World Cup 2022 Group B Matchday 3 Betting Preview
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Group B World Cup action comes to an end for all 4 teams on Tuesday and we take a look at the matches from a betting angle.

Group B is very nicely poised with all 4 teams in theory capable of progressing.  England topped the group on 6 points and they are short-priced favourites at 1/6 to win the group, Iran are 2nd on 3 points and they are 20/1 to win the group with the USA who are 3rd on 2 points at 4/1, Wales are only in with a mathematical chance and are a 1000/1.

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Iran were hammered 6-2 by England in their opening game, but they then beat Wales 2-0 despite starting the match as 28/10 underdogs.  Incredibly both of those goals came well into injury time in the 98th and 101st minutes.



USA have opened their campaign with two draws, first 1-1 against Wales and their second one was a goalless draw against England.  A draw will not be enough for the USA to progress and they need to beat Iran to qualify.



These side only meeting was in the World Cup in 1998 with Iran emerging 2-1 victors.


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Iran 3/1

Draw 5/2

USA 1/1


Suggested Bet:  First-Half Correct Score, 0-0 at 5/4

Iran will know that a draw will in all probability see them through to the last 16 and I expect them to set up early on for the sole intention of keeping the USA out. Another option I quite fancy is an extension of this bet, half-time / full-time where you can get draw / USA at 15/4.

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Wales would have still been in the hunt were it not for those 2 goals they conceded to Iran deep into injury time.  They had opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw against the USA, a game where they started slight underdogs.



England opened their campaign in fine style with a 6-2 hammering of Iran before a disappointing goalless draw against the USA, a game where they started 5/10 favourites.  England know that victory will see them top the group and a point may also be good enough to do the job.



These sides last met in a friendly International in 2020 with England winning 3-0 and as far as competitive tournaments go they met in EURO 2016 with England winning 2-1.


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Wales 13/2

Draw 15/4

England 4/9


Suggested Bet:  Over 2.5 goals at 8/10

Wales have nothing to lose here and I expect them to throw everything at England and this has this has the makings of a very open game.  I firmly believe England will win the match, but my bet of choice is that we get 3 goals or more in the game.


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