Cameroon will kick off their Africa Cup of Nations final tournament campaign against Burkina Faso hoping they can outclass them and show serious intent to make an impact this time around!
Our primary betting recommendation for this match is Away win at 19/20 with William Hill
Cameroon have cruised through the qualification group M and qualified for Africa Cup of Nations with 14 points earned in six matches – six clear of 2nd placed Mauritania. They’ll now look to secure one of the top two spots and finally make an impact in the tournament, and the perfect place to start is surely their Burkina Faso match where we’ll back them to win at a good-looking 19/20 with William Hill
Hugo Broos’s side have had quite some changes ahead of the competition and come into the tournament without some of their key players such as Joel Matip,Guy Assembe, as well as names such as Alex Song, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Stephane Mbia. However, we still expect them to go through to the next round and the Saturday clash will be a crucial point in the campaign.
Burkina Faso, on the other hand, will come into the match on the back of two narrow losses earlier this month in friendlies against Mali (2-1) and Morocco (1-0) but they are known to be able to cause an upset with the big guns. They will be the underdogs in the group A but hold viable chances to get through to the next round if they earn a positive result on the day.
Both sides struggled to score goals recently and we expect a narrow competition here too. They’ve both recorded three of their last four respective matches since September with two or fewer goals, and we’ll go for Under 2.5 goals FT here too at 4/9 with BetVictor
Vincent Aboubakar could be the key man up front for Cameroon now and he finally seems to have adjusted to life with Besiktas! Picking up his form and finishing the year with a goal in a 1-0 win against Gaziantepspor, he’ll most probably be the top pick to lead the attacking line on the day so we’ll back him to score his first goal in 2017 at a good-looking 2/1 with Ladbrokes