Burkina Faso vs Tunisia: Match Preview Betting Tips & Predictions
Welcome to the AFCON 2021 quarterfinals previews! That AFKON feeling has grown stronger with each round, and as the quarterfinal games begin, Cameroonians are clamoring to see their beloved Indomitable Lions continue their quest to lift the AFCON trophy in Yaoundé on February 6.
Burkina Faso and Tunisia will face off three hours after Saturday’s main game to determine who advances to the semi-finals. While this game will not get the reception the home team’s game will, it is no less important.
Tunisia vs Burkina Faso Head-to-Head
Burkina Faso has won three of the four meetings between the two teams, drawing the fourth. Both teams have met twice at the African Cup of Nations, accounting for two of the three victories.
The head-to-head statistics give Burkina Faso a clear advantage. Both AFCON wins have been at the quarterfinal stage as Burkina Faso progressed on penalties in 1991 and won 2-0 in 2017.
Tunisia vs Burkina Faso Team News
Burkina Faso Head Coach, Kamou Malo will have a full squad to choose from, barring no last minute complications. This means the Tunisian rearguard will have to be especially wary of Bertrand Traoré and Gustavo Sangaré.
Twelve Tunisian players contracted COVID before their final group game against Gambia and thus missed the final group game as well as the win over Nigeria.
For Tunisian fans, the hope is that many of those players, particularly influential captain Wabhi Khazri, will be declared fit to play on Saturday.
Tunisia vs Burkina Faso prediction
While the Carthage Eagles’ head-to-head record with the Stallions suggests that Burkina Faso will remain a quarter-final bogeyman, Tunisia’s win over Nigeria has made it clear that this quarterfinal fixture will not be easy for Kamou Malo’s team.
The Tunisian coaching staff easily identified the Super Eagles’ strengths and clipped their wings in the previous game with 12 players and their head coach out. Expect more of the same astute coaching in Saturday’s fixture.
Our prediction: This is a hard game to call. We think it will be decided in extra time.
Burkina Faso to win: 3.70
Tunisia to win: 2.45
Only time will tell who will win this game, but one thing is certain: with two closely matched sides contesting to advance to the semifinals, it’s sure to be an absolute cracker!