Tunisia Team Info – Capable of Surprising the Opposition
Tunisia may be the underdogs in their group, which consists of Australia, Denmark, and France, but they may cause some shock upsets. The nation is currently ranked 30 in the football world rankings, and breezed through the CAF qualifiers, scoring 12 goals in their 8 qualification games and conceded only 2 goals. Tunisia also came second place in the Arab Cup, losing in the final to the 2022 World Cup hosts, Qatar. In the World Cup, Tunisia has a less impressive record. They have never managed to make it past the group stage, despite some excellent performances in the competition. In 2018, they were put into a group with Belgium, England, and Panama. Despite scoring 1 against England and 2 against Belgium, the nation failed to reach the round of 16.
This year, they may be able to make history if they reach the round of 16. Their key player is striker Wahbi Khazri, who has scored 24 goals for his country. Next to him in attack, there is the Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni, as well as Taha Yassine Khenissi, and Naim Sliti. In midfield, they can play Ferjani Sassi, Ellyes Skhiri, Ghailene Chaalali, or Saif-Eddine Khaoui. Their defence includes the 81 capped Ali Maaloul, as well as a number of players such as Bilel Ifa, Dylan Bronn, Mohamed Drager, and Hamza Mathlouthi. Their first choice goalkeeper is Bechi Ben Said.
Australia Team Info – True Battling Spirit
Most younger football fans will recognise Australia as a team that continuously qualifies for the World Cup. This has been the case since 2006, but before that, Australia only qualified for one World Cup, which was in 1974. Apart from the 2006 World Cup when they reached the round of 16, Australia have consistently been knocked out in the group stage. In fairness, they were put into hard groups such as Denmark, France, and Peru in 2018; Chile, the Netherlands and Spain in 2014, and Germany, Ghana and Serbia in 2010. They started their qualification in the second round, where they won all their 8 games. In the third round, however, they struggled. They reached third place behind Saudi Arabia and Japan, and then they had to play in the fourth round and then inter-confederation playoff. Winning both rounds, they secured their qualification.
Their goalkeeper, Matthew Ryan, is the most capped player in the team, and at the age of just 30, he has time to increase his tally of 74. In front of him, the Australian backline features players such as Trent Sainsbury, Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, and Bailey Wright. Aaron Mooy is an important midfielder not only for Australia, but also for Celtic. Next to him, there are midfielding options of Jackson Irvine, Ajdin Hrustic, James Jeggo, and Tom Rogic. In attack, they can use Mathew Leckie, who has 13 goals from 71 appearances for the country, or Awer Mabil who has 7 in 28, or Jamie Mclaren, who has 8 in 25.
Tunisia vs Australia Head-to-head
Tunisia has played against Australia twice, the first time in an international friendly, that they lost 3-0, and the second time in the FIFA Confederations Cup, which Tunisia won 2-0.
Tunisia vs Australia Betting Preview
Whether you think one team will dominate the match or you think that the gap between the two teams is minimal, you will be able to pick from masses of bets on this match. There are all sorts of bets that you can make and these can come with extremely long odds, or far shorter odds but with a higher chance of happening.
Double chance are highly useful bets as you can greatly reduce your chances of losing. You can pick two out of the three possible outcomes of a match, and if the game ends in either of those outcomes then you will win. In the match between Tunisia and Australia, you can pick between Tunisia to win or the game to end in a draw, Australia to win or the game to end in a draw, or Tunisia or Australia to win.
Draw No Bet
Draw no bet are bets on which team will win a match. You will not need to worry about any late equalisers or if the game ends goalless, as if the game ends in a draw then your money will be returned. You can check out the odds on Tunisia or Australia to win, and whilst they may be lower than straightforward matchbets, they offer greater insurance.
Handicaps are bets on a team to win by a chosen margin or more, or they can be bets on a team to not lose by a chosen margin or more. The margin will be either a positive or negative number, which is added or subtracted from the team’s number of goals at the end of the game.
If you bet on Tunisia to beat Australia and pick a handicap of -1.5 then you will need Tunisia to finish the game with 2 or more goals than Australia. If you pick a handicap of -1 then you will also need Tunisia to win the game by 2 goals or more, but if they only win the game by 1 goal then the bet will be cancelled and you will receive your stake back.
You can also bet on Tunisia to beat Australia with a handicap of -1.25. This is a mixture between the two bets above as Tunisia will need to win the game by 2 goals or more, but if they only score 1 goal more than Australia then you will receive half your money back. Basically, this bet splits your stake in two and places half of it on a handicap of -1.5 and the other half on a handicap of -1.
Over/Under Total Goals
With total goals you can bet on how many goals you think will be scored between Tunisia and Australia. It does not matter if Tunisia scores all the goals, Australia scores all the goals, or if both teams score goals so long as the number of goals falls within the range you picked. To place a total goals bet, you have to select a betting line and then bet on whether the game will end with over or under that number of goals. For example, if you think that both Tunisia and Australia will struggle to score against each other, then you may want to bet on the game to end with under 1.5 or under 2.5 goals.
And Tonnes More Bets
The selections do not stop there, as there are many more bets that you can find on the group match between Tunisia and Australia. Tunisia to open the scoring, both teams to score, Australia to score 3.5 goals or more, Tunisia to win the first half, Australia to keep a clean sheet, the first half to be the highest scoring half, are just a few examples of bets that you can explore from our selection.
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