Tip Nigeria - Tunisia
Prediction published on January 21, 2022 at 7:47 AM - Modified on January 21, 2022 at 8:47 AM
Giants have fallen at AFCON 2021 after the group stages, and one more is set to go when Nigeria faces off with Tunisia in the second round. Nigeria did well in the groups, ending it as the only team with a perfect record across all groups. This performance was just an extension of the good run they had ahead of the tournament. Nigeria are unbeaten in their last six matches, with five wins in them. They have suffered only two losses in their last 10 matches and after a good start to this competition they will be favorites here. In the last 14 matches at AFCON, Nigeria have lost twice. Before this game, they claimed a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau
Nigeria is not the opponent Tunisia would have prayed for; the only time they beat Nigeria, it was on post match penalties. Tunisia haven’t had a good tournament; out of a possible nine points, they have managed just three, and here they face the team that finished the groups on maximum points. It looks like a mismatch, but Tunisia, having escaped by narrow margins, will want to make this chance count, knowing too well that they go to this game as the underdogs. In their recent matches, Tunisia have failed to score in three of their last five matches and they have three losses in the five games. In their last five AFCON matches, Tunisia have managed just one win, all the rest have ended in losses and they’ve also failed to score in them.
Key points Nigeria - Tunisia
Tunisia have two losses in their three AFCON matches.
Nigeria have won all their three AFCON matches.
Nigeria are unbeaten in six matches.
Tunisia have failed to score in three of their last five matches.
Tunisia have four losses in five AFCON matches.
Conclusion Nigeria - Tunisia
Nigeria are clearly the favorites here; they’ve not only had a good run against Tunisia but they have been the best so far at this competition, going by points earned. In terms of confidence, Nigeria will have loads of it. Tunisia will feel battered after losing to first timers, Gambia and we are backing Nigeria to win here.