Iran take on the USA at Al Thumama Stadium in their third match at the World Cup. The last game of the group stage takes placethis coming Tuesday. Following two rounds of matches in the group stage, Iran sit as number two with three points, while the USA collected two points as number three. Home side Iran go into their match on Tuesday as number 20 in the FIFA world ranking, while the States find themselves as number 16.
Judging by the prices from the bookmakers, it would be a huge surprise to see Iran lasting beyond the group stages at the World Cup. They are one of the biggest outsiders of all the teams to enter this competition. Few people expect the USMNT to be challenging for the title, but with the right amount of luck, they have enough spunk to squeeze into the next round.
Iran vs USA Match predictions
Iran vs USA Betting Picks
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.
Over 2.5 goals came out two times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Iran, who scored an average of 1.1 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the last ten outings for the USA, who managed to score 1.5 times in those matches.
Iran scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Curiously, the USA only scored the opening goal of the match in one of the last ten away games. The USA managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.
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 matches for the USMNT, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 4 matches for the USMNT, the sum of goals was under 2.5
- The USMNT have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- The USMNT have not won the last 4 matches in a row
- The USMNT have drawn 3 of the last 4 matches
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Iran beat Nicaragua by 1-0, lost 6-2 against England, before defeating Wales 0-2. Iran were able to win five of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in four of these outings. 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.
Following three draws in their last three matches, the USA could do with a win again. Against Saudi Arabia, they shared the points in a 0-0 draw, before splitting the points in a 1-1 with Wales. Another 0-0 stalemate against England followed. 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 Stars and Stripes are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 15 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.5 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of seven goals, and while the US national team claimed a clean sheets five times, they conceded an average of 0.7 goals per match.
Having so far lost and won a match in their World Cup group, Iran still have the next round firmly in sight. A win here sees them through to the next round of the tournament. After drawing their first two matches in their World Cup group, the USA hope to stay undefeated, but drawing won’t see them reach the next round. They need to chase a win.