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Niger hosts Burkina Faso in the first Group A, CAF World Cup qualifier fixture. Our match preview provides you with more insights about this game and includes free betting predictions.
Our Top Three Picks for Niger vs Burkina Faso
At Football Ground Guide, you get the best free soccer predictions. Our best three and bias-free picks for this game are as follows:
- Match result
- Burkina Faso to win
- Total goals
- Under 2.5
- Odds not yet available
- Half-time result
- Odds not yet available
Note: The odds for this game are correct on William Hill at the time of writing this Niger vs Burkina Faso match preview.
Burkina Faso to win
Our first pick is away victory in favour of Burkina Faso. These teams have met twice and Burkina Faso bagged clean-sheet victories in all of them. Burkina Faso is also ranked higher than Niger at position 62 by FIFA, making the visitors a soccer giant in Africa. The good ranking compared to 117th for Niger confirms that despite these teams meeting more than eight years ago in WCQ; Burkina Faso has only got better over the years.
Few goals expected
In a fixture like this, a few goals is always a highly probable outcome. And even if we look at stats for both teams, there is a strong indicator that both sides have not been conceding many goals. Burkina Faso is especially a defensive team. We don't see the visitors conceding a goal in this fixture. Moreover, a home advantage for Niger will play significance in their quest for a better result even if they are the least favourites to win this game.
Draw at half-time
The quest for World Cup places between Niger and Burkina Faso will not be an easy one. The last meeting ended 0-0 at half-time. We are likely to see a similar outcome in this fixture as both sides lock horns in their first CAF World Cup qualifiers in Group A.
Match Preview: Burkina Faso Looking to Beat Niger for the Third Time in Three Meetings
Our match preview looks into this fixture further to provide our reader with more insights.
Niger has not been impressive in recent fixtures. While Burkina Faso lost only once in six competitive games before two defeats in June, Niger is winless in the last six games cutting across the African Cup of Nations and African Nations Championships. The hosts come to this game with 1W and 3L in club-friendly fixtures played in June and August this year. However, a win of 2-1 against Sudan in mid-August could serve as the much-need motivation for the struggling Niger when they host Burkina Faso in a few days.
In the previous two encounters, both of which were World Cup qualifier fixtures played in 2013, Burkina Faso was the better side. The visitors scored a total of five goals in both legs. The two victories came with clean sheets; 4-nil at home and 1-nil on the road. And so the big question for Burkina Faso is can they repeat a similar feat in 2022 WCQ? Losing the last two games may say otherwise. However, Burkina Faso only lost once in six competitive games covering African Nations Championships and Africa Cup of Nations before two club-friendly fixtures losses against Morocco and Ivory Coast in June this year.
Niger vs Burkina Faso: Bookmakers with the Best Odds and more Team Stats
FAQs-Niger vs Burkina Faso
How did the last encounter between Niger and Burkina Faso end?
These teams last met in June 2013 and Burkina Faso won it 1-nil on the road.
What is the kick-off time for this match?
The game will start at 19:00 GMT +3
When is the game taking place?
Niger vs Burkina Faso is scheduled for 2nd September 2021.