Tunisia – England
Tunisia faces England in match from Group F of the FIFA World Cup 2018. This game is going to be played in the city of Volgograd. Let’s examine it in our vip soccer bets.
Tunisia missed the last two World Cup in South Africa and Brazil, but now they are back in action at the football’s biggest stage possible. Tunisia made an impressive qualifying campaign, finishing first in Group A of the 3rd qualification round in the African region. They won their group with 14 points and an unbeaten record of 4 wins and 2 draws.
For a fifth time in their history the Eagles of Carthage will play at the World Cup. We can’t say that so far they have done anything impressive. Tunisia have never reached the knockout phase of the competition, always ending their participation in the group stage. This African team have played 12 matches at the World Cup and they have won just one of them 40 years ago.
Nabil Maaloul is the current head coach of Tunisia. He’s a former player of the national team and he’s leading the squad since last year. He has some international experience, because before this he was managing the national team of Kuwait. In 2013 he also had a brief spell as a manager of Tunisia, but he was unable to keep the job on a regular basis.
It won’t be an easy start for Tunisia at the World Cup, because in their first match they will meet the talented squad of England.
This English team is very different than what we usually see. The team’s manager Gareth Southgate decided to take a young team to Russia, leaving at home some experienced players. Most of the pundits and fans think that it was the right decision, because right now the English team is hungry, young and really motivated to do well. We shall see if Southgate’s revolution is going to be successful or not.
But clearly the young manager trusts the talents of the new generation. In his squad we can see players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard. This makes the English team exciting to watch. We all want to see how this squad will do in Russia. For sure it lacks the experience which other teams have, but sometimes youth and enthusiasm is beating experience.
It’s kind of surprising that Gareth Southgate is leading the English team. He was appointed as a temporary choice after the sack of Sam Allardyce, but in the end the kept the position and he was offered a contract by the FA. A former international, Gareth Southgate knows very well what’s the feeling to play at a competition as big as the World Cup.
In the qualifiers England showed some good level of performance. The Three Lions finished first in their qualifying group, winning 26 points and finishing with a record of 8 wins and 2 draws.
England have won the World Cup just once so far – in 1966, when they were hosting the tournament. Since then until today, they have reached the 1/2-finals of the competition just once – in 1990. The English fans are really hungry for some international success, so now everyone hopes that this team can finally do something big at the World Cup. If not, then everyone is going to be dissapointed once again.
These are our vip soccer bets for the World Cup 2018 game from Group F between Tunisia and England. What are we going to see – a spectacular start from the Three Lions or maybe Tunisia will make a surprise? We shall see.