Burkina Faso vs Tunisia
African Cup of Nation 2017
Date: Saturday 28th, January 2017.
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT/ 17:00 WAT
Venue: Stade de l’Amitié, Libreville.
Burkina Faso and Tunisia locks horn for the first quarter-final clash of the on-going African championship in Gabon.
Burkina Faso gathered 5 points in their 3 games in the group stage, as they top the group ahead of Cameroon, Gabon, and tournament debutant Guinea Bissau. The stallions are making their 3rd quarter final appearance in 11 Africa Cup of nation appearance; haven attain same feat in 1998 & 2013 Africa cup of nation championship in Burkina Faso, and South Africa respectively.
Tunisia gathered 6 points in their 3 games in the group stage, as they finished 2nd ahead of Algeria and Zimbabwe. The Cartage eagles got their 5th quarter final ticket since they won and hosted the competition in 2004; and have also failed to surpass same stage in their last 6 Africa cup of nation appearance.
Burkina Faso: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Kouakou: Coulibaly, Kone, Dayo, Yago: Traore, Kabore- Nakoulma, Traore, Pitroipa: Diawara
Tunisia: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Jridi: Maaloul, Abdennour, Ben Youssef, Nagguez: Sassi, Ben Amor- Sliti, Khaziri, Msakni: Khenissi
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia: Head to Head Statistics
Both teams will meeting in a competitive for the 3rd time in 9 years. Burkina Faso and Tunisia clashed during the preliminary qualification phase of 2010 world cup that went down in South Africa; the stallion won 2-1 over two legs.
In addition, both sides met at the quarter final phase of 1998 Africa cup of nation hosted by Burkina Faso; the stallion won through a penalty shootout. Finally, the cartage eagles of Tunisia have failed to defeat Burkina Faso in any competitive game.
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia: Prediction
Burkina Faso remain unbeaten so far in their competition, compared to their North African opponent who lost their 1st game of the competition. However, many Pundit believe the cartage went through harder test in the group stage; facing top guns like Senegal, and Algeria, compared to Burkina Faso.
In addition, the cartage eagles sits above the stallion on recent CAF ranking; a parameter many bookmaker will consider before putting their stakes. However, the game of football is determined by the effort and mistakes made in 90 minutes. Therefore, I foresee this clash going and decided by penalty shootout.
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia: Bet Tips
- Draw at Regulated 90 minutes at 3.15 (15/7)
- Under 2.5 Match Goals at 1.55 (6/11).