Tunisia vs Australia: Live Streaming, Prediction, Lineups & Preview

On Saturday, Australia will take on Tunisia in their second FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D match, hoping to redeem themselves after a crushing loss to France on Tuesday. Australia was defeated 4-1 by France in their 2022 World Cup opener on Tuesday, while Tunisia and Denmark fought to a scoreless draw.  Tunisia vs Australia Live Streaming, Prediction, Lineups & Preview Guide by Live Football TV.

Tunisia vs Australia

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Tunisia vs Australia Kick-Off Time

Tunisia vs Australia FIFA World Cup 2022 match will kick off at 1.00 pm Qatar time, 10:00 am UK time, 11:00 am Central European time, and 5:00 am Eastern Time (ET).

Tunisia vs Australia Preview

Tunisia is competing in the World Cup finals for the sixth time and hopes to reach the knockout phase. The African nation failed to win a group game in 1998, 2002, and 2006, but they won in Russia last time out and held a good Denmark team to a goalless draw in their division opener.

Tunisia’s last and toughest group game is next Wednesday against France, therefore their hopes of qualifying for the knockout phase may depend on their result against Australia. Jalel Kadri’s team beat Mali in the third qualifying round to get to the World Cup finals, and they haven’t lost a competitive match since January.

Tunisia’s performance against Denmark will have encouraged them ahead of this encounter, which will be their third meeting with Australia. Their sole competitive meeting was in June 2005’s Confederations Cup, when Tunisia won 2-0.

As said, Australia will enter this encounter after losing 4-1 to world champions France on Tuesday, putting them in a tough Group D position. Craig Goodwin gave Australia the lead in the ninth minute, but France scored four goals without reply through Adrien Rabiot, Olivier Giroud (two), and Kylian Mbappe, leaving Australia at the bottom of the group.

Graham Arnold’s team won the United Arab Emirates and Peru on penalties to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, then defeated New Zealand in two friendlies in September.

Australia has played in all five World Cups, losing three times in the group stage and winning once. In 2006, the national team reached the round of 16, placing second in Group F behind Brazil before falling 1-0 to Italy in the first knockout round.

Tunisia vs Australia Team News

There were no reported injuries in Tunisia’s opening encounter against Denmark, therefore most of the starting XI from that game should start again. Wahbi Khazri, the team’s top scorer with 24, did not play in the opening game of the competition but is anticipated to start this one.

Youssef Msakni and Issam Jebali are nearly expected to keep their starting positions in the final third of the field, although the 31-year-old could replace Anis Ben Slimane. Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, who came in as a substitute against Denmark, will be looking to increase his World Cup playing time here.

As for Australia, despite the loss to France, head coach Arnold is not likely to make wholesale changes to his roster because of the positives that came out of their match against the Blues. The starting lineup for the Socceroos should be the same as the one that entered the field at the opening bell on Tuesday, with Mitchell Duke once again at the forefront of the attack.

The team’s highest scorer, 31-year-old Mathew Leckie, will start on the right side once again, and he is expected to be joined by Goodwin, who scored the winning goal against France. Australia’s probable starting lineup also includes Stoke City’s Harry Souttar, Celtic’s Aaron Mooy, and Middlesbrough’s Riley McGree.

Tunisia vs Australia Lineups

Tunisia possible XI:
Dahmen; Bronn, Meriah, Talbi; Drager, Skhiri, Laidouni, Abdi; Khazri, Jebali, Msakni

Australia possible XI:
Ryan; Atkinson, Souttar, Rowles, Behich; Mooy; Leckie, Irvine, McGree, Goodwin; Duke

How to Watch Tunisia vs Australia Match?

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You can watch Tunisia vs Australia match on TV and stream it online. Check out our FIFA World Cup Official Broadcaster list to know which channel will telecast this Tunisia vs Australia match in your region. fuboTV offers a great deal with the free trial to stream all the FIFA World Cup 2022 games in high definition for any device.

Tunisia vs Australia Prediction

This is a really close game to predict, and either Tunisia or Australia might come out on top on Saturday. There is a good likelihood that this Group D match will be a low-scoring draw due to the close nature of the match between the two clubs.