Tunisia vs England PREVIEW & PREDICTION 18/06/2018


Group G action continues and it is time to analyze the Tunisia vs England forecast. The Southgate table starts as a favorite due to the greater individual and collective hierarchy that it possesses, which will allow it to handle more the ball and generate different situations of goal. For this reason and even if the Africans are combative and intense in the brand, we believe that the English can win by one or two goals of difference. Remember that everything depends on how effective they are, since the chances are ready to take advantage. Of course, the process can be fought in many moments, since the Tunisians will seek to protect themselves in defense from the initial stage.


The Africans have added acceptable and adjusted results in their international friendlies, proving to be a difficult selection to overcome due to their tactical order and their ironclad style in the brand. Just review the friendlies he played in 2018 to corroborate this statement (4 games without losing before the tight defeat to Spain, which was given a few minutes before the final whistle). Previously he had beaten Iran 1-0 and Costa Rica 1-0 in March, then tied 2-2 with Portugal and drew 2-2 against Tunisia (games played in June).

For this specific match, coach Nabil Maaloul is expected to repeat the 4-5-1 system that he used against Spain a few days ago, which served to stop the dapper Spanish team. On this occasion you should be more careful, since the English are more upright in attack, standing out for not touching so much and for being quick in the transition. As an extra fact, we tell you that many of the players called for this World Cup do not play in European leagues, except for a few exceptions. The main figure of the squad is forward Wahbi Khazri, who plays for French Rennes (11 goals scored in the season, showing a relatively interesting scoring average).


The British played some friendlies in recent weeks, achieving acceptable results to arrive calmly to this World Cup debut. First they defeated Nigeria 2-1 at Wembley and then beat Costa Rica 2-0 in Leeds. In both games, coach Southgate tested the players he called and drew valuable conclusions. Of course, in the first act the headlines, while in the second played the substitutes. Similarly, the football philosophy of the team remains the same (constant search for the goal, taking prominence in the game either with dynamic by bands or with a good touch by the center of the field).

A detail to consider of the English is that they use a game system quite striking for what can be seen in these times. They defend with 3 men, leaving behind an anchor wheel that is associated with a line of 4 polyfunctional leaflets. Up play two points, Kane being nine area and Sterling the speed that must unbalance by the bands (Rashford would be his replacement if the City player does not play well). In the creation, Alli and Lingard will be in charge of taking the team with the ball at ground level, even having a lot of presence in the rival area.

The last duel held by Europeans and Africans dates back 20 years ago and it was precisely at the World Cup in France 98. On that occasion, the English won 2-0 in a clear manner.

PREDICTION: England to win @ 1.45

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