Tunisia Team Info – A Threat to be Taken Seriously
After smashing through their qualifiers, Tunisia will enter the 2022 World Cup in a group with Australia, Denmark, and France. They managed to score 12 goals and only concede 2 in their 8 qualification matches, and they are the second highest ranking African nation in the World Cup. This will be their 6th appearance in the World Cup, after having previously competed in the events in 1978, 1998, 2002, 2006, and in 2018. In 2018, Tunisia were placed into a group with Belgium, England, and Panama. Belgium and England were the favourites to pass the group stage, and they did, but Tunisia put up a fight. They managed to score 2 goals against Belgium, in a match that ended 5-2, and they scored 1 against England, with that match ending 2-1. More recently, the team secured a runners up finish in the 2021 Arab Cup, where they lost in the final to Qatar.
Their main striker, Wahbi Khazri, plays in the French Ligue 1, and has scored 24 goals from 69 appearances for his country. Next to him, there is the captain Youssef Msakni, who has 17 goals from 85 appearances, and Naim Sliti, who has scored 14 goals from 28 appearances. In midfield, they can use Ferjani Sassi, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Ellyes Skhiri, or Manchester United's youth player Hannibal Mejbri. Ali Maaloul will lead the Tunisian defence, which consists of Bilel Ifa, Montassar Talbi, Hamza Mathlouthi, and Mohamed Drager. Their main goalkeeper is Bechir Ben Said, who has only been capped 9 times.
France Team Info – A World Class Team
With one of the best squads in the world right now, France will definitely be in most punters' shortlist for potential title winners. The team won the previous World Cup, beating some of the top teams in the world, such as Argentina, Uruguay, Belgium, and so on. The victory must have felt special for manager Didier Deschamps, as it came exactly 20 years after he won France's first World Cup as a player in 1998. The French team currently sits in 4th place in the world rankings, behind Brazil, Belgium, and Argentina. This is mostly because of their poor performance at the UEFA Nations League, and their surprise exit in the round of 16 at the 2020 European Championships. However, this should not worry most fans of the French football team, as they have one of the most valuable squads in the world.
The combination of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and defenders Raphael Varane, Clement Llenglet, Lucas Digne, Benjamin Parvard, Dayot Upamecano, and numerous others, is enough to frustrate any opponent's strikers. In the midfield, they have plenty of talented players who can provide the attack with the necessary passes and crosses. These include Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrian Rabiot, Christopher Nkunku, and many more. In attack, they will rely on Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, and Karim Benzema to score their goals.
Tunisia vs France Head-to-head
As mentioned earlier, this will be the first time that Tunisia meets France in the World Cup, but the two teams have played against each other 5 times before. France won twice, there were two draws, and Tunisia won only once. Most recently, the two sides faced each other in 2010 in an international friendly that ended 1-1.
Tunisia vs France Betting Preview
There are many bets on this game that you may find interesting. You can back France to win, and increase their betting odds by combining bets or using bets that have more specific criteria. Alternatively, if you want to bet on Tunisia then you can use bets such as double chance and draw no bet, which offer more insurance than simply betting on them to win.
Handicaps are bets on a team to win by a certain margin or more. There will be a range of negative numbers, and the one you pick will be subtracted from the chosen team’s score at the end of the game. Alternatively, you can pick a positive handicap, which will be added to the team’s score at the end of the game. There are three types of handicaps that you can employ.
If you bet on France to beat Tunisia and apply a handicap of -2.5 then this will require France to win the game by 3 goals or more. If you apply a handicap of -2 then this will require France to win the game by 3 goals or more, but if they finish 2 goals ahead, then the result is considered a draw and your money will be returned.
If you bet on France to win and apply a handicap of -2.25 then your stake will be cut in half and one half will go on a handicap of -2.25 whilst the other half will go on a handicap of -2. If France wins with 3 goals or more then the conditions for both halves of your bet will be met and you will receive your winnings. If France only wins the game by 2 goals then you will receive half your stake back as only the conditions of the -2 bet would be fulfilled.
Over/Under Total Goals
Total goals is a bet on how many goals will be scored between two teams in a game. It does not matter if only one of the teams scores all the goals, so long as the number of goals scored at the end of the match falls within the range defined by the bet. To place a total goal bets, you will need to first select a betting line and then bet on whether the game will finish with more or less goals than the amount indicated in the line. For example, if you think France and Tunisia will score many goals, then you can bet on the game to end with over 4.5 goals.
These bets offer some great odds on players to score at any point during a game, score the opening goal of the game, or score the last goal of the game. You will see the odds on Mbappe to score the first goal, Karim Benzema to score at any point during the game, Wahbi Khazri to score the last goal of the game, and many more. It is important to note that this bet will be available once the lineups are announced and you will only be able to bet on a footballer who will start or sit on the bench.
And Even More
You can find a virtually endless list of bets on the match between Tunisia and France. There are many options to pick from such as Tunisia to open the scoring, France to reverse the result, France to win 4-1, Tunisia to score in both halves, either team to score in the first 5 minutes, France to win the game by a margin of 3, both teams to score, and many more.
It can also be worth looking through our match combos, where the bets listed above and other similar bets are fused with matchbets, double chance, total goal bets, and so on. You can find selections such as both teams to score and France to win, France to reverse the result and the game to finish with over 4.5 goals, Tunisia to score the first goal and France to win, and all the other variations of these bets you can think of.
When betting, you must be sure to keep track of how much money you spend. With so many bets at your disposal it is possible to lose track, we urge you to gamble responsibly. You can turn to organisations such as gambleaware.co.uk if you need more information on the subject.