Africa Cup of Nations – Tunisia v Senegal Preview (15/1/17)

Match preview

I have previewed both of these teams in-depth in my pre tournament posts, for more click here. I personally find this game really difficult to call. For a start, it’s going to be played in extreme heat and humidity, which isn't ideal for either side considering it’s their first tournament match. Nobody will want to lose, otherwise it’s going to put enormous pressure on the remaining two games. I rate Senegal as the better outfit, but it might take them some time to grow into the tournament and Tunisia will be hard to break down. I would expect the North Africans to line up in a 5-3-2 formation and Senegal might not get many chances. I don’t personally see an edge and the most likely result is a draw or a tight Senegal victory. I’m happy to sit this one out and no bet.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None