Route to the World Cup
The route to the World Cup for England involved a qualification group featuring Poland, Albania and Hungary. Out of ten group games, England won their first five matches putting them in pole position to go on and qualify for the tournament by winning the group. Indeed, that is what they ultimately achieved by remaining unbeaten, winning eight games and drawing once against Poland and then Hungary. Qatar will be the 16th appearance for England at the World Cup and they have won the tournament once in 1966.
The highest seeded team in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) World Cup 2022 qualification, Iran was drawn into a group including four other teams in the second round. Each team had to play each other at home and away and Group C included Cambodia, Hong Kong, Bahrain and Iraq, alongside Iran. Iran went on to win the group by winning six games and losing two. They qualified for the third round where they were drawn in Group A together with five other teams, once again playing a home and away format. Iran went on to win their group, winning 8 games, drawing one and losing one. Topping the third-round group provided qualification to the 2022 World Cup.
Current Odds at mr.play
There are currently an amazing 310 betting markets available for this fixture so you will be able to place a stake on practically every possible match outcome. Why not take a punt on both teams scoring in the second half that provides current odds of 371/100, or otherwise bet on no goals in the second half with odds of 11/100. You can place your wager on what the score will be at half time. Let’s say the bet you place is for Iran to be leading 2 - 0 at half-time. If this happens your reward currently offers 30/1, however if you plump for England leading 2 – 0 at half-time then the odds are at 393/100. There are odds of 17/50 for England to win, 169/20 for Iran to Win and 77/20 for a draw.
Group B may not look the toughest group on paper but when you look into facts and figures, and the teams involved, it makes for a very exciting and difficult group. Each game has a certain element of needle attached to it and respective fans will be praying for their national team to win. It will be a great group for the neutral spectator. England will need to go into the game with confidence as Iran clearly has a team that is currently bonding and know how to win. With our huge number of betting markets available for England v Iran there will be something for everybody to choose from for this fixture, so make sure you keep up to date with the odds.