Tunisia against Mali is without question the top match in the preliminary round of Group E. For ornithologically interested football fans at the same time a professional treat, as the Eagles of Carthage compete against the Eagles from Mali. The first birds of prey have struggled in their first match against Angola. In the end, only a 1: 1 jumped out against the black antelope. A somewhat disappointing result for Tunisia – but in view of the game shares completely performance-oriented.
Tunisia vs Mali Football Betting Tips
Instead, Mali did not break the deadlock in their opening game and scored a clear 4-1 win over Mauritania. The pressure in the upcoming match at the Africa Cup of Nations is thus significantly higher for the North Africans. Although they are slightly favored with respect to Tunisia against Mali odds, the tip is that the formidious West Africans will at least draw one. The Tunisia against Mali forecast provides for a deployment of six units.
Tunisia – Statistics & Current Form
Tunisia had to be satisfied with the point after the final whistle in the first match against Angola, even if they had previously calculated more. Once again, the country proved to be an uncomfortable opponent, as it was already the fourth draw in retrospect on the last five encounters in this pairing. Above all, the offensive came at no time really into the game and the conceding was again a serious mistake of the goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha ahead.
Overall, a performance that should not have pleased the French coach Alain Giresse. The 66-year-old was a European player in 1984 with the Equipe Tricolore and inherited his predecessor Faouzi Benzarti only last December, after the Tunisian had to vacate despite an impeccable record of three wins after only about a quarter of a year already back in place. A very lonely decision on the part of the association … Giresse was employed in his coaching career, among others, at Paris Saint-Germain and knows the African football very well, since he has coached the national teams of Senegal and the upcoming opponent. Tunisia celebrated its only triumph at the 2004 Africa Cup in its own country. Despite the meager yield, the North Africans are more or less a regular guest for the playoffs: In the following seven tournaments succeeded five times in the quarter-finals, including the last two issues.
On the offensive, the hopes are mainly on Wahbi Khazri. Since his debut more than six years ago, the Tunisian completed 45 caps. His 15 goals represent the best balance of all players in the current squad. The midfielder earns his money otherwise at St. Etienne in Ligue 1 in France. There, the 28-year-old delivered an excellent season this year with 13 goals in 32 league games. A yield that topped only eight players in the top French league.
The fact that the record champion of the country landed in fourth place, he owed above all his consistently good performance. It was also good, at least before the last meeting, Naim Sliti from fast-relegated Dijon FCO. The 26-year-old has scored in two of the most recent three internationals. Sliti scored, among other things, the 2-1 winner in the friendly against the vice-world champion from Croatia about two weeks ago. His thigh injury, which forced him to pause a few weeks ago, has obviously survived Sliti.
Expected lineup of Tunisia:
↪ Mustapha – Bronn – Bedoui – Meriah – Kechrida – Chaalali – Haddadi – Msakni – Skhiri – Khazri – Sliti
Last matches of Tunisia:
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Angola 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 17.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Burundi 2: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Croatia vs. Tunisia 1: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Iraq 2: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Algeria vs. Tunisia 1: 0 (friendly)
Mali – Statistics & Current Form
Mali made no prisoners in his opening match against the Mourabitounes. Mauritania was beaten 4: 1, with the points already beating a 2-0 victory before half-time. The very good attack performance of the Eagles is one of the clearest offensive appearances at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. In this context, especially Moussa Marega is to name. The striker is in the service of FC Porto and was again in this season after last season’s best goalgetter of the club.
The two namesake Adama Traore also celebrated one goal each. The midfielder of the same name duo looks back on a completely messed up season. In this Traore played only at the AS Monaco, who then lent him in the winter break in the Jupiler League at Cercle Bruges, which conveniently has the same owner and more or less acts as farm team of the Monegas. There, the 23-year-old but came due to injuries hardly to inserts.
That Traore is now recovered and has not lost the fun on the round gaming device despite the difficult season, the midfielder showed against Mauritania not only with his goals, but also by his submission to 1: 0 by captain Abdoulay Diaby. The strength of Mali’s squad was also revealed towards the end of the game when Amadou Haidara came off the bench. The 21-year-old kicks after all at RB Leipzig and would be in a variety of countries at this Africa Cup without question a man for the first team.
Expected formation of Mali:
↪ Diarra – Kone – Fofana – Wague – Traore H. – Coulibaly – Samassekou – Diaby – Traore A. – Djenepo – Marega
Last Games by Mali:
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Mali Vs. Mauritania 4: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Algeria Vs. Mali 3: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 14.06.2019 – Cameroon vs. Mali 1: 1 (friendlies)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Senegal Vs. Mali 2: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Mali Vs. South Sudan 3: 0 (African Championship qualification)
Tunisia vs Mali Direct comparison
Tunisia has often had problems with Mali in the past. In the previous four duels, the Malian selection prevailed three times, while the team from North Africa only once in 2011 reached a 4-2 win. At the upcoming match in Suez in the same stadium between Tunisia and Mali, the odds are still very evenly distributed and even with a slight bias in favor of the Tunisians.
Tunisia vs Mali Best Football Prediction Explained
Tunisia are already under pressure in the encounter, as the fixed three points against Angola were not reached at the opening and instead only one draw came out. The team did not fare as well as expected, and it remains to be seen if this was a one-time gaffe or if the playful problems against Mali continue. The results before the African Cup were actually very good: Among other things, the runner-up from Croatia was beaten.
Key Facts – Tunisia vs Mali tips
⭐️ Mali has a positive record against Tunisia of three wins and one bankruptcy
⭐️ Tunisia reached the opening match only a 1-1 draw against Angola
⭐️ North Africans occupy the 28th place in the world rankings and only 65th place for Mali
With Mali is now compared to the Angolans now a much heavier opponent. The qualification of the team of coach Mohamed Magassouba has finished as group first and the first match against Mauritania was a soothing exception for the well known Africa Cup. The West Africans won 4: 1 and confirmed their membership in the club of title favorites.
In Tunisia against Mali, the tip also aims that the Malian Eagles at least record a draw. The squad is superior to the squad of Tunisians with players like Marega or Samassekou and the current form can be estimated especially with regard to the offensive as better.
Betting Predictions: Double Chance X2