Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(7) 6 Goals 9 (9)
28.1 Average Age 26.3
180.6 Average Height (cm) 178.8
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Africa Cup of Nations semi finals.

Team News

  • Burkina Faso's progression to the semi-final was secured by an injury time winner from Rennes winger Jonathan Pitroipa and he, along with the likes of Bakary Kone, Charles Kabore and Alain Traore, is one of a number of the nation's star players plying his trade in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient's Traore should return to the starting XI having come on as a sub against Togo, with the only real dilemma coming out wide, with Ouattara, Sanou and Nakoulma all likely to be fighting for one place.
  • Having netted the crucial double from the bench against Cape Verde in the last round, Espanyol winger Wakaso could start in place of Adomah.
  • Kwadwo Asamoah will continue to play in the playmaker role behind Asamoah Gyan despite playing much of his club football this season as a left wing-back.
  • The back four will remain unchanged having kept back-to-back clean sheets.

Prediction

  • These two neighbouring countries will fight for a place in the final with Ghana tipped as heavy favourites, boasting a host of players from across Europe.
  • Burkina Faso have shown up to now, however, that they are no pushovers and have real quality among their ranks, reaching this stage of the competition for the first time in 15 years.
  • Both sides have defended well in the tournament so this game could remain in the balance for some time, though the Black Stars should have enough quality to come out on top in the second half.
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