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Tunisia vs Nigeria: Predictions, Team News & Likely Lineup

African Football By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 16/07/2019

Tunisia will go up against the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the third-place match in the AFCON tournament on Thursday as both teams are out to play for pride after missing out on the opportunity to compete in the finals of the competition.

TEAM NEWS:

TUNISIA: 

The Carthage Eagles have no injury worries ahead of this clash against Nigeria in the third place of the AFCON tournament, no injury worries or suspension for the Tunisian team.

NIGERIA:

Gernot Rohr’s men are fit for the clash with no injury worries or suspension.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Most of the clash between these two teams have always ended in a draw, the results of their last six meetings is as followed: 

Tunisia 1-1 Nigeria, Nigeria 2-2 Tunisia, Tunisia 0-0 Nigeria, Nigeria 6-5 Tunisia, Tunisia 4-2 Nigeria

RECENT FORM:

TUNISIA:

Alain Giresse’s men were not convincing against Senegal in their last time out, they were unable to put up an impressive performance against the Teranga Lions of Senegal. 

In their last six games, Tunisia was able to win just two draws three and lose one. They will play for pride when they face Nigeria.

NIGERIA:

The Super Eagles were shocked by a late minute screamer from Riyad Mahrez in their last encounter despite putting up a matching display against the Algerians.

Nigeria lacked the creativity to enable them to penetrate the defence of the Algerians.

Nigeria may feel they have a point to prove in the settler for bronze after an underwhelming semi-final showing that resulted in their second loss of the tournament, following up a shock group-stage setback when they slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Madagascar.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS:

TUNISIA:

Mouez; Bronn, Meriah, Hadadi, Khazri; Sassi, Lamti, Skhiri; B Mohamed, Msakni, Khenissi

NIGERIA:

Akpeyi; Ekong, Omeruo, Awaziem, Collins; Kalu, Musa, Etebo; Chukwueze, Onyekuru; Ighalo

PREDICTION:

Tunisia 1-1 Nigeria
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