Match Day Tips: Day 2 England vs Iran and Senegal vs Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2022

21 Nov 2022FIFA World Cup
Match Day Tips: Day 2 England vs Iran and Senegal vs Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2022

The FIFA World Cup has begun and the first match is already through. The second day is underway and punters are preparing for two matches from teams in Group A and Group B.

Day 2 of the FIFA World Cup has matches between England vs Iran from Group B and Senegal and Netherlands from Group A. The action is just getting started and we have got some great match day tips for you today.

Match Day Tips for the England vs Iran

This match up, for us at least, sees a clear winner unless things go awry. The England national team has Harry Kane, the player with the best odds of receiving the Golden Boot in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

However, that doesn’t mean we can completely overlook Iran. The coach, Carlos Queiroz has certainly keep a tight schedule for the nation and anything could happen.

But we’ll still tell you about the outright odds of each nation to win this first match as well. The difference between the odds are basically night and day.

Iran has odds of 12 to win this match. On the other hand, England has odds of 1.35 to win. And you can’t totally disregard the chance of a draw as the odds for that are 4.75.

England has a few great players to score goals in this match, the top being Harry Kane as we mentioned before. The England national team has much more depth in the squad which Iran would have a tough keeping up with.

The nation also Phil Foden, Rashford, and Bellingham among many other talented players. And each of them was at the top of their game in club football before the international break.

Compared to this, Iran doesn’t have a squad with as much skill and technical abilities. There isn’t any doubt that the team worked immensely hard for the World Cup. But there isn’t any way that the players can keep up with the talent that is the English National Team.

That’s enough about the match day tips for the second day, let’s look at the squad.

England Squad 

Harry Kane for the Golden Boot

The England squad was announced earlier and as expected, there are quite a few amazing talents in contention to play against Iran. The lineups will be announced just before the game. But it’s pretty safe to say players Kane, Rashford, Alexander-Arnold, and Mount are going to get a few minutes.

Position Players
Forwards Harry Kane, Callum Wilson, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, James Maddison
Midfielders Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Kalvin Phillips, Jordan Henderson, Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount
Defenders Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, Ben White, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Eric Dier, Conor Coady, Luke Shaw
Goalkeepers Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale, Nick Pope

The England team is very well balanced with no lack of players in each position. And this should be an indication of how well the nation will do in this edition of the World Cup.

Iran Squad

Match day 2

In this section, we’ll list the squad members who made it for the Iran National Team:

Position Players
Forwards Karim Ansarifard, Sardar Azmoun, Mehdi Taremi
Midfielders Ahmad Noorollahi, Saman Ghoddos, Vahid Amiri, Saeid Ezatolahi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Torabi, Ali Gholizadeh, Ali Karimi
Defenders Ehsan Hajsafi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Ramin Rezaeian, Milad Mohammadi, Hossein Kanani, Shojae Khalilzadeh, Sadegh Moharrami, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Majid Hosseini, Abolfazl Jalali
Goalkeepers Alireza Beiranvand, Amir Abedzadeh, Hossein Hosseini, Payam Niazmand

Besides the outright odds, there is a chance that Iran might get you some wins in handicapped bets.

Match Day Tips for Senegal vs Netherlands

The Senegal vs Netherlands match is most certainly one to watch. Although Sadio Mane is out for the count, the Senegal National Team has absolutely no lack of skill. The team has a lot of talent and we’re expecting the nation to go very far after winning the last AFCON championship.

On the other hand, the Netherlands is our pick for the dark horse in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The nation has beasts like De ligt, Van Dijk, and Gakpo playing who can run circles around the best players. The Netherlands National Team is probably the one with the best form so far.

And the odds are on the Dutch side as well. Since the nation has odds of 1.58 to win this match. And Senegal has odds of 6.50 but we wouldn’t count them out so easily. The match day tips for a draw are 3.80.

The Netherlands is in great momentum so it should come as no surprise why the odds are stacked in the nation’s favor. Goal scorers in the team include Memphis Deepay and Steven Bergwijn. Both players ended their respective club matches in top form and they have a lot of weight on their shoulders for this competition.

But like we said, Senegal isn’t out for the count just yet. The team has goalkeeper Mendy and players like Koulibaly who are top defenders and will not let a goal slide through so easily. And the nation has many more defensively talented players out to win this game.  

Now that we’ve seen the match day tips, let’s take a look at the players.

Senegal Squad 

senegal match day tips

The Senegal National Team squad had a last-minute drop as Sadio Mane became injured and out for the World Cup 2022. It is not evident whether the player was replaced with a new call-up.

Position Players
Forwards Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia, Bamba Dieng, Famara Diedhiou, Nicolas Jackson, Iliman Ndiaye
Midfielders Idrissa Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy, Krepin Diatta, Pape Gueye, Pape Matar Sarr, Pathe Ciss, Moustapha Name, Loum Ndiaye
Defenders Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Youssouf Sabaly, Fode Ballo-Toure, Pape Abdou Cisse, Ismail Jakobs, Formose Mendy
Goalkeepers Edouard Mendy, Alfred Gomis, Seny Dieng

The team is defensively very strong. And despite the odds, beating Senegal won’t be as easy for the Netherlands as it appears.

Netherlands Squad

match day 2

Next up is the Netherlands National Team squad. And this is one to watch because these players will be at the very top in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Position Players
Forwards Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn, Vincent Janssen, Luuk de Jong, Noa Lang, Wout Weghorst
Midfielders Frenkie de Jong, Steven Berghuis, Davy Klaassen, Teun Koopmeiners, Marten de Roon, Cody Gakpo, Kenneth Taylor, Xavi Simons
Defenders Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake, Daley Blind, Jurrien Timber, Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt, Tyrell Malacia, Jeremie Frimpong
Goalkeepers Justin Bijlow, Andries Noppert, Remko Pasveer

Memphis Deepay finished with his club Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table before the international break. And he is definitely one of the players to watch along with Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake, and Frenkie de Jong.

Match Day Tips for USA vs Wales

USA and Wales are pretty evenly matched. This is because neither nation is particularly known to grace the sport of football like the other big names. One player to watch for Wales is Gareth Bale who was formerly a part of the Spanish club Real Madrid. 

Wales has been playing international football tournaments for quite a while. But USA only recently created a team worthy of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup. Just before the start of match day 2, US President, Joe Biden actually called the players in the USA National Team squad. 

The call was made to support the USMNT and he said that the entire country is supporting the players. As both the nations are on the same level in terms of the sport, one of the best ways of figuring out the potential outcome is looking at the odds.

Based on the odds, the USMNT has a better chance of coming out of this match victorious. The odds for a USA win are 2.40. And the odds of Wales winning are 3.30. But there might also be a draw for which the odds are 3.15. 

Although Wales has some big names in the squad, the USMNT players are fresh and bright-eyed. And we wouldn’t completely write off the nation either for going into the Round of 16. However, a lot of factors for these outcomes depend on the other nations in Group B.

USMNT Squad 

The USA men’s squad for this FIFA World Cup is quite fresh. The nation has players that are attack based and likely to score many goals. There are also quite a few great players from the English Premier League who are at the top of their game.  

Position Players
Forwards Jesus Ferreira, Jordan Morris, Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Joshua Sargent, Timothy Weah, Haji Wright
Midfielders Brenden Aaronson, Kellyn Acosta, Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre, Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Cristian Roldan
Defenders Cameron Carter-Vickers, Sergino Dest, Aaron Long, Shaq Moore, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson, Joe Scally, DeAndre Yedlin, Walker Zimmerman
Goalkeepers Matt Turner, Sean Johnson, Ethan Horvath

The overall verdict is that this squad has a bit more talent than the Wales squad. And that’s why USA would be the pick for many punters in this match.

Wales Squad

Next, we have the National Team squad for the Wales National Team. Aaron Ramsey and Damiel James are both key players in this squad. 

Position Players
Forwards Gareth Bale, Kieffer Moore, Mark Harris, Brennan Johnson, Daniel James
Midfielders Sorba Thomas, Joe Allen, Matthew Smith, Dylan Levitt, Harry Wilson, Joe Morrell, Jonny Williams, Aaron Ramsey, Rubin Colwill
Defenders Ben Davies, Ben Cabango, Tom Lockyer, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Ethan Ampadu, Chris Gunter, Neco Williams, Connor Roberts
Goalkeepers Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies


Our Picks for Match Day 2

We have our own match day tips for the second day of the FIFA World Cup 2022. And our predictions actually line up well with the odds.

For Group A Netherlands is the favorite to win the match. But the nation might not get a comfortable win as Senegal is a team which is defensively very well organized. Nevertheless, Netherlands should be able to outscore Senegal as they are in great touch at the moment.

We still can’t just write off Senegal despite missing the main man, Sadio Mane. The team is not likely to allow or concede a lot of goals as they have players like Koulibaly as center back and Mendy as goalkeeper. The nation is full of some players at the top who play in the best European leagues. 

For Group B, England is expected to win the game very comfortably given the amount of talented players they have in their squad. USA is another pick to be the runner up for Group B going into the Round of 16. 

On the other hand, Iran’s squad is not even at a level at which they could put up a fight against England. England has players like Harry Kane, Foden, Bellingham; they have one of the most promising squads in this World Cup. It will definitely be an upset if Iran even draws the game against England.

As for the USA vs Wales match, we have a lot of expectation on the USMNT to win the match.

Group B Potential Outcome 

Group B has a much different match up for the second day. The match between England and Iran is expected to end with a win on the English side. And England is also a favorite to top the Group B point table. USA is our other pick to make it the Round of 16 from this group.

The chances of England dropping out of the World Cup in the Group Stage is 7.00. We are very confident that the nation will make it way past the Round of 16 as well. The odds of England being eliminated in the Quarter Final are 3.05.

The other nation in the Group B is Iran. And the odds of the nation being eliminated in the Group Stage is 1.16. This means that there isn’t much chance of Iran seeing the Round of 16. 

Being up against England in the first day of Group B matches can’t be easy for Iran. And considering the fact that another competitor of Iran is USA, we don’t see a lot of hope.

Get Your Betslips Ready

The matches will be underway soon. So, you had better get your bet slips ready because this isn’t going to be a day to miss. Don’t forget to consult our match day tips before you place your bets.

We personally agree with the odds on this one and it’s also pretty safe to say that England and Netherlands will move on to the Round of 16 from Group B and Group A.


We’ll conclude with answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about the match day tips for the second day.

What are the Odds of England Winning All 9 Points?

England winning all 9 points in the Group Stage is definitely not impossible. And the exact odds are 3.20.

Will Qatar Play Senegal in the FIFA World Cup 2022?

Yes, Qatar will play Senegal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup on November 25th. Both teams are a part of Group A.

What Happens if the Match Between England and Iran Ends in a Draw?

If the Iran vs England match ends in a draw, each team will receive 1 point in the Group Stage. 


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