Tunisia – Australia Prediction Prediction and Tips for today
Best soccer tips for today WORLD CUP – Tunisia – Australia Prediction Prediction and Tips for today, November 26, 2022.
Football: WORLD CUP – ROUND 2
Kick-off: 11:00 Tunisia – Australia
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 0:1 LOST
Match Preview Tunisia – Australia Prediction
- The prospects of the two rank outsiders of Group D could be decided in Al Wakrah when Tunisia and Australia pursue a win that they’ll likely both need if they are to have any chance of progressing to the Round of 16. Despite accumulating less than 40% possession against Denmark, Tunisia fought for a valiant 0-0 draw to avoid defeat in a World Cup finals match for just the fifth time since 1998 (W1, D4, L8).
- Having already defeated the likes of Japan, Chile and Nigeria in 2022, Tunisia’s draw against three-time Round of 16 participants Denmark must be considered another tremendous overachievement. The underdog status appears to sit more comfortably with Tunisia, illustrated by their record of W2, D2, L2 as favourites compared with W4, D1, L1 as outsiders in all matches excluding friendlies this calendar year, which makes for an interesting test here given Tunisia are warm favourites.
- Australia were in good company when joining Argentina as the second nation of the 2022 finals to lose after an early opening goal, as they suffered a seventh consecutive World Cup game without victory (D1, L6) courtesy of a 4-1 humbling at the hands of defending champions France. Coach Graham Arnold admitted France were “bigger, stronger and faster”, but felt “the boys did everything they could.” A 4-0 defeat against semi-finalists Germany in the 2010 World Cup ultimately cost Australia progression by goal difference, so the France loss could prove costly.
- Ironically, Australia’s last World Cup finals clash with African opposition followed that loss to Germany when they drew 1-1 against Ghana. Having failed to win any of their last ten fixtures played against the current participants of this World Cup (D3, L7), failing to score more than one goal in any of those games, perhaps a repeat of that 1-1 result is the best that Graham Arnold’s side can hope for.
- Key battle: Tunisian forward Issam Jebali has already scored once against Australian keeper Mat Ryan once in 2022/23 when equalising for his club Odense in a league win over Ryan’s club-side FC Copenhagen in September, the first of four goalscoring appearances from his last ten starts for club or country. Ryan has conceded more than one goal just once from six games for Copenhagen or Australia since.
- Hot stat: All but two of Tunisia’s last 20 matches produced one or no first half goals (1-0 x6, 0-0 x12).
- World Cup trivia: Just one of the 16 nations to progress from the World Cup group stage in 2018 lost their opening game (Colombia).