France remains the betting online favorite to win Group D thanks to a -700 price, but the race for a second place got interesting after Tunisia managed to snatch a point from Denmark. Now, the Eagles of Carthage depend only on themselves to advance to the Round of 16, and a victory over Australia would be a huge step towards that goal.
Let’s check the latest World Cup odds, stats, injury reports, and World Cup lines for Tunisia vs Australia. We’ve plenty of World Cup betting odds for you to consider.
Tunisia vs Australia Betting Lines
Tunisia: Not Afraid
Last Monday, Tunisia was the soccer betting underdog thanks to a +500 price, while the draw was +300. Well, the Eagles of Carthage showed that they aren’t afraid of anyone and the match against Denmark finished 0-0, meaning a $100 wager on the draw turned into a $400 payout.
Yes, Denmark won possession with 62 percent, but that doesn’t mean that Tunisia didn’t attack. In fact, the Eagles of Carthage finished with 13 total shots, two more than the European side. They also produced nine corner kicks.
You can expect an even more aggressive team on Saturday, including some changes in the starting lineup, including the addition of Wahbi Khazri, who didn’t play against Denmark. The 31-year-old striker, who plays for Montpellier in Ligue 1, has scored 24 goals in 71 games for the national team.
We’re talking about a very disciplined team. Tunisia only lost one of its last nine games, and it was against Brazil. Who doesn’t lose to Brazil? As if that wasn’t enough, they finished with a clean sheet in the other eight matches.
Australia: Tough Start
Nobody expected Australia to defeat France, but the final score was definitely a letdown. The reigning champs won 4-1 despite the absence of Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku due to injury.
The Socceroos started winning thanks to Craig Goodwin, who scored only nine minutes into the game, but it didn’t take long for Le Blues to turn things around. In fact, the first half finished 2-1. Here’s the crazy stat of the day: France took 23 shots in total, while Australia only had four.
Prior to losing to France, Australia went five straight games without losing, including the intercontinental play-off against Peru, which finished 0-0 with the Socceroos winning in penalties. Australia finished with a clean sheet in three of those games; that’s why losing 4-1 feels like a bit much.
I also expect Graham Arnold, Australia’s head coach, to make some changes in the starting lineup. Regarding the attacking unit, I don’t see Mitchell Duke leading the way again. I expect Jamie Maclaren to start instead. I also expect Ajdin Hrustic to get some minutes.
Tunisia vs Australia Match Information
- Match: Tunisia vs Australia
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 26th
- Time: 5 a.m. ET
- Location: Al Janoub Stadium, Al-Wakrah
- Tunisia vs Australia Live Stream: fubo.tv
Tunisia vs Australia Picks & Prediction
- Is it Worth Betting on the Moneyline?
Totally, it’s like having two underdogs facing each other. Tunisia comes in as the betting online favorite at +110, while Australia offers a +285 price. I do believe the Eagles of Carthage will win, just like they did the last time they met, meaning a $100 wager would turn into a $210 payout. Nevertheless, the Socceroos will put up a better fight than they did against France.
- Is it Worth Betting ATS?
Not really. Tunisia offers the same price with -½ goals, while Australia is +½ at -130. That basically means that whoever you choose must win. In Australia’s case, the risk is higher since you would have to bet $130 in order to win $100.
- Is it Worth Betting on the Totals?
As mentioned before, I think the Eagles of Carthage will get the three points, but not without suffering a bit. In other words, I think Australia will score, just like they did against France, meaning Tunisia will score more than 1½ goals. According to the latest Las Vegas odds, Tunisia scoring more than 1½ goals pays $150 per every $100 wager. That’s an even better reward than the moneyline.
Score Prediction: Tunisia 2, Australia 1
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.