Tunisia vs England Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the second game of Group G, Tunisia will play against England at the Volgograd Arena. England’s squad is expected to progress further from the group phase and Tunisia should not be a tough opponent for them. Looking at their recent results, we are in for an outing full of chances and excitement.
Tunisia had a remarkable qualification campaign managing to top Group A with four wins and two draws. As part of their preparation for the World Cup, they played three matches and failed to land a win. They drew with Portugal and Turkey and lost to Spain. In those games, they showed their ability to defend despite having taken lots of shots toward their goal. Their lack of creativity in midfield is something that could be costly for them. In the game against Spain, for example, they had only 37% possession and as a result, shot only twice on the opponent's goal. A lot is expected from Oussama Haddadi of Dijon. Their ambitions for success were somewhat shattered when Youssef Msakni was dismissed because of his ligament injury. Coach Maaloul described the event as if Argentina were to play without Messi. The tall defender will have to steer his teammates in the right direction if they are to have any chance against a nation that is football-crazed as England is.
England is coming into the tournament with their expectations set not too high, getting past the group phase is, however, a must for a nation as talented as theirs. In the previous World Cups, they have had problems and with the new coach, Gareth Southgate, that is expected to change. A win over the Africans would be a massive relief for the team. In the recent weeks, they have played well and are unbeaten for ten straight matches with seven wins and three draws along the line. It is worth noting that they conceded three goals in the previous seven clashes. In the month of June, they played against Nigeria and Costa Rica. Nigeria was defeated by the score of 2-1 and Costa Rica by the score of 2-0. In that outing, Rashford and Welbeck scored a goal each. A lot is expected from this generation, especially from Spurs’ Harry Kane, who has been amazing in the past seasons finishing them with 38 and 45 goals for his club. Harry Kane’s biggest support should be his teammate Alli and the boys from the two sides of Manchester, Rashford, and Sterling.
The two nations played two matches in their history. The first clash was a 1-1 draw in a friendly game way back in 1990 and the second one, which was much more important, was England’s 2-0 win in the 1998 World Cup group stage. Even though The Three Lions have a history of chocking in the major tournaments, this game is not expected to be one of those. This generation has a huge pressure over their shoulders and if they can carry it past the group stage, lots can happen going further.
Tunisia vs England Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||52||/|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||45||/|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||5||5|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||3||5|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||1||4|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||5||5|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||7||7|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||3||5|
Tunisia don't have injury concerns before the opening game with England. All players are available to play and all of them are fully fit.
On the other side England have just one player who is doubtful for this game. Marcus Rashford is not fully fit and he will start this game on the bench. All other players are fully fit and all of them are eager to beat Tunisia on Monday night.
Possible starting lineups
Tunisia: Mathlouthi; Bronn, Syam Ben Youssef, Meriah, Ali Maaloul; Skhiri, Sassi, Khaoui; Badri, Khazri, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Henderson, Lingard, Alli, Young; Sterling, Kane
Tunisia vs England Prediction
What a great football game to increase our betting payouts on Monday night. All football fans across World and United Kingdom await to watch England on World Cup and all expect from the Three Lions to pick up all three points from the opening game. But it will not be an easy job, and we will enjoy in one tough football game with lots of midfield duels and fouls.
Both sides play strong and aggressive football in defending and we don’t expect lots of scoring chances here. But we expect from England to create several good and to score at least once. The Three Lions will be looking to erase the memories of the 2014 World Cup and EURO 2016 and they are highly motivated for this game. England supporters have been on World Cup so many times and they deserve to see England in fine fettle at the opening match. The hope and the dreams for the biggest tournament are high but first they must beat Tunisia and this game is going to be a must win for England. Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality.
The Three Lion’s unbeaten streak to ten matches tell us they can finally do something on big tournament and all players are highly motivated. They also play very well in defending and have conceded just three goals in last ten games. But on the other side Tunisia also like to play strong and aggressive in defending and have lost just one game from recent ten. Their main objective for this game will be counter-attacks and will try to finish this game without conceding.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Tunisia vs England Prediction: England to win. We expect from England to keep a clean sheet and our second betting pick for the match is England to win to nil. Our risky bet goes on correct score 0-2, and of course, we expect from Harry Kane to score. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.