Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Group B Odds, Fixtures & Betting
The 2022 World Cup group B odds, fixtures and betting will be our focus in the third of eight Qatar FIFA World Cup group betting previews.
This group is sure to draw plenty of interest with the home nations of England and Wales both competing in it.
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All the World Cup group B odds, fixtures and betting can be found below. If you want to check out the odds, fixtures and betting for group A then click here.
What Teams Are In World Cup Group B?
England | Iran | USA | Wales
The Euro 2020 runners-up England will be joined in group B by Iran from Asia, USA from North America and fellow home nation and neighbour Wales.
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World Cup Group B Fixtures
Mon, Nov 21st – England vs Iran – 1pm – Khalifa International Stadium
Mon, Nov 21st – USA vs Wales – 7pm – Al Rayyan Stadium
Fri, Nov 25th – Wales vs Iran – 10am – Al Rayyan Stadium
Fri, Nov 25th – England vs USA – 7pm – Al Bayt Stadium
Tues, Nov 29th – Iran vs USA – 7pm – Al Thumama Stadium
Tues, Nov 29th – Wales vs England – 7pm – Al Rayyan Stadium
World Cup Group Stage Format
The group stages of the World Cup are played in a round-robin format. This means that each team plays the other three teams in their group once.
The two teams with the most points from each group will qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament. If two teams are tied on points, then the team with the better goal difference will advance. If two teams are also tied on goal difference, then goals scored is used to decide who goes through to the knockout phase.
The winner of group B will play the second placed team in group A in the round of 16. Meanwhile, the second placed team in group B will play the winner of group A in the round of 16.
What Are The World Cup Group B Stadiums?
Khalifa International Stadium | Al Rayyan Stadium | Al Bayt Stadium | Al Thumana Stadium
There are four stadiums which will host the six group B games at the World Cup. The Al Rayyan stadium situated in Ar-Rayyan will host three of the group’s games. The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor and Doha’s Al Thumana Stadium will host one game each.
World Cup Group B Betting Odds
In group B the heavy favourites to win the group are England at odds of 3/10. In Europe the Three Lions are the 3rd ranked team while they are 5th in the world rankings.
The joint second favourite in group B are Wales at 11/2. The Welsh find themselves ranked 12th out of the Europeans and 19th in the FIFA world rankings.
The USA are the other second favourite in group B at odds of 11/2. The United States are the second ranked team in North America along with being the 16th ranked nation in the world.
Iran are massive underdogs in group B at 18/1 in the betting. The Iranians are the number one ranked team in Asia and 20th in the world rankings.
World Cup Group B Prediction
Group B Winner – England @ 3/10
It is hard to see past England here to come out victorious in group B. This team have performed very well under Gareth Southgate’s stewardship in the last two major tournaments they have competed in.
This English side should cruise past Iran and they will also be heavily fancied against the USA. The most likely chance of them dropping points comes against Wales who might be less talented but are very familiar with these English players.
Group B 2nd Place – Wales To Qualify @ Evens
There is a good chance that this is Welsh talisman Gareth Bale’s last World Cup with the winger now 33 years old. Bale is not as good as he once was, but he still performs on the big occasions for his country.
The big game for Wales will come against the USA. If they lose that game, then they are in big trouble, and it will be very difficult to qualify from there. I think this Welsh team will beat the US but if the game ends in a draw, then I would still fancy their chances of getting a draw against England much more than I would fancy the United States’ chances.
Group B 3rd Place – USA to NOT Qualify @ 8/11
The United States famously secured a 1-1 draw against England back in South Africa’s 2010 World Cup. Could this USA team pull off a similar feat? I doubt it, as this is an England team that have proven they can perform at major tournaments.
Christian Pulisic of Chelsea and Weston McKennie of Juventus are the team’s two best players. In terms of an ability to play together as a unit I give Wales the nod over the Americans. That makes the USA to NOT qualify @ 8/11 the bet here.
Group B 4th Place – Iran
Iran have been given little shot by our odds makers of qualifying for the next round of the World Cup. The odds on Iran being eliminated at the group stage are 1/7.
While those 1/7 odds don’t look very appealing, I would have little interest in the 4/1 odds for this Iranian team to qualify from group B. This team did perform well in the World Cup qualifying, however. They finished ahead of South Korea and only lost one game out of their ten qualifiers in Asia.
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