Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso Odds: Expect another low scoring affair in Group A
Thursday sees the start of the second round of group fixtures and we have a Group A match between 2nd placed Cape Verde and 3rd placed Burkina Faso. The game kicks off at 19:00 and is broadcast live on Sky Sports. We have tasked OddsTerrier to provide us with two picks for this AFCON clash.
This match has taken on a fair degree of significance due to the Cape Verde 1-0 win over Ethiopia. A win here would pretty much seal qualification for the Blue Sharks.
Burkina Faso badly need a result here after their opening 2-1 loss to Cameroon and another loss here would see them teetering on the edge of elimination. They have a higher FIFA rank (60) than their opponents (73), so would be hopeful of a win in this fixture.
Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso Tips
Our first selection is in the match result market. Cape Verde would certainly take a draw here but Burkina Faso badly need a win. However, The Stallions are still suffering from a Covid outbreak and will be missing several key players including Bayer Leverkusen striker Edmond Tapsoba. I can see this being a dour, low-scoring affair and wouldn't be surprised if it finishes 0-0. The draw at 19/10 looks the pick here.
Our second selection is a bet builder double based around the same line of thinking. We have combined no on the Both Teams To Score Market with Under 1.5 goals for a tasty little 3/1 shot. In the first game Cape Verde managed just three shots on target against a team with ten men and Burkina Faso only managed six. Of the games played in the tournament so far, all bar one have ended with one or less goal scored and I can't see that changing here.
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