Belgium vs Tunisia | World Cup 2018 Betting Tip
Belgium and Tunisia face-off in Moscow on Saturday afternoon, with the Group G rivals both hoping to enhance their chances of qualifying for the knockout phase of the competition with a win. Group favourites Belgium come into the match off the back of a convincing victory over debutants Panama, while Tunisia lost out to England thanks to a last-gasp goal from Harry Kane.
Belgium will be looking to make it two wins from two in Group G when they take on Tunisia at the Spartak Stadium this weekend, however the African side demonstrated in their defeat to England that this is by no means a foregone conclusion. Red Devils boss Roberto Martinez will be looking for his side to build upon their victory over Panama, while Tunisia no that another defeat will end their chances of making the knockout stages in Russia. For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with Belgium.
Belgium Team News & Form
A double from Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and a fine strike from Dries Mertens handed Belgium a comfortable win over Panama last time around, with the Red Devils having come into the tournament as one of the outsiders to lift the trophy. Manager Martinez is unlikely to make any major changes against Tunisia, with Vincent Kompany still struggling with injury. Belgium are now unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions, a run that dates back to their Euro 2016 defeat against Wales.
Tunisia Team News & Form
Tunisia know that they must pick up something from their upcoming clash with Belgium, with Nabil Maâloul’s side having missed out on a point against England in the dying minutes. The African side certainly demonstrated their physicality against the Three Lions, however they will be hoping to show their attacking talents this time around, with the pressure on the likes of Naïm Sliti and Wahbi Khazri to deliver in the final third.
Belgium vs Tunisia Head to Head
The two nations have met just once in the past, coming in a friendly encounter back in 2014. Dries Mertens scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for Belgium that day, with the match acting as a warm-up match for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. However, with no other encounters to speak of, few conclusions can be made surrounding the head-to-head record between the duo.
Belgium vs Tunisia Betting Odds and Predictions
Their standing in the FIFA world rankings and performance in their opening fixture in Russia means that it comes as little surprise that it is Belgium who are the firm favourites for victory with all major online bookmakers. Roberto Martinez’s men are available to back at odds of 1/3 with William Hill, while Tunisia are priced at 10/1 on the same platform to claim their first 2018 World Cup victory. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is available at 9/2 with Paddy Power.
Top Belgium vs Tunisia Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on over 2.5 goals being scored during the 90 minutes in Moscow, a market is available at a best price of 9/10 with William Hill.