Tunisia vs. Australia Betting Tips: Back Riley McGree to be carded in Group D clash
Tunisia take on Australia in the first of four games at the World Cup on Saturday. Here at BettingOdds.com we’ve scoured the markets and have picked out two tips that we like the look of.
After taking a point from a 0-0 draw with Denmark in their opener, Tunisia will be delighted with their start to their group D campaign. With a clash against France in their third and final game, Tunisia will know the importance of taking a result against Australia. They will also take positives from keeping their first clean at a World Cup since 1978 on Tuesday.
Australia equally know that three points here is a must after a 4-1 defeat to France in their opening game in Qatar. Taking a look at the match result odds Tunisia are the favourites at 11/10, the draw can be backed at 9/4, and a win for the Aussie’s is around 11/4.
Tunisia vs Australia Tips
The first of our two selections for Tunisia vs Australia comes from the shots market where we are siding with Australia’s Mitchell Duke to record Over 1.5 shots in the match. We thought Australia gave a decent account of themselves against France considering the large gap in quality between the two sides.
In the game against Didier Deschamps’ side, Australia only managed four shots in total, a figure which we expect to see rise considerably against Tunisia considering the magnitude of this fixture. Mitchell Duke should once again line up as the main striker for Australia and after one shot against France, we expect him to increase his output against lower quality opposition than on Tuesday. This selection of Duke Over 1.5 shots is priced at just 1/8 with Paddy Power, while Skybet have their Over 2.5 line priced at 4/6. With this in mind Over 1.5 shots at 3/4 with Unibet looks like a good value proposition.
The other selection we have been drawn towards for this game is for Riley McGree to be carded. The midfielder who plys his trade in England was booked five times in just 13 league appearances for Birmingham City last season, having already amassed four in 16 starts for his new employers Middlesbrough in 2022/2023.
In Australia’s game against France Riley McGree made three fouls and was rather lucky to get away with not going into the book. With so much on the line against Tunisia we once again feel he won’t be holding back. And with other bookmakers going around 12/5 for him to be carded in this game, we’d recommend taking the 15/4 on offer from 888 Sport.