Having both enjoyed mixed fortunes in their respective Africa Cup of Nations openers, Cape Verde and Burkina Faso trade tackles in matchday two and we will be building up to the crunch clash in this Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso prediction post.
Our Top Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso prediction
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Having suffered defeat last time out, the onus is more on Burkina Faso to get back on track by securing all three points in this one so a victory for them is the pick of the bunch amongst all the Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso odds.
Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso – Match Preview
Cape Verde and Burkina Faso lock horns in Group A’s second fixture of game week two at the Paul Biya Stadium on Wednesday.
Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso – Team Previews
Cape Verde got off to a winning start on Sunday when they saw off the threat of Ethiopia in a narrow 1-0 victory.
Julio Tavares broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage time to fire Pedro Leitao Brito’s men to all three points.
The Blue Sharks are second in Group A, behind Cameroon only on goals scored ahead of Wednesday’s contest.
A crucial 90 minutes now awaits Cape Verde who can take a giant step towards reaching the knockout stages with a win in this one.
Having found the back of the net in each of his last two international outings, Juilio Tavares will be continue his rich vein of form in front of goal.
Head coach Bubista missed his side’s opening game due to coronavirus and he is also likely to sit Wednesday’s match out.
Predicted lineup; Marcio Rosa; Stopira, Roberto Lopes, Steven Fortes; Dylan Tavares, Rocha Santos, Nuno Borges, Jeffry Fortes; Garry Rodrigues, Julio Tavares, Jamiro Monteiro
Burkina Faso suffered an opening-day 2-1 defeat against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Sunday.
Despite taking the lead through Gustavo Sangare, Kamou Malo’s men conceded two spot kicks in the space of eight frenetic minutes and both were expertly dispatched by Vincent Aboubakar.
The defeat leaves the Stallions in a precarious situation in Group A as they must now avoid defeat to stand a real chance of progressing into the last 16.
Bertrand Traore had a game to forget versus Cameroon but the winger is in line to feature in attack once again.
Patrick Malo and Steeve Yago both picked up yellow cards in the aforementioned match and they will need to be careful in this one to avoid walking a suspension tightrope.
Predicted lineup; Herve Koffi; Patrick Malo, Steeve Yago, Issoufou Dayo, Issa Kabore; Ibrahim Toure, Adama Guira, Gustavo Sangare; Abdoul Tapsoba, Cyrille Bayala, Bertrand Traore
The Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso odds are as follows:
*Odds from Bet9ja, correct as at the time of publishing
Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso Head to head stats
Matches Played: 5
Cape Verde Won: 3
Burkina Faso Won: 2
Cape Verde came out on top in the first three editions of this fixture but have since lost the subsequent two.
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