Iran vs USA predictions: Same Game Parlay picks & best bets at +731 odds: USMNT's Weston McKennie could get a card

Nov 25, 2022; Al Khor, Qatar; United States of America midfielder Weston McKennie (8) battles for the ball against England midfielder Declan Rice (4) during the first half of a group stage match during the 2022 World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports
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The USMNT will play one of the biggest games in its recent history against Iran on Tuesday, with Gregg Berhalter’s team needing a win to reach the next stage of this year’s World Cup.

With memories of Landon Donavan’s late winner in 2010, the United States know what it takes to succeed in a game like this and it is set to be a captivating contest.

We have analyzed the game and come up with an Iran vs USA Same Game Parlay, which is available at +731 odds with FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.

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Under 2.5 goals (-170)

Mehdi Taremi to have 1 or more shots on target (-175)

Weston McKennie to be booked (+185)

Same Game Parlay odds: +731

Let’s check out the reasoning behind each of our selections:

Under 2.5 goals (-170)

The stakes could hardly be higher for this game, with the United States needing to win to progress after tying both of its games against Wales and England. Iran picked up a 2-0 win against Wales after losing 6-2 to England, to be on 3 points with the USMNT on 2. With the stakes so high, don’t expect a high-scoring game. Eight of Iran’s last 10 games have had 2 or fewer goals and 6 of the USA’s last 7 matches have had under 2.5 goals.

In a high-stakes game with both teams likely to be concerned about losing rather than going all out for the win, particularly early on, under 2.5 goals is the pick.

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Mehdi Taremi to have 1 or more shots on target (-175)

Mehdi Tahremi is Iran’s most important attacking player. The forward scored twice in the 6-2 loss to England and has netted 13 times in 19 games for Portuguese club Porto this season. Taremi now has 5 goals in 7 games for his country in 2022, so is clearly in the goalscoring form of his life and is a player that the United States’ defense will have to be careful of.

I’ll take Taremi to have at least 1 shot on target in this game, while the USMNT will be hoping that is all that he is limited to.

Weston McKennie to be booked (+185)

One of the key reasons for the United States’ 0-0 tie with England was its relentlessly energetic midfield. Weston McKennie was a key part of that but sometimes he can be overenthusiastic in his tackling. The 24-year-old has the most fouls for the USMNT in this World Cup with 5 and he is likely to be at the center of the action in the middle of the field.

McKennie has been booked 8 times in his 29 starts for Gregg Berhalter’s squad and he looks a solid choice to pick up another yellow card in this crucial contest.

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