Tunisia take on Mali on Saturday night at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in the quest to bounce back to winning ways in their second Africa Cup of Nations group game.
The Carthage Eagles fell short of a 1-0 defeat to Namibia in their group opener while Mali convincing dispatched South Africa in a 2-0 win.
Jalel Kadri’s team failed to emphasize their identity over the Brave Warriors and faced an even greater challenge in Mali, who showcase resilience in many aspects of their game.
Moreover, Eric Chielle’s side are unbeaten in their last two games against Tunisia and look like the better team ahead of this intriguing clash.
Hamari Traore and Yves Bissouma are all expected to retain their place in the starting XI after being impressive in their group opener.
Meanwhile, Haythem Jouini is expected to replace Yassine Khenissi in attack for the Carthage Eagles.
The match comes off at 20:00 GMT.