Tunisia v England Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

England to find a way past resilient Tunisia

Tunisia v England- World Cup 2018

Tunisia v England Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 18th June – 7.00 p.m
(Full time: 1:2 – goals: Sassi (P) 25′ – Kane 11′, 90+1′)

England makes their World Cup 2018 entrance as they face up to Tunisia in Group G on Monday. Ultimately England will probably be fighting it out with Belgium to win this group and they will want to get off to a confident start to settle their own nerves. Tunisia’s form has improved during their World Cup warm up is and given the recent results they could prove to be stubborn opposition for the Three Lions to break down.

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Will Tunisia end up being a more difficult opponent for England to handle than it first appeared that they would be when the draw for the 2018 World Cup was made? There have been some signs in their recent form that they could well show up and frustrate England for long periods of this fixture. Tunisia have suffered only one defeat in their last 10 games winning four of those. The loss that they did suffer in that sequence happened against Spain in their final warm-up match but that was only a 1-0 defeat against the Spaniards. So to some degree that was a show of resilience by the Africans and what that will have done is fuelled belief that they can get a point out of this game against the Three Lions.

Tunisia v England World Cup 2018 - Infographic

Adding to that before that loss against Spain, they had played out 2-2 draws against Portugal and Turkey, only being denied a win against the Turks in the final minute. In no stage of our Tunisia v England predictions are we suggesting that Tunisia are going to get a win. But looking at their current form there is just that question mark over whether or not they could grab a point. Either way, our Tunisia v England betting tips are looking at under 1.5 goals for 2/1 odds at William Hill* (Betting Odds were taken on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.).

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England News and Form

It is not as if England haven’t been prone to slip-ups in major tournaments recently. In terms of confidence and self-belief that is the last thing they would need here. England though are on a good 10 match undefeated streak of form, but they haven’t been prolific in front of goal. Seven of the 10 games they have played in that sequence ended under 2.5 goals in five of them ended under the 1.5 goals goal line. So this is not likely to be a major goal-fest of a fixture and an England 1-0 at William Hill is at 4/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.). So again this may not be a thrilling open game full of goals, but England are expected get the win and the three points are the important thing at the end of the day. Again another hint towards this being a game where goals are at a premium, England have scored more than one goal in just two of their last nine games.

England’s big goal scoring threat at the 2018 World Cup is Harry Kane and the Tottenham man is the 13/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.) first goalscorer favourite at William Hill. A quick start of course, would settle England down, but you get the feeling that they are going to have to work and chip away at their opponents to get their spoils in this fixture. Because the Tunisians are going to put in a spirited defensive performance early on, a draw/England half-time/full-time wager does have some appeal in our Tunisia v England predictions. There have been a lot of positives about the way England are approaching games, they have the third youngest squad at the tournament and they have produced some good attacking stuff. The only issue is the goals. They just haven’t quite been there for them. At the end of the day they can win this narrowly and then sharpen their shooting form against Panama.

Tunisia v England Head to Head

The only previous game between England and Tunisia happened at the 1998 World Cup in France. A lot of unrest and fighting on the streets before the match disrupted that game and hopefully this will be a more peaceful meeting. England took a 2-0 win in that match.

Tunisia v England Betting Odds*

England 4/9
Draw 7/2
Tunisia 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.)

Tunisia v England Predictions

England really need a positive result in this one just to fill them with confidence and to make a statement that they can be competitive at Russia 2018. However, Tunisia have shown a decent amount of resilience recently in their World Cup warm-ups and therefore England may have to be patient to make their breakthrough. Our predictions for Tunisia v England are leaning towards are leaning towards a draw/England half-time/ full-time option.