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Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde predictions, betting tips and preview: Blue Sharks to end qualifying campaign on a high

Jon Wilde 13 Nov 2017
  • Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde predictions for their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday November 14
  • Both teams have been eliminated after Senegal won their group on Friday
  • Read on for our free predictions and betting tips
Garry Rodrigues (No 11) celebrates after scoring a goal for Cape Verde against South Africa on September 5 2017 (credit: Getty Images)

Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde predictions for their final World Cup qualifier in Ouagadougou on Tuesday November 14. These countries’ chances of reaching Russia 2018 hinge on Senegal’s results. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde betting tips


Both of these teams may be eliminated from the World Cup by the time this match kicks off, but Cape Verde are fancied to gain revenge on Burkina Faso for their defeat in the reverse fixture.

Africa is the only continent whose group stage of the qualification campaign stretches into November, with all of the other regions now focused on the play-offs that will determine who fills the other remaining places in Russia.

Nigeria and Egypt have advanced with a game to spare and they will be joined by three other African sides, including perhaps Senegal from Group D when they replay their away match against South Africa on Friday.

The reason for that fixture having to be played again is that the original game last November was ruled null and void because referee Joseph Lamptey was found guilty of “match manipulation” after wrongly awarding South Africa a penalty for handball which helped them to a 2-1 win.


Garry Rodrigues (left) in action for Cape Verde against Zambia (Getty Images)

If Senegal win in Polokwane this time, they will go through to the World Cup and the last two group matches on November 14, their home game against South Africa and also Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde, would be dead rubbers.

However, any slip-up by Senegal would leave the door open for the two combatants in Ouagadougou who are level on points. But, of course, the Lions of Teranga also have a second chance against South Africa and in all probability, looking at the respective goal differences, one point from a possible six for Senegal should be enough to get the job done for them.

In terms of this match, Cape Verde have improved after an uncertain start to this group campaign and with a squad that looks to have a greater depth of attacking quality than Burkina Faso’s, they are fancied to win whether it ultimately matters or not in terms of the qualification picture.

Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde stats


  • These countries have met five times previously, all since 2004, with Cape Verde winning three and Burkina Faso one with one draw
  • A clean sheet has been kept in four of those five matches
  • Burkina Faso won the reverse fixture in this group stage 2-0 away from home 12 months ago

Recommended bet


Cape Verde to win @ 3/1 with Boylesports
Under 1.5 goals @ 17/10 with MarathonBet



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Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde predictions, betting tips and preview: Blue Sharks to end qualifying campaign on a high

Burkina Faso vs Cape Verde predictions for their final World Cup qualifier in Ouagadougou on Tuesday November 14. These countries’ chances of reaching Russia 2018 hinge on Senegal’s results. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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