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Madagascar vs Tunisia: likely lineups & head to head

African Football By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 11/07/2019

Madagascar and Tunisia both qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals via penalty shoot-outs and another long night could be on the cards when they meet.

The Eagles of Carthage have the pedigree to be regarded as clear favourites, but it must be noted that they are yet to win a match during this tournament.

Team News

Marco Ilaimaharitra should return in midfield after missing the last 16 victories over DR Congo because of suspension, with Rayan Raveloson dropping out.

Wahbi Khazri should start after being left out of the starting line-up against Ghana due to a muscle strain, eventually coming on as a second-half substitute.

Head to Head

The Barea have face The Eagles of Carthage on four occasions but the north Africa nations won three and a draw.

Recent Form

Madagascar are undefeated in their debut Africa Cup of Nations tournament so far, as they won two games and ended in draw three times but three of their previous five outings produced over 3,5 goals and the same three also witnessed goals at both ends.

Tunisia did not lose any of their last seven outings as three of those games finished with the same scoreline of 11. 

Probable Lineups Madagascar: Melvin Adrien, Pascal Razakanantenaina, Romain Metanire, Thomas Fontaine, Jerome Mombris, Marco Ilaimaharitra, Anicet Abel, Ibrahim Amada, Carolus Andriamahitsinoro, Faneva Andriatsima, Lalaina Nomenjanahary

Probable Lineups Tunisia: Mouez Hassen, Wajdi Kechrida, Dylan Bronn, Yassine Meriah, Oussama Haddadi, Ferjani Sassi, Ellyes Skhiri, Ghilane Chaalali, Youssef Msakni, Wahbi Khazri, Taha Yassine Khenissi.

Prediction: Madagascar 1-2 Tunisia
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