Denmark vs Tunisia is the second match of Group D which is taking place in Al Rayyan stadium. The former for some time has been proving itself the legit dark horse of not just the world cup but several other international tournaments. Tunisia on the other hand has been merely a participant in the FIFA tournaments so far. They have never managed to advance to the competition’s second phase.
Further, Tunisia doesn’t hold the best records in the FIFA World Cup finals; the Eagles Of The Carthage have only won two of the 15 matches they have played in the FIFA tournament. This time, however, Tunisia has the best prior records among the African nations as they have entered Qatar with just one loss in their last nine matches.
Let’s explore more on who is likely to prevail in the clash that is going to happen hours from now. Also, analyze the odds in-depth and what sort of outcomes will emerge after Denmark has taken on Tunisia; who will be the scorers to what the scoreline is going to be?
Denmark vs Tunisia: How is their Recent Form? What are Their Strengths?
Denmark has had a pretty decent form preceding the event in Qatar 2022. While they lost twice against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League earlier in 2022, their two wins over the reigning world champion, France in the same competition should give them enough boldness to go further in the tournament in Qatar.
Their recent victories have also come from Serbia and Austria. They also had a near-perfect run in the world cup qualifiers campaign garnering 27 points from 10 matches. They, in fact, are the group toppers; the Danes only conceded three goals in the entire 10 games of the world cup qualification, in Europe. Denmark had the joint-best defensive record in the European qualifiers for the World Cup.
Concerning, their strengths on the field, they defend their area as compactly as possible. They are also more balanced and create enough chances. In fact, in the last few tournaments, they have been showing a unique ability to change the game from defense into attack in lightning mode.
Their squad is also well-tested and made for competition of greater magnitude having competed against some of the big contenders in Europe for years. Most of their players play in the highly competitive club competition, EPL.
Much like Denmark, Tunisia too had a good run ahead of the world cup 2022. The African side topped their qualifiers group with 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 defeat. In the final round, coach, Jalel Kadri’s team bested Mali in two-legged games with an aggregate score of 1-0 (1-0, 0-0).
As for the records in the FIFA tournaments, the five-time world cup participant is yet to get past the group stage. They are also fresh off the win against Iran. Similar to the Danes, Tunisians too play very densely from their mid-to-defense area.
Why Denmark Is Very Likely To Win?
Tunisian attack almost exclusively in the hands of Wahbi Khazri doesn’t make the African side too dangerous in the opponent’s box. Their best strikers are over the age of 30 and stats suggest that they are likely going to struggle against Denmark’s disciplined backline.
As mentioned they also don’t have the fixed attitude of facing tough opponents as Denmark does. The Danes on the other hand have been averaging 2.5 goals in three of their last four matches and 1.5 in the last eight. By comparison, Tunisia has only managed to average 1.3 goals in its last eight matches.
Denmark vs Tunisia History
While Denmark faced Tunisia way back in May 2002 in a friendly match, the 2022 FIFA World Cup is the first time the teams are facing each other in a competitive fixture. Back then Denmark won the game with a scoreline of 2-1.
Denmark And Tunisia Predictions By Numbers
In light of both countries’ recent performances and player stats, the projection has been in the favor of Denmark with the European side winning the game with a probability of 46%.
Tunisia on the other hand has received a little more than 27% of taking the three points from the Scandinavian. A similar percentage has been given to the duel ending in a draw.
Likewise, bet365 has given Denmark 9/20 (1.45) odds of winning the match against Tunisia. The less preferred team in comparison has received a 13/2 (7.50) chance of winning against the nordic side with the probability of a draw at 3/1 (4.00).
Speaking of the first goal scorer, it’s Denmark’s star forward, Kasper Dolberg who has received the most bets. Expectations are more on him being the first man in the match to kick off the scoreline at 4/1.
Denmark Forms In The Last 10 Matches
Tunisia Forms In The Last 10 Matches
Denmark 2-0 Tunisia