There’s something different about the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Looking at the quarter-finals, it’s obvious. What is the team from Madagascar still doing in the tournament? Although the islanders had not traveled to Egypt as cannon fodder, but the team of Niclas Dupuis did not even think much of it. After all, the Barea makes its debut at the continental championships. However, the Malagasy have proved to be very competitive and once again – the team from Madagascar is sensational in the quarterfinals. This team no longer needs to have fear of big names.
Today’s Betting Prediction Madagascar vs Tunisia
This also applies to the quarter-finals, where Tunisia is waiting for another hard nut. However, the Malagasy people have already beaten the Super Eagles from Nigeria. Therefore, everything seems to be possible with this team. Who has bet on a triumph of the Barea before the African Cup, who is still eyeing with a huge profit. Nevertheless, we must leave the church in the village, because before the quarter-finals between Madagascar and Tunisia, the prediction goes clearly towards a success of the Eagles of Carthage. The Tunisians are much more experienced internationally and also have more quality in their team. Nevertheless, the old rule still applies that form prevails over quality; maybe the Malagasy football miracle will continue even after the quarter-finals.
We can not and do not want to exclude anything from this team, but we still wait to see when this team will find its master. We can imagine that it will be so far in the quarterfinals. In fact, we would tend to give a tip to the North Africans in the duel between Madagascar and Tunisia, especially as they should have greater support from fans near their home and be better able to cope with the hot and dry climate.
Madagascar – Statistics & Current Form
After Algeria, the Madagascans have delivered the best performance in this tournament. Who would have thought that possible in advance?
In the four games at the African Cup Madagascar is still unbeaten. The draw against Guinea came as a surprise, the victory against Burundi could be expected. A victory against Nigeria in the last group match was already beyond imagination. The team of Nicolas Dupuis is currently hovering absolutely on a cloud through the tournament. Nevertheless, the Malagasy are in the quarter-finals again only outsiders. In the duel between Madagascar and Tunisia significantly lower odds on a victory of the North Africans are offered.
The Barea has not taken care of that yet and in the round of 16 against DR Congo it was no different. The Malagasy people once again proved to be a tough opponent who is absolutely cold-blooded on offense. Ibrahim Amada was already in place after nine minutes with the 1: 0. DR Congo was able to draw quickly, but a quarter of an hour before the end of Ima Andriatsima renewed the lead. In the final minute, the favorite was able to draw again and so had to bring the penalty shoot-out after a goalless extra time.
“We have no stars, with us only the team counts.” – Nicolas Dupuis
There Madagascar kept its nerve, turned every shot safely and is thus not undeserved in the quarterfinals. Andriamirado Andrianarimanana was even voted into the best team in the preliminary round. Coach Nicolas Dupuis does not want to know that. Not only in his opinion, there are no stars in this team. Only the team counts and that is now the key to be able to move into the semi-finals. After the last performance, the next milestone seems to be possible.
Expected formation of Madagascar:
↳ Adrien – Mombris, Fontaine, Razakanantenaina, Metanire – Anicet, Andrianarimanana, Amada – Andria, Nomenjanahary – Andriatsima
Last matches of Madagascar:
⚽️ 07.07.2019 – Madagascar Vs. DR Congo 6: 4 (African Nations Cup)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Madagascar Vs. Nigeria 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Madagascar Vs. Burundi 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Guinea Vs. Madagascar 2: 2 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 14.06.2019 – Mauritania Vs. Madagascar 3: 1 (friendly)
Tunisia – Statistics & Current Form
The Tunisians’ path to the Africa Cup in Egypt is already curious and reminiscent of the team from Portugal, which in a similar way became European champions in 2016. Until the semifinals, the Portuguese did not win a game in regular time and this is the same with the Eagles of Carthage. In the preliminary round, there were only tired draws against Angola, Mauritania and Mali, the Tunisians were the clear favorite in this group, but had to settle for second place.
What is becoming clear again at this Africa Cup of Nations: If you do not lose, you will not be eliminated. Meanwhile, the Tunisians have been unbeaten in seven internationals. But once again, we have to make it very clear that beautiful football looks different and that other teams deserve the jump to the semi-finals. The success gives coach Alain Giresse but right.
Somewhat attractive it was at least in the second round against the Black Stars from Ghana. However, this game also developed only in the second half to a turbulent game. After Yassine Khenissi’s 1-0 win, the Eagles were already one leg in the quarter-finals before Rami Bedoui lost an own-goal in injury time. At the end the penalty shoot-out had to be decided. Alain Giresse took keeper Mouez Hassen from the field shortly before and brought Farouk Ben Mustapha, who was also a hero with a penalty held, especially since his comrades shot perfectly.
Mouez Hassan, however, had refused to leave the field and had to be persuaded by his teammates, so to speak. But then the goalkeeper apologized to the coach, his team-mates and the fans and justified his over-reaction, which was felt to be understandable especially by other goalkeepers, with the pressure of a big tournament. We expect the keeper to be back between the posts on Wednesday. We also expect Wahbi Khazri to return to the starting eleven, who had to take a surprise start against Ghana on the bench.
Expected lineup of Tunisia:
↳ Hassen – Haddadi, Bronn, Meriah, Kechrida – Skhiri, Sassi, Chaaleli – Msakni, Khazri, Khenissi
↳ Coach: Giresse
Last matches of Tunisia:
⚽️ 08.07.2019 – Ghana Vs. Tunisia 5: 6 (African Nations Cup)
⚽️ 02.07.2019 – Mauritania Vs. Tunisia 0: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Mali 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Angola 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 17.06.2019 – Tunisia Vs. Burundi 2: 1 (friendly)
Madagascar vs Tunisia Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The national teams from Madagascar and Tunisia have met four times so far. The direct comparison speaks to 3-1 victories for the Eagles of Carthage. There has never been a draw between these two teams. The last victory of the Malagasy is now 32 years back. The last match was in qualifying for the 2002 World Cup on the program. On 5 May 2001, the North Africans won in Antananarivo with the goals of Ali Zitouni and Imed Mhedhebi 2-0.
Madagascar vs Tunisia Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
Alone the qualification of the Malagasy was already a great success for the islanders. Meanwhile, we are constantly reading about new sensations and historical events related to the Barea. After all, Madagascar is still unbeaten in the Africa Cup. Wins against Nigeria and DR Congo came as a surprise. The team now seems to be in such a flow that everything seems possible. However, in the game between Madagascar and Tunisia, we would probably be more of a tip for the Eagles of Carthage. After all, the last victory of the islanders over the North Africans is already 32 years back.
Key Facts – Madagascar vs Tunisia tips
⭐️ Madagascar has never lost a game at the African Cup – meaning the Barea is unbeaten in Egypt.
⭐️ Tunisia has not lost in the past seven international matches, but has not yet won a match in the regular season at the Africa Cup.
⭐️ The only Malagasy victory over Tunisia is 32 years back.
In addition, Tunisia is also unbeaten at the African Cup. We think that will probably continue after the quarter-finals. The Malagasy is an event for the Africa Cup, but we think the trip will end now. We place our bets in the match between Madagascar and Tunisia on the betting odds of a Tunisian victory. We assume that the international experience will be the decisive factor for North Africans.