Tunisia Faces Long Bet on 2018 FIFA World Cup Odds vs. Belgium

Belgium is an intriguing bet on 2018 FIFA World Cup choice.  They are undeniably talented.  And would be favored against almost any team they face.  Yet Belgium is an unfulfilled promise.  Their history gives no hint of greatness.  They have never actually threatened for a championship.  Yet are being touted to do so at Russia this year.  Tunisia should not provide much in the way of opposition.  However, they may help cure insomnia.  Attacking football is not a team trait.  And that’s because they aren’t capable of it.  The Eagles of Carthage are massive underdogs.

2018 FIFA World Cup Tunisia vs. Belgium    

Date and Time: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 8 a.m. ET

Location:  Otkritie Arena, Moscow

World Cup Betting Online Odds : 

Team Spread Total
Tunisia +1½ (-107) 2½ (-126)
Belgium -1½ (-108) 2½ (+111)
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2018 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage: FOX

Tunisia and Group G

Tunisia has a young 22 year old captain.  Skhiri is a star for Montpellier.  But is not well known outside of France.  He will be counted upon to thwart any Belgium attacks.  This is Tunisia’s first final since 2006.  Most of their appearances have been underwhelming.  They have the goal of making the Final 16.  But that is a Bet on 2018 FIFA World Cup long shot.  England and Belgium are the class of their Group.  Injuries are another concern for this team.  On the positive they are not reliant upon any one star.  They simply don’t have any.

Tunisia’s Odds to Win

Hard work and defense was Tunisia’s sportsbook online ticket to success.  They are the classic workmanlike team.  But with not enough top shelf talent.  Head coach Nabil Maaloul has formulated a disciplined team.  And one that is ferocious about defending its own end.  The one creative talent is Saif Eddine Khaoui. Wahbi Khazri scored nine goals for his pro team in France.  He is a capable weapon.   Tunisia had a favorable qualifying pool.  That as much as anything helped punch their ticket to Russia.  Midfield is another team strength.

Belgium’s Talent

Belgium garnered plenty of attention for how well they qualified.  The Red Devils did not lose points.  And qualified with room to spare.  They also scored 43 goals in the process.  Excitement and ability are not going to be lacking.  Romelu Lukaku led all with 11 goals.  Eden Hazard added six with five assists.  Hazard is also team captain.  Lukaku and Hazard lead what is known as the “Golden Age.”  No Belgian team has ever been as promising.  The depth of talent is astounding.  But worries remain about defensive ability.

De Bruyne and Lukaku

Kevin De Bruyne is another star of this “Golden Age” squad.  Few players are better play makers.  De Bruyne is a star for Manchester City.  This compliments Lukaku well.  Lukaku is one of the most powerful strikers on earth.  He has proven his prolific prowess in the Premier League as well.

Matchup to Watch

Opposites meet in this Bet on 2018 FIFA World Cup match.  Belgium is exciting and capable.  Tunisia is outclassed and plodding.  The Red Devils should control this game.  Eventually their depth should wear down the plucky Tunisians.

World Cup Betting Odds Picks

Belgium should build upon their pre-tournament hype with a big win here.

World Cup Betting Online Pick: Belgium

World Cup Betting Online Score Prediction:  Belgium 2, Tunisia 0

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