Mali vs Tunisia
World Cup Qualification CAF
Date: Friday, 25 March 2022
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stade du 26 Mars.
Mali are the champions of Group E in the Second Round of Qualifiers, and they had secured the top-most spot in style. In fact, barring a single draw, they had a 100% winning record throughout, and they had also kept clean sheets in all of their match-ups.
Do note that they had a lead of seven points over the second-placed squad, at the end of the campaign.
Do also note that they were the toppers of Group F in the recently-concluded African Cup of Nations. They had a 100% winning record in the group stages barring a draw, and had conceded a total of just one goal in the process.
Meanwhile, the Tunisians were part of the same group in the Cup of Nations, and they had to settle for a third-place finish. Going on, they have been struggling with their form for quite some time, and particularly so on the road.
To put it precisely, they are on a losing streak away from home, and importantly, they have a poor h2h record against this rival as well.
By the looks of things, expect a win for Mali this Friday at their home.
Mali vs Tunisia Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-1 win for Mali.
- They have lost just twice in the past three decades.
- Two of their past three wins had come for a 1-0 scoreline.
- In fact, barring a single draw, Mali have a 100% winning record in official clashes.
Mali vs Tunisia Prediction & Analysis
Mali are on a ten-fixture unbeaten run, and seven of these were wins. They are also on a winning streak at home since July of 2019, disregarding one loss and a draw.
On the other hand, Tunisia had lost four of their past six overall fixtures, and they had lost four of their previous five road trips. Note that they have also won just thrice on the road since November of 2019.
On top of that, they have a poor h2h record against this foe over the years as well.
Taking into account these observations, expect a win for Mali this Friday at home.
Key Stats for Betting
- Mali had a combined scorecard of 11-0 from their six fixtures in the Second Round.
- Meanwhile, Tunisia had remained winless in two of their total six games in the Qualifiers.