Co-favorite Tunisia already fails in the preliminary round of the African Cup. What sounds unthinkable at first in a group with Angola, Mali and Mauritania could well be a reality on Tuesday in the last group match day, because the Eagles of Carthage have far outclassed their options at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Should there be problems in the last group match against Mauritania, then threatens already the super-GAU, namely the retirement in the preliminary round. The Tunisians, however, still have everything in their own hands. Therefore, there is no reason to paint everything black.
After two group games Mali is at the top of the ranking with four points. That should be enough to prove at least one of the four best places in the group stages. Tunisia and Angola follow with two points each. Mauritania also has every chance with a counter, although the lions of Chinguetti continue to be the great outsider. It would be a big surprise if the Mauretanians went on a round. Therefore, before the final group match between Mauritania and Tunisia, the prediction is headed for a victory of the Eagles.
Today’s Betting Tips Mauritania vs Tunisia
It’s about time that Alain Giresse’s team comes out. But we assume that the Tunisians are now well aware of the seriousness of the situation. Actually, the North Africans are always successful in tournaments in the region. This is true for the hosts Egypt and Morocco and Algeria have shown their qualities. Only the Eagles of Carthage remain so far behind their possibilities. Nevertheless, we would prefer in the duel between Mauritania and Tunisia a tip for a victory of the World Cup participant of 2018.
Mauritania – Statistics & Current Form
The Mauretanians have by no means disappointed in their debut at the African Cup of Nations. It’s important to remember that this team has almost no international experience, let alone tournament experience. Therefore, it is perhaps already a success that you have before the last match in your own hands, to move into the second round.
“We still have this one game against Tunisia. It’s a final for us and we hope we can get our best performance. ” – Corentin Martins
From a paper point of view, the lions of Chinguetti now have to master the most difficult task to date. The Mauretanians remain modest but will be out to celebrate their first African Cup victory internally. Everything else will not help. A draw could theoretically be enough for third place, but two points would be barely enough to secure a place in the second round as one of the top four group thirds. Overall, before the kick-off between Mauritania and Tunisia, we would rather neglect the odds of the lions getting ahead. We think the tournament debut was decent, but there should not be more.
For the tournament start against Mali the Mauretanians could keep up quite well for a long time. As the match progressed, however, it became increasingly clear that this squad was not used to walking at high speed for more than 90 minutes. Against Angola it was a bit easier on Matchday 2. In a largely balanced game, the two opponents separated with a 0: 0. Mauritania have been without a win for three games, but it will be essential to qualify for the playoffs.
Coach Corentin Martins does not want to speak of a win, but of course he knows it’s a final for his players. Mauritania will do everything in its power to make the miracle possible. However, it will have to show if captain Abdoul Ba can participate. Against Angola, the central defender had to retire injured after one hour. The Lions Medical Department will do everything it can to get Abdoul Ba back in shape. Should he have to fit, Diadie Diarra would be the alternative for the back four.
Expected lineup of Mauritania:
↪ Souleymane – Abeid, Abdoul Ba, N’Diaye, Diaw – Dellahi, Camara – Moulaye Ahmed, Hacen, Diakite – Adama Ba
↪ Coach: Martins
Last matches of Mauritania:
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Mauritania Vs. Angola 0: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Mali Vs. Mauritania 4: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 18.06.2019 – Benin Vs. Mauritania 3: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 14.06.2019 – Mauritania Vs. Madagascar 3: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – Burkina Faso Vs. Mauritania 1: 0 (African Championship qualification)
Tunisia – Statistics & Current Form
Without question, the Eagles of Carthage are one of the surprises of the recent Africa Cup – but by no means a positive. The team of Alain Giresse seems uninspired. As it is then, the critics in the home are getting louder. The wrong tactics or the wrong lineup are accused to the coach. Maybe he does not have the player material at the African Cup, to make the big hit. The Tunisians have been unbeaten in five games and have recently beaten even the vice world champion from Croatia. No wonder that the hopes for a great tournament in Egypt were very big. Now the eagles must be careful that they do not fail already in the preliminary round. One point could be enough, but then the trembling would start right. Sure, defeat would be the end of it, but we think Alain Giresse and his players are taking their heads off again.
We would therefore make a positive prediction for the Tunisians in the duel between Mauritania and Tunisia. The first two group matches at the African Cup ended with a 1-1 draw. That might not have been enough against Angola. In the game against Mali, a division of points has been quite foreseeable. After one hour, the Tunisians came with 0: 1 in backlog, but captain Wahbi Khazri still managed the goal to 1-1 final score. The bottom line was that the draw was fine.
But the pressure on the shoulders of the Tunisians has not diminished. In case of a failure on Tuesday, Alain Giresse should probably have to go looking for work in the next few days. Against Mauritania, we expect that demanded in the home Ferjani Sassi will play in the defensive midfield from the start. But that is because Ghaylen Chaaleli has to serve a yellow card suspension and is not available. Also missing is Ayman Ben Mohamed, who is battered and should not be an alternative for the match against Mauritania.
Expected lineup of Tunisia:
↪ Hassen – Haddadi, Bronn, Merlah, Kechrida – Skhiri, Sassi – Sliti, Khazri, Badri – Khenissi
↪ Coach: Giresse
Last matches of Tunisia:
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Mali 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Angola 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 17.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Burundi 2: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Croatia vs. Tunisia 1: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Iraq 2: 0 (friendly)
Mauritania vs Tunisia Comparison & Statistics Highlights
To date, nine internationals have been played between Mauritania and Mali. In direct comparison, it looks bad for the lions of Chinguetti. In addition to seven wins for Tunisia, there are only two draws left. This means that the Mauritanians are still waiting for their first win against Tunisia. The last encounter was in November 2016 in a friendly match. In Tunisian Gabes they separated with a 0: 0. Because of assaults on both sides there were even red cards for Wahbi Khazri and Moustapha Diaw, who are both expected on Tuesday in the starting eleven.
Mauritania vs Tunisia Betting Tips Provided by Our Insider Tipsters
As an addition to the Africa Cup, we would not necessarily consider the Mauretanians, but for the Chinguetti Lions, it was nice to have once participated in the Africa Cup of Nations, with the chance of progressing one more round. However, we think we can write a swan song.
A win against Tunisia is a must for the next round, but the Mauretanians have never defeated the Eagles of Carthage in nine internationals. Although the Elf of Alain Giresse in Egypt did not know how to convince, we would prefer in the final group match between Mauritania and Tunisia a tip for a victory of the North Africans.
Key Facts – Mauritania vs Tunisia tips
⭐️ Mauritania has not won in the last three games
⭐️ Tunisia has been unbeaten in five matches
⭐️ Mauritania failed to win against Tunisia in nine matches
Tunisia has not lost in five games. Now the pressure is high, but we think that the eagles can handle it. We assume that the Tunisians will eventually qualify with a win sovereign for the knockout stages. We would go even further and use the betting odds for a victory without conceding for the Eagles of Carthage in the duel between Mauritania and Tunisia. The odds of up to 2.10 seem attractive to us.
Insider Tips: Tunisia wins to zero