A place in the semifinal of the Africa Cup of Nations is up for grabs for both Burkina Faso and Tunisia as they face off against each other and we will be building up to the game in this Burkina Faso vs Tunisia prediction post.
Our Top Burkina Faso vs Tunisia prediction
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Tunisia were without a host of first-team regulars for their last involvement but still had the wherewithal to come away with a crucial victory and with a stronger squad now available, we fancy them to get the job done in this one as well.
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia – Match Preview
The Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia in Garoua will play host to Burkina Faso and Tunisia on Saturday as they lock horns in the second of four AFCON quarterfinal clashes.
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia – Team Previews
Burkina Faso defeated Gabon via a penalty shootout on Sunday in the sides' round-of-16 meeting at the Limbe Stadium.
Kamou Malo's men took the lead just shy of the half-hour mark through Bertrand Traore before conceding a late equaliser in second-half stoppage time courtesy of an Adama Guira own goal.
The Stallions held their nerves from 12 yards and secured a 7-6 victory on penalties with Ismahila Ouedraogo converting the all-important spot-kick.
Next up for the 2013 AFCON runners-up is an opportunity to make their first semifinal appearance in five years off the back of a no-show in the last edition of the competition.
Thirty-year-old Issoufou Dayo missed his side's last outing due to coronavirus and it is unsure whether he will be available for Saturday's game.
Abdoul Tapsoba could be recalled to the starting XI for this one after having to make do with a late cameo appearance last time out.
Predicted lineup; Herve Koffi; Issa Kabore, Edmond Tapsoba, Soumalia Ouattara, Steeve Yago; Dramane Nikiema, Adama Guira, Gustavo Sangare; Hassane Bande, Dango Ouattara, Bertrand Traore
After only just managing to make it through to the knockout stages, Tunisia recorded their most impressive result so far with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria on Sunday.
Mondher Kebaier's men broke the deadlock shortly after the interval thanks to Youssef Msakni's long-range drive in the 47th minute which turned out to be the winner.
The Eagles of Carthage now have their sights set on reaching the last four of a tournament they last went all the way in 2004 on home soil.
Skipper Wahbi Khazri is in line to make his return to the starting XI for the North Africans after coming on as a substitute against Nigeria last time out.
Having rejoined training off the back of testing negative for COVID-19, Ali Maaloul and Ghailene Chaalali will both be pushing for starts here.
Predicted lineup; Bechir Ben Said; Mohamed Drager, Montassar Talbi, Bilel Ifa, Oussama Haddadi; Ellyes Skhiri, Aissa Laidouni, Anis Slimane; Wahbi Khazri, Seifeddine Jaziri, Youssef Msakni
Down below are the Burkina Faso vs Tunisia odds for all three possible match results:
*Odds from 22bet, correct as at the time of publishing
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia Head to head stats
Matches played: 4
Burkina Faso won: 3
Tunisia won: 0
Burkina Faso have enjoyed the better of this fixture having not tasted defeat in any of the previous four meetings.
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