Tunisia vs Mali prediction, odds & betting tips 20/01/2024

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Africa Cup of Nations - Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium

2nd Round

Tunisia and Mali meet at the Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly in AFCON Group E on Saturday, January 20th. Mali can book their passage to the next round of the competition with a win over Tunisia this weekend. Read our AFCON predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Tunisia vs Mali – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Mali to Win (17/10)

  • Mali beat South Africa 2-0 on matchday one after an impressive showing.
  • Tunisia meanwhile, slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Namibia in their first Group E test

Mali looked the part in their victory over South Africa in their Group E opener and they should wield enough confidence to beat a Tunisia side that looked well off the pace in their shock loss to Namibia. With momentum stacked in their favour, our first Tunisia vs Mali prediction recommends siding with Les Aigles.

Latest odds

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Win probability

  • HOME: 17/10 (2.70) – 37%
  • DRAW: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
  • AWAY: 17/10 (2.70) – 37%

The bookies are finding it difficult to separate the teams and with no side listed as the expected winners ahead of Saturday’s fixture, the implied probability of success for both sides is identical at 37% Elsewhere, under 2.5 goals seems to be holding sway in the markets at 8/15 (1.53). That outcome has an implied probability of 65.2%. View more of our Tunisia vs Mali predictions below.

Tunisia vs Mali prediction – Other tips

Tunisia 0-1 Mali: Correct score (6/1)

  • Tunisia failed to score in their Group E opening salvo against Namibia.
  • Tunisia failed to notch in two of their last three meetings with Namibia.

Under 2.5 Goals (8/15)

  • Under 2.5 goals landed in each of Tunisia’s last four fixtures.
  • 100% of the last five tussles between Tunisia and Mali have featured under 2.5 goals.

Tunisia vs Mali prediction

Tunisia vs Mali Team News

Tunisia

Tunisia set themselves up in a 4-3-3 formation in their loss to Namibia on Tuesday and they are unlikely to mix things up tactically despite their defeat. Aissa Ladouni will be among those hoping to earn at start in the Tunisia XI.

Predicted Lineup for Tunisia: Said – Kechrida, Meriah, Talbi, Maaloul – Slimane, Skhiri, Romdhane – Achouri, Msakni, Khenissi

Mali

Mali were deployed in a 4-3-1-2 shape in their triumph over South Africa so expect a similar set-up against Tunisia. Kamory Doumbia played a key role in the pocket between midfield and attack on matchday one and the schemer could be one to watch again on Saturday.

Predicted Lineup for Mali: Diarra – Traore, Kouyate, Niakate, Sacko – Dieng, Bisouma, Haidara, Doumbia – Sinayoko, Koita

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Tunisia

Tunisia
4-4-2
7
Youssef Msakni
tn
14
Aissa Laidouni
tn
8
Hamza Rafia
tn
4
Yassine Meriah
tn
2
Ali Abdi
tn
17
Ellyes Skhiri
tn
21
Wajdi Kechrida
tn
22
Bechir Ben Said
tn
10
Anis Ben Slimane
tn
3
Montassar Talbi
tn
27
Elias Achouri
tn
Substitutes
24
Seifeddine Jaziri
tn
25
Hadj Mahmoud
tn
5
Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane
tn
15
Oussama Haddadi
tn
20
Yan Valery
tn
18
Sayfallah Ltaief
tn
19
Bassem Srarfi
tn
16
Aymen Dahmen
tn
13
Hamza Jelassi
tn
12
Ali Maaloul
tn
23
Naim Sliti
tn
9
Haythem Jouini
tn

Mali

Mali
4-3-1-2
25
Lassine Sinayoko
ml
8
Diadie Samassekou
ml
16
Djigui Diarra
ml
5
Kiki
ml
17
Falaye Sacko
ml
2
Hamari Traore
ml
6
Sikou Niakate
ml
11
Lassana Coulibaly
ml
4
Amadou Haidara
ml
26
Kamory Doumbia
ml
20
Sekou Koita
ml
Substitutes
18
Youssoufou Niakate
ml
3
Amadou Dante
ml
27
Nene Dorgeles
ml
7
Moussa Doumbia
ml
23
Aliou Dieng
ml
1
Ismael Diawara
ml
19
Fousseni Diabate
ml
15
Mamadou Fofana
ml
10
Yves Bissouma
ml
9
Ibrahim Sissoko
ml
21
Adama Traore
ml
22
Aboubacar Doumbia
ml

Check out our football betting tips page to find more top picks and predictions.

Player to Watch – Lassine Sinayoko

Lassine Sinayoko started his AFCON tournament with a bang and a goal against South Africa, and the 24-year-old attacker will be eager to maintain his momentum with another strike against Tunisia. Sinayoko plays his club football with Auxerre in France’s Ligue 2, where he has scored four times this term.

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Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.