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AFCON – Tunisia vs Mali: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Tunisia and Mali and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Stade Limbe will bring some entertaining action between Tunisia and Mali as Group F will begin at the Africa Cup of Nations this evening.

Both sides hold the strength to reach the round of 16, however, have the presence of Mauritania and Gambia in the group. The Eagles of Carthage have qualified four times in the last six World Cups, and look to get the better of their opponents today.

Meanwhile, Les Aigles bring their 12th appearance in the AFCON, given their determination and firepower in the squad.

Stats and facts for Tunisia and Mali.

Facts are calculated for Africa Cup of Nations

  • Tunisia unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
  • Tunisia has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Tunisia has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
  • Tunisia scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
  • Mali has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Mali scored in the last 11 of 13 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Mali’s last 3 of 5 matches.

Lineup Tunisia vs Mali

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Current form — Tunisia v. Mali

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Tunisia hope for a perfect start

Having lost their Arab Cup final game against Algeria by 2-0, Tunisia will hope for a victorious start to the AFCON. Before their loss to Algeria, they beat Egypt by 1-0 in the semifinals and Oman by 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

Mali aiming for a place in the next round

Mali have won four of their previous five fixtures along with a draw against Uganda back in September last year. Their recent World Cup qualifying encounters against Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya brought victories to their name by 1-0, 3-0, and 1-0 respectively.

Tunisia v. Mali — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before making your predictions and bets on the upcoming game.

The last match between Tunisia vs Mali was a Friendlies match back on 15 June 2021 and saw Tunisia claim a 1-0 victory. Tunisia enter the match against Mali with a 2-1-1 record in their previous 4 encounters in the Africa Cup of Nations. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for Tunisia, with Mali victorious in 25% of the last 4 encounters.

Full Time Betting

The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. If you fancy adding Tunisia to your accumulator, they will get you odds 2.60, as bookies predict they are in with a 38% chance of beating Mali. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 2.88 on offer, while an away win for Mali is available at 3.00. Tunisia claimed all three points 6 times in their last 10 home league matches, while also drawing 2 games along the way. They had to endure 2 defeats in this run of games. Mali won 5 of their last 10 league games away while drawing 3 times. They had to endure 2 defeats in this series of matches.

Tunisia scored the first goal of the game 7 times in their previous 10 league outings at Stade Limbe. The visitors from Mali were first to get in with a goal in 6 of their last 10 away games.

BTTS

BTTS 2.20 vs 1.65 The last 10 home league games for Tunisia averaged 2.2 goals per game with BTTS paying out 4 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Mali, the average total goals were 1.8 with 4 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

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Over/Under Betting

According to the bookmakers, the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 36%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.75 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.40. Tunisia’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.2 goals a game. 6 of Tunisia’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Mali’s last 10 away league games averaged 1.8 goals per game. 3 of the last 10 away matches for Mali went over 2.5 goals.

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