Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
Tunisia will be looking to retain top position in Group J with a win over Niger at Stade General Seyni Kountche. The Eagles of Carthage want to keep their 100% record intact and we predict that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play in Tuesday’s football match. Tunisia have been impressive at the back in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and we believe that they are going to keep their fourth consecutive clean sheet. Niger, on the other hand, have little to play for in the clash against Tunisia and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting the Eagles of Carthage. Tunisia recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Niger on Saturday and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself. Meriah scored the winner in Saturday’s game, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Oussama Haddadi):
Oussama Haddadi is a 188-cm-tall defender who plays for both Dijon in the Ligue 1. Haddadi began his career at Club Africain, but after making 102 appearances in the league for the Tunisian side he moved to France in 2017. Oussama Haddadi, who main position is left-back, scored only one goal for Dijon in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign, but it has to be noted that he made 33 appearances for the club.
The left-footed footballer was born in Tunis on January 28, 1992 and he made his debut for the Tunisia national team 23 years later against Japan. As previously mentioned, his main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well.
His contract with Dijon should expire on June 30, 2019. Haddadi has yet to find the net for Tunisia, but he could break the deadlock at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals as he was named in Tunisia 23-man squad for the showpiece tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Tunisia):
Tunisia are considered one of the most successful African teams. Les Aigles de Carthage (Eagles of Carthage) made their 18th appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, with the team suffering elimination in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
In 2004 Tunisia won their first and only African Cup of Nations trophy as they defeated Morocco in the title game. Jaziri and Santos scored for the Eagles of Carthage in the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations final, with Mokhtari scoring a consolation goal for Morocco. Tunisia played in the final of the tournament in 1965 and 1996 as well, but they eventually finished as runners-up.
Speaking of their appearances at the FIFA World Cup finals, the Tunisia National football team participated at the major tournament on four occasions (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006), but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the tournament. The colour of Tunisia’s home kit is white, while they play their away matches in red shirts and red short s. Radhi Jaidi is the player with most caps for Tunisia (105).