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Wales vs Iran Predictions & Tips - Gareth Bale to fire Wales to victory at the World Cup

24 Nov 2022
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  • Wales vs Iran live stream for Friday’s World Cup match
  • The Group B game is being played at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (10:00 GMT)
  • Gareth Bale has scored 2 goals in his last 4 internationals
  • Can Iran compete at the World Cup?
  • Preview, predictions, stats & tips
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Gareth Bale has scored 2 goals in his last 4 internationals (Getty)

Wales vs Iran Predictions


Iran were dominated by England in a humiliating 6-2 defeat. Wales did well to earn a draw against USA with Gareth Bale backed to lead his nation to victory.
  • Wales vs Iran Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Wales Form
  • Wales Squad & Team News
  • Iran Form
  • Iran Squad & Team News
  • Wales vs Iran Live Stream FAQ

  • Wales’ Gareth Bale has scored 2 goals in his last 4 internationals.
  • Iran have lost 4 of their last 6 matches (World Cup).

Head to Head


This will be the first competitive match between Wales and Iran.

Wales Form


Wales qualified for the World Cup through the playoffs, beating Austria 2-1 before a 1-0 win against Ukraine.

Robert Page’s side were terrible in the Nations league, losing five of their six matches with a draw to get relegated to League B.

Wales started their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against USA. Down 1-0 at half time, they came back with Gareth Bale equalising from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute.

Wales Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Wayne Hennessey 24 January 1987 (age 35) 107 0 Nottingham Forest
GK Danny Ward 22 June 1993 (age 29) 26 0 Leicester City
GK Adam Davies 17 July 1992 (age 30) 4 0 Sheffield United
DF Chris Gunter 21 July 1989 (age 33) 109 0 Wimbledon
DF Neco Williams 13 April 2001 (age 21) 24 2 Nottingham Forest
DF Ben Davies 24 April 1993 (age 29) 75 1 Tottenham Hotspur
DF Chris Mepham 5 November 1997 (age 25) 34 0 Bournemouth
DF Joe Rodon 22 October 1997 (age 25) 31 0 Rennes
DF Connor Roberts 23 September 1995 (age 27) 42 3 Burnley
DF Ethan Ampadu 14 September 2000 (age 22) 38 0 Spezia
DF Tom Lockyer 3 December 1994 (age 27) 14 0 Luton Town
DF Ben Cabango 30 May 2000 (age 22) 5 0 Swansea City
MF Joe Allen 14 March 1990 (age 32) 72 2 Swansea City
MF Harry Wilson 22 March 1997 (age 25) 40 5 Fulham
MF Aaron Ramsey (vice captain) 26 December 1990 (age 31) 76 20 Nice
MF Joe Morrell 3 January 1997 (age 25) 31 0 Portsmouth
MF Jonny Williams 9 October 1993 (age 29) 33 2 Swindon Town
MF Sorba Thomas 25 January 1999 (age 23) 7 0 Huddersfield Town
MF Dylan Levitt 17 November 2000 (age 21) 13 0 Dundee United
MF Rubin Colwill 27 April 2002 (age 20) 7 1 Cardiff City
MF Matthew Smith 22 November 1999 (age 22) 19 0 Milton Keynes Dons
FW Brennan Johnson 23 May 2001 (age 21) 16 2 Nottingham Forest
FW Gareth Bale (captain) 16 July 1989 (age 33) 109 41 Los Angeles
FW Kieffer Moore 8 August 1992 (age 30) 29 9 Bournemouth
FW Mark Harris 29 December 1998 (age 23) 5 0 Cardiff City
FW Daniel James 10 November 1997 (age 25) 39 5 Fulham

Defender Rhys Norrington-Davies were left out alongside forwards Rabbi Matondo and Tyler Roberts.

Midfielder Joe Allen is back in training after a hamstring injury and could make the bench.

Midfielders Harry Wilson and Ethan Ampadu came off injured against USA and are doubtful. Striker Kieffer Moore did well off the bench and could start.

Gareth Bale has scored 41 goals in 109 internationals.

Iran Form


Iran cruised through the World Cup qualifiers, topping Group A with eight wins, a draw and a defeat.

Carlos Queiroz’s side played four friendlies, starting with a 2-1 defeat against Algeria. They then beat Uruguay 1-0, drew 1-1 against Senegal and beat Nicaragua 1-0.

Iran started the World Cup with an embarrassing 6-2 defeat against England. They were 4-0 when Mehdi Taremi scored the first of his two goals, Iran having just 22% possession.

Iran Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Alireza Beiranvand 21 September 1992 (aged 30) 43 0 Persepolis
GK Payam Niazmand 6 April 1995 (aged 27) 1 0 Sepahan
GK Amir Abedzadeh 26 April 1993 (aged 29) 11 0 Ponferradina
GK Hossein Hosseini 30 June 1992 (aged 30) 7 0 Esteghlal
DF Sadegh Moharrami 1 March 1996 (aged 26) 22 0 Dinamo Zagreb
DF Ehsan Hajsafi (captain) 25 February 1990 (aged 32) 122 7 AEK Athens
DF Shojae Khalilzadeh 14 May 1989 (aged 33) 25 1 Al-Ahli
DF Milad Mohammadi 29 September 1993 (aged 29) 46 1 AEK Athens
DF Morteza Pouraliganji 19 April 1992 (aged 30) 47 3 Persepolis
DF Hossein Kanaanizadegan 23 March 1994 (aged 28) 36 2 Al-Ahli
DF Rouzbeh Cheshmi 24 July 1993 (aged 29) 20 1 Esteghlal
DF Majid Hosseini 20 June 1996 (aged 26) 19 0 Kayserispor
DF Ramin Rezaeian 21 March 1990 (aged 32) 46 2 Sepahan
DF Abolfazl Jalali 26 June 1998 (aged 24) 3 0 Esteghlal
MF Saeid Ezatolahi 1 October 1996 (aged 26) 48 1 Vejle
MF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 11 August 1993 (aged 29) 65 13 Feyenoord
MF Vahid Amiri 2 April 1988 (aged 34) 68 2 Persepolis
MF Saman Ghoddos 6 September 1993 (aged 29) 33 2 Brentford
MF Mehdi Torabi 10 September 1994 (aged 28) 37 7 Persepolis
MF Ali Gholizadeh 10 March 1996 (aged 26) 27 6 Charleroi
MF Ali Karimi 11 February 1994 (aged 28) 14 0 Kayserispor
MF Ahmad Nourollahi 1 February 1993 (aged 29) 26 3 Shabab Al-Ahli
FW Mehdi Taremi 18 July 1992 (aged 30) 61 30 Porto
FW Karim Ansarifard 3 April 1990 (aged 32) 94 29 Omonia
FW Sardar Azmoun 1 January 1995 (aged 27) 66 41 Bayer Leverkusen

Veteran midfielder Omid Ebrahimi misses the tournament through injury.

Alizera Beyranvand got concussed early on against England and was replaced by Hossein Hosseini who is in line to start here.

Sardar Azmoun came off the bench and could start. He has scored 41 goals in 66 internationals.

Mehdi Taremi has scored 30 goals in 61 internationals.

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Verdict

Iran struggled defensively in an embarrassing 6-2 defeat against England. Wales held their own against USA with Gareth Bale to score again in a Welsh victory.

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