Denmark against Tunisia is an intriguing contest that takes place in Group D on Tuesday, with both sides looking to seize the initiative in the standings. We’ve plenty of FIFA World Cup predictions for you to consider.
Denmark: Great Potential
The Danes followed up their incredible Euro 2020 with an amazing display in the World Cup qualifiers, as they picked up 27 points in 10 games, winning nine and losing once, scoring 30 times and allowing 3. They are fully packed with well-known talent, ranging from the experience of Kasper Schmeichel, Simon Kjaer, and Christian Eriksen to the likes of Andreas Christensen, Mikkel Damsgaard, and Pierre-Emile Hjobjerg. They are a team with a lot of quality that will give anybody a game.
Denmark will make their sixth World Cup appearance on Tuesday when they open up their tournament by squaring off against Tunisia at Education City Stadium. The Danes will look to improve their performance from the 1998 games when they fell in the quarterfinals to Brazil.
The bottom line is that Denmark is a superior squad used to competing against superior talent, having recently defeated both France and Austria in the Nations League. Tipped as dark horses, it’s going to be fascinating to see them in Qatar. Denmark will enter this game with the pressure of knowing that they have the capability to fight France to win the group and that’s why we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Tunisia: Solid at the back
Tunisia topped Group B of Africa’s World Cup Qualifiers, picking up 13 points from six matches against the likes of Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, and Mauritania. They advanced to the playoffs, where they beat Mali 1-0 over two legs thanks to a Moussa Sissoko own goal.
The Eagles of Carthage have some interesting players among their squad, such as ex-Sunderland man Wahbi Khazri, who is their active top scorer with 24 goals in 72 international caps he currently plays for Ligue 1 club Montpellier. On top of this, they have Hannibal Mejbri who is on loan at Birmingham City from Manchester United.
Tunisia has competed at five other World Cups, with their first being back in Argentina in 1978, whilst their most recent was in Russia. They did not do much in the clashes against England and Belgium four years ago in Russia, conceding seven goals in these two defeats. Tunisia will look to advance past the group stage for the first time in their nation’s history but they don’t have the weapons to do it, so if you’re betting online, fade them. Tunisia has no major injury doubts heading into this fixture, meaning that Kadri will be able to line up a squad that he feels capable of challenging the Danes.
Denmark vs Tunisia Match Information
- Game: Denmark vs Tunisia
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. ET
- Location: Education City Stadium (Al Rayyan)
- Denmark vs Tunisia Live stream: fubo.tv
Denmark vs Tunisia Betting Lines
|Tunisia||+700||U2½-140||O ½ +10
5U ½ -125
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Denmark vs Tunisia Picks & Prediction
ML: The teams have played each other in a friendly game in 2002 with the Danes winning 2-1. The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -220 on the three-way money line according to the latest soccer odds while Tunisia are priced at +700 to pull off the upset. This tells you a lot about the quality difference between the two sides. We will definitely avoid a straight ML bet here because there’s no value but you can stick it in a parlay because the Danes will win.
ATS: Denmark will dominate this clash for the entire 90 minutes and they should have enough to cover the -1 spread priced at -120. It’s important to know that in case of a short win, your bet will push and you will receive your stake back. It will be tough for Tunisia to find gaps in Denmark’s solid backline and we don’t expect them to find the back of the net. Denmark has a good generation and they could be a problem for bigger national teams.
Totals: The goal line is set at 2½, a bit too high for this clash, with the under being priced at -135. Denmark allowed just three goals in 10 World Cup qualifying fixtures and we expect them not to concede here. They will not push for more than two goals so take the under because the Danes are extremely organized at the back and Tunisia is struggling in the final third.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.