team for quite some time. In the Asian World Cup qualification, the forward scored 10 goals in 14 matches, averaging 0.77 goals per match with above-par shooting accuracy.
  • Mehdi Taremi was equally impressive in World Cup Qualification. The attacking midfielder scored 7 goals in the 13 matches at 0.59 goals per match.

England vs Iran Prediction: Defence Analysis


  • England’s defensive problems are evident from the fact that England has just one clean sheet in the last five matches which includes a 4-0 drubbing to Hungary with its conceding average equalling 1.8 goals per match.

England Key Defenders

  • Conor Coady could be a wild card in England’s defence. The defender has won 40 aerial duels and 18 tackles and has made 9 blocks on top of that.
  • Ben White is another major defender for England. The defender has shown impressive form with above par metrics on key defensive metrics for the gunners.


  • Iran’s defence has been compact in the last few games and has conceded just 0.75 goals per match in the last four games with two clean sheets and above-par metrics on key stats like Interceptions, Tackle success and blocks.

Iran Key Defender:

  • Sadegh Moharrami is the key defender for Iran and has been excellent on defensive metrics like Tackle success percentage.
  • Morteza Pouraliganji, as a center-back for Persian Gulf Pro League club, will also be a key player in the Iranian defence.
  • Milad Sarlak who has 0.7 tackles per game and has 50% of ariel dues won, will greatly support the Iranian defence.

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Iran vs England Prediction: Head-to-Head Statistics

England and Iran are yet to play against each other. The upcoming World Cup 2022 match between Iran and England will be the first head-to-head match between the two teams.

England Iran Prediction and Odds

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England World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale.

Forwards: Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, James Maddison, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson.

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ben White.

Iran World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Hossein Hosseini, Amir Abedzadeh, Mohammad Reza Akhbari, Payam Niazmand

Forwards: Karim Ansarifard, Mehdi Ghayedi, Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, Mohammad Mohebi, Kaveh Rezaei

Defenders: Morteza Pouraliganji, Ramin Rezaeian, Milad Mohammadi, Majid Hosseini, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Omid Noorafkan

Midfielders: Omid Ebrahimi, Mehdi Torabi, Saman Ghoddos, Ali Gholizadeh, Ali Karimi, Milad Sarlak

England vs Iran Predicted Line Up

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford

Forwards: Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice

Defenders: Eric Dier, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier

England vs Iran World Cup Prediction and Final Insights

Iran can be a difficult opponent for England upfront considering the conditions and the form. Iran has lost a single match in the last four games with its defence standing out. They have shown they are not pushovers with a win against a strong Uruguay squad. England with its current form appears shaky and Iran can prove to be a litmus test for them.

England vs Iran Predicted Score

England however with its quality would back itself to get the job done against Iran. We believe it would be a feisty as well as a physical contest with England coming out on top 2-1.



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