GHA vs TUN Dream11 Team: Battle of the defensively minded units set to see a closely contested encounter in the round of 16 today
When you have two sides who have drawn 5 of the 6 matches they have contested in between them till now, the nature of today’s round of 16 faceoff becomes pretty apparent. In Ghana and Tunisia, we have two extremely defensive minded sides, teams who have relied on their defenders to help take them this far in the Africa Cup Of Nations.
While the solitary win over Guinea-Bissau was enough to see them top a group where they were clubbed with paper thin attacking sides, Tunisia progressed to this round after drawing all three of their matches. It saw them finish second in Group E with the three points as they scored and conceded the two goals each in their outing in the group.
However, that lacklustre attacking intent will hardly perturb the side after the heroics of Benin. Paired alongside Ghana in Group F, Benin who failed to win a single match themselves have now descend into the quarter-finals of the marquee tournament after registering a stunning win over Morocco. It’s this result paired with the resolve Tunisia have in their side which will see Ghana come into this match cautiously, well aware that their opponent is far more tricky than results project.
The only reason Ghana are heading into the clash as the slightly more favoured side is due to the inclusion of some big names in the football fraternity in their side. The team is packed with players who have doled out their expertise in some of the biggest leagues in the world, garnering vital experience from their outings there.
Its helped imbed a culture of excellence in the side, something while along with the fact that they have scored two goals more than Tunisia should see Ghana win this one.
Goal-Keeper for GHA vs TUN Dream11
Although a cleansheet becomes a tentative proposition in encounters of such pivotal importance, if any side are going to keep one in this, it’s bound to be Ghana. And going by that, we have opted for Richard Ofori to come in for us.
Defenders for GHA vs TUN Dream11
Staying true to that, our defenders’ department sees picks from Ghana dominate as well with the duo of Kasim Nuhu and Jonathan Mensah making a way into our Dream 11 side. The mainstays of their backline, these two have taken centrestage whenever in operation, ensuring that the backline doesn’t waver from its task.
We couldn’t ignore Tunisia either over here given how strong they themselves have been in shutting out attacking moves. They’ve been blessed with some extremely resilient patrons in the backline, players who have spared no expense in giving it their all and leading the line has been Oussama Haddadi who comes in for us.
Midfielders for GHA vs TUN Dream11
With a plethora of options available in this segment, the midfielders’ segment becomes the most heavily packed one for us. Whatever attacking threat either side offer is going to massively stem from players occupying this facet and we have picked up players based on their form and importance to the side.
We’ll begin first with the picks from Ghana with Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey and Mubarak Wakaso all find a place in our side. The trio offers options all over the pitch, intertwining enterprising CDMs along with the more attacking imbued selections as well.
From Tunisia we have a duo that makes a foray in our side as well in the form of Naim Sliti and Ellyes Skhiri.
Strikers for GHA vs TUN Dream11
A part of the group stage team of the tournament, Ghana’s Jordan Ayew becomes our first pick for this encounter in the third and last department while their best attacking option, Wahbi Khazri comes in our from Tunisia.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Mehsan has been opted for as the captain pick by us for this match while Jordan Ayew is the vice-captain.
Africa Cup Of Nations 2019
Match: Ghana Vs Tunisia Coast Round Of 16
Date And Time: 9th July, Tuesday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia