Libya vs Tunisia
African World Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Friday, 11th November 2016.
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 20:00 WAT
Venue: Stade Omar Hamadi de Bologhine, Algiers.
Libya host Tunisia as they are in search of their first ever world cup appearance. The knight locks horn with Carthage Eagles from Tunisia for their first home game of the 2018 World cup qualifiers. Due to safety reasons, Libya will be playing their home matches outside their country and this one at the Stade Omar Hamadi in Algeria.
Libya suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat in their game of the qualifiers stage. The Mediterranean knights were torn apart by DR Congo on match day 1. Libya national football team’s highest achievement so far was a 2nd place finish in the 1982 African nation cup. They are in search for their first world cup appearance and are currently ranked 76 in the world. They will be coming to this game sitting at the bottom of the Group A.
Tunisia started their bid for a fifth FIFA World Cup appearance with a 2-0 triumph over Guinea on match day one. The Carthage eagles last participated in the 2006 edition of the World cup that took place in Germany. The North African side is currently ranked 38th in the world. They are second in the Group A and have the same point, but a fall behind on goal difference with leaders DR Congo.
Libya vs Tunisia: Head to Head Statistics
Tunisia slightly lead the recent head-to-head record against Libya with 3 wins against 2 defeats from their last 5 meetings. The latest of which was on October 2015, which Tunisia edged by a 1-0 margin. The previous meeting on June same year was won by Libya by the same margin.
The last 5 meetings between the two sides saw few goals and all of them have witnessed under 2.5 goals. And only one team scored in those meetings.
Libya vs Tunisia: Prediction
Libya will be facing a bigger challenge on Friday when they meet Tunisia in a neutral venue in Algiers. Without doubt, Tunisia are the much better side going into this clash, with great run of form and a positive attitude from their match day 1 win. However, Libya will try to make life difficult for the Tunisians, but we believe the visitors will finally edge a win by a narrow margin.
Libya vs Tunisia: Betting Tips
Tunisia to win at 1.57 (4/7)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.90 (9/10).