Tunisia would be going into the 34th edition of the AFCON in Ivory Coast with their heads high, being one of the favourites after ranking third in the continent in the FIFA World rankings. Our guide will provide insight into the Tunisia AFCON journey, including expectations, squad depth and betting odds.
Tunisia – AFCON Team Details
Tunisia’s preparations for the biggest tournament in Africa, AFCON, have been impressive. Having been seeded in Group J for the AFCON qualifications with Equatorial Guinea, Botswana and Libya,
Tunisia finished at the top of the group with 13 points. The Eagles of Carthage tasted their first and only defeat in the group against Equatorial Guinea; a late penalty converted by Emilio Nsue was the difference between the two teams in Malabo.
After a disappointing run in the last edition of the AFCON held in Cameroon, having been knocked out in the Quarter-finals by underdogs Burkina Faso, Tunisia is on a quest to change their fortune.
The head coach of the Tunisia national team, Jaleel Kadri, believes his current squad is prolific enough to become African champions for the second time. With senior players like Wahbi Khazri, Issam Jebali and Youssef Msakni and rising stars like Manchester United’s Hannibal Mejbri and former Southampton’s full-back Yan Valery, one cannot doubt his confidence in his team.
Tunisia AFCON Betting Odds
As AFCON kicks off in January 2024, top betting sites in Africa strive to increase user satisfaction by ensuring players can place bets on the 52 games of the tournament. Many bookmakers will display their odds as the tournament draws nearer. Here, we analyse some of Tunisia’s AFCON betting odds.
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Tunisia AFCON 2024 Squad
National teams are yet to release their squad list for the 2024 AFCON. We expect coach Kadri to release a 23-man shortlist for the Tunisia AFCON games a few weeks before the start of the main event.
Nonetheless, the squad for Tunisia’s AFCON qualifying matches and friendly games against South Korea and Japan can provide an insight into how the final squad will be shaped.
Tunisia AFCON 2024 Predictions
Generally, AFCON games are challenging to predict because of the level of inconsistency in teams’ performances. Here, we discuss a few of the Tunisia AFCON predictions.
Generally, AFCON has low-scoring games, averaging two goals per game. In the last edition in 2022, Tunisia won three of their five games by 1:0 and lost their quarter-final match against Burkina Faso by the same scoreline.
In addition, in AFCON 2019, the Eagles of Carthage played seven games, six of which had lower than three goals, including their third-place encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. With these analyses, it is safe to predict low-scoring encounters.
During AFCON 2019 in Egypt, Tunisia went to the semi-final and was knocked out by runners-up Senegal. The North-African side recorded 14 bookings in their seven games and each game had an average of 4 bookings.
The trend continued during the last edition; they recorded 11 bookings in 5 matches. While Tunisia didn’t get a red card across the previous two competitions, they were cautioned multiple times.
Hence, placing bets favouring multiple bookings for Tunisia multiple times is smart.
Where Can I Watch Matches of Tunisia in Kenya?
Aside from watching the main event live on TV broadcasts, many betting operators will be streaming Tunisia Africa Cup of Nations matches live in Kenya. 1xBet Kenya is an important name on that list as it offers an impressive live streaming feature that allows you to monitor your bets and guide you in staking on live games.
History of the Tunisia Team in AFCON
Since the maiden edition of the AFCON in 1957, Tunisia has participated in the tournament 21 times, making a first appearance in a 3-0 victory against Uganda in June 1962, finishing third out of four participating AFCON teams. The Tunisian national team holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the main event, 17, which spans from 1999 -2024 (including the next edition in Ivory Coast).
In 2004, Tunisia hosted the AFCON and beat rivals Morocco in the final to become African Champions for the first and only time. Since then, the North African giant has not passed the semi-finals.
Tunisia AFCON 2024 Teams FAQs
Here, we provide answers to some frequently asked questions.
Issam Jemaa is the top scorer for Tunisia, with 36 goals.
The AFCON draw has not been conducted, so Tunisia is yet to have a group.
Tunisia are third in Africa in the FIFA world rankings and have high chances of winning the AFCON 2024.
The name of the head coach of the Tunisia national team is Jaleel Kadri