Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Burkina Faso and Ethiopia and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Burkina Faso face Ethiopia at the Kouekong Stadium on Monday for their third and final group match in the Africa Cup of Nations.
With a last-16 spot up for grabs, Burkina Faso are in control of their own fate. The Stallions moved into the second and final knockout spot in Group A last Thursday by beating Cape Verde 1-0. One more win on Monday could seal a place in the next round.
As for Ethiopia, only a big win will give them any chance of keeping their AFCON hopes alive. The Walias are rock bottom in the group table without a single point.
Stats and facts for Burkina Faso and Ethiopia in Africa Cup of Nations.
- Burkina Faso unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row at home;
- Burkina Faso has won in the last 6 of 7 matches at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Burkina Faso’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 2.5 in Burkina Faso’s last 4 of 6 matches.
- Ethiopia has lost the last 3 matches in a row;
- Ethiopia has lost the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Ethiopia has lost in the last 7 of 8 matches when playing away;
- Ethiopia conceded the last 18 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Burkina Faso vs Ethiopia
The Stallions continue to collect points
Burkina Faso look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first split the points with Niger in a 1-1, before also drawing 2-2 with Algeria. A win finally came their way as they threw Cape Verde under the bus in a 1-0 victory.
The Walias look poor on the road
Ethiopia will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Sudan 3-2, before suffering back-to-back defeats to Cape Verde 1-0 and Cameroon 4-1 in AFCON.
How do the bookies view it?
Burkina Faso are clear odds-on favorites to take home the spoils of victory in this AFCON match. The Stallions are priced at 1.57 with Bet365 to claim all 3 points. The same bookmaker offers odds of 3.75 for a draw, while a Ethiopia win pays out at 8.00 with Betfair.
Burkina Faso vs Ethiopia — fixture history
Burkina Faso enter the match against Ethiopia with a 1-0-0 record in their previous 1 encounter in the Africa Cup of Nations, courtesy of a 4-0 win in January 2013. This amounts to a 100% winning ratio for Burkina Faso, with Ethiopia victorious in 0% of the last 1 encounter.
Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations
Man of the Moment
For the third match of their Africa Cup of Nations campaigns, both Burkina Faso and Ethiopia will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.