An exciting World Cup matchup takes place on Tuesday, as Denmark and Tunisia meet. Along with France, Denmark is the favorite for advancing to the knockout stage, but Tunisia won’t back down, because this unit has solid quality, and it wouldn’t be odd to see them make big results. The Danes are one of the best teams in Europe, and they have played at a high level for a long time. Tunis is an elite African team, and all this makes a perfect intro for this matchup.
Denmark (-205) is a unit that plays together for a long time, with the core of the team present in the lineup for more than six years, some players much longer. It is why they reached the semis at the last season’s EURO and were among the top eight teams in Russia.
Kjaer and the boys had tough tests, with them facing teams like Croatia, France and Austria in the UEFA Nations League, winning four of those games and losing two, both to Croatia. By the way, Denmark won both events against France, against whom they again meet here.
Five of those six UNL games saw 2 or 3 goals, and that’s somewhat the measure of the efficiency of their games. Overall, they do play tough football, but interesting.
Tunisia (+650) Lost to Brazil in one of the more recent games, 5-1, which was the first defeat for this country following seven events in which they stayed unbeaten. However, they bounced back after that beating Iran 0-2.
A Tunisian team is a defense-first unit, which didn’t allow a goal in eight of their past 10 events, shutting down offenses like Japan, Chile, Mali twice. Despite what many believe, this unit is very gifted in terms of tactics because they have players playing for solid teams in France and other European leagues.
As for the efficiency of their games, it is mostly low because eight of the past ten went under 2.5 goals. As said, Tunis is trying to protect its goal and only then attack, mainly through Khazri.
Andres Christensen is doubtful to start this one, and he will be a game-time decision.
Ellyes Skhiri, the captain will be ready, and he will wear a mask due to his cheekbone injury.
Head to Head
There was a friendly international back in 2022, and Denmark won 2-1 back then. We haven’t found any games between these two countries besides that one.
Things won’t be easy here, as many expect after seeing the odds. We are sure of that. The best pick, in our opinion, is to bet on low efficiency, under 2.5 goals, because it is the first game for both teams, and they don’t want to risk anything, especially early on. Tunis will try to go out with a point, and the defense should be the primary weapon for the Africans. On the other side, Denmark is strong but not that creative to create a crack in the rival’s defense easily, so even if they win, it will be with a narrow margin.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals -125
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