Burkina Faso vs Banyana Banyana lineups, stats – WAFCON qualifiers

Burkina Faso vs Banyana Banyana lineups, stats – WAFCON qualifiers
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All eyes will be on Stade Charles as Burkina Faso vs Banyana Banyana square off against each other on Thursday. Which of these teams will be left standing at the end of this tie?

Burkina Faso vs Banyana Banyana probable lineups

These are our predicted lineups for this clash:

Burkina Faso

Goalkeeper: Aminata Korogo.
Defenders: Judicael Ouoba, Madinatou Rouamba, Aimata Nacoulma, Stephanie Sow.
Midfielders: Marceline Kotongome, Madinatou Traore,
Strikers:

Banyana Banyana

Goalkeeper: Kaylin Swart.
Defenders: Karabo Dhlamani, Bongeka Gamede, Tiisetso Makhubela, Lebogang Ramalepe.
Midfielders: Gabriela Salgado, Linda Motlhalo, Kholosa Biyana, Noxolo Cesane.
Strikers: Thembi Kgatlana, Jermaine Seoposenwe.

Burkina Faso vs Banyana Banyana confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Burkina Faso vs Banyana Banyana stats and predictions

These teams will contend with each other for a place in the Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON). That said, these are our predictions for today's game:

Prediction 1: Banyana Banyana to win

To be fair, Burkina Faso are coming off back-to-back wins in a two-legged tie with Eswatini. However, they had no wins in five prior matches, with two draws and three losses.

This will be a tricky fixture for the hosts, as they take on one of the best teams on the African continent. Banyana Banyana impressed at the FIFA Women's World Cup earlier this year, reaching the knockout stages.

Furthermore, Desiree Ellis‘s side are unbeaten in their last four matches, with three wins and a draw. Taking everything into consideration, anything other than a victory for Banyana Banyana would be a surprise.

Prediction 2: Both teams to score

Although Banyana Banyana have no losses in their last four games, they've conceded their fair share of goals in recent months. Ellis's side saw their defense breached in nine of their last 11 matches across all competitions.

Conversely, the visitors have not had too much trouble finding the back of the net; as they registered 12 goals in their last five matches alone. It's also worth noting that both teams got on the scoresheet in three of Burkina Faso's last five matches. For this reason, we believe that both teams will score.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 goals

Our last Burkina Faso vs Banyana Banyana prediction is on the over/under goals market. Given that South Africa have scored and conceded lots of goals lately, it's no surprise that their matches have mostly been on the high-scoring side.

In fact, 3.6 goals were scored on average in Banyana Banyana's last five matches. Like their opponents, Burkina Faso have been involved in a few high-scoring matches recently; as four of their last five matches featured at least three goals. On that note, we are fairly confident that these teams will score up to three goals between them.

Where to watch Burkina Faso vs Banyana Banyana live

Unfortunately, this match will not be available on TV for fans who live in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana or Kenya.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.