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Iran vs USA: Predictions, tips & betting odds

11:03 pm AEDT 28/11/22
Al Thumama Stadium Qatar
The Asian side have been strong in the final third in their opening two matches and should be able to find the back of the net

Iran and the USA meet on the final matchday in Group B knowing that the winner will book a place in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

This was always going to be an intriguing clash because of the geopolitical relationship between the two nations, but with a last 16 berth on the line, the game on Tuesday night at the Al Thumama stadium should be an unmissable spectacle.

Iran vs USA latest odds

The Asian side have a point more than their American rivals thanks to their victory over Wales on Friday, and a draw would be enough for Iran to qualify from the group.

The stalemate can be backed 5/2 (3.50) with bet365 while Carlos Queiroz's side are clear outsiders to claim the win at 3/1 (4.00).

The USMNT are odds-on favourites to win their first game of the World Cup at 19/20 (1.95).

Iran vs USA first goal scorer odds

Timothy Weah has scored the USA's only goal of the tournament so far against Wales and the Lille forward is priced at 15/2 (8.50) to break the deadlock once more.

Jesus Ferreira is the favourite to open the scoring at 5/1 (6.00) with Chelsea's Christian Pulisic available at 6/1 (7.00).

For Iran, Porto striker Mehdi Taremi is on offer at 8/1 (9.00) to score first and the man who has netted five goals in the Champions League this season also has two World Cup strikes to his name.

Iran vs USA preview

Iran were outsiders against Wales in a game they absolutely dominated, and they should not be underestimated once more against the USA.

The number one ranked Asian team in the world have scored two goals in each of their two games and while the USA kept clean sheet against England last time out, there could be some value in backing Carlos Queiroz's side to find the back of the net.

Iran have scored in 23 of their last 24 matches in all competitions and will be confident of keeping that excellent run going on Tuesday night.

Iran vs USA tips and predictions

Iran are offered at 53/100 (1.53) to find the back of the net, while both teams to score is available at a healthy looking 19/20 (1.95).

Odds correct at the time of scoring. Please gamble responsibly.