Madagascar vs Tunisia tips Injuries | Suspensions
Every cup competition loves to have a surprise team and that role has been filled by Madagascar in the African Cup of Nations. They are ranked 108th in the world and had been slipping down the rankings, that will all change now. Madagascar are taking part in their first major finals and their before this event, their past four attempts to qualify had seen them win just one of sixteen matches. Qualifying for this tournament began in the preliminary round with a tie against 185th ranked Sao Tome and Principe. It's doubtful they were dreaming of making the quarter finals at that stage. Qualification was achieved as they finished second behind Senegal, who they could meet in the semi-final. In these finals, they came from behind to draw 2-2 with Guinea before beating Burundi 1-0. Then came the first big shock as they defeated Nigeria 2-0 and another followed as they beat DR Congo on penalties after a 2-2 draw. Tunisia are ranked 25th in the world, the second highest ranked African nation. The 2004 winners drew all three of their group matches and finished in second place. Their draws came against Angola, Mali and Mauritania. The last sixteen saw them up against Ghana and that nearly saw them get their first win in normal time. Tunisia led 1-0 but their opponents equalized in the 92nd minutes. Eventually the game went to a penalty shoot-out and that was won 5-4 by the Tunisians. They are now unbeaten in their last seven games and the tip here is for them to get the win and end the Madagascar adventure. Tunisia have far more experience than their opponents and that is likely to play a major factor in this game. They are former winners of this title and competed in several World Cup finals. Tunisia are yet to lose a game in Egypt and did well to get past Ghana in the last sixteen. Madagascar have caused shocks in this tournament but all good runs have to come to an end sometime. Go for Tunisia to get the win in this match.
Madagascar vs Tunisia tips Matt
Tunisia was installed as one of the key favourites earlier before the tournament but honestly, they failed to live up to their billing. They had to struggle against Angola and in their game, a draw with Mali and could not even find a winner against lower Mauritania. I have watched all 3 of Tunisia games and they lack desire and urgency to even want to win the game. Their midfield has been passing to defence back and forth because there seems like no one in midfield knows what to do with the ball and their frintline keeps wasting all the chances shooting from outside the box when they have right and left flanks to bring to the byline and deliver the ball. As for Madagascar, they played very well against Nigeria and won 2-0. I myself probably thought it may just be one of the good games for them but in the match against Congo, Madagascar displayed their utmost desire and will to win the game. And I believe with this attribute, they will make Tunisia run for the money. Madagascar to win/draw.
Madagascar vs Tunisia tips Kriss Harrison
So much aware that the clear underdogs of this competition - Madagascar ... Following their lucky exçapes through group stages and penalty shootout ... They can't escape the fury of the north African side that have remained ruthless and relentless in their attacking play so far ... Over 2.5 goals could also come in handy here. Let the game speak #KHs