20/01 Daily Tips: Tunisia vs Mali AFCON Bets Tips

Betting Tips 

Today, we focus on two tips. First, we focus onthe African Cup of Nations (AFCON), where a pivotal clash is set to unfold. Tunisia, after suffering a surprising 1-0 defeat to Namibia, finds themselves on the brink of an early tournament exit. They now face a formidable Mali team, riding high on a nine-game unbeaten streak, including a convincing 2-0 victory over South Africa. This match is not just a test of skill but a battle for survival, as Tunisia desperately seeks a turnaround to keep their AFCON dreams alive.

Shifting gears to the English Premier League, we witness another compelling encounter as Arsenal aims to rebound from their recent setbacks. The Gunners, having won seven of their ten home league games, are set to host Crystal Palace, a team that has struggled with consistency, especially in away matches. 

While Arsenal’s home form has been strong, their challenge lies in tightening a defense that has managed only three clean sheets in ten home outings. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, will look to exploit any defensive lapses, having scored in five of their last six away games. This match promises to be a crucial test for both teams, each seeking to solidify their position in the league.

Both matches are top clashes featuring stars from all over the world. However, as bettors, what matters most is what are the most likely outcome for these games.  Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.     

Tunisia vs Mali

Tunisia is at risk of an early exit from the AFCON after losing 1-0 to Namibia. They must now secure a positive result against Mali, who are in strong form with a nine-game unbeaten streak, including a 2-0 victory over South Africa.

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Tunisia, known as the Eagles of Carthage, needs to be aggressive in their approach, but Mali’s potent forwards, like Lassine Sinayoko and Sekou Koita, pose a threat on the counterattack. Despite Tunisia’s likely offensive push, a high-scoring match isn’t guaranteed, as Mali has shown defensive solidity, including clean sheets against South Africa and Ivory Coast. Historically, matches between Tunisia and Mali have been low-scoring, suggesting a potential 1-0 win for Mali.


Tunisia, following their loss to Namibia, urgently requires a positive outcome, but they might face difficulties. Mali, with an impressive record of nine unbeaten games, including seven victories, possesses the speed and skill to exploit the Eagles of Carthage on the counterattack. Therefore, it seems wise to support Mali for a win.

Tip: We expect a Draw or over 1.5 goals 

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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal, despite being eliminated from the FA Cup by Liverpool and enduring a four-game winless streak, are favored to win against a less-rested Crystal Palace. With two weeks of preparation, Mikel Arteta’s team aims to bounce back at home, while Palace, having played an FA Cup replay against Everton just three days prior, struggles with away performances. Palace’s recent form includes only one win in 11 games and a poor away record since November.

Arsenal’s home record at the Emirates is stronger, with seven wins in ten league games and only one loss. However, they’ve struggled to keep clean sheets, while Palace has consistently scored in away matches. A bet on Arsenal to win with both teams scoring is appealing. Arsenal’s pattern of scoring twice in home games and Palace’s tendency to concede two goals in recent away matches suggest a 2-1 victory for Arsenal as a likely outcome.


Arsenal boasts an impressive record at home, securing victories in seven out of ten league matches and winning four of their most recent five. However, their defense has been less consistent, managing just three clean sheets in these ten home games. On the other hand, Crystal Palace has demonstrated scoring ability on the road, finding the net in five of their last six away matches.

Tip: Arsenal to Win and Over 2.5 Goals

Below are our top five betting fixtures for Saturday; 

5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5 

  • Brentford vs. Nottm Forest  ✅
  • Udinese v AC Milan (Abandoned)
  • RB Leipzig v Leverkusen ✅
  • NEC Nijmegen v FC Twente ❌
  • Heracles Almelo v FC Volendam❌

Five Picks – BTTS 

  • AZ Alkmaar v PEC Zwolle ✅
  • Heidenheim v Wolfsburg✅
  • Bochum v Stuttgart❌
  • Freiburg v Hoffenheim✅
  • Darmstadt v E. Frankfurt✅

Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold) 

  • FC Koln vs. Dortmund  
  • AS Roma v Hellas Verona✅
  • Algeria v Burkina Faso  
  • Villarreal v Mallorca ❌
  • FC Porto v Moreirense ✅

Good luck!!! 

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