2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal vs Tunisia Betting Preview and Pick

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Tunisia finally got their first victory in regulation at this tournament as they cruised past Madagascar in the quarter-finals, but they are facing more serious opponents in the semis and are slight underdogs. Senegal, on the other hand, secured a tight 1-0 win over Benin in the last match, and are looking to continue with great defensive performances after not conceding in the previous three games.

Senegal vs Tunisia

•    Africa Cup of Nations

•    30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt

•    Sunday 14 July

•    18:00 CET

Senegal Team News and Latest Form

Senegal enter this Africa Cup of Nations semi-final tilt having lost only one of their last ten matches (W8, D1, L1) while scoring 2+ goals in five of them. In total, the Lions of Teranga are in an excellent defensive form, keeping their net intact in each of those eight victories in that span.

Allowing an average of just 0.3 goals per game across that streak, 2002 AFCON runners-up Senegal still failed to score in each of their previous three AFCON defeats. Despite missing a couple of penalties, Sadio Mané has been the top performer for Senegal thus far, with three goals and an assist to his name.

We saw three penalties and two red cards in Senegal’s last three games. Senegal recorded a clean sheet in each of their last five AFCON wins.

Tunisia Team News and Latest Form

Tunisia managed a first-half clean sheet in each of their previous ten matches, and are at the moment enjoying an eight-game unbeaten streak, which saw them secure a goalless half-time in their last four games. This tilt is their sixth AFCON semi-final (W3, L2); however, they are without a win in each of their previous two AFCON duels with Senegal (D1, L1), while allowing precisely twice on both occasions.

Tunisia have seen four of their last five AFCON matches end as a draw in regulation. Still, one positive omen is that the Eagles of Carthage have won to nil in three of the previous six H2Hs encounters.

Youssef Msakni has two goals for Tunisia at AFCON thus far. Tunisia have allowed each of their last five AFCON goals in the final 30 minutes.

Senegal vs Tunisia Head to Head

These rivals have faced nine times before, and the Eagles of Carthage are leading the all-time H2H duels with four wins while the Lions of Terange have only one. That lone victory came in 2017 AFCON when Sadio Mane and Kara Mbodji found the back of the net for Senegal in a 2-0 win. It’s important to mention that none of the last five H2H clashes produced goals on both ends.

Senegal vs Tunisia Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Betting Tip

Both teams have been playing rock-solid defense recently, and unlike the latest betting tips, I am not going to bet on both teams to score, even though the 2.20 (+110) odds are quite attractive. Tunisia and Senegal are scoring most of their goals in the second 45 minutes at this AFCON, and that’s why my Senegal vs Tunisia Africa Cup of Nations 2019 betting tip is the second half as the half with most goals at 2.15 (+115).

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