FIFA World Cup: Denmark vs. Tunisia Odds & Recap
Danes Clash With Eagles of Carthage
⚽Denmark vs Tunisia: Game Recap⚽
Results: Denmark 0 – 0 Tunisia
Euro 2020 semi-finalists Denmark arrived at the 2022 World Cup, existing somewhere between dark horses and genuine contenders. Tunisia needed to avoid defeat to stand any chance of progressing from a group containing reigning world champions France. What ensued was the first 0-0 of the tournament – far from a drab one, though.
Two pivotal moments could have handed either side a victory in a game low on genuine moments of quality or threats to the two goals. Firstly, Andreas Cornelius missed an excellent opportunity to turn a header into the back of the Tunisia net.
Secondly, Tunisia wanted a penalty when the ball hit the arm of Joachim Andersen after it flicked off the end of a player’s boot. But referee Cesar Arturo Ramos decided not to give a spot kick. Despite checking the screen, he also refused to listen to the VAR, who suggested he should award a late penalty for a handball.
Both teams ultimately could not break the other down, leaving them level at full-time.
Denmark sat at -240 odds to win the match and looked to get a crucial win, with France poking around in the group. Tunisia was looking for just their third World Cup win of all time and showed a price of +750 to do so. Meanwhile, a draw came in at +350 odds. Those who bet on the unexpected draw had a nice payout, since the match ended scoreless.
The Eagles of Carthage were on a seven-match shutout streak before Brazil ended it. The match’s over/under goals total was currently listed as 2½ goals. The over comes in at even odds, while the under shows a -120 price.
Did We Get It Right?
Below you will find all the predictions we made before the matchup, on November 15, 2022.
Denmark Emerging as World Cup Dark Horses
Denmark’s inspired performance at Euro 2020 means that bettors are taking them seriously at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Danes are a popular dark horse betting pick in Group D and even to win the tournament. It’ll certainly be a challenge for them to go all of the way but they’ve got a well rounded roster. The first test they’ll face is vs. Tunisia on Tuesday in a game they’re expected to win. Let’s take a look at all of the major Denmark vs. Tunisia odds and preview the match.
Denmark vs. Tunisia
Date, time (TV):
Location: Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
Streaming: FS1, Telemundo, Peacock
Team Standings and Odds:
|Team||FIFA World Ranking||World Cup Qualifying Record||Odds to Advance||Odds to Win Group||Odds to Win World Cup|
|Denmark||10||9-0-1, 1st UEFA Group F||-500||+275||+2800|
|Tunisia||30||5-2-1, 1st CAF Group B||+500||+1600||+50000|
|May 2002:||Denmark 2-1 Tunisia|
Denmark and Tunisia have only met on one previous occasion, in a 2002 international friendly. Denmark won the neutral site match, 2-1. The schedule for FIFA has their match as the opener for both teams.
Optimism Surrounding Denmark
- Upcoming Matches: Nov. 26 vs. France, Nov. 30 vs. Australia
There is a lot of optimism surrounding this Denmark side heading into the FIFA World Cup. The Danes were semifinalists at last year’s Euros and they recently beat France twice in the UEFA Nations League. Denmark have the ability to compete with anyone and we saw their resilience at the Euros after midfielder Christian Eriksen’s collapse on the pitch. Eriksen, now with Manchester United, has made a full return and he’ll be a key player in Qatar.
Kasper Hjulmand has quite a well rounded roster at his disposal. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Christian Norgaard and Jesper Lindstrom are also key midfielders for Tottenham, Brentford and Eintracht Frankfurt, respectively. The workrate of forward Martin Braithwaite is exemplary and there are young talents in attacking areas. None of Kasper Dolberg, Mikkel Damsgaard, Andreas Skov Olsen and Jonas Wind are over the age of 25.
Denmark easily qualified for the World Cup, with nine wins from ten matches. That’s the most wins they’ve ever managed in a qualifying campaign and their +27 goal difference was also an all-time best. The Danes are even getting a modicum of respect in the World Cup odds to win. They’re priced at shorter odds than both Croatia and Uruguay at +2800.
Tunisia Have Never Reached Knockout Stage
- Upcoming Matches: Nov. 26 vs. Australia, Nov. 30 vs. France
The Eagles of Carthage are back for a seventh World Cup appearance. Tunisia won one match and lost two at Russia 2018 but failed to advance out of their group. In fact, Tunisia have never advanced to the knockout stage at a FIFA World Cup. It’ll once again be an uphill battle with Denmark and France on the schedule. Tunisia have managed to get some good results in the lead up to the tournament, though.
Tunisia defeated both Japan and Chile en route to winning Japan’s Kirin Cup in June. They’ve also kept clean sheets in nine of their 13 matches in 2022. The Eagles of Carthage reached the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals and only conceded two goals in the tournament. Fans of French soccer may recognize Wahbi Khazri, Tunisia’s active leading scorer. Khazri, who plays for Montpellier, has 24 goals in 71 appearances for his country.
Midfielder Ellyes Shkiri plies his trade in Germany with FC Koln and Tunisia will need him at his best. Despite some good results this year, Tunisia lost 5-1 to Brazil in a September friendly. It shows that they’re vulnerable when playing superior opposition and Denmark are certainly better than the average African opponent. The Denmark vs. Tunisia odds price Tunisia as underdogs.
Match Analysis and Odds:
There aren’t any surprises on the odds board heading into this match. Denmark (-1) enter as -130 favorites to cover the spread. Meanwhile, the Denmark vs. Tunisia odds price Tunisia (+1) at just +110 odds to cover. Denmark have never lost to an African team at the World Cup as they have two wins and two draws. The Red and Whites have also won four of their five opening matches at World Cups.
Tunisia are looking for just their third World Cup win all-time and show a price of +750 to do so. Meanwhile, a draw comes in at +350 odds.
That said, Denmark sits at -240 odds to win the match and it’s vital they get all three points here with a match vs. France looming. Tunisia are looking for just their third World Cup win all-time and show a price of +750 to do so. Meanwhile, a draw comes in at +350 odds. Don’t expect Tunisia to have much of the ball in this match as they prepare to defend for long stretches.
The odds imply they won’t necessarily be successful in their efforts, as Denmark over 1½ goals stands at -140 odds. The Eagles of Carthage were on a seven-match shutout streak before Brazil ended it, though. The over/under goals total for the match is currently listed as 2½ goals.
The over comes in at even odds, while the under shows a -120 price. Denmark have scored in 18 of their last 20 matches and will look to kill the game off early.