Belgium vs Tunisia: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
This match is over.
Final score: Belgium 5-2 Tunisia
For the match – England vs Belgium.
For the match – Panama vs Tunisia.
23rd June 2018 – 13:00 GMT
Group G – Otkrytiye Stadium, Moscow – TV: BBC
Belgium vs Tunisia Predictions
Belgium took a while to break down Panama but a trio of wonderful finishes secured them three points in their opening Group G fixture. The Red Devils were a bit sloppy in possession during the first half and questions remain over whether Kevin De Bruyne is being correctly utilised. They have the individual talent to match any side in the competition but they need to learn to play as a cohesive unit. They will be expected to beat Tunisia in Moscow and it could come down to a gulf in quality in the final third. Tunisia won’t be easy to break down but if Roberto Martinez’s side are patient, they should be able to get the job done. Belgium can be backed at 3/10 with Betfair. The 13/15 on Belgium -1 handicap is likely to be extremely popular and is a great way of betting on this game. It is available with 10 Bet.
Belgium vs Tunisia Preview
Belgium’s so-called ‘golden generation’ didn’t look fluent during the opening exchanges of their match with Panama but they were much better in the second half and superb individual goals helped them secure the points. They sit top of Group G and will want to ensure they go into their final fixture with England having taken maximum points from their opening two games.
Tunisia made themselves tough to break down and it almost worked. England had plenty of chances but the North African side held them at arm’s length despite requiring a change of goalkeeper in the first half. Nabil Malooul’s men showed flashes of ability in the final third but their chances were limited. They did find the net but that strike came courtesy of a disputed penalty.
Belgium vs Tunisia Both Teams to Score Prediction
Belgium’s defence has had its fair share of problems over the years and they are set to be without Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen once again. They kept a clean sheet against Panama and Tunisia didn’t offer enough anywhere near enough of an attacking threat against England. This should be a fairly routine clean sheet for Belgium. 888Sport are offering 19/29 on Both Teams to Score? No in this match.
Belgium vs Tunisia Correct Score Prediction
Belgium will be happy with collecting three points from this game. It’s never easy facing Tunisia and they may find their opportunities restricted. They may have to endure another goalless first half before eventually finding the breakthrough in the second 45. A 2-0 Belgium victory seems a likely outcome and that can be backed at 11/2 with Bet365
Belgium vs Tunisia Odds
Group F Standings
After one game. Belgium sit top of Group G. They picked up three points and have a better goal difference than England, who remain second. Panama and Tunisia are yet to register although the latter have a mildly superior goal difference.
- Belgium had 15 shots against Panama but only scored three of them
- Romelu Lukaku has now netted at successive World Cups. He is 13/5 with William Hill to score the first goal of this game
- Dries Mertens had four attempts on goal during Belgium’s opening Group G match
- They’ve now netted 13 goals in their last four matches across all competitions
- Tunisia only managed one shot on target in their opening game against England
- They haven’t won any of their last four matches in all competitions
Head to Head
These sides have met on three occasions. They played one another at the 2002 World Cup with the game ending all square.
- Belgium 1-0 Tunisia – 07/06/2014
- Tunisia 1-1 Belgium – 10/06/2002
- Tunisia 2-1 Belgium – 25/02/1992
World Cup Qualifying
Belgium were drawn in a relatively simple-looking UEFA Group H and they easily secured their place at the 2018 World Cup. Roberto Martinez’s side set a new record by scoring 43 goals during qualifying whilst amassing 28 points from a possible 30. They finished nine points ahead of Greece.
Romelu Lukaku – 11 Goals – 18/1 with William Hill to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Eden Hazard – 6 Goals – 40/1 with 888Sport to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Dries Mertens – 5 Goals – 50/1 with Betfred to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Thomas Meunier – 5 Goals – 150/1 with NetBet to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Tunisia finished top of Group A in the third round of CAF Qualifying. They won four of their six matches in this group, narrowly edging out DR Congo by a single point. They scored 11 times in six matches and only conceded on four occasions.
Youssef Msakni – 3 Goals – Injured for the World Cup
Goalkeepers – Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels.
Defenders – Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld.
Midfielders – Yannick Carrasco, Kevin de Bruyne, Mousa Dembele, Marouane Fellaini, Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel, Eden Hazard, Youri Tielemans, Adnan Januzaj, Leander Dendoncker.
Forwards – Nacer Chadli, Michy Batshuayi, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens.
Goalkeepers – Farouk Ben Mustapha, Moez Hassen, Aymen Mathlouthi.
Defenders – Rami Bedoui, Hamdi Nagguez, Ali Maaloul, Yassine Meriah, Oussama Haddadi, Dylan Bronn, Syam Ben Youssef, Yohan Benalouane.
Midfielders – Bassem Srarfi, Naim Sliti, Elleyes Skhiri, Ferjani Sassi, Ahmed Khalil, Ghaylene Chaalali, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Saifeddine Khaoui, Anice Badri.
Forwards – Wahbi Khazri, Saber Khalifa, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.
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