World Cup: England vs. Iran tips and predictions


With a lineup that supports the potential, England is one of the favorites to take home the trophy. Harry Kane serves as the team’s leader up front, and F Marcus Rashford and F Raheem Sterling serve as strong backup forwards.

Clearly, England is the favorite. These are all legitimate values that don’t have any alluring lines. Because of England’s defensive strength, a draw is conceivable here, so I’d take the total instead.

Iran hasn’t faced a squad with England’s level of talent, and it doesn’t have many players who can compete there. There should be plenty of opportunities for Kane, Sterling, and others like F Mason Mount and M Jack Grealish.

Iran does, however, possess a strong offense. F Azmoun is a strong option for Bayer Leverkusen, while Mehdi Taremi represents Porto.

Due to Harry Maguire’s potential starting spot and his struggles with United this season, the England defense is particularly problematic. Additionally, England’s expected 3-4-3 formation could put pressure on the midfield and occasionally affect the quality of their backline.