Tunisia v Angola Betting Tips & Predictions
Angola are back at an African Cup of Nations after failing to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 renewals of the competition, with the Palancas Negras having topped a competitive group that also featured Mauritania and Burkina Faso.
Angola won all three of their home matches and could afford to lose two away matches and still qualify for the tournament in Egypt, with Srđjan Vasiljević now attempting to plot a way through to the last sixteen and beyond.
There is some definite quality within the Angolan ranks, with veteran striker Mateus Galiano back for one final tournament and the Boavista forward will be partnered by captain Djalma Campos and they could cause problems for the Tunisians.
While many of the defensive players feature for domestic clubs within their own country, Lazio defender Bastos Quissanga is a formidable player and we might also see Bruno Gaspar and Jonas Chimeno who represent Sporting CP and Girona respectively.
Tunisia are more of a household name at AFCON and they qualified ahead of hosts Egypt after five wins and just one defeat, with the Eagles of Carthage having reached the 2018 World Cup and competed gamely against England before conceding a late winner.
Youssef Mkani will put himself about up front, while the star turn is former Sunderland midfielder Wahbi Khazri who is sure to take some attacking positions in this game and hope to get his team up and running.
Alain Giresse has recently taken charge of the Tunisian team after previously coaching a spate of other African teams including two spells with Mali, Senegal and Gabon.
We’re going to back Angola with a one-goal start on the Asian Handicap, with the outsiders capable of keeping this game tight and we wouldn’t be a surprise to see this one end all square.
Angola +1 @ 1.62 (8/13) with bet365