On Sunday, the remaining teams in the Africa Cup of Nations will lock horns in the semifinals. The ones who win will have to wait until Friday, when the final is scheduled, while the vanquished will play for the third place on Wednesday. Senegal is credited with the first chance to win the trophy and odds of 3/2 at bet365 Sports, followed at a small distance by Algeria with 23/10 and Nigeria with 7/2. Tunisia are the biggest underdog at 5/1 and they will have the support of their fans, as the matches are played in Egypt.
Undefeated Tunisia Takes on Surging Senegal
Tunisia hasn’t lost a single game at the Africa Cup of Nations and it also won all the friendly games leading to this major tournament. The clear victory over Madagascar saw them to the semifinals and their match against Senegal is scheduled for 5 PM UK time on Sunday. The North African team has played well defensively and hasn’t conceded more than a goal in over a year. This should encourage punters willing to bet on them to win at odds of 3/1 at 888 Sport, or at least consider a double chance bet at 9/10.
Senegal has won 10 out of the last 11 games and all those victories were secured without allowing a single goal. They are rightly favorites to advance to the final with odds of 6/5, but they will play on a stadium packed with Tunisian fans. The two teams have met on six occasions, with all the matches being played at the Africa Cup of Nations. Senegal won ones, with three matches ending undecided, while two were won by Tunisia. Furthermore, five of these six games have ended with a single team scoring.
Algeria are Slight Favorites over Nigeria
The second semifinal of the day is played between Algeria and Nigeria, at 8 PM UK time at the Cairo International Stadium. The Algerians have been flawless in 2019, extending their invincible run to more than 10 games and they ride a six-game winning streak. Even so, they are only narrow favorites over Nigeria, with odds of 3/2 at Winner Sports, while their opponents are priced at 11/5. They have an average of two goals per match at the Africa Cup of Nations and will play offensively in the semifinal.
Nigeria has qualified to the second to last stage of the competition with a great deal of luck. They have staged an incredible comeback against Cameroon and scored the decisive goal in the last minutes of the match against South Africa. Defensively weak and susceptible to conceding goals after individual errors, the Nigerians do have a stellar offensive setup. They will count on their strikers to maintain the invincible run over Algeria, as the head to head record is clearly in their favor, with five victories and a draw.