African Cup of Nations/ Tunisia vs Nigeria – Tunisia and Nigeria will fight for the third place of the African Cup of Nations 2019. The two teams played for the third place also in 1978 when Nigeria won by 2-0.
Game Tunisia vs Nigeria begins 17.07.2019 at 21:00 CET
Senegal stopped Tunisia in the semi-finals after unlucky defeat 0-1. Tunisia lost after Bronn scored an own goal in the 100th minute, after they missed a penalty in the 75th minute when Sassi wasn’t precise enough. True, after that Senegal also had a penalty but Saivet missed in 81 minute.
However, it is a big question how the match would end if Tunisia took the lead first and would they reach the final. The Tunisians, we have to add, were quite throughout the whole tournament; they passed the group phase with only three draws, they eliminated Ghana after extra time and better execution of penalties in the round of 16, while in the quarter-finals they outclassed debutant Madagascar 0-3.
Probable lineups Tunisia: Hassen- Haddadi, Drager, Bronn, Meriah-Skhiri, Sassi, Ben Mohamed-Khenissi, Badri, Khazri.
Nigeria didn’t participate in two previous African Cup of Nations and after six-year long break they reached the semi-finals for the 15th time. Algeria stopped them in the semi-finals but they also rund out of luck. Troost-Ekong scored an own goal in the 40th minute, while after Nigeria equalised in 72 minute from penalty they received goal in the 5th minute of added time and lost.
In that way they dropped chance to again fight for the title for the first time since 2013 when they played the last time and won the title, and now will fight for the consolation prise, the bronze medal. It would be in fact a nice success given they didn’t qualify for last two final tournaments of the African Cup of Nations. The Nigerians have 7 bronze, 4 silver and 3 gold medals won at the African Cup of Nations.
Probable lineups Nigeria: Akpeyi- Awaziem, Collins, Troosrt Ekong, Omeruo- Ndidi, Etebo- Iwobi, Musa, Chukwueze- Ighalo.
Betting Pick: Tunisia vs Nigeria
Tunisia and Nigeria met the last time at the African Cup of Nations in 2006 when they faced each other in the quarter-finals. The match was 1-1 in the regular time but Nigeria won after penalties. Their last match ever comes from the African Championship 2016 and then the two teams drew 1-1 in the group. Now, we forecast Nigeria’s victory.
Pick: Nigeria wins
Odds: 2.45 at betsson (down to 2.37 can be played)
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