Burundi vs Guinea, Monday’s match for the Africa Cup of Nations, Group B, at the Al Salam Stadium in El-Nahda, Qism El-Salam, Cairo Governorate.
Burundi no longer have any chance of securing a place in the top two, and Burundi need to win this round in order to get their place in the round of 16 to keep their hopes alive, but they have to be among the best third-placed teams.
However, their form has been unsatisfactory in the last ten matches; the team won only one game, in which they defeated South Sudan in November 2018. Burundi lost in their last game for AFCON in 2019, for 1-0 against Madagascar, where the team had a poor performance from Burundi, which failed to cause many problems to their opponent.
Burundi are the last of Group B, without any point and will try to achieve what in both games for this competition, which is to score points. Burundi has no problems with injuries, and their coach should make some changes to change the course of events.
Guinea still has two chances to qualify, but for that to happen they have to win this game against Burundi. It can be if you win in the second place of the group, but for this it is necessary that Nigeria defeats Madagascar in the other game of the group.
The other hypothesis is as one of the best ranked third. Guinea come from a 1-0 loss to Nigeria in their last game, and is in third place in the group and needs a win to qualify. The Guinea team have not won seven games, and have conceded goals in their last matches, which make it likely that this game can also be complicated. The Naby Keita star should probably be out of the game because of an injury, as Jose Kante also seemed to be unavailable.
Finishing has been one of the problems of the two teams, but in this game I believe that Burundi can win.