Panama vs Tunisia Preview, Tips and Betting Predictions
Tunisia were drawn in a particularly tough section and they face England and Belgium in their opening two Group G games. Their third encounter looks significantly easier and regardless of the outcome in their first couple of World Cup games, they will be expected to pick up three points from this one. Nabil Maaloul’s side were dealt a huge blow with the loss of Youssef Msakni and he will be greatly missed, but they still have a number of key players who compete in the French top flight on a weekly basis. Panama are a limited outfit who did exceptionally well to qualify for the tournament but aren’t expected to pick up any points in Russia. Tunisia haven’t won a game at the World Cup since 1978 but this appears to be their best opportunity to put an end to that miserable and winless sequence.
Group G Winner
Head to Head
These two sides have never previously faced one another.
Roman Torres – The Seattle Sounders defender’s header sent his side to the 2018 World Cup and he will lead by example at the tournament. He has an above-average strike rate for a central defender and netted twice during qualification. As well as carrying out his duties at the back, he is also likely to be a threat in the opposition’s penalty box.
Wahbi Khazri – Khazri struggled to make the grade in England but his performances at Rennes this season suggest that he can cause problems in Group G. He is quick, skilful and has a wonderful crossing ability. With the loss of Msakni, he is seen as Tunisia’s best attacking outlet.
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