Burkina Faso will face Senegal at the Stade omnisport de Douala stadium in Douala, Cameroon, on February 2, 2022 at 19:00 UTC. The match is part of the Knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Kick Off Time, Location and Match Venue
Start date: 3 Feb 2022 00:30 IST
Venue: Stade omnisport de Douala
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa, Ethiopia
Head to Head Record
FT: Burkina Faso 2-2 Senegal
FT: Senegal 0-0 Burkina Faso
Senegal Team News
Senegal has found its stride in the knockout stages, scoring five goals in two games, and we expect Cisse to keep his attacking line-up of Boulaye Dia, Diedhiou, and Mane intact.
The Liverpool striker, who has eight Premier League goals this season, has two goals and one assist in the competition and will undoubtedly play a key part for the Lions of Teranga.
Senegal’s defence has been dominant thus far, conceding only once in five games, and we anticipate the back four of Bouna Sarr, Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, and Saliou Ciss to continue to protect Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy in goal.
Kayoute and Sarr both came off the bench to find the target and send Equatorial Guinea packing, and the duo should start on Wednesday.
Burkina Faso Team News
Burkina Faso will be without the services of Lorient teenager Ouattara, who scored the game-winning goal against Tunisia before receiving a straight red eight minutes from time last time out.
On the injury front, Djibril Ouattara made his debut appearance at the tournament in the aforementioned encounter, although his participation is in doubt after going off with a 72nd-minute injury.
Malo could pick a backline after his side’s strong defensive performance against the Eagles of Carthage, which means Steeve Yago, Edmond Tapsoba, Soumaila Ouattara, and Issa Kabore could shield Herve Koffi between the sticks for the third game in a row.
Burkina Faso possible starting XI:
Koffi; Kabore, Tapsoba, Ouattara, Yago; Nikiema, Guira, Sangare; Bande, Ouattara, Traore
Senegal possible starting XI:
E Mendy; Sarr, Koulibaly, A Diallo, Ciss; Kayoute, N Mendy, I Gueye; Diedhiou, Dia, Mane
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