Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, says England will not suffer the same fate as several other top nations and will win their opening World Cup match.
The Three Lions face Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday evening, having not won their opening game in any of their previous four major tournaments.
Spain, Argentina, Germany and Brazil have all failed to start their campaigns in Russia with a victory, but Mourinho believes England will be different.
“I watched Tunisia against Portugal in the last friendly that Portugal played before the World Cup and, honestly, I didn’t like much.
“I consider Tunisia a similar team in terms of potential and style to Morocco, for example. I think England should win.
“But Brazil should win, Germany should win and Argentina should win, so I don’t know.
“Tomorrow is a day where two strong teams and two strong squads in Belgium and England come to play with three at the back plus wing-backs, so let’s see how the smaller teams are going to adapt to that,” he told Russia Today.