World Cup Odds, Picks, and Predictions for Every Game Today (Tuesday, November 29)

United States of America forward Timothy Weah (21) reacts after scoring the USMNT's lone goal in their 1-1 draw vs. Wales.
United States of America forward Timothy Weah (21) reacts after scoring the USMNT's lone goal in their 1-1 draw vs. Wales. / Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports

It's not quite the knockout stage at the 2022 World Cup, but it's win-or-go-home for several countries matching up in their third and final game of the Group A and B stages on Tuesday.

At 10 a.m. ET, both Group A matches kick off, as Senegal faces Ecuador, as well as the Netherlands taking on host nation Qatar.

Then at 2 p.m. ET, it's the Group B match to highlight the day as the U.S. men's national team looks to stay alive with a victory and advance to the knockout round against Iran.

The final rounds take place at the same time to avoid any potential conflict for elimination scenarios.

We'll go through each matchup shortly, but for now, here's how all four teams in Groups A and B currently stand ahead of their final match:

World Cup Standings for Group A and Group B

Group A:

  • Netherlands (4 points)
  • Ecuador (4 points)
  • Senegal (3 points)
  • Qatar (0 points)

Group B:

  • England (4 points)
  • Iran (3 points)
  • USA (2 points)
  • Wales (1 point)

Our best bets for each game went 2-2 on Monday, but we still finished at plus-units due to the OVER 2.5 (+155) hitting in Ghana vs. South Korea.

World Cup Betting Record

Here are our favorite bets for all four matches on Tuesday, starting at 9 a.m. ET. You may also find the best available odds from each sportsbook in your state below:

Senegal vs. Ecuador Odds, Prediction and Pick

Ecuador needs a win or a draw just as badly as Senegal needs a win or a draw, as well as a Netherlands loss which is extremely unlikely when they face Qatar. Should the Netherlands draw and Ecuador win, they would advance as the Group A winner, which also promotes the fact that they won't simply play back and play for a tie.

Senegal has performed admirably without their best player in Sadio Mane, but I think they come to the end of the road here vs. a tough Ecuador defense allowing just 0.37 expected total goals through their first two games.

Qatar vs. Netherlands Odds, Prediction and Pick

The host nation had been monster underdogs in both matches vs. Senegal and Ecuador, and lost both games by two goals apiece, although they did get on the scoreboard in Game 2 vs. Senegal.

Qatar, already eliminated from advancing to the knockout stage could certainly take some chances and try to make it interesting, but that's not exactly in the cards vs. Netherlands, who could still advance with a loss, but would need Ecuador to defeat Senegal outright.

Ultimately, the Netherlands inconsistent defense through their first two games gets a nice tune up before the knockout round, taking care of Qatar in the process and keeping this under a very high total of 3.5 goals.

USA vs. Iran Odds, Prediction and Pick

I'm going against the grain with the OVER on 2.5 goals for this matchup, but it's certainly not being contrarian just to fade the public or sharps.

The USMNT has played their best soccer in the first half, and while Iran only needs a draw to advance, if the U.S. puts one into the back of the net early, that would drastically change how they'll need to play.

Iran can be suceptible to giving up goals, evidenced by the beatdown the English put on them in their first game. They're resilient, taking down Wales 2-0 and remain a very formidable opponent, but I'm backing some positive regression coming for the USA squad.

England vs. Wales Odds, Prediction and Pick

It would take the shocker of all shockers for Wales to eliminate England from the knockout stage, as they would need to defeat their rivals by four goals or more to take them out.

Wales comes off a disappointing 2-0 loss to a talented Iran team after a late goal in their first match tied things up with USA in the first game of the group stage. Gareth Bale has already shown he can still hang tough in the World Cup, and for as good as England looked vs. Iran, they looked shaky against the U.S. in their 0-0 tie.

I think we see a goal or two, perhaps a Wales draw for good measure, but I'd be surprised if there's more than that; leading me to take the under.

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