Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
In the second round of Saturday’s quarter-final fixtures in the Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso and Tunisia go toe-to-toe at the Roumde Adjia Stadium.
Burkina Faso enter the contest off the back of a nerve-wracking win over Gabon in the last-16. The 10-man Panthers held them to a 1-1 draw, forcing the tie to go into penalties. Kamou Malo’s side won the shootout 7-6, but will be desperate to avoid a repeat here and have Bertrand Traore available again.
As for Tunisia, the Eagles of Carthage defied all odds to beat Nigeria 1-0 in the last-16 and hope to pull off another upset as they chase their second AFCON title.
Facts and figures for Burkina Faso vs Tunisia in Africa Cup of Nations.
- Burkina Faso unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Burkina Faso unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Burkina Faso’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Burkina Faso scored in the last 7 of 9 matches.
- Tunisia scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Tunisia’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Tunisia conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.
Current form — Burkina Faso vs Tunisia
Results have been on par for Burkina Faso in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. They started taking out Cape Verde in a 1-0 win, before a 1-1 draw followed against Ethiopia. Their most recent outing resulted in a 1-1 draw in a hard-fought encounter with Gabon.
Like their opponents, results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Tunisia. In their last 3 matches, they first thrashed Mauritania 4-0 before losing 1-0 to The Gambia. They defeated Nigeria 1-0 last time out.
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia – Fixture History
It finished all square when Burkina Faso last faced Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations. With both denying to back down, the scoreboard said 0-0 in the end. Depending on your betting strategy, another draw will no doubt spice up your next accumulator.
How do the bookies view it?
Tunisia head into their quarter-final match in AFCON billed as the favorites to progress to the next round. The Eagles of Carthage are priced at 2.50 with Betfair to progress into the next round. A draw pays out at 2.80 with Mr. Green, which also offers odds of 4.25 for Burkina Faso to pull off an upset.
Man of the Moment
As we enter the quarter-final stages of AFCON 2021, both Burkina Faso and Tunisia will be looking for their main strikers. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team in recent matches.