Our football match prediction:
Seeing that Senegal defeated South Africa in their penultimate group game, Burkina Faso and Cape Verde Islands have no chance of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Les Etalons, though, aim to finish the process in second place in Group D and they are one point away from meeting the goal. Burkina Faso are undefeated in previous four home fixtures and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Tuesday’s football match. Cape Verde Islands aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Senegal, but we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Burkina Faso’s party at Stade 4 du 4 Aout. The two sides seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they are going to share the spoils in their last group game. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been scored in each of their previous three meetings in all competitions.
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 African U17 Championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.
Highlighted Team (Burkina Faso):
Burkina Faso are an African football team that is controlled by the Federation Burkinabe de Foot-Ball. They were playing under the name of Upper Volta until 1984 when they became Burkina Faso. Les Etlons (the Stallions) defeated Gabon in their first international game (5-4) and they recorded their biggest win one year later (Liberia 5-1). Burkina Faso have yet to qualify for the World Cup finals, whilst they played an important role at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. By beating the likes of Togo and Ghana in the knockout stages the Stallions set up a meeting with Nigeria in the final of the tournament, but the Super Eagles eventually won the title. It has to be noted that Mba scored the winner for Nigeria in the title game. Jonathan Pitroipa is probably the most notable footballer who played for Burkina Faso the former Rennes ace has 51 caps for the national team. Stade du 4-Aout, the venue that was opened in 1984, is regarded as Burkina Faso’s home ground.