Tunisia vs England predictions and betting tips for the opening England match of World Cup Group G this summer. The nation will hold it’s breath on Monday 18th June as England kick-off their World Cup campaign in Volgograd but Tunisia will be there to spoil the party.
England’s first match of the 2018 World Cup comes four days into the tournament and by the time the Three Lions have kicked-off we’ll almost be through the first round of group fixtures. Tunisia are currently in their highest ever FIFA World Ranking position – just one place behind England in 14th spot. They go into the World Cup in decent form and our predictions and betting tips below have to take into account the fact that Tunisia will be no pushovers for England here.
On looking at the betting odds for this World Cup match, you would think England are playing a team ranked considerably lower than 14th. At the time of writing, the best odds for England to beat Tunisia are just 4/11 and unless that’s going in a World Cup accumulator, there is very little value in betting on an England win. Tunisia’s odds to beat England are 10/1 with Ladbrokes and the draw is best odds 15/4 with bet365.
In the latest correct score betting odds, a 1-0 England victory is favourite at 25/5 with Unibet. A 2-0 win for the Three Lions is 9/2 at bet365 and a 2-1 victory is 9/1 at 888Sport. If you are predicting an upset in this Group H tie, then Tunisia to win 1-0 would be the most advisable correct score bet and the odds for this are 19/1 with Betfair. A 0-0 draw is 9/1 with the same firm and a 1-1 draw is 35/4 with Sportingbet.
In the goalscorer markets it is no surprise to see Harry Hane the short priced favourite both to score first and anytime. You’ll get 8/11 for Kane to score anytime and just 11/5 he scores first. A bet that most certainly does not appeal when looking for our Tunisia vs England betting tips!
Looking at the odds for this match, there is a temptation to bet against England here. Tunisia have had a solid warm-up campaign including recent draws with Euro 2016 winners Portugal, and Turkey. Both of these matches ended in 2-2 draws and that leads us to think goals could be on the agenda in Volgograd. England recently beat Nigeria 2-1 and played with an attacking side consisting of Kyle Walker at centre back and Lingard, Sterling, Alli and Kane all in the line-up. This worked well in the first half but Nigeria did get chances and eventually got their goal. Tunisia had high scoring World Cup qualifying matches against Congo and Guinea so for our Tunisia vs England predictions we’re betting on goals – and over 2.5 goals is the first selection. It’s 11/10 at Ladbrokes and you should use their £50 free bet below to win £105 if there are three or more goals.
As mentioned above, Harry Kane is a really short price in the goalscoring markets here so we looked elsewhere for an anytime goalscorer tip on Tunisia v England. The option here could be Raheem Sterling, who looks set to be the main supporter of Harry Kane in this England line-up. He got himself in goalscoring positions in the recent friendlies and comes into the World Cup on the back of a tremendous season for Manchester City. As things stand, the best odds for Sterling to score against Tunisia are 15/8 with Unibet and that’s the second of our Tunisia vs England predictions in Group G. The offer below triggers a £30 risk free bet and using this would win win £86.25 in cash if Sterling finds the net.
If you want to bet on a correct score for Tunisia v England, then 201 to England could be the best bet. It would be no surprise at all if England were to concede a goal to Tunisia but their attacking formation should see them through to the three points and a strong start to their Group G campaign. The odds for England to beat Tunisia 2-1 are 17/2 with Coral and that bet is the third in our Tunisia vs England predictions. The Three Lions never do things the easy way and this may be no different on Monday 18th June. If you use the Coral sign-up offer below and bet £5 on a 2-1 England win, you’ll collect £47.50 from your winning bet PLUS a £20 free bet, win or lose.
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