Match Time:7/12/2019 03:00 Friday(GMT+8)
Madagascar: Fairy tale ( Recent Form: L D W W D )
Madagascar's very first participation in the Africa Cup is still a big fairy tale. Prior to the African country tournament, expectations were of course extremely low. Madagascar is very poor, and after the qualification it was even uncertain whether the national football association would have sufficient budget to cough up airline tickets and hotel costs. Finally, President Andry Rajoelina decided to donate 170,000 euros, allowing Barea to travel to Egypt. In any case, that money ended up well, because Madagascar is the great spice maker of this Africa Cup. Not only was the number 108 of the FIFA world ranking top trump in Nigeria in the battle for group victory, but in the eighth finals it again stunted by eliminating the much stronger Congo after penalties. Madagascar played well and threw all her soul and bliss into the battle, although you did see that the pipe in the extension threatened to become quite empty. The team of coach Nicolas Dupuis, however, managed to survive, and in the penalty shootout was the longest end. For Madagascar, the tournament can of course not go wrong, and the team is full of confidence. "This team plays like a family. We fight together, and we win together, "said midfielder Anicet Andrianantenaina.
Tunisia: Has not won yet ( Recent Form: W D D D D )
Tunisia, too, managed to join the last eight countries of this Africa Cup. That in itself is not that special, were it not for the fact that the North Africans did not win this tournament yet. All three group matches ended in a draw, and also the eighth final against Ghana remained balanced after 120 minutes. Tunisia, however, took the penalties better, and therefore managed to beat Ghana for the first time in 54 years. "We played as real men," said captain Wahbi Khazri. "We have shown that we can handle all countries, and have silenced our critics." Khazri is obviously overjoyed, but to be honest, Tunisia has not yet convinced me. The country also had no complaints about Ghana. The Eagles of Carthage, for example, beat Ghana twice well after an incorrectly rejected goal and a shot on the post. However, national coach Alain Giresse is satisfied: 'We have achieved our first goal, reaching the quarterfinals. However, we want more. I think we will be able to win the Africa Cup again after 15 years. "
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, Madagascar is creating interesting surprises in CAN this year. However, their journey to the finals will have to be stopped because in front of it is a full-conscious and pragmatic Tunisia.
Madagascar VS Tunisia
Pick: Tunisia -0.5