Angola – Burkina Faso SOCCER PICKS
Angola and Burkina Faso meet at Estádio 11 de Novembro, in a match for this phase of the Africa Cup of Nations Qualification (Group Stage). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 1 and tied 2. The last direct match between these two teams, on 01-16-2018, ended with a draw for ( 0-0). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 2 wins and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 6 points won. In the last match, they lost by (1-0) away against Mauritania, after in the previous match, they won by (4-1) at home with Mauritania. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions Angola has won 5 and tied 1. The away team has scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches and has not yet shown much defensive solidity, but their inning has scored regularity, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Angola’s fight for qualification for the African Nations Cup continues and will not be delivered with facilities, on the contrary, it is here to annoy the other teams and will fight to the end to guarantee their qualification. It does not matter any more where the matches are disputed, either at home or away from their domains, because only victories interest them and in the current round it will not be different. That being the case, he expects to play very well and without mistakes, because in this way he will have a greater chance of achieving what he wants.
The away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Botswana, by (3-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Botswana by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 10 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 6 wins and 9 draws in their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last 10 away matches Burkina Faso has won 2, tied 3 and lost 5.
The balance of the group is very large and two rounds are missing, so nothing is defined. So, the remaining matches will be crucial to see who will go to the African Nations Cup and who will be eliminated. Therefore, the Burkina Faso team wants to give their best on the field, because they do not want to stay on the road, even more so, so they will try to show their best football to surprise the other opponents. Attitude, quality and objectivity will be fundamental to conquer the desired victories.