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Burkina Faso will lock horns with Tunisia in the AFCON 2022 quarterfinals. While Tunisia should have an advantage in this fixture based on the FIFA ranking of the two teams, we anticipate a tough duel in which either side could progress to the next level. Our preview and analysis has the details, tips and predictions for this game.
Our Free AFCON Picks for Burkina Faso vs Tunisia
Despite being ranked 60th by FIFA, Burkina Faso boasts two wins and one draw in three past encounters with Tunisia. Tunisia is currently ranked 30th by FIFA but can they translate that into a success in this match? Here are our AFCON predictions for Burkina Faso vs Tunisia:
Both teams to score: No @ 53/100 (1.53)
This quarterfinals fixture will be between two teams that have faced off before. In three previous meetings, two games did not have goals on both ends. Moreover, this is a do-or-die game for both sides as they fight for a place in the quarterfinals. We expect nothing short of a tough duel that will not have goals on both ends.
Half-time draw @ 83/100 (1.83)
Our tipsters are backing a deadlocked first-half in this game. These teams haven’t scored a lot of goals in the ongoing AFCON tournament. Moreover, two of the three previous meetings ended square at the break, a result we will most likely see in this game. The first two encounters were AFCON qualifiers while the last one was an AFCON knockout stage match.
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia AFCON 2022 Quarterfinals Betting Odds and Team Stats
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Burkina Faso vs Tunisia AFCON 2022 Quarterfinals Preview, Predicted Lineups and Team News
A troubled start to the AFCON 2022 campaign did not deter Burkina Faso from realizing the dream of participating in the quarterfinals. After losing 2-1 in the opening game of the tournament, Burkina Faso edged out Cape Verde 1-0 in the second game. However, back to back draws in the last two games means they bagged only four points in the group stage and progressed to quarterfinals after edging out Gabon in penalty shootouts. Some may say Burkina Faso rode on luck and faced relatively easy opponents in Group A. However, this fixture presents Burkina Faso with a chance to progress to semis. They will face Tunisia, a team they have defeated twice and never lost to in three encounters.
For Tunisians, this fixture ignites bad memories against Burkina Faso. In three meetings, Tunisia only scored one goal in a 2-1 home loss to Burkina Faso back in 2008. That shouldn’t count much though. The last encounter was in January 2017, a match Tunisia lost 2-0. An bigger worry for Tunisians is their inconsistencies even though they have a better defence to bank on heading into this important AFCON game.
Burkina Faso will be without their captain, Ibrahim Blati Toure who left the pitch in the knockout fixture against Gabon. Burkina Faso could have won the knockout match against Gabon if not for an own goal that Adama Guira gifted the opponents in the 90+1 minute. On the flip-side, Tunisia failed to add another goal despite playing a 10-man Nigerian team after Iwobi was sent off for a malicious foul. They held onto a 47th minute opener against the Super Eagles to progress to this level.
Burkina Faso predicted lineup: Koffi, Tapsoba, Yago, Ouattara, Kabore, Guira, Toure, Bande, Sangare, Dango, and Oudraogo.
Tunisia predicted lineup: Said, Drager, Ifa, Talbi, Haddadi, Laidouni, Shhiri, Slimane, Rafia, Jaziri and Msakni.
FAQs about Burkina Faso vs Tunisia AFCON Quarterfinals Match
Where wll the game take place?
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia fixture will be played at Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua, Cameroon.
What time will the match start?
The game will kick-off at 22:00 GMT +3
When is Burkina Faso vs Tunisia game taking place?
The match is scheduled for Saturday 29th January 2022.