Burkina Faso vs Egypt: Match Preview and Prediction

Burkina Faso vs Egypt: Preview, Prediction and Bet Tips

Burkina Faso vs Egypt
African Cup of Nation 2017 – Semi-Final
Date: Wednesday 1st, February 2017.
Kick-off: 19:00 GMT/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade d’Angondjé, Libreville.

The Stallions of Burkina Faso and Pharaoh of Egypt lock horns in the last 4 of the 31st Africa cup of nation’s championship taking place in Gabon.

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Burkina Faso scored two late second half goal, as they fought pass their Northern African counterpart in the Quarter final showdown last weekend. Substitute Artiside Bance got the first goal in the 81st minutes, and Prejuce Nakoulma double stallion lead 4 minutes later. Moreover, Burkina Faso is making her 3rd Semi-final appearance, haven attained same height in the 1998 edition, and most recent in the 2013 edition.

Egypt edge pass Morocco in a Northern African quarter-final showdown. The pharaohs got an 88 minutes strike courtesy of the Egyptian 63rd minutes substitute Kahraba. However, Egypt will be making her 4th Semi-final appearance in 7 consecutive Africa Cup of Nation appearances, and have progressed to the finals in their last 5 semi-final appearance in same competition.

Burkina Faso: Predicted Line-Up (4-1-2-3)

Kouakou: Coulibaly, Kone, Dayo, Yago: Traore- Kabore, Toure: Traore, Nakoulma, Bance.

Egypt: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-1-3)

El-Hadary: Al Muhammadi, Gabr, Hegazy, Hafez: Hamed, Fathy- El-Said: Salah, Mohsen, Trezequet.

Burkina Faso vs Egypt: Head to Head Statistics

Burkina Faso and Egypt met in same phase (i.e. Semi-Final) of the Africa cup of nation during the 1998 edition in Burkina Faso. The Stallion lost with a 2-0 score line as the pharaoh progressed and ended up winning the competition that year.

In addition, but sides also met at the group stage of the 2000 Africa Cup Of nations edition hosted by Ghana & Nigeria; Egypt also won that clash by a 4-2 score line.

Burkina Faso vs Egypt: Prediction

The pharaoh are going into this clash with a strong defense, haven failed to concede a goal in all their AFCON 2017 games so far. The Pharaohs have also failed to score more than one goal in a game, averaging less than 1 goal in 4 games played so far. On the other hand, Burkina Faso also remain unbeaten in this tournament so far, and have scored more goals than their semi-final counterpart, 2 each in their last 2 games of the on-going competition.

Therefore, this promises to be close one which would probably be decided on penalties.

Burkina Faso vs Egypt: Prediction

  • Match Drawn in regulation 90 minutes at 3.00 (2/1)
  • Under 2.5 match goals at 1.40 (2/5).

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