The final two games of the African Cup of Nations take place this weekend; beginning with the battle for third place in the competition: Nigeria VS Tunisia. New betting site in Nigeria 22BET offers to look at the prediction and betting tip for the upcoming match.
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It will be either Nigeria or Tunisia that will finish third after both teams failed to make the final by the tightest of margins. Neither side deserved to lose their semi-final meeting; with both sides having conceded a late goal to fall short. Both sides have been strong throughout, which means it is very difficult to separate them for the third-place game.
Tunisia have only won on two occasions throughout the competition, which is a strange run of form considering they have got to the final week of the competition. However, this was ultimately in vain as they were knocked out by Senegal at the semi-final stage. Tunisia did a brilliant job at marking Sadio Mane out the game; with the Liverpool man a non-existent threat throughout. Tunisia created the most chances but were guilty of being wasteful in front of goal. They were punished for their misses 20 minutes into extra time when Dylan Bronn put the ball into his own net. It was an unfortunate moment for the young defender, but one that he will certainly learn from.
Nigeria, on the other hand, have been strong throughout the competition, and that is shown the fact that they have only lost two games; including their semi-final defeat to Algeria. The Nigerians were outsiders for their semi-final clash with Algeria, but they performed excellently throughout and created five golden opportunities which they weren’t able to take. This misses would prove crucial for them as they lost in the most dramatic of ways. A William Troost-Ekong own goal had put Algeria ahead before half time, but an Odion Ighalo penalty looked to have rewarded Nigeria for their efforts with extra-time. However, there was to be one final piece of action in the game, and Riyad Mahrez would be the deciding factor as he fired his country to the final in the 95th minute. It was a hammer blow, and whichever team has recovered from their semi-final heartbreak will be the winners.
This should be an entertaining fixture between two evenly matched sides. The deciding factor in the match will be the question of which side has recovered from their agonising defeat in the semi-final. Whoever reacts the best will win this matchup. The preference would be for Nigeria as they have better players in the forward areas.
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