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Tunisia vs Mauritania Predictions & Tips - Eagles of Carthage to comfortably beat Al-Murabitun
- Tunisia vs Mauritania Predictions for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier
- Match is being played at 19:00 BST at Stade Olympique de Rades
- Tunisia have won 6 of their last 7 matches
- A home win is tipped in Rades
- Tips, stats, team news & preview
Tunisia favourites to win at home (Getty Images)
Tunisia vs Mauritania Predictions
Tunisia are a formidable team and will be very motivated by being able to secured qualification during their FIFA break. Mauritania are poor travellers and have made a poor start to the qualifiers. I am tipping a comfortable home win.
- Tunisia vs Mauritania Predictions
- Head to Head
- Tunisia Form
- Tunisia Squad & Team News
- Mauritania Form
- Mauritania Injuries & Team News
- Tunisia vs Mauritania FAQ
- Tunisia have won 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
- Tunisia have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 2 matches (WC qualifiers).
- Mauritania have lost their last 2 matches (WC qualifiers).
- Mauritania have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 away matches (WC and AFCON qualifiers).
Head to Head
Tunisia hold a 5-0 advantage against Mauritania across seven previous meetings with two 0-0 draws.
The sides last met in September 2019 as Tunisia won 1-0 in a friendly match.
Tunisia have lost just once in their last 16 matches and that was a friendly defeat to Algeria. Five wins and a draw saw them qualify with ease for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Eagles of Carthage finished AFCON qualifying with a 5-2 win in Libya and 2-1 home win against Equatorial Guinea. Three friendlies with two 1-0 wins and the 1-0 loss to Algeria.
They started 2022 World Cup qualifying by beating Equatorial Guinea 3-0 at home before a solid 2-0 win in Zambia. Wahbi Khazri scored a penalty before a last minute goal from Anis Ben Slimane.
Tunisia Squad & Team News
Tunisia coach Mondher Kebaïer has a settled squad. Al-Duhail midfielder Ferjani Sassi is suspended for the first of two meetings against Mauritania.
Arsenal defender Omar Rekik will miss this match and join the squad for the return fixture.
Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha, Bechir Ben Said, Mouez Hassen.
Defenders: Wajdi Kechrida, Montassar Talbi, Yassine Meriah, Oussama Haddadi, Dylan Bronn, Ali Maâloul, Hamza Mathlouthi, Ali Abdi, Omar Rekik.
Midfielders: Saîf-Eddine Khaoui, Ferjani Sassi, Aïssa Laïdouni, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane, Ellyes Skhiri, Saad Bguir, Hamza Rafia, Anis Ben Slimane.
Forwards: Youssef Msakni, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Wahbi Khazri, Seifeddine Jaziri, Naïm Sliti, Sebastian Tounekti.
Mauritania qualified for the 2022 AFCON as a 0-0 home draw with Morocco was followed by winning 1-0 away in Central African Republic.
Two friendly matches followed in the June FIFA break as they lost 4-1 to Algeria and beat Liberia 1-0. A 2-0 win against Yemen came next in an Arab Cup qualifier.
Their last two matches saw damaging defeats in 2022 World Cup qualifying. They lost 2-1 at home to Zambia and 1-0 in Equatorial Guinea.
Mauritania Injuries & Team News
Coach Corentin Martins was without top striker Aboubakar Kamara for their last match. The forward has arrived in Tunisia and will lead the line in this one.
Key defender Aly Abeid returns after injury. Versatile defender Abdallahi Mahmoud is the only doubt as was late to join the squad.
Goalkeepers: Namori Diaw, Babacar Diop, M'Backé N'diaye
Defenders: Houssen Abderrahmane, Mohamedhen Beibou, Diadié Diarra, Moustapha Diaw, Bakary N'Diaye, Abdoulaye Ousmane, Harouna Abou Demba, El Hassen Houeibib, Abdoul Bâ, Aly Abeid
Midfielders: Khassa Camara, Hacen, Abdallahi Mahmoud, Almike N'Diaye, Sidi Yacoub, Mohamed Dellahi Yali, Ibréhima Coulibaly
Forwards: Ismaël Diakité, Mamadou Niass, Hemeya Tanjy, Aboubakar Kamara, Adama Ba, Oumar Camara
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Tunisia know they can seal qualification by winning their double header against Mauritania. I am tipping them to beat the -1 handicap in a home victory.
Best Bet: Tunisia -1 Handicap Handicap $2.40 at Bookmaker - 4 Units
Value Bet: Tunisia Win to Nil Win to Nil $3.80 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit