Burkina Faso play Tunisia in Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 29 January 2022. The match venue is Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua.
Latest betting odds
Burkina Faso to win odds are priced 4.16 (+316 American; 79/25 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.00 (+200; 2/1), while Tunisia to win odds are priced at 2.10 (+110; 11/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Burkina Faso — 23%, draw — 32%, Tunisia — 45%.
Latest betting odds on Burkina Faso vs Tunisia (29 January 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.90 (+190; 19/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.43 (-230; 10/23)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Burkina Faso — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Tunisia — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
Match preview and statistics
Burkina Faso beat Gabon 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw (AET) to advance to the quarter-final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. So far, they have two wins, a draw and a loss in the tournament.
Bertrand Traore missed a penalty in the 18th minute as he hit the bar with a left footed shot. Bertrand Traore opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Dango Ouattara with a through ball following a fast break.
Sidney Obissa got a second yellow in the 67th minute for a bad foul and was sent off. Adama Guira scored an own goal in the 90+1 minute. The goal levelled the scores, making both teams go to extra-time. After extra time, they played the penalties where the Stallions won 7-6.
Team statistics: 48% possession, 16 total shots, 10 chances created, five big chances, seven shots on target, 268 accurate passes, 74% pass accuracy, 31 fouls conceded, five corners, three offsides, six yellow cards. Dango Outtara assisted their goal, created three chances, was the most fouled player (6 times) and won nine duels.
Burkina Faso team news: no player is injured or suspended for the match.
Tunisia knocked out Nigeria in the Round of 16 in a 1-0 win. They have two wins and two losses in the four games played in the competition.
Youssef Msakni scored the winning goal against Nigeria in the 47th minute of the second half with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Mohamed Drager. Alex Iwobi was shown the red card in the 65th minute for a foul. The card was upgraded following a VAR decision.
Team statistics: 47% possession, seven total shots, seven chances created, one big chance, three shots on target, 299 accurate passes, 80% possession, 22 fouls conceded, one corner, one offside, two yellow cards. Aissa Laidouni had the most tackles (5), was the most fouled player in the (7 times), won the most duels (14) and two clearances in the match.
Tunisia team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.
Burkina Faso vs Tunisia H2H
Burkina Faso and Tunisia have met three times before. The Stallions have two wins and draw from the meetings. They won two goals to nil in the last meeting.
Key players and lineups
Burkina Faso projected starting lineup:
- Herve Kouakou Koffi
- Steeve Yago
- Soumaila Ouattara
- Edmond Tapsoba
- Issa Kabore
- Ibrahim Touré
- Adama Guira
- Dango Ouattara
- Gustavo Sangare
- Boureima Bande
- Bertrand Traore
Bertrand Traore is the key player to watch out for. So far, he has been involved in two goals, with a goal and an assist. Traore opened the scoring in the last match against Gabon and looks forward to doing the same in this game again. Dango Outtara is a player to watch out for. He assisted their goal, created three chances, was the most fouled player (6 times) and won nine duels in the last game.
Tunisia projected starting lineup:
- Bechir Ben Said
- Mohamed Drager
- Montassar Talbi
- Bilel Ifa
- Oussama Haddadi
- Anis Ben Slimane
- Ellyes Skhiri
- Aissa Laidouni
- Youssef Msakni
- Hamza Rafia
- Seifeddine Jaziri
Youssef Msakni is the key player to watch out for. He scored the match winner against Nigeria in their Round of 16 game. Seifeddine Jaziri is another player to watch out for. He has scored only one goal in the tournament and hopes to score again in this fixture.
Aissa Laidouni is a player to watch out for due to his performance in the last match. He had the most tackles (5), was the most fouled player in the (7 times), won the most duels (14) and two clearances in the match.
Betting tips and prediction
Burkina Faso have two wins, a draw and a loss in the four games played at the tournament. They knocked out Gabon in their last match on penalties. Tunisia have two wins and two losses from the four games. They beat Nigeria 1-0 in their last match.
Burkina Faso have not lost to Tunisia in their last three meetings, with two wins and a draw. They won 2-0 in the last meeting. Predictions are Burkina Faso to qualify, and over 1.5 goals.
Betting prediction: Burkina Faso to qualify
Odds: 2.55 (+155 American; 31/20 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: (-164 American; 25/41 Fractional)