The Afcon 2021 semifinals are here, and fans can expect an action-packed encounter between the Teranga Lions and the Stallions of Burkina this Wednesday at Stade omnisport de Douala in Douala.
If Senegal manage to defeat Burkina Faso, they’ll be in for their second Afcon final in a row. Both teams will be desperate for a win as neither have had the honour of being Afcon winners so far, although Senegal came close in the 2019 edition, making it all the way to the final but losing 1-0 to Algeria.
Burkina Faso vs Senegal Head-to-Head
This is the third time the two teams will be clashing in the past 5 years. The previous two matches both occurred during FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and both resulted in a draw.
As far as current form is concerned, Burkina Faso started the tournament on shaky ground after losing to host country Cameroon in the Afcon 2021 curtain-raiser. However, they picked themselves up a few days later in their match against Cape Verde and have managed to turn their fate around quite significantly. They’ll go into the match undefeated in ten out of their last 11 matches across all tournaments.
Senegal have been in top form since the beginning of the tournament, thanks to Liverpool’s Sadio Mane in their squad. Although their group stage wasn’t the most impressive this season, they turned things around quickly, beating Cape Verde in the knockout stage and Equatorial Guinea in the quarterfinals.
Burkina Faso vs Senegal Team News
Burkina Faso will sideline Dango Ouattara, who helped them win against Tunisia by scoring the only goal of the match but was later sent off due to a red card. Djibril Ouattara might also be missing in action due to a 72nd-minute injury incurred during the same match.
As for Senegal, no injury troubles have been reported and the team is expected to head into the game with the same winning line-up consisting of Mane, Diedhiou and Dia in attack.
Burkina Faso vs Senegal Betting Tips
After a thorough analysis of statistics, past performance, their Afcon history and recent form, we predict Senegal to immerge as winners with the following betting odds:
Senegal to win: 1.92 odds
Burkina Faso to win: 6.00 odds
Draw: 3.20 odds
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