Value odds for the England vs Tunisia betting
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It's been nearly three decades after the return of the England team from the World Cup finals with praise and great news in their luggage. Will it be possible that this 2018 they come back with more than that? Sure, it’s hard to think that they can win the tournament as a whole, but the group they’re in can definitely win. The most important day of all? The 18th of June in Volgograd, when the English team goes head to head with Tunisia.
This isn’t the first time these two teams meet. Remember the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy? The match ended with a 1-1 draw. Their second rendezvous was in Marseille in the 1998 World Cup finals with England winning that match with a 2-0.
England are at 2/5 odds to win (a very positive result), although the draw is at 43/10 with some bookmakers. So, in a good England vs Tunisia betting outcome for you, bear in mind that there’s no value in the outright winner market for this game.
For Tunisia to bring home big applauses, the odds are at 11/1, keeping into account their 2017 performance. After losing to three big opponents, it’s hard to put much faith in their win.
England vs Tunisia betting: total of goals
Since 1962, England has enjoyed over 2.5 goals in their World Cups finals opening match, so goals are at a premium at this stage usually. Having under 2.5 goals is at odds of 17/16 for now. Since these two have already played against each other before and there were 2 goals per match, it’s best to take this into account in an England vs Tunisia betting analysis.
When qualifying, England gathered 18 goals, beating even Iceland who scored 16 in the 10 group games. Even if they haven't conceded any goals in the last four games of last year, the English team wasn’t too good at scoring either. They ended up matches with a draw (with Germany and Brazil) though, and they really had to fight for that outcome.
In their 8 qualifying games, Tunisia managed to score 8 goals and more than 50% of their total games in 2017 were about 2 or fewer goals with only one team scoring in 5 of those games. Tunisia drew one time and lost 4 in their six matches with England.
England are still among the favourites this year, so when it comes to the winning margin markets, these can be pretty generous with an outcome that shows England beating Tunisia. To win by one goal, the odds are at 5/2 and by two goals, bookmakers show odds at 3/1.
A winning margin of one goal by England and Tunisia is 9/4 and 11/4 with two goals. If you plan to bet on England though, you have to remember that being a favourite in the World Cup doesn’t necessarily ensure winning. In 2010 in South Africa and in 2014 in Brazil, the favourites weren’t the ones to cheer too much at the end.
There are other things to take into account too. For instance, England has really set a record for tight matches with goals at a premium lately. You also need to think about the possibility of going home with a draw with no goals, at 23/2 odds.
If you bet on a player, then you must put Harry Kane on your list. With 56 goals in 2017, Kane is one of Europe’s most beloved and strongest goal scorer. Since he joined the English team, he went on ‘harvesting’ 12 goals during a total of 23 appearances so far.
With the first World Cup finals at the door, Kane is under the spotlight. Not everything is a bed of roses though. Kane’s performance at Euro 2016 wasn’t the best, for example. So, if you’re to bet on England and choose Kane for your player bets, keep an eye out for his moves.
As an alternative, you can bet on Marcus Rashford or Dele Alli. They look ready to take on the world and their progress at Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur speaks for itself. They are key players to bear in mind. Just like Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge helped improve what Kane has ‘polluted’ at Euro 2016, in 2018 it will be Rashford and Alli’s turn to help out the team if need be.
As for Tunisia’s team, you can even bet on Youssef Msakni as well. He has 14 goals in 51 caps, placing him in the top 10 scorers in Tunisia ever. With 11 goals in 33 appearances, the midfielder Wahbi Khazri is also a name to remember. No matter who you’re putting your money on for the World Cup betting, make sure that you know who your team’s opponent is and what they can bring to the table. You don't want any surprises.
Predicting the match for the England vs Tunisia betting
Many operators are confident that England will win over the 23rd FIFA world-ranked team. Since they have managed to keep such strong teams like Germany and Brazil at a draw with no goals whatsoever, England might be a good choice to bet on.
With Harry Kane on the line and their overall history, England has good chances of winning. As shown in the England vs Tunisia betting, odds are offered at 17/5. Our general match prediction is that England will win with 2 – 0, sending Tunisia home in tears.
Since the market is so volatile, especially with such a big tournament coming up, we advise you to take into account the date we published this article. Before betting on players or placing your wager on total goals, it's best to do your homework and check for our latest updates on our site regarding the World Cup betting 2018. This includes coverage of other eagerly anticipated matches like Portugal vs Spain betting.