Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Tunisia and Mauritania and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Tunisia and Mauritania meet for the second match of their respective Africa Cup of Nations campaigns at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Sunday.
Both teams enter the fray on the back of 1-0 defeats in their AFCON openers. Tunisia lost to Mali, while Mauritania fell against Group F leaders Gambia. The losses leave them with no points, raising the stakes for Sunday’s clash.
Stats and facts for Tunisia and Mauritania in Africa Cup of Nations.
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Tunisia’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Tunisia conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Tunisia scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Mauritania’s last 9 of 11 matches;
- Mauritania scored in the last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Mauritania’s last 3 matches in the row;
- Total goals was UNDER 2.5 in Mauritania’s last 3 matches in the row.
Current form — Tunisia vs Mauritania
The Eagles of Carthage off to a poor start
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Tunisia, who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their last 3 matches, first beat Egypt 1-0 before losing 2-0 to Algeria in the Arab Cup and then suffering a 1-0 loss to Mali in their AFCON opener.
The Al-Murabitun left emptyhanded
Mauritania will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. In their last 3 outings, they drew 0-0 with Burkina Faso before drawing 1-1 against Gabon. They lost 1-0 to Gambia in their AFCON opener.
How do the bookies view it?
Tunisia head into their second match of AFCON billed as the strong favorites to take home the spoils of victory. The Eagles of Carthage are priced at 1.50 with Betfair to claim all 3 points. A draw pays out at 4.30 with ComeOn!, which is also offering odds of 8.50 for Mauritania to cause an upset.
Tunisia vs Mauritania — fixture history
The two sides settled for a 0-0 draw in an African World Cup qualifier last October.
Tunisia enter the match against Mauritania with a 4-3-0 record in their previous 7 encounters. This amounts to a 57% winning ratio for the Eagles of Carthage, with the away side victorious in 0% of the last 7 encounters.
Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations
Man of the Moment
It is the beginning of a new Africa Cup of Nations campaign, and both Tunisia and Mauritania will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team across recent games.