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Cameroon
Cameroon
VS
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
International
International
Africa Cup of Nations
09.01.2022
17:00
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Stade omnisport Paul Biya
Yaoundé

Cameroon - Burkina Faso prediction 09.01.2022 Africa Cup of Nations

Matchday 1 in the Africa Cup of Nations features the clash between Cameroon and Burkina Faso at Stade omnisport Paul Biya. In our preview of Cameroon vs. Burkina Faso, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Africa Cup of Nations fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.

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Out of the last five Africa Cup of Nations encounters between the two teams, Cameroon won 0. In 4 matches the points between the two sides were shared, and 1 time Burkina Faso got the win. If we look at the home record of Cameroon against Burkina Faso, the stats are as follows: 0 wins Cameroon, 0 draws and 1 win Burkina Faso.

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After a year-long hiatus occasioned by the ravaging COVID pandemic, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off this Sunday with host nation Cameroon setting the ball rolling when they welcome Burkina Faso to the Paul Biya Stadium.  

Five-time winners Cameroon enter the tournament as one of the favourites while Burkina Faso are yet to have a taste of the continent’s most prized silverware.

We will examine Melbet app and Mybet.africa betting options and prices to highlight our betting tips today.

CAMEROON

Cameroon looked good in the qualifiers where they topped their group after picking up 11 points from their six games (3W, 2D, 1L). They started off hot with 3 win sin their first four games but let their feet off the pedal with their only loss of the qualifiers away at 2nd placed Cape Verde and a dour and disappointing home draw to Rwanda in the last round of matches.

The Indomitable Lions were eliminated at the round of 16 by Nigeria in the last edition of this cup, despite coming in as favorites and will be eager to avoid the same pitfall this time round.


Three points on opening day will go a long way in paving their path to success and we expect them to come out with all guns blazing here.

BURKINA FASO

Burkina have proven to be a hard nut to crack in the last couple of years. They have lost just one competitive game since March 2019  (9W, 8D) with 11 clean sheets in that run. They come into this fixture off the back of a 3-0 win over Gabon in an international friendly match last Sunday.

Burkina Faso haven’t won this tournament but have come incredibly close before, reaching the final in 2013, followed by two semifinal eliminations in the subsequent tournaments.

Their impressive qualifier campaigns gives them hope that they can get that monkey off their backs but nothing will come easy in this opener against the hosts.


POSSIBLE LINEUPS

CAMEROON

  • Onana
  • Fai
  • Onguene
  • Ngadeu
  • Ebosse
  • Hongla
  • Anguissa
  • Oum Gouet
  • Njie
  • Aboubakar
  • Toko-Ekambi
  • COACH: Conceicao Oliveira
  • MISSING PLAYERS: None

BURKINA FASO

  • Koffi
  • Bande
  • Tapsoba
  • Dayo
  • Kabore
  • Simpore
  • Guira
  • Ouedraogo
  • Toure
  • Ouatttara
  • Traore
  • COACH: Kamou Malo
  • MISSING PLAYERS: None

CAMEROON VS BURKINA FASO PREDICTIONS

The hosts have been really good in their backyard. They haven’t lost any competitive match on home soil since January 2018. Burkina Faso are no scrubs though and will not just come and roll over here. However, with the vociferous and raucous home crowd egging them on, we fancy the indomitable Lions to edge this one with the razor-thin margin. Mybet.africa Bonus have them priced @ 1.67 to pick up the win here and we are picking that up as our first tip here.



It’s been incredibly close between these two teams in their recent matchups. Their last three straight meetings have all ended in draws. As such both teams will feel confident coming into this game. There could be an element of chirpiness and physicality here and the bookings market is of great interest. Burkina Faso got more bookings in  2 of these last 3 matches. A repeat of the same is very likely with Cameroon likely to dominate the proceedings. Melbet Bonus have this option priced @ 1.43 and we feel comfortable in recommending it as our final tip.


Performance

Cameroon
Cameroon
Last games

Cameroon performance of the last 3 home matches

Victories
66%
Over 2.5
66%
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Last games

Burkina Faso performance of the last 7 away matches

Victories
28%
Over 2.5
85%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
Cameroon
Cameroon
7 3 2 1 0 7 3 4
2
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
3
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
4
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
1 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4
Legend
  • Next round
  • Qualification possible