Group B Analysis – World Cup 2022 Fantasy

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Our analysis of Group B with top scorers for each team from World Cup 2022 Qualification. Hopefully, it will help you pick the right players for your Fantasy World Cup Matchday 1 team!

FIFA World Cup 2022 Group B Teams: England, USA, Wales, Iran

Probabilities of winning the group B

Probabilities of winning group B according to bookies odds.

TeamProbability of winning Group B
England71 %
USA13 %
Wales12 %
Iran4 %

Our prediction of Group B results

  1. England
  2. USA
  3. Wales
  4. Iran

England is not just a candidate to win group B, but also one of the favorites to win the whole competition. With Pickford and Pope, they have a high quality in goal. We expect their backline to be very solid, as it was during EUROs, so their defenders like Stones, Trippier, TAA, Chilwell, and Walker could be a great source of clean sheet points in Fantasy Football. However, they have so many options at the back, that we will likely see a lot of rotation there during the group stage.

Their midfield is going to be very strong as well, with fantasy picks like Saka, Foden and Mount who have been scoring a lot of fantasy points in FPL in the last two seasons. And their captain Kane and Sterling in the attack, how can this not be a winning team?

England disappointed in Nations League, where they finished last in their group, but they have a very strong World Cup qualification, where they scored 39 goals – more than any other nation.

USA and Wales should fight for the second spot in group B and we favor the former. USA made solid progress in the last couple of years and we expect that Pulišič, Reyna, and talented youngster Pepi will lead their squad to the R16.

Wales‘ typical signs are resilience, combativeness and… Gareth Bale, so they will surely score a few fantasy points. Iran will count on their superb attacker – Mehdi Taremi, who showed us his goalscoring capabilities in UCL Fantasy, where he scored 39 points in the last 4 matchdays of the group stage.

England

Top scorers in World Cup qualification:

  • Kane 12G + 2A
  • Maguire 4G
  • Saka 3G + 2A
  • Lingard 2G + 2A
  • Sterling 2G + 2A
  • Abraham 2G + 1A

Top scorers in the Nation League:

  • Kane 2G
  • Mount 1G
  • Shaw 1G

USA

Top scorers in World Cup qualification:

  • Pulišič 5G
  • Pepi 3G + 3A
  • Robinson 2G + 3A
  • Aaronson 2G + 1A

CONCACAF nations league top scorers

  • Ferreira 4G
  • Arriola 1G + 1A

Wales

Top scorers in World Cup qualification:

  • Bale 5G + 4A
  • Ramsey 3G + 1A
  • James 2G + 2A
  • Moore 2G
  • Wilson H. 1G + 3A
  • Williams N. 1G + 1A

Iran

Top scorers in Gold Cup:

  • Azmoun 10G + 3A
  • Taremi 8G + 2A
  • Ansarifard 7G + 1A
  • Jahanbakhsh 5G + 1A

Data about goals and assists are from flashscore.

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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