Odds on England to beat Tunisia – Betting Preview, World Cup 201817th June 2018 / lee
Tunisia v England World Cup 2018, 18th June – 7.00 p.m
After their failed 2014 World Cup group stage campaign which opened with a defeat against Italy, England will be looking to land a positive blow in this opening Group G fixture at the 2018 World Cup. This may be an exercise in patience for the Three Lions who have not produced a tremendous amount of goals lately and they will find the African nation tough and organised opponent to try and break down. Can the Three Lions avoid an early wobble?
Tunisia vs England Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.)
There have to be some nerves among England supporters about the chances of their nation collecting a win in this opening World Cup 2018 fixture of theirs. England have not exactly produced a fine track record at recent world cups and that is the reason why England fans may be biting their nails and tempering their optimism just a little bit ahead of kick-off. England are going into the game and you have 4/9 odds on England to be Tunisia* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.).
So that leaves the Three Lions as heavy favourites to pick up the win, but our Tunisia v England predictions are going to suggest that it is not going to be a straightforward walk in the park for the Europeans. There is plenty of evidence around which points to this being a tight fixture and while England automatically should collect a victory they are likely to have to exercise quite great deal of patience and at the end of the day, it is just going to be about finding a way to win.
A low scoring fixture predicted
It is not easy to imagine that goals will be flowing freely in this game and under 1.5 goals is at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.) and that has to be a solid option to consider. Five of England’s last 10 games have ended under 1.5 goals, while seven of their last 10 have ended under 2.5 goals. So high-scoring fixtures involving England have been few and far between and they did not produce a prolific amount in what was a relatively easy World Cup 2018 qualification campaign.
Another factor in a low scoring game occurring is England’s defence which has been very tight. The Three Lions have collected clean sheet in seven of their last 10 fixtures and therefore an England to win to nil option looks a solid proposition at even money odds* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.). Will they be able to find a way through the Tunisian defence, and if so who will be starring for them in front of goal?
Kane to carry the can
England really needs a big tournament from Harry Kane who is the 13/5 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.) at bet 365 for their game against Tunisia. Under Gareth Southgate, England have looked a far bigger attacking threat, and have impressed at times with their offensive-minded tactics. Kane has the quality and the form to be a big star at the 2018 World Cup and England are going to be better off the sooner Kane gets in on the goals. While there are exciting youngsters like Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard in terms of out and out goalscoring threats, it is basically all down to Kane to deliver.
Tunisia to test England patience
You only have to look at Tunisia’s recent results to see how much of a stubborn opponent that they could end up being for the three Lions. Tunisia have lost just one of their last nine games and that defeat was a 1-0 loss against Spain last weekend. Before that they played out back-to-back 2-2 draws against Portugal and then Turkey and even in their loss against Spain they showed good resilience and frustrated the Spaniards for long periods of the fixture.
So with England’s lack of goal production recently, it only makes sense to imagine that England are Belgium have to patiently chip away at their African opponents in this fixture. So the odds-on England to beat Tunisia are not greatly appealing but as we are expecting a tight game and England 1-0 correct score does appeal* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.).
Tunisia v England Predictions
Ultimately we can see England getting the victory on the board because they are likely to control most of this game and are definitely the bigger attacking threat of the two. However, this is England and their recent games produced a high quantity of goals so and England 1-0 correct score is one of our top Tunisia v England predictions.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!