AFCON 2021: Burkina Faso vs Gabon prediction and betting tips (January 23)
Burkina Faso play Gabon in Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Both teams were runners-up in their respective groups to advance to knockouts. Who will qualify for the Round of 8?
Gabon finished second in the Group C of the AFCON 2021
Gabon finished second in the Group C of the AFCON 2021

Burkina Faso and Gabon face-off in Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 23 January 2022. The match venue is Limbe Omnisport Stadium, Limbe.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Burkina Faso vs Gabon (January 23) game are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Burkina Faso vs Gabon (January 23) latest betting odds

Burkina Faso to win odds are priced at 2.75 (+175 American; 7/4 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.00 (+200; 2/1), while Gabon to win odds are priced at 2.80 (+180; 9/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Burkina Faso — 35%, draw — 31%, Gabon — 34%.

Latest betting odds on Burkina Faso vs Gabon (23 January 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.70 (+170; 17/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.45 (-220; 5/11)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Burkina Faso — 1.85 (-118; 50/59)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Gabon — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.60 (-165; 20/33)

Burkina Faso vs Gabon (January 23) match preview and statistics

Burkina Faso are through to the Round of 16 after finishing second in the Group A table with four points and zero goal difference. From the games played at the group stage, they have one win, a draw and a loss. Lost 1-2 to Cameroon in Round 1, won 1-0 over Cape Verde in Round 2 and drew 1-1 with Ethiopia in the Round 3 match.

In the last match, Cyrille Bayala opened the scoring in the 24th minute of the first half with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Adama Guira with a through ball. Getaneh Kebede equalized for Ethiopia in the 52nd minute of the second half as he converted the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Issa Kabore was a key player in the last match against Ethiopia. He completed the most dribbles (4), had the most tackles (5), won the most duels (15), made two interceptions and eight recoveries.

Top stats: 44% possession, six total shots, four chances created, two big chances, two shots on target, 293 accurate passes, 76% pass accuracy, 14 fouls conceded, five corners, two offsides. They scored three goals and conceded three goals at the group stage.

Burkina Faso team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.

Gabon are through to the Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. They finished second in the Group C table with five points and a +1 goal difference. The Panthers had a win and two draws in the group stage, beat Comoros 1-0, drew 1-1 with Ghana and drew 2-2 with Morocco in their last match.

Jim Allevinah opened the scoring in the 21st minute of the first half with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Jean-Noel Amonome. Sofiane Boufal levelled the scores in the 73rd minute of the second half as he converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Naif Aguerd scored an own goal in the 80th minute, giving Gabon a 2-1 lead. Achraf Hakimi scored a freekick in the 83rd minute and made it 2-2. He scored with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Top stats: 38% possession, 11 total shots, eight chances created, three chances created, three shots on target, 193 accurate passes, 71% pass accuracy, 22 fouls conceded, two corners, four offsides, two yellow cards.

Gabon team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.

Burkina Faso vs Gabon H2H

Both teams have gone head-to-head 10 times, Gabon have the upper hand with four wins, Burkina Faso have two wins with four draws. They drew 1-1 in their last meeting in the 2017 AFCON group stage games.

Burkina Faso vs Gabon (January 23) key players and lineups

Burkina Faso projected starting lineup:

  • Farid Ouderaogo
  • Steeve Yago
  • Issoufou Dayo
  • Edmond Tapsoba
  • Issa Kabore
  • Gustavo Sangare
  • Ibrahim Touré
  • Cyrille Bayala
  • Adama Guira
  • Bertrand Traore
  • Boureima Bande

Issa Kabore is the key player to watch out for. He dropped a good performance in their last match against Ethiopia, completed four dribbles, had the most tackles (5), won the most duels (15), made two interceptions and eight recoveries. Kabore has one assist in the tournament.

Cyrille Bayala is a key player to watch out for. He scored in their last match against Burkina Faso. Gustavo Sangare has to pick up his scoring boots ahead of this knockout fixture. He has one goal in the tournament. Sangare is a player to watch out for in this team.

Gabon projected starting lineup:

  • Jean Noel Amonome
  • Lloyd Palun
  • Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • Junior Assoumou
  • Johan Obiang
  • Alex Moucketou-Moussounda
  • Guelor Kanga
  • Andre Poko
  • Anthony Oyono
  • Jim Allevinah
  • Aaron-Salem Boupendza

Jim Allevinah is the key player to watch out for. He opened the scoring in their last match against Morocco. Allevinah is expected to be in the lineup for their Round of 16 clash against Burkina Faso and looks forward to scoring in the match. He has scored two goals in the tournament.

Burkina Faso vs Gabon (January 23) betting tips and prediction

Burkina Faso came second in the Group A table to advance to the knockouts, while Gabon came second in the Group C table to qualify for the Round of 16. Les Etalons won one, drew one and lost one of the group stage games, while the Panthers won one and drew two of the group stage matches.

Comparing both teams, I’ll go for Gabon to win this game. They have a good record against Burkina Faso, with two wins and two draws in their last four meetings. Over 1.5 goals is the second prediction.

Betting prediction: Gabon to win

Odds: 2.80 (+180 American; 9/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 1.59 (-170 American; 10/17 Fractional)

Soccer AFCON 2021 . Round of 16
Burkina Faso — Gabon
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Gabon to win
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