Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Quarterfinals Betting Tips

Martin Green

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:15 AM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 7:15 AM UTC

Time for Senegal to show why they are tournament favourites...
<div><h2>Senegal vs Benin</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title=""><strong>Wednesday, July 10, at 30 June Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Senegal edged their way into the quarter-finals with a nervy 1-0 victory over Uganda in the previous round. Liverpool forward Sadio Mané scored and missed a penalty for the second consecutive match, and his goal was enough to seal the win. That teed up a last eight clash with an unheralded Benin side, who held Morocco to a 1-1 draw and then prevailed on penalties. The game must have taken a lot out of them in the African summer heat, as it lasted the full 120 minutes and they played the final 23 with just 10 men after Khaled Aldenon was sent off. They had just 33% of possession and they were chasing the ball for much of the game. A five day rest should help, but a technically superior Senegal side should dominate the ball once again.</p><p><a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral"><em><strong>Tip: Senegal to win and under 3.5 goals at 1.83 (5/6) with Coral</strong></em></a></p><h2>Nigeria vs South Africa</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Nigeria v South Africa"><strong>Wednesday, July 10, at Cairo International Stadium</strong></a></p><p>South Africa pulled off the shock of the tournament when they dumped hosts and favourites Egypt out in the last round. Nobody expected Bafana Bafanav to prevail, but they kept Mohamed Salah and co at bay and a late strike from Thembinkosi handed them a famous victory. Yet the challenges do not get any easier, as they now face an in-form Nigeria side. The Super Eagles beat defending champions Cameroon in the last round, with Arsenal playmaker Alex Iwobi putting in a terrific shift. They are now third in the betting to win the Africa Cup of Nations, after Senegal and Algeria, and they should edge this game.</p><p><a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betway"><em><strong>Tip: Nigeria to win at 21/20 (2.05) with Betway</strong></em></a></p><p><em><strong><a href=";a=517b5751-d827-40fe-913b-6685b0341c36&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></strong></em></p><h2>Ivory Coast v Algeria</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Ivory Coast v Algeria"><strong>Thursday, July 11, at New Suez Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Algeria have been the strongest team at this tournament so far and they swatted Guinea aside in the last 16. They were clinical in attack and Man City winger Riyad Mahez has been on fire throughout the tournament. They have already beaten Senegal in the group stage and they will fancy their chances of going on and winning it. They are yet to concede a single goal and they have looked remarkably solid throughout. Ivory Coast are a tough side to face, and they opened their campaign with a strong 1-0 win over South Africa. Next up they lost 1-0 to Morocco, but the bounced back by thrashing Namibia 4-1. Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has been a revelation since breaking into the starting 11 and he was on target once again as the Ivorians beat Mali 1-0 at New Suez Stadium on Monday. This game could be tight, but both teams will fancy their chances of getting on the score sheet, as there is some fine attacking talent on show.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365"><em><strong>Tip: Both teams to score at 2.20 (6/5) with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><h2>Madagascar vs Tunisia</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Madagascar v Tunisia"><strong>Thursday, July 11, at Al-Salam Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Madagascar are enjoying a fairy-tale debut appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations, having beaten Nigeria to top their group and then edged past DR Congo in the last 16. That match went to penalties after a 2-2 draw on Sunday, and Madagascar held their nerve. They should be fresher than Tunisia, who played 120 minutes of gruelling football on Monday night. The Tunisians were on the brink of elimination, but a Rami Bedoui own goal in injury time gifted them an equaliser and they went on to win a penalty shootout. Tunisia are 25<sup>th</sup> in the FIFA rankings, higher than any team at this tournament apart from Senegal, and they should scrape through to the semis, but it looks like another tight contest.</p><p><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betfair"><em><strong>Tip: Both teams to score at 2.37 (11/8) with Betfair</strong></em></a></p></div>
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