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Senegal vs. Tunisia - 7/14/19 Africa Cup of Nations Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tunisia vs. Senegal
Date & Time Sunday July 14, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location
30 June Stadium
Cairo, Egypt
The Line
Senegal +100 / Tunisia +320 / Draw +210
TV Channel
ESPN
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Senegal will play against Tunisia in the semifinals of the 2019 African Cup of Nations. 

Senegal defeated Benin in the quarterfinals 1-0. Idrissa Gueye was the star performer for Senegal as the Everton midfielder scored in the 69th minute. Overall, it was a very impressive display by Senegal as the team had 63% of the possession and completed 397 passes at an accuracy of 84%. Senegal had 14 shots with 4 shots on target. The defense was very impressive from Senegal only allowed Benin to pass at 68% accuracy. 

Senegal have been very impressive in this tournament as they have won 4 out of their 5 games. With top players like Idrissa Gueye and Sadio Mane in the team, Senegal have a very good chance of winning this tournament. 

On the other side of the coin, Tunisia defeated Madagascar 3-0 in the previous round. During the win, Tunisia had 52% of the possession and 8 shots on target. All 3 goals were scored by Tunisia in the second half of the game. The defense also played well for Tunisia as they absorbed a huge amount of pressure to keep a clean sheet. 

Tunisia have had an average tournament as the win over Madagascar was the first time the team had won a game in regular 90 minutes. That being said, Tunisia have managed to get results since the team has not been beaten in this tournament. This is expected to be a tough match for Tunisia since they are playing an outstanding team in Senegal. 

This match between Senegal and Tunisia is set to be played at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo. 

Tunisia have shown great determination in this tournament as they have made use of minimal resources to qualify for the semifinals. That being said, I see Tunisia losing this match. Senegal have been one of the top teams in Africa over the past few years and the team is filled with superstars like Sadio Mane. Senegal simply have too much strength in their squad for a team like Tunisia. Senegal is the better team and I see them securing a spot in the final. 

Pick:
Senegal

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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