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Burkina Faso squares it out with the AFCON hosts, Cameroon, for the third place. Will the Indomitable Lions face another humiliation after a disappointing spot kick loss against Egypt in the semifinals? We have prepared a detailed preview of this fixture in this post.
Burkina Faso vs Cameroon AFCON 2022 Third Place Predictions
Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions were unfortunate to lose three penalties after holding Egypt to a 0-0 in the semifinals. And now, they will square it out with Burkina Faso for a third place 24 hours later. Will the AFCON hosts play their hearts out or it is all over? Our best two predictions for Burkina Faso vs Cameroon are as follows:
Half-time draw @ 93/100 (1.93)
This fixture will be no easy for either side. Both teams want to finish the AFCON strongly and secure the third place. The fact that Cameroon will have rested for only 24 hours before this game means they will not want to over commit their energy so we expect a slow buildup in this game. Burkina Faso will also be keen not to concede an early goal even as they look to make history in this game despite a serious political situation back home. We are tipping a slow start with no breakthrough in the first half.
Cameroon to win @ 91/100 (1.91)
After a sterling performance in the ongoing AFCON, Cameroon has another chance to prove they can compete at the highest level. The Indomitable Lion defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 in the group stage and this second meeting should be no different. It should be remembered the AFCON host won the first meeting from a 1-0 losing position when they bagged two penalties in that game. However, the Indomitable Lions have improved massively in the tournament and should be hard to play against.
Burkina Faso vs Cameroon Betting Odds, Team Form and H2H
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Burkina Faso vs Cameroon Preview, Lineups and News
There have been a total of five meetings between Burkina Faso and Cameroon. The AFCON 2022 hosts won two of those meetings while the other three ended in a draw. Of the three draws, two ended 1-1 and the other 0-0. The last encounter which took place in this year’s AFCON group stage match ended 2-1 to Cameroon’s favour. It means the Warriors and the Indomitable Lions will meet for the second time in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. And so, the vital question in this post is will the Warriors hunt down the Lions or end up being mauled?
Lack of victory against Cameroon is a major highlight in this fixture. So, the visitors will not only fight for a third place in the ongoing AFCON but also their first victory against Cameroon. Notably, four of the five previous matchups had goals on both ends. It means Cameroon has only kept a clean sheet against Burkina Faso in a barren draw in January 24th this year, only a few weeks before the AFCON started.
In six AFCON games played so far, Cameroon has not lost in open play. The Indomitable Lions have, however, kept only two clean sheets in those matches. The hosts also come to this game with some form of fatigue, so facing a much-rested Burkina Faso will not be easy. On the other hand, Burkina Faso has also kept two clean sheets in the ongoing AFCON. The visitors found the net in all the six games played so far.
Here are the expected lineups for this fixture.
Burkina Faso predicted lineup: Ouedraogo, Kabore, Dayo, Tapsoba, Yago, Sangare, Guira, Traore, Bayala, Bertrand, and Bande.
Cameroon predicted lineup: Onana, Muokoudi, Ngadeu, Tolo, Hongla, Gouet, Fai, Ngamaleu, Aboubakar, Ekambi and Anguissa.
FAQs-Burkina Faso vs Cameroon
Where will the third place fixture between Burkina Faso and Cameroon take place?
The match will take place at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde
How are the two teams ranked by FIFA?
Burkina Faso is at position 60 while Cameroon is position 50 according to the latest FIFA rankings.
What time will the game start?
Burkina Faso vs Cameroon fixture was original scheduled for Sunday 06/02/2022 but it will not take place earlier on Saturday 05/02/2022