Tunisia and Australia continue the 2022 World Cup with a duel at Al Janoub Stadium. Tunisia surprised in their first game by taking a point against Denmark. Australia lost hopelessly to France in their opening game and must therefore win to keep any chance of a place in the eighth finals. In this preview, we look ahead with a prediction, betting tip and point out the bookmaker’s favourite for Tunisia – Australia.
Tunisia World Cup 2022 – Latest Team News and Statistics
Tunisia caused a surprise in their first game by playing 0-0 draw against Denmark. The Danes did have the upper hand in terms of ball possession but, like Tunisia, failed to create any real big chances. In injury time, Tunisia seemed to be awarded a penalty kick when referee César Ramos was called to the screen by VAR. However, to the delight of all Tunisians, the Mexican stood by his decision. With one point, Tunisia is currently in second place. As a result of the draw, Tunisia under coach Jalel Kadri has lost only once out of the last nine international matches. Brazil were too strong 5-1 at the end of September.
Taha Yassine Khenissi was the only Tunisia player to receive a yellow card against the Danes, which means that if he receives another yellow card, he will have to miss the final group game against France.
Australia World Cup 2022 – Latest Team News and Statistics
Australia lost the opening game against France by a wide margin: 4-1. The Socceroos started excellently against the reigning world champions. After only nine minutes, Craig Goodwin took Australia to a 1-0 lead. However, France recovered before half-time through goals by Adrien Rabiot and Olivier Giroud. In the second half, France was far too strong and ran out to a 4-1 victory. The defeat makes Australia the only country in Group D without points. For Australia, it was the first defeat after five wins in a row.
Besides the wide defeat, three Australians were shown a yellow card against France. Mitchell Duke, Jackson Irvine and Aaron Mooy must be careful not to run into another yellow card, or they will miss the final group game against Denmark.
Tunisia – Australia previous encounters
At the upcoming World Cup 2022, the two countries will face each other for the first time at a World Cup. Both countries did play each other twice before. On 1 October 1997, Australia won a friendly game 0-3. The second and last time the two countries met was at the 2005 Confederations Cup. Tunisia won this game in the group stage 0-2 through two goals from Santos and therefore finished third in the pool behind Argentina and Germany.
Tunisia – Australia, World Cup 2022 Betting Tip & Quote
Finally, a betting tip for this Group D match between Tunisia and Australia. After the surprising draw against Denmark, Tunisia is the favourite in this game. A win has a quote of 2.18. If you bet on a win for Australia it will give you 3.80 times your stake. We expect two countries to go full for victory and therefore goals. Australia scored at least once in their last three international matches and Tunisia, for the game against Denmark, did so in their last four international matches. Our betting tip is therefore: Both countries score – Yes. This has a quote of 21/20 at Bet365.
- Tip: Both teams score – Yes
- Odds: 21/20 at bookmaker Bet365
- Risk assessment: Medium
- Recommended stake: 5/10