The entire football world is now living in anticipation of the start of the World Cup. The 32nd tournament will be held in Qatar, which is the reason for such an unusual time of the championship. Teams go to Qatar with different tasks: the French are eager to defend the title, a few clear favorites will try to climb to the top of the football Olympus, and for some, leaving the group will already be considered a success.
Bookmakers are also preparing for the upcoming World Cup. Already today, on the pmbet.uz website, it is possible to place bets on matches of the group tournament, on the passage to the next round and on a possible champion.
Group B: the lot brought the Anglo-Saxons together
Group B is interesting because three English-speaking teams play here, two of which represent the British Isles:
At first glance, there is a clear favorite in the group: England. However, we know how unstable the England team can be in official matches. Let's see how football specialists and bookmakers assess the teams' chances of reaching the next round of the tournament.
The British confidently won the qualifying group, but, on the eve of the championship, they failed the League of Nations tournament. It is still not clear: the team is experiencing a game crisis or the LN matches were considered by the head coach and the players as training with increased responsibility. The ancestors of football are strong. balanced composition, the basis of the national team are the players of the Premier League. As part of the team, we single out Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Luke Shaw, Phil Foden. It is around these players that the game of the team is built. With the exit from the group of problems, the British will not have problems, to create difficulties for the “three lions” only the players of Wales will be able to create difficulties.
The Welsh finished second in qualifying Group E, behind only the Belgians. The team reached the final tournament through play-offs. According to experts, the team is on the move today, so it can really qualify for the playoffs. The team has its own stars: Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Kieffer Moore. For Bale, this is the last opportunity to make his name in the national team at a tournament of such significance. The strengths of the Welsh include organization and excellent physical fitness. Wales will be in contention for second place in the group, although with a good game they could top the B quartet.
Team USA in the qualifying tournament took only third place behind the teams of Canada and Mexico. Despite the not very successful game in the qualifying round, the “Yankees” occupy a high sixteenth place in the world rankings. Judging by the dry statistics, the team can fight with the strongest opponents, but the game of the Americans does not confirm this. In terms of composition, the team is inferior to both the British and the Welsh (the main star of the team is Chelsea midfielder Christian Pusilic.) The main trump card of the Americans is the collective game. We also note the discipline of the team, tactical flexibility, the ability to take a hit. Both football experts and bookmakers unanimously assert that the team is capable of fighting for the exit from the group from the second place.
In group B, the Iranian team is spoken of as a clear outsider. However, the fact that the Iranians make it to the final tournament for the third time in a row speaks of the strength and stability of the team. In the previous two championships, Iran failed to qualify from the group, today the players are determined to break this unpleasant tradition. The team does not have bright players in its composition, it is mainly staffed with players from the national championship. The bookies don't believe in Iran's exit from the group, moreover, the fourth place is predicted for the team.