Tunisia vs Nigeria | 2019 Africa Cup Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds
Both Tunisia and Nigeria were quite unlucky in the semi-finals against Senegal and Algeria and now will try to at least win the bronze medal at this Africa Cup of Nations. The Eagles of Carthage missed an opportunity to take the lead as Ferjani Sassi failed to convert a penalty, and even though Senegal also missed from a penalty spot, Dylan Bronn’s own-goal sealed Tunisia’s fate in extra time. On the other hand, Nigeria had a 1-1 result against Algeria until the 95thn minute when Riyad Mahrez scored from a direct free-kick to send his nation to the finals.
Tunisia – Nigeria: 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
- Africa Cup of Nations
- Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt
- Wednesday 17 July
- 20:00 UK Time
Tunisia Team News and Latest Form
If taking only regulation time into account, Tunisia’s semi-final defeat to Senegal in extra time was their fifth draw in six matches. It was also the Eagles of Carthage’s third match in four to see at least one team fail to score, with five of the six total goals scored across their last three games arriving in the 60th minute or later.
With none of Tunisia’s last seven matches producing a first-half goal from open play, fans in attendance may need to wait for goals. However, this is contradicted somewhat by the fact that three of Nigeria’s last four matches have seen a goal either way inside the opening half-hour.
Youssef Msakni has scored twice this tournament. Both goals have come in the middle third of matches (31st-60th minute), with one from the penalty spot. The last six AFCON tournament goals that Tunisia have conceded arrived on the hour mark or beyond.
Nigeria Team News and Latest Form
Even though their recent matches have had entertaining starts, Nigeria’s last three games have seen precisely two-match goals (either way) in the second half. In turn, six of the previous eight goals scored by either team in games involving Nigeria have arrived beyond the hour mark.
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo equalised from the spot in his last match, and subsequently, his last two goals have arrived between the 61st-75th minute. Nigeria’s last three games have each seen the side scoring first on the day concede an equaliser via the match’s very next goal.
Tunisia vs Nigeria Head to Head
These rivals have met on 13 occasions so far, and Nigeria have the lead in all-time H2H duels with five wins, Tunisia have three while five matches ended as draws. These sides have played each other three times in the Africa Cup of Nations finals since the year 2000. Each of the last two H2H meetings in this competition have been settled by means of a penalty shootout, with each team prevailing once apiece. Each of the previous three H2Hs has ended in stalemate after a level half-time scoreline.
Betting Odds and Predictions: Tunisia v Nigeria
The bookies are giving a slight advantage to Nigeria to win at 8/5 odds with bet365 and Betway while SkyBet is providing the highest odds on Tunisia to get a victory at 21/10. The draw is 2/1 with multiple bookmakers, but if you prefer betting on over 2.5, Betfair is giving the best odds at 31/20 while under 2.5 is 4/7 with various bookies.
Our Tunisia vs Nigeria Betting Tip
Even five of the previous six H2H encounters produced goals on both sides, and Nigeria is struggling to keep their net intact lately as they conceded in each of the last four games at this AFCON. Tunisia’s defence is way better, but the Super Eagles scored six goals in the last three matches, and that’s why our Tunisia vs Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2019 betting tip is both teams to score at 1/1 with Betfred.