Egypt vs Burkino Faso Prediction: Easy task for the Pharaohs

 | Thursday 6th June 2024, 8:20am

Thursday 6th June 2024, 8:20am

The Pharaohs had a CAF Africa Cup of Nations to forget. They lost their star player to injury early in the tournament and that was the start of their spiral out of the competition. All of their group stages matches played out to draws, but that was enough to see them make it into the next stage of the competition. In the next round they were knocked out by the DR Congo on penalties. This is a total contrast to what the biggest team in Egypt was able to achieve in the CAF Champions League, winning the tournament against an inspired Esperance Tunis. As we look at their next match, it is pivotal that we look at the recent form and their biggest clubs form and try to understand how, could Egypt who have been the most successful footballing nation in Africa fail on the biggest stage in Africa? and also what is expected of them going into these World Cup Qualifiers?

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Egypt vs Burkino Faso Betting Tips

Team News

Burkino Faso's head coach Brahima Traore has stated that there is no pressure on his team when they face Egypt. He also went on to say that his team has a chance to cause and upset against Egypt. His confidence is boosted by the return of goalkeeper Herve Koffi to the squad. Egypt are looking to extend their gap at the top of group A, speaking to the press on Tuesday, Mohmoud Trezeguet said: "The players have bought into Hossam Hassan's Philosophy since day one." Coach Hossam Hassan has also cleared the rumours on Liverpool frontman Mo Salah. He stated "There has been some people who have tried to create issues between myself and Mo Salah.  It is natural to have big stars like Mo play for their national team. Egypt is bigger than all of us." The coach has expressed that he is happy to have Salah as part of his squad, this dispite the media and other members of society accusing the Liverpool star of abandoning his national team during the CAF Africa Cup of Nations after his untimely injury.

Match Odds

Egypt are favourites to win this match, with odds on them to win this encounter sitting at 11/25, 59/20 is the odds on a draw. A win for Burkino Faso is at 32/5. If you opt to play it safe and opt for the double chance. The odds on a Home or Draw are at 9/100, 1/5 for home or away and draw or away is priced at 34/25.

3 Way - Egypt 11/25

Egypt sit in Group A off the World Cup Qualifiers CAF, with maximum points to their names and two clean sheets. They have scored 8 goals so far in the qualifiers. Some may argue that this is down the quality of teams that sit in their group A. The group includes Burkino Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Djibouti. Nations that are not necessarily known for the footballing prowess. This however, has not stopped them from competing for the remaining World Cup spot. Burkina Faso and Guinea-Bissau have been impressive in the qualifiers, accumulating 4 points each. Burkino Faso will not take strength from their current form when approaching this match. They have 3 losses in a row, now wins in 4 matches and they have no clean sheets in their last 4 matches.

Their run in the Africa Cup of Nations started off on a high, however, it quickly went down hill as they lost their last group match against Angola. That was followed by a loss to Mali in the knock out stages of the competition. The last outing they had ended in defeat to Libya. Egypt also lost their last outing, but that was against Croatia. It was a Match that had goals all around and for the most part, it a a swift reminder to Egypt that their aging squad needs a rebuild. There was no Mo Sala own the day, but, some of the other big names were on the pitch and on the bench. these stars include Mahmoud Trezeguet, Mostafa Mohamed, Mohamed Sherif and Mohamed El Shamy. You can't say Egypt was without their stars, they have their fair share of them available for this match.

Based on Burkina Faso's recent form, we can't expect nothing less than a win in this match.

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