PREVIEW: Burkina Faso vs Mauritania

In group D we will witness the West African derby as Burkina Faso and Mauritania will go head-to-head in their opening game for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. This fixture will take place at Stade Bouake stadium, let’s have a look on which team to back here.

To win (90 min)
Burkina Faso 7/10
Draw 39/20
Mauritania 44/10


Burkina Faso 7/10

Burkina Faso will resume their Afcon campaign in group D against Mauritania. The Stallions recent performance have been promising that they mighty be the dark horse in this year’s competition they managed to get two win, two draws and one defeat in their last five games. Coach Hubert Velud’s team finished in fourth place in the previous AFCON which makes them a team that to beat in their group.

With players like Bertrand Traore who plays for Aston Villa in the Premier League he will be influential in this opening fixture to lead the Stallions to victory. These teams have only met four-times and Burkina Faso got two victories, one draw and one defeat against Mauritania, which makes them the favourites to win this game.   

Meanwhile Edmond Tapsoba, who plays in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen will lead that back-line to make sure they don’t concede a goal in this fixture. Looking at other opponents in group D, coach Hubert’s side will want to make sure that they want to win this game to be on the safe side since they will face Mozambique and Algeria in their next fixtures.

Mauritania 44/10

Mauritania did not qualify for the last two Afcon which will be hard for them to absorb the pressure that comes with playing in this competition. The Lions of Chinguetti will be the first team to be eliminated in this group since it will be their first time playing in the tournament.

Looking at the squad they have they won’t be able to go pound for pound against Burkina Faso who have proven themselves in this competition that they can perform and reach the last four.

The head-to-head stats speaks for itself that in what bet slip you make or take don’t back coach Amir Abdou’s side in this game.

Outcome: Burkina Faso at 7/10

This will be the easiest opening game for Burkina Faso, back them in all your betting tickets for the opening round of this tournament, they are a banker at 7/10 you can make yourself a good money to avoid January hunger.

Written by Ayanda Vezi