Burkina Faso vs Mauritania prediction, odds & betting tips 16/01/2024

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Burkina Faso - Mauritania

Africa Cup of Nations - Stade de la Paix

1st Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Burkina Faso and Mauritania will play their opening match at AFCON 2023 on Tuesday, 16 January, at Stade de la Paix.

Will Burkina Faso have another good showing at the biggest stage of African football, starting with a win in this match, or will Mauritania get their first win ever at the tournament? Learn more by reading our Burkina Faso vs Mauritania prediction, but remember to also check our other AFCON 2023 predictions.

Burkina Faso vs Mauritania prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Burkina Faso to win

  • Burkina Faso have reached at least semi-finals at AFCON three times in the last five tournaments.
  • Mauritania has yet to win a game at this stage, even though they've qualified for AFCON for the third consecutive time.

Furthermore, Burkina Faso beat Mauritania three times in their last four meetings (counting a win on penalties at WAFU Cup of Nations in 2019), which is another reason why this is one of our top Burkina Faso vs Mauritania betting tips.

Latest odds

Head to Head

17/10/23

International Match International

Mauritania

Mauritania

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Burkina Faso

1

2

17/10/23

International Match International

Mauritania

Mauritania

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Burkina Faso

1

2

28/09/19

WAFU Cup of Nations WAFU

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Burkina Faso

Mauritania

Mauritania

1

1

22/03/19

Africa Cup of Nations Qualification Africa

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Burkina Faso

Mauritania

Mauritania

1

0

08/09/18

Africa Cup of Nations Qualification Africa

Mauritania

Mauritania

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Burkina Faso

2

0

Last Five - Burkina Faso

30/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

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Mali

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Burkina Faso

2

1

L

23/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Angola

Angola

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Burkina Faso

2

0

L

20/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Algeria

Algeria

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Burkina Faso

2

2

D

16/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Mauritania

Mauritania

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Burkina Faso

0

1

W

10/01/24

International Match International

Congo DR

Congo DR

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Burkina Faso

1

2

W

Last Five - Mauritania

29/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

Mauritania

Mauritania

1

0

L

23/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Algeria

Algeria

Mauritania

Mauritania

0

1

W

20/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Angola

Angola

Mauritania

Mauritania

3

2

L

16/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

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Burkina Faso

Mauritania

Mauritania

1

0

L

06/01/24

International Match International

Tunisia

Tunisia

Mauritania

Mauritania

0

0

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.60%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30%
  • AWAY: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.70%

We can see from the  Burkina Faso vs Mauritania odds that Burkina Faso are the expected winners. Meanwhile, if we look at other betting markets and football betting tips for this match, we can see that Burkina Faso to score first has 8/13 (1.62) odds, which is the same as a 61.90% probability. Another market to check out is a half time draw at 39/40 (1.98) odds and 50.60% probability.

Burkina Faso vs Mauritania prediction – Other tips

Correct score: 1-0

  • The last four H2H duels between these teams have been decided by one goal at most.
  • Mauritania have failed to score in the last three games they've played.

Under 2.5 total goals

  • Only one of the ten H2H meetings between Burkina Faso and Mauritania has gone over 2.5 total goals.
  • Mauritania's last two matches have ended without any goals, clearly showing their good defence and poor offence.

Burkina Faso vs Mauritania prediction

Burkina Faso vs Mauritania team news

Burkina Faso

Despite reaching the semi-finals in three of the last five AFCON's, including one final in 2013, Burkina Faso are once again seen as the outsiders when it comes to main candidates to lift the trophy. In fact, they aren't even the main favourite to win Group D, with Algeria being favoured by the bookies.

Still, Burkina Faso is one of the dark horses at this tournament, but they will likely have to start the competition without one of their key players, Bertrand Traore, who is dealing with an injury.

Predicted LineupKonate – Tapsoba, Nagalo, Dayo, Guiebre – B. Toure, Guira, Aziz Ki, Sangare – Ouattara, Badolo

Mauritania

This will be the third straight appearance for Mauritania at AFCON and their third overall, so these are the golden years for this nation. That being said, Mauritania has yet to feel the joy of winning at the tournament, with their overall record so far being 2 draws and 4 losses.

Predicted LineupNiasse – Keita, N'Diaye, El Abd, Abeid – Gassama, Bouna, Thiam – Mahmoud, Koita, Tanjy

Confirmed Burkina Faso vs Mauritania lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Burkina Faso

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4-2-3-1
16
Herve Koffi
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25
Steeve Yago
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12
Edmond Tapsoba
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14
Issoufou Dayo
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9
Issa Kabore
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22
Blati Toure
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24
Adama Guira
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17
Stephane Aziz Ki
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11
Mamady Bangre
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8
Cedric Badolo
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13
Mohamed Konate
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Substitutes
20
Gustavo Sangare
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10
Bertrand Traore
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15
Abdoul Fessal Tapsoba
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26
Dramane Salou
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4
Adamo Nagalo
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5
Nasser Djiga
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3
Abdoul Guiebre
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19
Hassane Bande
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1
Hillel Konate
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18
Ismahila Ouedraogo
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2
Djibril Ouattara
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23
Kilian Nikiema
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Mauritania

Mauritania
4-3-1-2
16
Babacar Niasse
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6
Guessouma Fofana
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20
Ibrahima Keita
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3
Aly Abeid
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4
Omare Gassama
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9
Hemeya Tanjy
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5
Lamine Ba
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13
Nouh El Abd
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10
Idrissa Thiam
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27
Aboubakar Kamara
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19
Aboubakary Koita
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Substitutes
2
Khadim Diaw
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26
Oumar Ngom
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22
Mbacke Ndiaye
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12
Bakari Camara
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14
Yali Dellahi
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1
Namori Diaw
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15
Souleymane Doukara
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7
El-Hadji Ba
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18
Sidi Ahmed Mohamed El Abd
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24
Bakary N'Diaye
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11
Souleymane Anne
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23
Sidi Amar
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Player to watch: Dango Outtara

With Traore, Burkina Faso's top scorer, out for this game, Dango Outtara will have to step up on the offensive end for the team. The 21-year-old Bournemouth winger has 7 goals in 18 appearances for his national team, so he's our player to watch in this game.


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