Equatorial Guinea vs Burkina Faso 01/21/2015 African Cup of Nations Preview,Odds&Prediction
Burkina Faso vs Equatorial Guinea
Wednesday 21th January 2015 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Equatorial Guinea 3/1 Draw 21/10 Burkina Faso 21/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: eurosport uk; Bein Sports
The host nation Equatorial Guinea take on Burkina Faso on Wednesday evening after drawing 1-1 with Congo on Saturday. EG played really well in that game taking an early lead and unlucky not to hold on for the win when they conceded in the last five minutes. EG though did play a tough tackling brand of football and on Saturday they had a very high foul rate, if they continue that they will be lucky to finish with eleven men. The goalscoring hero from the opening game Nsue will be known to watchers of the english championship as he plies his trade in England with Middlesborough.
Burkina Faso were beaten finalists in 2013 and they got off to the worst possible start here losing their opening game 2-0 to a talented Gabon side. Burkina will look to Al Jazera striker Pitroipa and Lorient striker Traore to get their tournament back on track here against the host Nation. I have seen quotes attributed to Pitropia warning the media not to write off his side as the opening game was just a blip. I am not so sure as Burkina Faso looked disjointed and underwhelming in that opening fixture. They must come out and win here to give themselves a chance to progress.
Having watched both games I think the hosts can hold Burkina Faso here. Even with a new manager only appointed this month Equatorial Guinea look well coached and being the home nation they are likely to get the odd decision to go their way. I am going to take Equatorial Guinea +1 on the handicap. I think this one finishes a draw for those looking for bigger odds.