We hit the first World Cup day with four games on Tuesday, and the second clash is a game between Denmark and Tunisia.
The Danes will be desperate to get off to a good start, knowing that they are likely to be in a tussle with France for top spot in this group, but can underestimate Tunisia here.
For those looking to wager on the game, we’ve got a 13/1 bet builder, with three legs combined that focus on Denmark dominance.
- Denmark -1 Handicap
- Christian Eriksen to Score or Assist
- Over 10.5 Total Corners
Denmark -1 Handicap
We kick off the bet builder by backing Denmark to win on the -1 handicap line. For those unfamiliar with this type of bet, what we need here is for Denmark to win by two goals or more.
They have strong claims to winning the group, beat France twice over the summer, and will no doubt be even more excited about their chances after hearing the news around Karim Benzema being ruled out of the tournament.
This is their chance to make a real claim for top spot, and get off to a great start, I think they’ll grab this chance with both hands. The Danes are economical at the back, solid enough to keep a clean sheet, or concede one at most. Going forward, while not blessed with star names, they combine well and score goals, against a Tunisia defence that has questions hanging over it.
We start with Denmark to win this one comfortably, by two goals or more.
Christian Eriksen to Score or Assist
Back on a big international stage, Christian Eriksen simply playing in this football game is a near miracle, let alone making an impact, but that’s exactly what I think he’ll do.
I think the Danes are going to really turn up and play for him, rallying around their superstar, and he’s going to have a big say in how this game goes. If anyone deserves a good tournament, then it is certainly the Manchester United midfielder.
We are backing him to hit the ground running, by bagging a goal or assist in Tuesday’s opener.
Over 10.5 Total Corners
We go into the corner market to round off this bet builder, with over 10.5 being the pick.
This is all about the type of game I expect to see. The Danes are going to have a lot of the ball, and will look to have a patient build up, which could see them holding onto the ball for long periods in the final third, something that can produce corner opportunities.
Tunisia on the other hand will look to quickly counter attack, get the ball forward, and try to win as many set pieces, including corners, as possible.
I’m going over on the line here, just because it looks as though this is a game where both teams will give themselves an opportunity to have plenty of corners.