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

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Tunisia and Nigeria weren’t lucky enough to beat their respective rivals in the semis and will have to satisfy with the battle for bronze medal. The Eagles of Carthage failed to convert a penalty and scored an own-goal in extra time loss to Senegal. Nigeria, on the other hand, were just seconds away from extra time against Algeria but Riyad Mahrez scored from a direct free-kick in the 95th minute to eliminate the Super Eagles.

Tunisia vs Nigeria

•    Africa Cup of Nations

•    Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt

•    Wednesday 17 July

•    21:00 CET

Tunisia Team News and Latest Form

Tunisia’s semi-final loss to Senegal in extra time was their fifth draw in six games. It was also the Eagles of Carthage’s third game in four to without goals on both ends while five of the six total goals scored in their previous three matches came in the final 30 minutes of play.

None of Tunisia’s last seven games produced a first-half goal from open play, so the fans might not see any goals in the opening 45 minutes. Still, this is rather contradicted by the fact that three of Nigeria’s previous four matches have seen a goal on both sides in the first 30 minutes.

Youssef Msakni scored twice in this tournament, and both goals came in the middle third of games (31st-60th minute). The last six AFCON tournament goals that Tunisia have allowed arrived after the 60th minute.

Nigeria Team News and Latest Form

Although their recent games provided entertaining starts, Nigeria’s previous three matches have seen exactly two goals (either way) in the second 45 minutes. In turn, six of the last eight goals scored by either side in matches involving Nigeria arrived in the last 30 minutes.

Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo tied from the spot in his last game, and subsequently, his previous two goals arrived between the 61st-75th minute. Nigeria’s last three matches saw the side that opened the scoring to concede an equalizer.

Tunisia vs Nigeria Head to Head

Tunisia and Nigeria have met 13 times before, and the Super Eagles lead the all-time H2H encounters with five victories, Tunisia have three while five games ended as draws. These rivals have met on three occasions in the Africa Cup of Nations finals since 2000. Each of the previous two H2H duels in this competition have been settled on penalties, with each side prevailing once apiece.

Tunisia vs Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Betting Tip

Five of the last six H2H meetings produced goals on both ends, and Nigeria is struggling to keep a clean sheet recently as they allowed in each of the last four matches at this AFCON. Tunisia’s defense is stronger, but the Super Eagles scored six goals in the previous three games, and that’s why my Tunisia vs Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2019 betting tip is both teams to score at 2.00 (+100).

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