On 12 January 2022, the Africa Cup of Nations will host Tunisia and Mali in the first round of the group stage. Here is your prediction for the upcoming match. Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet login.
The only time Tunisia have won the Africa Cup of Nations was in 2004. At the previous tournament, held in 2019, the national team managed with difficulty to get out of the group and reach the semi-finals, where it suffered a minimal defeat to Senegal in extra halves (0-1).
On the eve of the start of CAN 2022, the Tunisian team took part in the Arab Nations tournament, where the team lost the trophy in the final to Algeria (0-2).
Mali’s best record in the African continent’s premier competition remains the silver medals, which the team won way back in 1972. In recent history, this team has twice conquered bronze, which it won in 2012 and 2013, and in the previous tournament, the team reached the 1/8 finals, where it lost to Côte d’Ivoire with a minimum score (0-1).
It should be noted that the Mali team made it through to the second round of the 2022 World Cup selection, finishing first in a group that also included Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.
Statistics and figures:
The bookmakers consider Tunisia to be the minimum favourite to win the match, with odds of 2.62;
Tunisia have won three of their past four matches, conceding only three goals in those games;
Mali have won their past four matches without conceding a goal;
The teams have not exceeded the two-goal limit in three of the last five face-offs.
The favourites to meet in a group that is on the same level. This is confirmed by the results of the face-offs – two wins and one draw in the last five games. Given the importance of the points in a match against a direct rival, we expect pragmatic football from the Tunisian and Mali national teams. We’ll play a bet on the TM(2.5) goals at odds of 1.44.