The Eagles of Carthage have never made it beyond the pool stage and that poor record at past finals is reflected in the Tunisia World Cup 2018 odds.
Tunisia got off to a flying start at their first World Cup in 1978 when claiming the notable scalp of Mexico via a 3-1 triumph in Rosario.
They also held West Germany to a goalless draw in Argentina, but a 1-0 loss to Poland in between those admirable efforts proved costly, as they finished third.
After a 20-year absence, the Eagles of Carthage went on to suffer early exits in three successive tournaments from 1998 to 2006, picking up only one point on each occasion.
Qualifying for Russia 2018 went well, though, with four wins secured in a six-match unbeaten run that saw them just edge out the Democratic Republic of Congo in that section.
However, this will be a big step up in class, starting with a Volvograd clash against England and a battle with Belgium in Moscow.
There will be more positive Tunisia World Cup 2018 betting tips and predictions ahead of a closing tussle with Panama in Saransk, but their fate may have already been sealed by that point!
Odds correct on date of publication: 21/05/2018
Midfielder Wahbi Khazri is rated the star man in this squad, having reached double figures in the goals department for Ligue 1 side Rennes in France this season.
The 27-year-old had previously played in the Premier League for Sunderland before being allowed to go out on loan following the Black Cats’ relegation.
Captain Aymen Mathlouthi was voted the best goalkeeper at the 2015 African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea.
Fringe defenders Bilel Mohsni and Yohan Benalouane are attached to Dundee United and Leicester respectively.
Up front, Saber Khalifa spent several seasons with Marseille, while Fakhreddine Ben Youssef and Ahmed Akaichi both have a decent amount of international experience.
Rank (world): 14
WC appearances: 4
Best effort: Group stage in 1978, 1998, 2002 and 2006
Road to Russia
TUN 0-0 Libya
Guinea 1-4 TUN
Congo DR 2-2 TUN
TUN 2-1 Congo DR
Libya 0-1 TUN
TUN 2-0 Guinea
Aymen Mathlouthi (GK)
Wahbi Khazri (M)
Saber Khalifa (F)
Nabil Maaloul – TUN