World Cup Preview – Group G | Belgium v Tunisia

Belgium will all but book their place in the knockout phase of the World Cup with victory over Tunisia on Saturday.

The Belgians came through the opening game with Panama relatively unscathed as they won 3-0, and they will be looking for more of the same at the Spartak Stadium.

Despite the convincing win, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is looking for improvements.

“You should not look for perfection. We need to improve of course. We want to improve, we need to improve. I think the three games in the group stages, it was always for us to improve in a mental way, in a technical way, in a tactical way,” he said.

“I think physically we were very strong, we grew into the game in the second half, we felt physically very strong – which is a great sign.”

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul admits that he thinks Belgium are the best side in the group.

“When you see the individuals that make up the national team of Belgium, sincerely I think that they can be in the last four of this World Cup,” he said.

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

Belgium 13:00 Tunisia
Spartak Stadium, Moscow
Live on BBC

Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld; Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Meunier; Dries Mertens, Eden Hazard; Romelu Lukaku

Tunisia: Farouk Ben Mustapha; Yassine Meriah, Syam Ben Yousef, Dylan Bronn, Oussama Haddadi; Ellyes Skhiri, Anice Badri, Ferjani Sassi; Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Wahbi Khazri, Naim Sliti

KEY FACT: Belgium are yet to lose to African opposition at a World Cup
Match odds from bet365: BELGIUM 1/3 DRAW 9/2 TUNISIA 10/1
bet365 Pick: Eden Hazard first goal @4/1
ANDY SAYS: Comfortable Belgium win coming here, no doubt about it…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: Tunisia can be stubborn, but they are no match for Belgium…4-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Romelu Lukaku – Could end up being top-scorer at World Cup finals, and so plenty of value here.

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