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Wales head into an encounter against Iran this coming Friday. Played out at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, this is their second of three outings in the group stage at theWorld Cup.

Following the first round of the World Cup group stage, Wales are number two on one point, while Iran have zero points as number four. Wales sit as number 19, while Iran enter their match this coming Friday as number 20 in the FIFA world ranking.

Wales are expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for first place in their group. They would be disappointed to end the tournament after only three matches.

Iran rank as the hefty favourites with the bookmakers to exit the World Cup before the real fun starts. They don't have enough quality to cause a surprise.

Wales vs Iran Prediction

Wales Form

A single point is all Wales have to show from their last three games, where they came up short, losing 2-1 and 0-1 against Belgium and Poland respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation with a 1-1 against USA. Wales claimed a modest two wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew three of the games, whilst losing five.

Wales scored 11 goals, conceded 14 and fought their way to a clean sheet one time in their previous six matches.

Iran Form

Iran added four points to their collection in their last three matches, which began with a 1-1 draw with Senegal. A 1-0 win against Nicaragua followed, before a 6-2 defeat against England in their most recent match. Iran claimed five wins 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.

Iran are currently not the most scoring team in the World Cup, as they only found the back of the net ten times in ten matches. This is an average of just one goal a game in which they conceded 13 times, an average of 1.3 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring five times.

Tournament Overview

It was a nice and quiet opening to the World Cup group stages Wales delivered. Getting away with a 1-1 draw in the opener against USA is good enough to build momentum. Poor Iran. They were left battered and bruised after opening their World Cup campaign by getting thrown under the bus by England. Are they able to avenge themselves, or have confidence taken too big a hit?

Wales vs Iran Stats

  • In 10 of the last 12 matches Wales played, both teams scored
  • In 10 of the last 11 Wales matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Wales have scored in 13 of the last 14 matches
  • Wales have conceded in 11 of the last 12 matches
  • Wales have not won 8 of the last 9 matches
  • 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

Wales vs Iran Lineups

Wales vs Iran Betting Tips

No clear picture has emerged yet as to which players will dominate the scoring charts for Wales and Iran in this current World Cup season. However, we have listed some of their possible goalscorers in their upcoming match.

In their last 10 matches across all tournaments Wales won two times, drew three and lost five times. Iran claimed five wins, drew one time and lost four in their last 10 games across all tournaments.

Wales saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of the last ten outings for Iran, who managed to score one time in those matches. Wales conceded a goal in their previous 6 matches in a row.

Iran have kept their opponents from scoring five times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, Wales have been able to keep a clean sheet in one of their last 10 games.