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01/23/22 05:00 PM
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
1 - 1
45' : 1 - 0
penalties: 8-7

Tip Burkina Faso - Gabon

Prediction published on January 20, 2022 at 10:02 PM - Modified on January 20, 2022 at 11:03 PM

Gabon have seemed comfortable for the better part of the 2021 AFCON and they go into the second round unbeaten with a match against Burkina Faso coming up. On paper this seems like a balanced draw, both teams having finished second in their groups. Burkina Faso lost their opening game to Cameroon but recovered to collect four points in the last two group games and will be hoping for a comfortable outing here, against a team they thrashed 3-0 in a friendly game ahead of this competition. Defensively, they will have t do better, having given away three penalties in the group matches. They are coming from a 1-1 draw with Ethiopia, a game they scored first in, just like their opening two. They have one clean sheet in this competition so far and a concern they’ll carry to this game is having failed to beat Gabon in four straight competitive matches. They’ve won two and drawn two. In the 2017 AFCON, these two nations met and it ended 1-1; Burkina Faso have won four of their last nine AFCON matches, keeping four clean sheets in the nine games.

Gabon head to this game straight from a draw with Morocco. They did well in the game but it is safe to say they haven’t been spectacular in this competition, even though they miss a few of their key players. Three of their last five matches have ended in draws and they have managed one clean sheet in five. Gabon have failed to score in one of their last five matches but they have only one loss in that run, that having been inflicted by Burkina Faso in a friendly match ahead of this competition. In their last six AFCON matches, Gabon have not lost a game, but also, they have managed just one win, against first-timers, Comoros. Both teams have scored in four of Gabon’s last six AFCON matches.

Key points Burkina Faso - Gabon

key points iconBurkina Faso have scored first in their last four AFCON matches.

key points iconGabon have one clean sheet in the last five matches.

key points iconGabon have one win in their last five matches.

key points iconGabon have five draws in their last six AFCON matches.

key points iconBurkina Faso have one loss in their last 11 matches.

Conclusion Burkina Faso - Gabon

Both these nations have done well at the AFCON tournament, but neither has been spectacular and even going to this game, there’s a sense of them being balanced. Burkina Faso have shown good glimpses in their matches and have lost just once in the last 11 matches. Gabon have also been doing well and will feel capable of standing up to Burkina Faso. Five of their last six AFCON matches have ended in draws and we foresee the same here after 90 minutes.

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