Our football match prediction:
Morocco and Tunisia, the two North African sides, face each other at Stade de Marrakech in an international friendly. Morocco made it to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals earlier this year, but Egypt proved to be a big catch for the Atlas Lions in the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament. Herve Renard could mix the squad against Tunisia, but Monaco midfielder Nabil Dirar is likely to start the match. Tunisia, on the other hand, were beaten by Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and coach Henryk Kasperczak is now on a quest to build a descent team for 2017 CAN qualifiers. Anyhow, Morocco and Tunisia seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we predict that they are going to share the spoils in Tuesday’s football match. In their last meeting Morocco recorded a 3-2 win over Tunisia.
Highlighted Player (Oussama Tannane):
Oussama Tannane is a Morocco footballer who plays for Saint Etienne as a winger. Tannane played for Heerenveen in the 2012/2013 Eredivisie campaign and at the end of the season he moved to Heracles. The pacey winger scored 16 goals in 53 appearances for Heracles from 2013 to 2016 and he joined Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne in January, 2016. Tannane impressed on his Saint Etienne debut, scoring and providing two assists for his teammates in a 4-1 triumph over Bordeaux. Despite playing for Netherlands U21 team in the past, he represents Morocco on the international stage nowadays. Tannane made his debut for the Morocco national team on 26 March, 2016 in a 1-0 victory over Cape Verde. The Saint Etienne footballer played for the likes of Zeeburgia, Ajax, Utrecht, PSV and Utrecht during his youth career.
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 Africa 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 Tunisian national 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 shorts. Radhi Jaidi is the player with most caps for Tunisia (105).