Football Predictions: Tunisia vs Mali 20/01/2024 AFCON Group E betting tips

Discover AFCON Group E’s Tunisia vs Mali preview with expert football predictions, key betting tips, and 5.00 odds on anytime goalscorer Kamory Doumbia.


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Discover AFCON Group E's Tunisia vs Mali preview with expert football predictions, key betting tips, and 5.00 odds on anytime goalscorer Kamory Doumbia.

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Prepare for an in-depth preview of an exciting Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group E fixture, as Tunisia squares off against Mali on 20th January 2024. This analysis provides expert football predictions and betting tips, including appealing 5.00 odds on an anytime goalscorer.

Recent Performance Breakdown

Tunisia, despite an unbeaten streak in their four previous internationals, suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat to Namibia in the group’s opening fixture. This unexpected loss leaves Tunisia precariously clinging on to a chance of progression, making this upcoming match against Mali a must-win scenario to avoid an early stage exit for the first time since 2013.

On the other side of the pitch, Mali opened their AFCON campaign with an effortless win against South Africa, launching their journey on a positive note. Despite a history of failing to secure back-to-back victories post wins (last occurred in 2012), this victory has raised the stakes for Mali as a win at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium would ensure consecutive qualifications to the knockout stage.

Key Betting Predictions

Considering the stakes and recent match outcomes, the following betting predictions may guide your decision-making:

  • Double chance: Mali/Draw @ 1.43
  • Both teams to score: NO @ 1.76
  • Anytime goalscorer: Kamory Doumbia @ 5.00

Past Encounters and Predicted Game Changers

Recent encounters between the two nations exhibit a balanced strength distribution, with one Mali victory interspersed between two Tunisian victories and two draws. Tunisia’s loss to Namibia earlier this week was their first to an African nation in 10 games. However, with Mali’s midfield trio – Yves Bissouma, Amadou Haidara, and Aliou Dieng – the match could tilt in their favor due to their physical dominance in midfield.

Low-Scoring Games Trend

An interesting trend to note from both Tunisia’s and Mali’s past AFCON performances is the low scoreline, with none of their previous eight AFCON games fetching more than two goals. This trend continues to indicate that Tunisia struggles to score in high-pressure games, pointing to another potential low-scoring encounter.

Rising Star: Kamory Doumbia

Kamory Doumbia, despite not scoring in the opening fixture against South Africa, contributed heavily to Mali’s second goal, securing the win for his team. His splendid performance and promising form paint him as a potential anytime-goalscorer. The question lies in whether he can deliver a similar, star-studded performance in the upcoming match and become one of the standout performers of the tournament.

In conclusion, the upcoming AFCON fixture between Tunisia and Mali promises to be an exciting event, full of drama and potentially surprising outcomes. Utilize these football predictions to make informed betting decisions. Remember, the excitement of the game is half the fun of betting!