Tunisia vs England betting tips: World Cup match preview & predictions

Tunisia vs England prediction: Tunisia 1-3 England

England will be hoping to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start.

Captain Harry Kane will fancy himself to score against Tunisia, coming off the back of another wonderful goalscoring season with Tottenham.

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Tunisia vs England: Who will win?

England come in at 2/5 for the win, with Tunisia given odds of 9/1.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is 16/1 to win the Golden Boot.


LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 02: Harry Kane of England shakes hands with Gareth Southgate Manager of England after being substituted during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tunisia vs England match preview

England’s World Cup campaign gets underway on Monday when they take on Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena.

England qualified for the World Cup as winners of Group F, winning 8 and drawing 2 of their 10 matches, conceding just three in the process.

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England won both of their warm-up matches, beating Nigeria 2-1 before their 2-0 win over Costa Rica.

Gary Cahill, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck all netted for England over the two matches.

England are unbeaten in 10 matches since last year’s 3-2 defeat to France.

Tunisia qualified for the World Cup as winners of Group A in the CAF Third Round, finishing above DR Congo, Libya and Guinea.

Nabil Maaloul’s side failed to win any of their three preparation matches. Tunisia came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Portugal before earning the same result against Turkey. Tunisia were beaten 1-0 in their final warm-up match against Spain.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL – MAY 28: Seifeddine Khaoui of Tunisia in action during the international friendly football match against Portugal and Tunisia at the Municipal stadium de Braga on May 28, 2018 in Braga, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Pressure on England

Perhaps no team has as much pressure on their shoulders at this World Cup as England.

Players such as Raheem Sterling have been scrutinised both on and off the pitch, and there will be no holding back if Gareth Southgate’s side fail to deliver on the field.

England’s last World Cup match against North-African opposition resulted in the infamous 0-0 draw with Algeria in Cape Town.

England, whose only World Cup win came in 1966, finished bottom of their group in 2014.

Group G’s other sides Belgium and Panama face each other earlier in the day.


SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 13: England manager Gareth Southgate and captain Harry Kane during a training session as part of the England media access at Spartak Zelenogorsk Stadium ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on June 13, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Tunisia team news vs England

Saif-Eddine Khaoui started both of Tunisia’s warm up matches and looks set to start in an advanced midfield role.

Naim Sliti could start up front or out wide.

Six of Tunisia’s 23-man squad play their football in Tunisia. Leicester’s Yohan Benalouane and former Sunderland player Wahbi Khazri are both in the squad but are unlikely to start on Monday.

England team news vs Tunisia

Everton’s Jordan Pickford is set to start in goal on Monday.

Ashley Young is expected to start ahead of Danny Rose, while Harry Maguire looks to have beaten Gary Cahill for a starting spot in defence.

Marcus Rashford is reportedly carrying a slight knock and will have to settle for a spot on the bench.

Raheem Sterling is set to play just off Harry Kane, with Jesse Lingard behind them.

Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek provide alternate midfield options.

Tunisia predicted line-up vs England

Predicted Tunisia XI vs England

Predicted Tunisia XI vs England

England predicted line-up vs Tunisia

Predicted England XI vs Tunisia

Predicted England XI vs Tunisia

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England to win vs Tunisia and both teams to score: 3/1!