Madagascar vs Tunisia Match Info
Date: July 11th 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Al Salam Stadium, Cairo
Madagascar vs Tunisia Stats
- Madagascar have won three and drawn one of their first four games at the tournament
- This is an incredible achievement given that it is their first appearance at the finals
- Tunisia have drawn their four games in normal time so far, beating Ghana on penalties in the last round
- These two teams have not met in competitive action since World Cup qualifying in 2001
Madagascar vs Tunisia Head to Head
Last three meetings:
03 Aug 1987 – Tunisia 0-3 Madagascar – African Games
08 Jul 2000 – Tunisia 1-0 Madagascar – FIFA World Cup
06 May 2001 – Madagascar 0-2 Tunisia – FIFA World Cup
Full head-to-head record:
Matches played: 4
Madagascar wins: 1
Tunisia wins: 3
Madagascar vs Tunisia Predictions
Madagascar are shocking the footballing world with their performances at the Africa Cup of Nations. The tiny nation have never managed to make it as far as the tournament finals before in 19 previous attempts before this year’s competition and yet having finally managed to reach the tournament following the expansion that has allowed more teams to enter, they have not just made it but have managed to progress through two rounds.
After picking up seven points from a possible nine with a shock win over Nigeria following a draw with Guinea and a victory over Burundi, Barea appear to have only grown in confidence with each passing game and after overcoming Congo DR on penalties in the Round of 16 they may be starting to believe that the impossible is possible this summer in Egypt. Can Nicolas Dupuis and his side spring another shock here at 4.86 with Helabet?
Tunisia have a much more decorated history in international football than their Thursday night quarter final opponents. The Eagles of Carthage have not only won the competition on one previous occasion, they haven’t failed to qualify for the tournament since 1992 and they have even managed to reach the finals of five World Cups too, meaning they have a little more experience when it comes to this stage of the tournament.
But experience won’t count for much if they don’t quickly improve on their performances so far as they haven’t actually managed to win a game in normal time as yet. Alain Giresse’s side drew all three of their group stage fixtures against Mali, Mauritania and Angola and they needed penalties to overcome Ghana too in the Round of 16. You can back them to pick up that first win as expected here at 1.79 with MyBet.
Goals have been at a premium in this tournament. Tunisia have not seen more than two goals scored in any of their four fixtures at the competition so far and although Madagascar have played a more open style than the Eagles of Carthage, that could change here given the nervy nature of their opponents fixtures so far in this tournament plus the added pressure that comes with playing later in the campaign. Under 1.5 goals is priced at 2.40 with Betway.
We’re backing another tie for Tunisia in this game during the 90 minutes. No matter the quality of the opponents they have faced so far, Alain Giresse’s men have been difficult to beat but unable to get over the line for a win and as such, we can see the same again here against a Madagascar side that are flowing with confidence and seem determined to continue upsetting the odds. The draw is available at 3.16 with Campeonbet.
Madagascar vs Tunisia Betting Tips
Under 1.5 goals @ 2.40 with Betway
Draw @ 3.16 with Campeonbet
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