A place in the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) is up for grabs as Banyana Banyana vs Burkina Faso go head-to-head on Monday afternoon. These teams will clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
Banyana Banyana vs Burkina Faso probable lineups
Here's how we believe these teams will line up for this clash:
Goalkeeper: Kaylin Swart.
Defenders: Lebohang Ramalepe, Bambanani Mbane, Noko Matlou, Karabo Dhlamini.
Midfielders: Robyn Moodaly, Bongeka Gamede, Linda Motlhalo.
Strikers: Jermaine Seoposenwe, Thembi Kgatlana, Hildah Magaia.
Goalkeeper: Faoziatou Ouedraogo.
Defenders: Madinatou Traore, Jacqueline Sedogo, Djamilatou Zongo, Madinatou Rouamba.
Midfielders: Rasmata Sawadogo, Mouanifato Helbi, Oriata Konate.
Strikers: Balkissa Sawadogo, Limatou Nikiéma, Juliette Nana.
Banyana Banyana vs Burkina Faso confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Banyana Banyana vs Burkina Faso stats and predictions
We would like to point out that this is a two-legged tie, and these sides played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week. That said, these are our predictions for Banyana Banyana vs Burkina Faso:
Prediction 1: Banyana Banyana to come out on top
It's worth mentioning that Burkina Faso held their own against Banyana Banyana in the first leg at home. They are now on a four-match unbeaten run, with two wins and two draws.
However, the visitors have just the two wins in their last eight games in all competitions, with three draws and three losses. While they managed to hold on against the South Africans in the first leg, it'll be difficult to do so on Banyana Banyana's turf.
As it stands, Desiree Ellis‘s side have no losses in their last five matches, with three wins and two draws. We are fairly confident that they'll emerge victorious after 90 minutes.
Prediction 2: Both teams to score
Although we are leaning towards Banyana Banyana for the victory, we don't think they'll keep a clean sheet. Ellis's side saw their defense breached in 10 of their last 12 matches in all competitions. Both teams also got on the scoresheet in four of their last six matches.
In like manner, Burkina Faso have scored and conceded goals consistently; and as a result, three of their last four matches featured goals at both ends. All things considered, both teams should score.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 goals
Our last Banyana Banyana vs Burkina Faso prediction is on the over/under goals market. We've established that these teams have scored and conceded their fair share of goals recently. Because of this, their matches tend to be on the high-scoring side.
While three of Burkina Faso's last four games went north of the 2.5 goal marker, Banyana Banyana's last 15 matches saw over three goals scored per game on average. On that note, we should expect the goals to flow in this game.
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Where to watch Banyana Banyana vs Burkina Faso live
You can catch all the action live on SABC Sports if you reside in South Africa.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago