Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2017 match:
Tunisia did not kick off their Africa Cup of Nations in style, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Senegal at Stade de Franceville. However, the Eagles of Carthage did well to beat star-studded Algeria in their second group game and they put icing on the cake with a 4-2 triumph over Zimbabwe on Monday evening. The Tunisians set up a meeting with Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals of the tournament and it has to be noted that their next rivals have yet to suffer a loss at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Following back-to-back draws with the likes of Cameroon and Gabon, Paulo Duarte’s men recorded a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau and they totally deserved to advance to the knockout stages. Burkina Faso are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Saturday’s football match and we predict that they are going to hold Tunisia to a draw at Stade d'Angondje.
Highlighted Player (Bertrand Traore):
Bertrand Traore is a pacey left-footed winger who plays for Ajax on loan from Chelsea. The Burkina Faso footballers scored 17 goals in 48 league appearances for Vitesse before joining Ajax on 12 August, 2016. Traore made his Ajax debut in a 2-2 draw with Roda, coming as a substitute in the second half of the game.
He made his Champions League debut for the Amsterdammers against Rostov on August, 2016. Bertrand, though, is still a Chelsea player and his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit expires on 30 June, 2019. Traore a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
The Burkina Faso footballer was born on 6 September, 1995 and he made his debut for the Burkina Faso national team on 3 September, 2011 in a friendly game against Equatorial Guinea. The same year he won the Africa under 17 championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.
Highlighted Team (Tunisia):
Tunisia are considered one of the most successful African teams. Les Aigles de Carthage (Eagles of Carthage) made their 18th appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, with the team suffering elimination in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
In 2004 Tunisia won their first and only African Cup of Nations trophy as they defeated Morocco in the title game. Jaziri and Santos scored for the Eagles of Carthage in the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations final, with Mokhtari scoring a consolation goal for Morocco. Tunisia played in the final of the tournament in 1965 and 1996 as well, but they eventually finished as runners-up.
Speaking of their appearances at the FIFA World Cup finals, the Tunisia National football team participated at the major tournament on four occasions (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006), but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the tournament. The colour of Tunisia’s home kit is white, while they play their away matches in red shirts and red short s. Radhi Jaidi is the player with most caps for Tunisia (105).