Both Dupuis’ men and the Eagles of Carthage have produced plenty of late action this summer, and Al Hain-Cole expects more of the same when they meet
Madagascar will be hoping to extend their dream Africa Cup of Nations debut when they take on Tunisia in Thursday’s quarter-final.
Nicolas Dupuis’ men are the first team to reach this stage of the competition on their first attempt since Cape Verde in 2013, having avoided defeat in all four matches so far.
However, they are 5/1 (6.00) outsiders with 888Sport to continue their adventure by coming out on top at the Al Salam Stadium.
Taking their place in the quarter-finals for the seventh time in nine editions, the Eagles of Carthage are 10/13 (1.77) favourites to make their experience count with a victory.
Madagascar have actually made it this far despite drawing all four of their matches, and you can get odds of 21/10 (3.10) on them playing out yet another stalemate here.
Marco Ilaimaharitra should return in midfield after missing the last 16 victory over DR Congo because of suspension, with Rayan Raveloson dropping out.
Wahbi Khazri should start after being left out of the starting line-up against Ghana due to a muscle strain, eventually coming on as a second-half substitute.
Although they needed penalties to progress, Tunisia would have won the game in normal time but for a stoppage time own goal.
It was the same story for the Barea, who showed excellent resilience to get through after twice being pegged back – the second time in the 90th minute.
In fact, 12 of the combined 17 goals scored in this pair’s matches in Egypt have come after half-time, meaning it would be foolhardy to tune out before the final whistle when they come face-to-face.
Indeed, odds of 9/10 (1.90) seem like decent value on the scoreline remaining tied at the break for Madagascar’s third game in four and a fourth in a row for Tunisia.
Draw at half-time at 9/10 (1.90) for a 1.5pt stake with 888Sport