Many goals in the small final? Here is our tips Tunisia vs Nigeria!
Why is there a match for third place? This question is asked again and again in continental championships. After the disappointment in the semifinals, the teams have to compete again under competitive conditions. The incentive is not necessarily great and accordingly, there is always plenty of raging in order to give even the previous reservists a few minutes of use. So it will also run on Wednesday evening in the match for third place at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations between Tunisia and Nigeria.
Tunisia vs Nigeria Football Betting Tips
The semi-final was an extremely bitter affair for both teams. In dramaturgy both games were unbeatable, the bigger was the disappointment after the final whistle. The game for third place is now a “chore” and we can well imagine that the players are by no means motivated to the hair tips. In the three-way market between Tunisia and Nigeria, therefore, a prediction is not recommended, because here will depend very much on the attitude.
Tunisia – Statistics & Current Form
Tunisia fixed their progress with three draws in the group stage and were able to beat the big favorites from Ghana on penalties in the second round. Goalkeeper Mouez Hassen was replaced on 121 minutes as head coach Alain Giresse had a penalty killer in his own ranks with Farouk Ben Mustapha. The scene recalled the Kepa situation at Chelsea a few months ago. Hassen did not want to have it, but had to leave the field. Ben Mustapha then actually held a penalty and the cheering knew no bounds.
After the clear victory against Underdog Madagascar Mouez Hassen moved in the semi-finals again in the center of attention. In extra time, he became a tragic hero, as he averted a relatively harmless free kick only half-heartedly, while his center-back Bronn met on the head. From there, the ball jumped into the goal! Hassen was previously the acclaimed hero, as he was able to parry a penalty in minute 81 and thus made the extension possible. However, Tunisia missed a penalty miserably. A game that provided enormous spectacle in only 120 minutes despite only one goal.
Tunisia has earned the reputation of being the “Remix King” of the 2019 Africa Cup (five of the six games that have ended in the last 90 minutes without winners). Nevertheless, we do not recommend a further draw between Tunisia and Nigeria, because no one wants to complete another 30 minutes. If it is actually tight, a storm of both teams in the finish would be quite possible.
Expected line-up of Tunisia:
➱ Ben Mustapha – Haddadi, Bedoui, Lamti, Kechrida – Aouadhi, Chaaleli, Sassi – Badri, Khenissi, Srarfi
Last matches of Tunisia:
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Senegal Vs. Tunisia 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Madagascar Vs. Tunisia 0: 3 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 08.07.2019 – Ghana Vs. Tunisia 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 02.07.2019 – Mauritania Vs. Tunisia 0: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Mali 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
Nigeria – Statistics & Current Form
Similarly exciting and bitter was the semi-final of the Super Eagles by Gernot Rohr. The German coach had to watch in minute 95, as Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez a free-kick from just under 18 meters with full force in the Tormanneck put. Nigeria struggled against the desert foes from Algeria for a long time and had few chances from the game. Center-forward Odion Ighalo scored the interim draw as he kept his nerve from the penalty spot after a handball match. It was tournament hit number four – so he is now sole leader of the scorers list.
The Super Eagles from Nigeria have won the African Cup three times, most recently in 2013. However, Nigeria have not been in the last two events. An interesting statistic is that Nigeria has never lost a match for third place. Already six times Nigeria had beaten in the semifinals and was then able to keep the upper hand in the match for third place. Given these statistics is quite a tendency in the game between Tunisia and Nigeria in the direction of the tip to recognize the Rohr protected.
A large-scale rotation will also be on the Super Eagles. This will probably not affect striker Odion Ighalo. The 30-year-old China legionnaire can secure the top scorer crown and is certainly staged by his teammates. Accordingly, Nigeria can be expected offensively and in the match for third place between Tunisia and Nigeria, a prediction for a goal-rich game under certain circumstances is highly recommended.
Expected formation of Nigeria:
➱ Uzoho – Collins, Balogun, Omeruo, Aina – Obi Mikel, Ogu – Kalu, Iwobi, Moses – Ighalo
Last matches of Nigeria:
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Algeria vs. Nigeria 2: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Nigeria Vs. South Africa 2: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Nigeria Vs. Cameroon 3: 2 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Madagascar Vs. Nigeria 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Nigeria Vs. Guinea 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
Tunisia vs Nigeria Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
There have been 14 international matches between the two national teams. It ended exactly half of all previous games with a draw. The biggest scandal was the first duel at the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations. In Ghana, the two teams also played for third and fourth place, but the game had to be stopped at the score of 1-1. A 1-1 was also the result of the last meeting, in a friendly match in January 2016.
Tunisia vs Nigeria Our Football Betting Tips Explained
The final consequence will probably be missed by both teams. Voting problems would be no surprise, since both teams will probably perform with a completely new team. Accordingly, between Tunisia and Nigeria, the prediction on the 1-X-2 market is extremely difficult.
Key Facts – Tunisia vs Nigeria tips
⭐️ Five of Tunisia’s six games at the Africa Cup of Nations ended in a draw!
⭐️ Half of all previous direct duels ended in a draw!
⭐️ Nigeria has never lost a match for third place – the game has been won six times!
Not many goals have been scored at the 2019 Africa Cup so far, but we have a very good feeling in the game between Tunisia and Nigeria when we hit the over 2.5. Odion Ighalo can secure the top scorer and could extend his lead with goals. In addition, there will certainly be rooms due to the voting problems. This is not a security for goals, but with the odds offered, the value can not be denied. With a bet of six units the tip is played!
Sure Bet: over 2.5 goals