Prior to a ball being kicked in this World Cup campaign, Belgium are priced at 1.95 with the bookmakers to top Group G, which also includes England and Panama. Tunisia, meanwhile, are available at odds of 26.00 to top the pile.
If anything tells you about the gulf in quality between these two teams, it’s that!
This Belgium side is packed with quality, and when this generation of Belgian players is described as a ‘golden generation’ it is hard to dispute the claim. That said, they haven’t gone beyond the quarter-finals of either the World Cup in 2014 nor Euro 2016, and so it is about time that these players, as talented as they are, started to cash in on their excellence by reaching the semi-finals at the very least.
In their favour is the fact that they couldn’t have wished for a better group. Panama will offer minimal resistance, while England’s woes at major tournaments are well documented.
Which leaves Tunisia, a side who qualified for Russia with relative ease from the CAF section of qualifying, going unbeaten through their six matches (W4 D2 L0) in a group which also contained Congo, Libya and Guinea. Naturally, they will be making a step up here against Belgium and in unfamiliar European conditions too; the temperature can be as low as 12° in Moscow in the summer….some 15° colder than the same month in Tunisia!
So the cards are stacked against the African side here; can they deliver the mother of all upsets or will Belgium take care of business as expected? Belgium vs Tunisia preview and find out what are experts' predictions!
1. Belgium vs Tunisia odds
The bookmakers are in no doubt as to who will win this match, with Belgium available at an absolute best price of 1.30 at Bet365 to take all three points.
Outsiders Tunisia have little or no chance according to the sportsbooks with their betting odds at 12.00 at Ladbrokes, while the draw can be backed at 5.50 at William Hill.
Belgium vs Tunisia - Correct Score
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2. Belgium vs Tunisia predictions
In football high-quality teams sometimes struggle to see off weaker opposition. Whether it’s complacency or an inability to break down opponents that come to defend, often the big boys can struggle to live up to expectations.
What about Belgium vs Tunisia betting tips? One thing that is on Belgium’s side is the relative ease with which they dispatched their opponents during qualifying. They only achieved what was expected of them, but still they did it in style, racking up 9-0, 8-1 and 4-0 (twice) wins over the likes of Gibraltar, Estonia, Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Now we could probably suggest that Tunisia are slightly better than those sides. They reached the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations in 2017, although it has to be said that, as mentioned earlier, they will naturally thrive in those African conditions.
Not many of their players actually play their club trade in Europe, and as discussed playing in Russia is going to be a whole new world for them.
In qualifying Belgium showed their ability to put the ball in the net – not surprising given the litany of attacking talents at this disposal, including De Bruyne, Mertens, Lukaku, Hazard, Batshuayi, Carrasco, Dembele and more.
Consequently, backing the Belgium –1 handicap at 2.00 is a no-brainer.
Belgium will be seeking to stamp their authority on Group G with a comfortable victory in Moscow on June 23. Can Tunisia poop the party?
3. Belgium vs Tunisia live stream
The match will be the first game of the 2nd round of matches in Group G of the World Cup 2018. The game will be screened live on various sports channels game across the world.
Don’t forget, if you cannot watch the match on television, you always have the option to follow Belgium vs Tunisia live streaming at online bookmakers including probably 1xBet and Bet365. Don't forget to also read our article about World Cup 2018 live streaming.