Ace Football team offers the World Cup round 3 match preview for Iran and USA who meet up on Tuesday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest fixture stats and facts and a free betting tip for our readers.
Iran go up against the USA on Tuesday in a game that will take place at Al Thumama Stadium. This is their third and final outing in the World Cup group stages.
After the first two rounds of group matches in Group B, Iran have three points as number two, while the USA rank as number three with two points. Ahead of their upcoming fixture on Tuesday, Iran find themselves as number 20 in the FIFA world ranking. The USA enter the match as number 16.
Iran appear set to become one of the surprise packages of the World Cup. As things currently stand, Team Melli will qualify for the last-16 by beating the USA on Tuesday. However, the Yanks won’t go down that easy ahead of what will surely be an exciting Group B finale.
World Cup table overview: Iran vs USA
With three points to their name after the first couple of fixtures, Iran will be looking to impose themselves even more with a second win in this third round, thus securing their place in the next round. After drawing their first two matches, the pressure is on for the USA as another winless match will send them packing from the World Cup.
Team form: Iran vs USA
Iran added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Nicaragua by 1-0. Their next match left them empty-handed in a 6-2 defeat against England, followed up by a 0-2 win against Wales. Team Melli claimed five wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured four defeats in this run.
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 Yanks claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew five of the games, whilst losing two.
Betting stats for Iran and USA
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Iran and the USA. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- In 17 of the last 18 Iran matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Iran have scored in 23 of the last 25 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Iran matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 18 of the last 20 USA matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 5 USA matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5
- The USA have not lost 10 of the last 12 matches
- The USA have not won the last 5 matches in a row
- The USA have drawn the last 3 matches in a row
Players on top: Iran vs USA
With four goals in six matches, Mehdi Taremi has been a regular feature on the scoresheet in recent matches, making him a tempting betting prospect when going up against the USA and their defence. The visitors hope Timothy Weah adds another to his current tally of two goals in his latest matches.
Popular markets: Iran vs USA
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Iran won five times, drew one and lost four times. The USA claimed three wins, drew five times and lost two in their last 10 games across all tournaments.
Both teams to score
Iran scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Curiously, the USA only scored the opening goal of the match in one of the last ten away games. Of the previous 10 outings, Iran scored the opening goal five times, whereas their opponents were first on target in four of their last 10 games.
Iran saw over 2.5 goals in two of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of USA’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches.
Betting tip: Iran vs USA
To summarize, the upcoming World Cup clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Iran vs USA mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.