Djibouti VS Burkina Faso Prediction and Betting Tips

Posted Fri, 08 Oct 2021 09:07:01 GMT        

FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) - Djibouti VS Burkina Faso

Kick off:  08-10-2021 20:00 Friday(GMT+1)

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Burkina Faso will take a trip to the Stade de Marrakech to face Djibouti on Friday, aiming to rise to the summit of Group A. Julien Mette's men, who have lost their opening two games, find themselves rooted to the bottom of the group and will be looking to end this dry spell.


Djibouti form (all competitions): WDDLLL

Djibouti kicked off their quest for a first-ever World Cup appearance back in 2019, when they claimed a 2-1 aggregate victory over Eswatini to progress to the group stages of the second qualifying round. However, they received a baptism of fire in their Group A curtain raiser as they suffered a humiliating 8-0 defeat versus current African champions Algeria on September 2.  Djibouti failed to bounce back from that result in their subsequent outing as they fell to a 4-2 defeat against Niger at the Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah four days later. Victorien Adebayor scored before Amadou Wonkoye and Amadou Sabo scored in a four-minute spell to cancel out Anas Farah Ali's first half opener and put Niger three goals up, before Warsama Hassan halved the deficit in the 91st minute. Riverains de la Mer Rouge have now failed to taste victory in any of their most recent five games in all competitions, picking up two draws and losing three since September 2019. While they will be looking to end this poor run of results and get their qualification campaign up and running, they face the stern task of going up against a superior Burkina Faso side who appear to have already hit their stride.


Burkina Faso form (all competitions): DWLLWD

Burkina Faso began their pursuit for a place in Qatar on a winning note as they comfortably edged out Niger 2-0 back in September. In a one-sided affair at the Stade de Marrakech, Shakhtar Donetsk youngster Lassina Traore converted his 76th-minute spot kick to break the deadlock, before Mohamed Konate doubled the lead three minutes later. Les Etalons went on to salvage an impressive draw against Algeria a little under one week later, when Sofiane Feghouli's opener was cancelled out by Abdoul Tapsoba in the 64th minute. Kamou Malo's men, who are currently tied on four points with the 2019 AFCON winners, head into Friday's game unbeaten in each of their most recent six competitive outings, dating back to January's 1-0 loss to Mali. Burkina Faso are ranked 68 in the world and will fancy their chances of maintaining their fine start to the qualifiers against a struggling Djibouti side who are 117 places below them in the FIFA World Rankings.


Betting Verdict:

Burkina Faso, who have enjoyed a solid start to the second qualifying round, will be keen to avoid dropping points over the next two games as a second meeting with group favourites Algeria still awaits. Djibouti have struggled to get going so far and we predict Burkina Faso will claim all three points as they boast a significantly superior crop of players.


Djibouti VS Burkina Faso

Pick: Burkina Faso to win


Djibouti VS Burkina Faso Prediction and Betting Tips