Belgium vs. Tunisia World Cup Betting Odds and Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
World Cup betting continues this weekend with an interesting Belgium vs. Tunisia. On one hand is Belgium, who will be looking to build upon their lead in the group. On the other is Tunisia, who will be vying to stay alive in the group stage. Let’s take a gander at the teaser sports betting lines to see what we can expect out of this pairing.
2018 World Cup – Belgium vs. Tunisia – Saturday, June 23rd
When: 8:00 am ET
Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia
Stream: Fox Sports Go
World Cup Betting Odds:
Most soccer betting sites had Belgium pegged as one of the best sleeper picks to take on this year’s action. And while their opening 3-0 triumph over Panama solidified that notion, the Belgians will have another opportunity to prove their prowess this Saturday. The World Cup betting odds are favoring quite extensively, which probably has something to do with the fact that Tunisia is 0-1 at this year’s tournament. However, Tunisia brings a stout and impressive defense to the table. In other words, don’t expect another 3-0 blowout this weekend. Ultimately Belgium should be able to come out on top this Saturday. But they’ll need a bit of ingenuity on behalf of captain Eden Hazard and star Kevin De Bruyne.
Players to Watch: Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Driers Mertens (Napoli), and Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City).
While less recognizable at the World Cup, Tunisia is pretty famous in African soccer. Their defense is notorious for shutting down opposing offenses through a mix of toughness, time-wasting strategies, and good dose of talent as well. We saw this style on display in their opening matchup versus England, where they stuffed the English for most of the game before a penalty gave the opposing side the lead. Notwithstanding their brilliant defense, Tunisia has a tough time winning games and more often than not concedes a draw. However, if they want to stay alive at the World Cup, they need a win this weekend.
Players to Watch: Ferjani Sassi (Al-Nassr), Dylan Bronn (Gent), and Mohamed Ben Amor (Etoile du Sahel).
Belgium vs. Tunisia || World Cup Betting Predictions
Belgium vs. Tunisia || World Cup Betting Picks
So which side should online sportsbook players favor in this Belgium vs. Tunisia pairing? All in all it’s probably best to stick with Belgium. The Tunisians may bring a stellar defense to the table, but it’s unlikely that that will be enough to get the win. Sign up today to make your World Cup prediction!
Score Prediction: 1-0 Belgium.