Both Tunisia and Nigeria failed in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup. In the match for third place, the teams are now fighting for the consolation prize. With what motivation? Here is our tip!
Tunisia vs Nigeria Football Betting Tips of the Day
Actually, the tournament was over: Tunisia and Nigeria have been eliminated in the African Cup, the finals deny Senegal and Algeria. Nevertheless, the Eagles of Carthage and the Super Eagles have to run again – in the duel for third place. Who will decide the consolation round, should be decided by one factor: the motivation. Who takes the farewell kick more seriously?
Tunisia : Form of the moment, the latest results, statistics
⚽️ The previous tournament results: 0: 1 vs. Senegal, 3-0 vs. Madagascar, 5: 4, vs. Ghana, 0: 0 vs. Mauritania, 1: 1 vs. Mali, 1: 1 vs. Angola
“From Hero to Zero” – that was especially true for one on Sunday evening: Mouez Hassen. The keeper Tunesien had kept his team in the African Cup semi-final against Senegal long in the game, especially his holding penalty saved against Saviet his team in the 80th minute before the possibly decisive backlog. Thanks to Hassen, it went into extra time.
There, however, the hero was a dork: A really harmless free kick Hassen wanted to fumble from the penalty area – but he hardly hit the ball. So he steered the ball to the head of center-back Bronn, from where the pill rolled into the gate. Own goal, 0: 1, eliminated.
It was a bitter end to a good match: the Tunisians had been the agile team, especially in the second round, and with a little more sovereignty in the final, they could have taken the lead. But neither from the game nor from the penalty spot – also the Tunisians received a penalty – could reward the team.
After Hassen had given the Senegalese the lead, the referee showed even a second time in favor of Tunisia to the point – but he revised the decision in the view of repetition. It was the setback that finally broke the morale of the team.
So it happens that the Tunisians just had to take the hardest defeat after their best tournament performance. Previously, they were not all that confident on the way to the semi-finals: in the group stage, Mali (1-1), Angola (1-1) and even Mauritania did not go beyond just one point, so it was just the weakness of the competition thanks to not having to prematurely cancel the sails.
In the round of 16, the team finally met Ghana, against which you went after ten tough 120 minutes on penalties. Only there was the decision – in favor of the Tunisians.
In the quarterfinals, it seemed in the episode, as if the team could swim free. Tunisia had no problems against the tournament sensation Madagascar and won 3: 0. However, the joy should not last long – thanks to the mistake of hate.
Possible lineup Tunisia ⤵
Predicting a start-up match for a 3rd place game is like a lottery: Coach Alain Giresse will spare some of the regulars, or rather, reward reservists for their support. The following rotation could be promoted into play:
Hassen – Bronn, Meryah, Haddadi – Sliti, Badri, Däger, Skhiri, Chaalali – Khazri, Chaouat
Nigeria : Form of the moment, the latest results, statistics
⚽️ The previous tournament results: 1: 2 vs.. Algeria, 1: 0 v. Benin, 3: 2 vs. Cameroon, 0: 2 vs. Madagascar, 1-0 vs. Guinea, 1-0 vs. Burundi
It was a heartbreaking defeat: in literally the last second, after 95 minutes played Riyad Mahrez came to the free kick – and hit the middle of the Nigerian heart: With his powerful left-foot shot of the Algerians shot his team into the final of the African Cup. Back bitter disappointed Nigerians remained, but also had to admit that the defeat was scarce, but earned.
Because it had been throughout the 90 minutes Algerians who seemed closer to the victory. Time after time, the team combined in front of the opponent’s body, only in the final, the team could stop. The fact that the interim 0-1 deficit resulted from an own goal Nigeria, hardly surprised (40th minute).
After that, the Super Eagles could barely make out, only a happy coincidence brought the team back: after a harmless long-range shot, the ball jumped onto an Algerian hand, which resulted in a penalty kick via video-fever. Odion Ighalo certainly scored this, his fourth goal in the tournament.
Nevertheless, the 1-1 was shaky legs: Algeria pushed more and more – and in minute 95 it gave the Nigerians the decisive thrust.
It was the end of a solid tournament: In the group stage Nigeria had started with two wins against Guinea (1-0) and Burundi (1-0) sovereign and grabbed the knockout ticket prematurely. Then, however, the team embarrassed themselves to the bone – against Madagascar lost sensational 0: 2.
In the second round, therefore, you had to run as second in the group against Cameroon. Against the defending champion developed an open exchange, at the end of which Nigerians had the necessary amount of luck – and especially Ighalo: The striker of Shanghai Shenzen was with an assist and two goals of the man of the day (3: 2).
In the quarterfinals, the Nigerians left Benin behind. It was a weak, lackluster 1-0 win based on a deflected long shot.
So now the team is facing its last appearance at the Africa Cup, unfortunately only in the small final. Coach Gernot Rohr must therefore continue to wait for the completion of his African career – but a third place would be at least a conciliatory farewell.
Possible lineup Nigeria ⤵
The Nigerians are also likely to rotate, though not to the same extent. The following formation could send pipe on the field:
Akpeyi – Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Awaziem, Omeruo – Ndidi, Etebo, Mikel – Musa, Ighalo, Iwobi
Betting Tips and Predictions Analzyed Tunisia vs Nigeria
On the betting market, there seems to be no clear favorite: both Tunisia and Nigeria received from the bookmakers winning odds between 2.50 and 3.00. Obviously they think that an open, balanced game is to be expected.
This assessment is understandable: both teams are among the best teams in Africa, which they impressively demonstrated in the course of the tournament. At the same time, however, one must also realize that the Nigerians overall played the better final round. Especially the eighth-final victory against defending champion Cameroon remains in the memory – while Tunisia with the exception of the quarter-final against Madagascar (3: 0) could not win a single game in regular time for themselves.
In the semi-final, both teams suffered bitter and narrow defeats. Especially the Nigerians hit hard, they lost in the last second by a free-kick against Algeria (1: 2).
The bitter bankruptcy should also fuel new motivation: Coach Gernot Rohr will teach his team how important it is to say goodbye to this disappointment of the head – and we believe that this factor is more severe on Nigeria’s side than on the Tunisians. In the sporty little relevant duel for third place, we therefore give the Super Eagles the contract.
Betting Tips: Victory for Nigeria