Place: Russia. Volgograd Arena. Volgograd.
Date: on the 18th of June, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup, group stage, 1st round
This is one of the few African national teams which always demonstrated stability of the results and the European manner of the game. Within the African qualification stage the national team of Tunisia has bypassed in its group such rivals as RD Congo, Guinea and Libya. It will be the fifth participation of Tunisia in frames of the World championships (1978, 1998, 2002 and 2006) and yet this national team has never reached the play offs rounds of the tournament and demonstrated rather pale results.
Tunisia is headed by the local coach April, 2017. At the disposal of Nabil Maâloul there is quite good squad and well organized game of the team which is based on reliability of defensive lines. Among the football players of Tunisia there are well-known surnames of football players: Khazri, Srarfi, Shaqiri, Benalouane and Meriah. This is not the most star team in the World Cup 2018 in Russia but Tunisia is not also going to trail far behind.
The ancestors of football in the World Cup will become one of the most unpredictable national teams. On the one hand, under the leadership of Southgate, England has confidently passed the qualification cycle. On the other hand, it is not the most star English national team from the point of view of squad potential. In 1966 England has won the first and the only title of World champions and since then the 4th place in 1990 was the highest achievement for the British.
The modern English national team is very different if we speak about the squad. Together with the famous players (Stones, Vardy, Alli, Cahill, Sterling, Henderson and Young), young talents are playing (Lindgard, Loftus-Chick, Alexander-Arnold and Rashford). Such British symbiosis can result in successful performance with the winning final outcome and in the real failure that is more usual for England.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Tunisia vs England
Bookmakers don’t believe in success of Tunisia, giving on a victory of the African national team only the coefficient 9.30, on draw – 5.25 and on a victory of England – 1.40. Quotations completely correspond to this pair. England is hungry to victories at the high international level.
Total under 2.5 is estimated with 1.96 and total over 2.5 – 2.00, giving approximately equal chances for 2 or 3 goals in match Tunisia vs England.
According to the friendly matches and qualifiers to the tournament, Southgate definitely knows what he is doing as the head coach and England will be very serious at World Cup 2018. In a match with Tunisia, British have to own an initiative and gain confident advantage.
Our tips: England to win with the asian handicap (-1.0)- odds 1.60 Pinnacle
It is unlikely that we will see goals by Tunisia as this African national team is famous for defense more, than furious attack. We wait for goals only from English national team.
Our tips: Under 2.5 – odds 1.9 Interwetten