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  • May 21, 2022

Burkina Faso vs Tunisia Predictions and Betting Tips

The Roumde Adjia Stadium is the stage for this highly-anticipated encounter as Burkina Faso and Tunisia square off in the AFCON quarterfinals this weekend.

Both sides were pitted against each other in this same stage back in the 2017 instalment of the Africa Cup of Nations. Goals from Bance and Nakoulma secured a 2-0 win for Burkina Faso and it is then left to see whether history would repeat itself this weekend.

Carthage Eagles on the ascension

Having reached the final in 2013 and the semifinals back in 2017, Burkina Faso has become the nearly team in recent years. Nonetheless, they would be delighted with their performance so far securing yet another quarterfinals berth in the Africa Cup of Nations. With a second-place finish in Group A, they went up against an inspired Gabon side in the Round of 16. Skipper and Aston Villa forward Bertrand Traore gave his side the lead but we saw this cancelled out late when Adama Guira put the ball into his own net. In what was a nerve-wracking penalty shootout, Burkina Faso celebrated the victor when Ismaila Oeudraogo netted the decisive penalty.

Having endured a torrid group stage- picking up just one win in three games- the Carthage Eagles could only make their way to the knockouts as one of the four third-placed teams. This pitted them against the Super Eagles of Nigeria who were one of the tournament favourites having amassed nine points in the group stage. In what was a rematch of the AFCON 2019 3rd place playoff- when the Carthage Eagles emerged victorious- Tunisia yet again got the better of Nigeria courtesy of a brilliant long-range effort from Youssef Msakni. This would surely serve as a boost to their confidence given their shaky group stage run and the question is, would they use this as a platform to secure progression to the semifinals ?

Burkina Faso vs Tunisia Team News

Burkina Faso possible starting XI:

Koffi; Kabore, Tapsoba, Ouattara, Yago; Nikiema, Guira, Sangare; Bande, Ouattara, Traore

Tunisia possible starting XI:

Said; Drager, Talbi, Ifa, Haddadi; Skhiri, Laidouni, Slimane; Khazri, Jaziri, Msakni

Burkina Faso vs Tunisia Prediction: 1-2

Buoyed by that Round of 16 victories against the Super Eagles, momentum is on the side of the North Africans and although their opponents wouldn't go down easily, we're backing the Carthage Eagles to book themselves a spot in the semifinals.

Football Predictions For Burkina Faso Vs Tunisia From Our Experts

Date: Saturday, 29 January 2022 || Time: 20:00

Outcome Expert Name Result
Under 2.5 Praise 0 - 0