Stadium: Volgograd Arena
TV: BBC One
England have scores to settle at Russia 2018 after disappointing displays in their last two major tournaments and Tunisia may feel the backlash.
The Three Lions failed to win a match in Brazil four years ago and then crashed out to Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016, so will be fired up to do much better here.
Tunisia also have a poor record at World Cups, failing to advance past the group stage in all of their four appearances.
Gareth Southgate’s side have an excellent defensive record, so 91/100 they win to nil kicks off our Tunisia vs England betting tips.
A Look At Tunisia’s Betting Odds
Tunisia ended a 12-year wait for another World Cup opportunity after advancing through qualifying unbeaten, winning four of six matches.
The Eagles of Carthage were pushed all the way by DR Congo, though, finishing just one point ahead after a goalless draw in their final outing.
Former Sunderland midfielder Wahbi Khazri is rated the star man in this squad, having reached double figures in the goals department for Ligue 1 side Rennes in France last season.
Captain Aymen Mathlouthi was voted the best keeper at the 2015 African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea, so there may not be an avalanche of goals in this game.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
Southgate had a job on his hands to restore confidence when taking over but the former defender has done just that over the last 12 months.
He has made the Three Lions hard to beat by often playing five across defence, while holding midfielders such as Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson provide added protection.
Building from the back has reaped its rewards, with no team conceding fewer goals in European qualifying than the three let in over a 10-match unbeaten campaign.
England have subsequently kept clean sheets against Germany, Brazil and Holland in friendlies, while a 2-0 triumph over Costa Rica wrapped up a strong run of warm-up results.
“We’re pleased with how preparation has gone, so it’ll be good to get on with on with it now,” Southgate said. “Everybody is looking forward to getting to the first game.”
Harry Kane netted five times in as many qualifiers down the home stretch, including a last-gasp equaliser against Scotland and match-winning goals versus Slovenia and Lithuania.
The Tottenham striker is an obvious pick at 9/4 to break the deadlock here in our Tunisia vs England betting predictions.
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