Iran head into an encounter against USA in the this coming Tuesday. Their final group stage match will be played out at Al Thumama Stadium.
Following the second round of the group stage, Iran are number two on three points, whereas the USA have two points as number three. Iran sit as number 20, while the USA enter their match this coming Tuesday as number 16 in the FIFA world ranking.
Seeing Iran last beyond the group stage at the would probably be a surprise to even themselves. But it seems highly likely, considering their fabulous comeback against Wales after such a tough opener.
All things are possible for the USA before the last round as they can finish in all four spots, depending on results. They won't be short on motivation.
Iran vs USA Prediction
Iran beat Nicaragua by 1-0, lost 6-2 against England, before defeating Wales 0-2. Iran claimed five wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured four defeats in this run.
Iran go into their next World Cup match, averaging a humble 1.1 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a mundane 11 times, while conceding 13 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.3 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring five times.
In their previous three matches, the USA drew 0-0 with Saudi Arabia, 1-1 with Wales and 0-0 with England. The USA claimed three wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing five along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run.
The USA hit the target 15 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.5 goals goals a game. They conceded 0.7 goals per match for a total of seven against, while claiming a clean sheet five times as well.
Iran are still optimistic of getting through to the next stage after picking up three points from their first two outings. A second win in the World Cup tournament would send them through to the next round. On the plus side the USA are still undefeated in their World Cup group. On the downside they are still chasing their first win, they need to risk a bit more now, as a win is required.
Iran vs USA Stats
- In 16 of the last 17 Iran matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Iran have scored in 22 of the last 24 matches
- In 8 of the last 10 Iran matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Iran have not won 3 of the last 4 matches
- In 17 of the last 19 USA matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 4 USA matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- USA have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- USA have not won the last 4 matches in a row
- USA have drawn 3 of the last 4 matches
Iran vs USA Lineups
Iran vs USA Betting Tips
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Mehdi Taremi, who is performing well for Iran. He found the back of the net twice in his most recent World Cup outings. He'll be out to add more goals against USA.The visitors will be looking to Timothy Weah to find the net once again, after managing one World Cup goal for the USA in recent matches.
Iran claimed all three points five times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run. The USA have won three of their last 10 games, while drawing five and losing two in this series of matches.
Iran saw over 2.5 goals in two of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of the USA's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches.
Iran scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. The USA managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.