Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
Al Sadd and ES Tunis face each other at Khalifa International Stadium in the FIFA Club World Cup 5th place play-off. Al Sadd have been playing below expectations at the showpiece tournament. Following a hard-fought 3-1 win over Hienghene Sport where they scored two goals in the extra-time, Xavi’s men were beaten by Monterrey in the quarter-finals.
Al Sadd footballers are low on confidence ahead of Tuesday’s game against ES Tunis; therefore, home win should not be considered. The CAF Champions League winners, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Al Hilal in the quarter-finals. Al Sadd and El Tunis seem to be evenly matched ahead of the 5th place play-off, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. When the two teams met at the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup Al Sadd recorded a 2-1 win over ES Tunis.
Highlighted Player (Taha Yassine Khenissi):
Taha Yassine Khenissi is a Tunisian footballer who plays for Esperance de Tunis as a forward. Khenissi was born in Zarzis, Tunisia on January 6, 1992 and he began his senior career at Esperance de Tunis at the age of 17. The Tunisian player wears No. 29 jersey and his main position is centre-forward. His secondary position is second striker.
Taha Yassine Khenissi won the CAF Champions League title with Esperance de Tunis, with the team beating Al-Ahly in the final of the competition. The 180-cm tall striker scored 6 goals in 29 appearances for the Tunisia national team. It has to be noted that he scored for Tunisia in a 4-2 win over Zimbabwe at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
He played for the national team in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as well, but he failed to find the net. His contract with Esperance de Tunis should expire on June 30, 2021. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Esperance de Tunis):
Esperance De Tunis are a Tunisia side founded on January 15, 1919. Stade Olympique de Rades Tunis is the home of the African side and the capacity of the venue is 60,000. When playing at home Esperance de Tunis footballers wear yellow shirts with red stripes and black shorts, whereas their away colours are gray and black.
Over the years the Bab Souika Team have established themselves as one of the best sides in Africa. Esperance de Tunis have 28 Tunisian league titles, with the team winning three CAF Champions League trophies. In the 2018 season The Tunisian side defeated Al-Ahly in the final.
Al-Ahly outplayed Esperance de Tunis 3-1 in the first leg in Egypt, but the Tunisians managed to overcome the deficit in the return leg (3:0) at Stade Olympique de Rades. Nigerian international Garba Lawal is one of the most famous footballers who played for the Tunisian outfit in the past.