Denmark vs Tunisia – World Cup: Group information, lineups & prediction

Denmark vs Tunisia - World Cup: Team news, lineups & prediction

Perennial World Cup darkish horses Denmark face a far much less fancied Tunisia of their opening group recreation on Tuesday lunchtime.

Denmark have been imperious throughout World Cup qualification, securing their place in Qatar after eight video games, eight wins and 0 targets conceded. Tunisia defeated Mali by a slender 1-0 mixture scoreline of their two-legged play-off. “The match itself wasn’t enjoyable,” Tunisia’s Mohamed Drager admitted, “it was a violent affair, however that’s soccer.”

Here is every thing you have to learn about a contest with hopefully much less violence however one which might not be way more enjoyable for Tunisia.

Denmark vs Tunisia H2H Outcomes (Final 5 Video games)

Present Type (Final 5 Video games)

Denmark workforce information

Kasper Hjulmand left the door ajar for any gamers on the cusp of an damage restoration by leaving 5 extra areas open after confirming the primary 21 members of the squad. Frederik Ronnow was a part of the lagging quintet after lacking Union Berlin’s ultimate three Bundesliga matches with a hamstring damage.

Jonas Wind can be coping with muscular issues. The Wolfsburg ahead has been blighted by health issues all through the present marketing campaign and is a doubt going into his nation’s opening match.

Denmark Beginning 11 (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Wass, Kjaer, A Christensen, Maehle; Hojbjerg, Delaney; Skov Olsen, Eriksen, Lindstrom; Dolberg.
Bench: O Christensen, Ronnow, Andersen, Nelsson, Kristensen, Larsen, Bah, Jensen, Norgaard, Skov, Damsgaard, Braithwaite, Wind, Poulsen, Cornelius.

Tunisia workforce information

Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni was robbed of a spot on the 2018 World Cup by a ruptured cruciate ligament. A matter of weeks forward of this 12 months’s match he suffered one other damage however is anticipated to have recovered by the point the Carthage Eagles line up in opposition to Denmark.

Tunisia Beginning 11 (4-3-3): Dahmen; Drager, Talbi, Bronn, Abdi; Laidouni, Skhiri, Chaalali; Ben Slimane, Msakni, Khazri.
Bench: Mathlouthi, Ben Mentioned, Hassen, Ifa, Meriah, Maaloul, Kechrida, Ghandri, Mejbri, Sassi, Romdhane, Jebali, Khenissi, Jaziri, Sliti.

Each managers have set lofty targets for his or her nations this winter. Hjulmand needs Denmark to “encourage and unite our nation”. Jalel Kadri’s goal of getting out of the group for the primary time within the nation’s historical past is much less idealistic, however he did promise to give up if that ambition is not realised.

Tunisia have stored eight clear sheets of their final 9 internationals and might be stubborn foes with a defence-first (and second, and third) method. Nevertheless, Kadri’s aspect lacks punch going ahead.

Conversely, his devilishly well-balanced Danish workforce could start Hjulmand’s quest for nationwide unity with a win.

Prediction: Denmark 2-0 Tunisia

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