Last game of the group stage for the French team against Tunisia. Les Bleus could be qualified even before the game. In any case, Tunisia should not be underestimated by Deschamps’ team.
✔ 1X2 Prediction Tunisia vs France
Tunisia remain a solid team, lacking efficiency upfront. The result may depend largely on France’s position before the game. If Les Bleus are already qualified, Didier Deschamps will probably rotate his squad. Nevertheless, we expect the French team to win by a small margin.
✔ Correct Score Prediction Tunisia – France
France have not played against Tunisia since 2010, a friendly game which ended up in a draw in Rades. Les Bleus have never lost against the Tunisian team with two wins in 1978 and 2008 and two draws in 2002 and 2010. However, the French team and the Carthage Eagles have never faced each other in an official competition.
The context, whether Les Bleus are qualified or not before the match, can strongly influence the result. But, if they are serious, France should win. However, the score will definitely be tight. 1-2 and 0-1 are the most likely scores.
If France are already qualified before the game, they could play lightly, as they did in their third group game at the 2018 World Cup against Denmark (0-0). A draw could then be an option, either 0-0 or 1-1.
Even if France could already be in the Round of 16 at kick-off, Tunisia do not seem to have what it takes in attack to win the game. Their strengths remain above all their defensive organisation and tactical discipline. 1-0 or 2-1 are preferred for this scenario.
✔ Half-Time/Full-Time prediction: Draw – 1st half: France – 2nd half
Les Bleus could be hampered by Tunisia’s low block and defensive organisation in the first half. Nevertheless, France should score in the second half securing a narrow win.
✔ Goalscorer Prediction Tunisia vs France
Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema are the two most dangerous players in the French team. On the Tunisian side, Wahbi Khazri is the technical leader of the Carthage Eagles. Against France, he will certainly be very motivated to play a great game.
✔ Double Chance Goalscorer: O. Giroud / Y. Msakni
If France are qualified at kick-off, Didier Deschamps could rotate and start Olivier Giroud as his striker. On the other side, winger Youssef Msakni will not be out of place in Qatar, a country where he has played almost continuously for more than 3 years. He could therefore be decisive.
📄 Analysis – Tunisia vs France
To reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Tunisia finished first in Group B in the second round of the African Zone qualifiers, ahead of Equatorial Guinea. The Carthage Eagles then played a two-legged tie against Mali, which they won on an away goal (1-0, 0-0).
Les Bleus qualified effortlessly, undefeated and finished top of their 2022 World Cup qualifying group. The French team finished six points ahead of Ukraine, who themselves finished ahead of Finland, Bosnia, and Kazakhstan.
Tunisia had a decent campaign during the last AFCON in Cameroon this winter. They made it out of the group stage and eliminated Nigeria in the Round of 16 before falling to Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals. In March, the Carthage Eagles defeated Mali in a two-legged play-off to qualify for a second consecutive World Cup.
France are undefeated since their disappointing elimination against Switzerland in the last 16 of Euro 2020 last summer. They have won two friendlies against Ivory Coast and South Africa in March.