Sports Writer Mysoccer24.com-Cameroon
The last and final round of Group A matches at the Total African Nations Championship, Burkina Faso go shoulder to shoulder with Cameroon at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo on Sunday evening.
In what many has termed a crucial match, both nations will be looking to secure a place in the quarter-finals, as they are separated by just one point at the top of the group A table
Following a slim 1-0 defeat against Mali in their opening game, Burkina Faso revived their quarter-final hopes alive with a dramatic victory over Zimbabwe on Wednesday night.
Issouf Sosso, Claver Kiendrebeogo and substitute Issiaka Ouedraogo all found the target, as Seydou Zerbo’s men strolled to a 3-1 victory.
The former Burkina Faso Under-17 coach was appointed head coach of the Stallion, and is on a verge to lead them to a first-ever CHAN quarter-finals appearance if they defeat the intermediate Lions.
On the other hand, Cameroon, who are hosting the tournament for the first, are currently leading Group A with four points from two matches same four point for Mali at the second spot.
The Intermidiate Lions secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Zimbabwe on the opening day, before a pathetic 1-1 draw with the Eagles of Mali on Wednesday afternoon.
Coach Martin Ndtoungou Mpile will aim to take full advantage of the home crowd’s support and return to winning ways, as they search for their first African Nation Championship silverware.
After a quarter-finals finish in 2011 and 2016, Cameroon bow out in the group stages in 2018, when the tournament was hosted by Morocco the team being coach by legendary Rigobert Song.
Burkina Faso Vs Cameroon Team News
Burkina Faso will be u arguably be without the services of US des Forces Armees’ full-back Rene Zoungrana, after suffering an injury last game
Besides that, Seydou Zerbo has a full strength squad to select from for this encounter.
Issiaka Ouedraogo will push for a start following an impressive outing off the bench against Zimbabwe, where he found the net barely 10 minutes after coming on.
On the other hand, Cameroon have a relatively clean bill of health, with Karl Ndedi the only guaranteed absentee, after he was hooked off in the first half against Mali.
Captain Jacques Zoua and Bryan Soga were dropped to the bench against Mali, but they could make a return to the starting XI on Sunday.
Burkina Faso Predicted starting XI:
Sawadogo; Sana, Nikiema, Ouattara, Sosso; Hien, Ouedraogo; Dah, Belem, Kiendrebeogo; Ouattara
Cameroon Predicted starting XI:
Kerrido; Mamoudou, Banga, Matanda, Andoulo; Oukine, Tchuente; Etong, Zoua, Assomo; Soga
Head To Head Comparison
The Intermediate Lions are unbeaten against Burkina Faso in their last seven meetings across all competitions, with four wins and three draws since a 1-0 friendly loss in May 2018.
Zambia Vs Guinea Latest Odds And Top Betting tip
1xbet, Betmomo, bet365 all predicting a double chance bet on away win or an away win in this match.
1xbet makes Cameroon Favourites, Pricing Burkina Faso at 3.48 With Cameroon Priced at 2.23 and Draw at 3.16
Betmomo also Makes Cameroon as Favourites, Burkina Faso Priced at 3.45 With Cameroon Prices at 2.19 and a Draw at 3.16
Bet365 further tips Cameroon as favourites, Burkina Faso Priced 3:25 with Cameroon priced 2.10 and Draw at 3.00
Mysoccer24.com says : Burkina Faso 1-2 Cameroon