With 90 minutes separating the sides from the Africa Cup of Nations final, Burkina Faso and Senegal lock horns and a preview of the blockbuster clash can be found in this Burkina Faso vs Senegal prediction article.
Our Top Burkina Faso vs Senegal prediction
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Senegal have been solid all over the pitch throughout the competition and are looking good to go all the way. Burkina Faso, on the other hand, have punched significantly above their weight getting this far and we expect their journey to come to an end at the hands of a more experienced Senegal outfit.
Burkina Faso vs Senegal – Match Preview
The first semifinal of the AFCON sees Burkina Faso and Senegal battle it out at the Japoma Stadium in Douala on Wednesday.
Burkina Faso vs Senegal – Team Previews
Burkina Faso edged past the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in a narrow 1-0 victory at the Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia on Saturday.
Dango Ouattara’s opener just on the stroke of half time was enough to get the job done for Kamou Malo’s men in Garoua.
The Stallions, who have now reached a third AFCON semifinal in the last four edition, now seek to reach the grand finale for the first time since 2013.
Standing in their way is a more than capable opposing number but the West Africans will surely fancy themselves against anyone having gotten this far.
Despite scoring the goal that secured his side’s progress, 19-year-old Ouattara will not play any part on Wednesday as he is suspended following his 83rd-minute red card last time out.
Bertrand Traore was a surprise omission from the starting XI against Tunisia but the Villa winger could return to the lineup for this one.
Predicted lineup; Herve Koffi; Issa Kabore, Edmond Tapsoba, Soumalia Ouattara, Steeve Yago; Ibrahim Blati Toure, Adama Guira, Gustavo Sangare; Hassane Bande, Bertrand Traore, Cyrille Bayala
Senegal were simply too much for Equatorial Guinea as they cruised to a 3-1 triumph at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo on Saturday.
Famara Diedhiou broke the deadlock just shy of the half-hour mark before Jannick Buyla leveled matters 12 minutes into the second half but Aliou Cisse’s men upped the ante in the final knockings and got over the line thanks to goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Ismaila Sarr.
The Lions of Teranga are the only team to appear in each of the last two semifinals of the competition following a 1-0 victory over Tunisia back in 2019.
Cheikhou Kouyate and Ismaila Sarr both came off the bench to good effect last time out and will be pushing for a start here.
This could see the duo of Pape Gueye and Boulaye Dia drop to the bench in favour of Kouyate and Sarr respectively.
Predicted lineup; Edouard Mendy; Bouna Sarr, Kalidou Koulibaly, Saliou Ciss, Abdou Diallo; Nampalys Mendy, Cheikhou Kouyate, Idrissa Gueye; Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Famara Diedhiou
The Burkina Faso vs Senegal odds are as follows:
Burkina Faso to win: 5.24
Senegal to win: 1.92
*Odds from Betwinner, correct as at the time of publishing
Burkina Faso vs Senegal Head to head stats
Matches Played: 12
Burkina Faso won: 2
Senegal won: 3
Draws have been a constant feature in this fixture with seven of the 12 meetings ending in stalemate including each of the most recent three encounters.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago