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We have a detailed preview of Tunisia vs Mauritania AFCON 2022 fixture in this post. Both teams look to get their first win in the tournament but it will all boil down to making important decisions after some costly mistakes in the first game against Mali and Morocco respectively. Read on for a detailed analysis of our best picks for this match.
Our Free Tunisia vs Mauritania Predictions
Tunisia and Mauritania have played against each other eight times. However, Mauritania was unfortunate not to get a win in those past meetings. The best they had were three draws. It means that in the last eight meetings, Tunisia won five games and never lost to their opponents.
Tunisia to be ahead at the break @ 21/20 (2.05)
Tunisia should edge out Mauritania in this fixture if we base our arguments on H2H team form. Despite some inconsistencies, Tunisia comes to this match to play a familiar opponent. They never lost to Mauritania in eight meetings and we think they will get the sixth win in nine encounters. Mauritania’s form is far much worse compared to Tunisia and after 1-0 loss to Gambia in the first game, things could get trickier for them in this second game of AFCON 2022.
Total goal: Over 2.5 @7/5 (2.40)
These teams have suffered defensive mishaps that have rendered them inconsistent in recent games. In this match, we expect both teams to score and Tunisia to win. Our prediction goes against the fact that only three of the eight previous meetings had goals on both ends.
Tunisia vs Mauritania Match Odds, Team Stats and H2H Facts
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Game Preview: It is Do-Or-Die for Tunisia
Tunisians find themselves in a precarious situation after a controversial defeat in the first game against Malians. They failed to convert a penalty that could have secured them a point in the first game of the tournament. Moreover, Tunisia was dealt a blow when Alissa Laidouni was hauled off the pitch after getting injured seven minutes after the hour-mark.
Despite dominating the first game by 58%, Tunisians couldn’t convert their three shots on target. However, they have a good passing accuracy that if well utilized should help them find spaces in the final third against Mauritania. They also missed two big chances; an area that head coach Mondher Kabaier should improve before this game.
On the other hand, Mauritania fell to a 1-0 defeat in the first match. It was another defensive match that didn’t generate a lot of goals. Mauritania was also the better side in ball possession (61%) in their first game against Gambia. But all that didn’t materialize to anything despite recording two shorts on target. Moreover, Mauritania did not miss any big chance in their first match. In this fixture, the team with the best finishing in the final third should win the game, and Tunisia stands a better chance in that regard.
Tunisia predicted lineup: Said, Ifa, Talbi, Bronn, Mathlouthi, Skhiri, Maaloul, Slimane, Mejbri, Khazri and Sliti.
Mauritania predicted lineup: Diop, Karamoko, Houbeib, Yali, Abeid, Thiam, Mahmoud, Fofana, N’Diaye, Ba and Kamara.
Tunisia vs Mauritania AFCON 2022 Match FAQs
Which stadium will host Tunisia vs Mauritania game?
The match will be played at Limbe Omnisport Stadium.
When is this game taking place?
The match will take place on Sunday, Jan 06/2022
How does FIFA rank these teams?
Tunisia is number 30 on FIFA while Mauritania are ranked 103.