Prior to the start of the 2022 World Cup, this match wasn’t very appealing, but now the winner could seize second place in Group D. That’s the beauty of soccer’s grandest stage that literally anything can happen.
Tunisia by 1 (+275)
Prior to drawing 0-0 to Denmark in its WC debut, Tunisia lost 5-1 to Brazil in its last tune-up match. Therefore, the team’s last victory was against Comoros, and it was by one goal. You might think that Comoros isn’t a good parameter, and it’s true, but Tunisia also defeated Mali by one goal to seal its ticket for Qatar 2022.
As for Australia, the Socceroos aren’t used to losing by three goals like they did against France. In fact, prior to that game, their previous loss was against Saudi Arabia, and it was by one goal. Tunisia and Saudi Arabia play a similar style.
Over 2½ Goals and Both Teams to Score (+160)
Yes, I think the Eagles of Carthage will get the three points, but that doesn’t mean that Australia won’t put up a good fight. I expect the Socceroos to score as they did in eight of their last 10 games in all competitions. Plus, the total has gone over 2½ goals in three of Australia’s last six matches. The same happened in three of Tunisia’s last six matches. In case you’re wondering, my score prediction is 2-1.
Australia to Score First (+150)
The Socceroos are a feisty betting online underdog. Last Tuesday, they scored the opener against France only nine minutes into the game. That was the fourth match in a row in which they scored first. As for Tunisia, its opponent scored first the last time both teams scored in the match.
Wahbi Khazri Anytime Goalscorer (+260)
Last Tuesday, Wahbi Khazri didn’t play. The match wasn’t ideal for the veteran to get some minutes. But now, the game against Australia seems like the perfect opportunity for him to lead the attacking unit.
Khazri is a certified scorer that has played the last six seasons in Ligue 1. Last season, he scored 10 goals for Saint-Etienne, more than enough for Montpellier to set eyes on him. This season, he has scored two goals in 11 games.
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