Tunisia faces Nigeria in a game for the third place of the African Cup of Nations
Tunisia faces Nigeria in a game for the third place of the African Cup of Nations on Wednesday night. This match is going to be played at the Al Salam Stadium in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Let’s take a look in our predictions football 1×2 for this clash.
This year’s competition has been pretty successful for Tunisia, who managed to reach the 1/2-finals. Sadly for them, they suffered a defeat in their quest to the final, losing against Senegal after extra time.
It was a really competitive game, because the regular time ended with a 0-0 draw. This left a lot of chances for both teams for reaching the big game for the trophy. The Tunisian hearts were broken after exactly 100 minutes of playing, when the team’s central defender Dylan Bronn scored himself an own goal. It was purely hearbreaking for Tunisia, who didn’t succeed in their effort to equalise.
If we take into account the regular time of their games, Tunisia are still unbeaten in the Cup of Nations.
Meanwhile Nigeria faced Algeria in the other 1/2-final, suffering a 1-2 loss in Cairo. For the Super Eagles it was also heartbreaking, because they conceded the second goal in the last seconds of the injury time. Manchester City’s star Riyad Mahrez scored a free kick, which sent the Desert Foxes to the final. Before this Odion Ighalo scored for Nigeria from a penalty kick, while William Troost-Ekong scored himself an own goal in Algeria’s favour.
The motivation is always lower when it comes to these games for the third place, because both teams are always dissapointed of missing the opportunity to reach the final. Despite of this, we expect some solid match between Tunisia and Nigeria. We wish you good luck with this one in our predictions football 1×2 for today.