Burkina Faso vs Cameroon Prediction: African Cup of Nations Match on 05.02.2022
The hosts Cameroon, after being losing the semi-final to Egypt in a penalty shoot-out, after the two teams could not be separated in regulation and extra time, take on Burkina Faso, who lost the other semi-final to Senegal, on Saturday at 20:00 GMT.
It is a consolation prize for the two losing semi-finalists but for Cameroon, it will be an opportunity to give their fans something to cheer at the end of the tournament after the disappointing exit to Egypt.
Both teams will be hoping for a winning finish to the promise that promised so much but had their dreams dashed at the semi-final stage.
Burkinabe have won two matches, drawn two, and lost two matches in their 6 fixtures at AFCON in Cameroon.
They have scored five goals and conceded and conceded 7. They have kept two clean sheets in this run.
The hosts Cameroon have won four and drawn two matches in the AFCON tournament. This means that they are unbeaten in regulation and extra time in the tournament.
They have grabbed 12 goals in the tournament so far, while they have conceded four goals in this run. They have also kept three clean sheets.
Possible Starting Lineups
Koffi; I. Kabore, I. Dayo, E. Tapsoba, S. Yago; G. Sangare, A. Guira, B. Toure; B. H. Bande, B. Traore, C. Bayala
Onana, N. Tolo, M. Ngadeu-Ngadjui, J. Castelletto, C. Fai; S. Oum Gwet; M. Ngamaleu, A. Anguissa, M. Hongla, K. Toko Ekambi, V. Aboubakar
Players to Watch
Sangare could not inspire his team to the final as they came unstuck against Senegal in the semi-final in a 3-1 loss.
Sangare has been crucial in the Burkinabe midfield. He is crucial in linking the midfield and attack through his passing, hard running, and creative abilities.
He pushes into attacking areas to support the strikers and wide players. Sangare also drops deep to link up with other midfielders and pull the strings using his passing vision.
The Cameroon striker has six goals to his name in AFCON so far alongside one assist. His inspiring form guided Cameroon to the semi-final, where they lost to Egypt on penalties.
His goal scoring form makes him a talisman upfront for the Indomitable Lions. Although he could not guide Cameroon past the Pharaohs of Egypt, he will be crucial in the match for 3rd place on Saturday.
His goals and leadership will be crucial for Cameroon as they seek to get the consolation prize of finishing third in the tournament they hosted.
With the support of the home crowd, Cameroon will take charge of the ties and seek to dominate possession. Expect them to control the tempo of the match through passing and forward runs from their players.
The Indomitable Lions will want to end the tournament positively; they will look to give their strikers – Aboubakar and Toko Ekambi – the platform to flourish and give the home crowd the goals to celebrate.
Expect Burkinabe to adopt a pragmatic approach to frustrate the home side and with measured forward runs and strategic attacking.
Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions are the favourites to win this match and finish 3rd in the tournament.
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