World Cup Match 27: Belgium v Tunisia

Day 10 of the FIFA World Cup will get underway with this Group G clash between Belgium and Tunisia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Belgium can take complete command of the group with a dominant win.

Stats

What’s their current form?
Belgium are the favourite to top this group and they opened with a dominant 3-0 victory over Panama. A Mertens goal just after half time was followed up by a pair of goals to Lukaku in a brilliant second half.

Tunisia gave heavy favourites in their first round clash, England, an almighty early scare, equalising just before halftime after England’s Kane scored an early goal. Kane bagged the match winner just on fulltime to give his side a 2-1 win

Lineups
Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Meunier, de Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco; Mertens, Lukaku, Hazard.
Tunisia: Mathlouthi; Bronn, S.Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul; F.Ben Youssef, Khaoui, Skhiri, Sassi, Badri; Sliti.

Any interesting facts I should know?
Belgium are undefeated in their last 20 games, scoring 14 wins and 6 draws.

What should I be betting on?
Belgium to win and to bag a few goals in the process.

Wolf’s Prediction

Belgium were dominant and continue to firm on a daily basis. The Wolf is with the punters in that this is clearly their best chance to date to win a major tournament. With several big nations struggling, they could be handed a more favourable run in the knockout stages. Not as if they will need it. They were clinical against Panama and the 3 goal margin is the second biggest we have seen at the tournament. They extended their unbeaten run to 20 games with 11 clean sheets in that stretch. They have also maintained 4 clean sheets in regulation time in 4 of their last 5 World Cup matches. Tunisia will without doubt look to park the bus but The Wolf says it will cost them. Unlike England, Belgium have the ability to move the ball quickly and effective in small spaces – largely thanks to the talents of De Bruyne, Hazard and Mertens. Tunisia did well to hold on for as long as they did against England but against Belgium it will be curtains before half time.

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FAQ’s

TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news

What time is kick off? The game starts at 3pm (local time) on June 23. In Australia, kick-off will be at 10pm on June 23rd.

What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.

What’s the team news and who’s injured? Belgium will be without Batshuayi for this game as he overcomes an ankle injury which threatened to end his World Cup campaign. He’ll likely be rested for this match. Tunisia’s keeper Mouez Hassen suffered a shoulder injury in the opening game and has been ruled out for the rest of the World Cup.

Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.

What happened the last time they played each other? There have been 3 games played between these sides, with each side scoring a win apiece and playing out one draw. They last met in 2014 where Belgium won 1-0.

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