Angola and Burkina Faso will go head-to-head at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024). As both teams contend with each other for three points, it'll be interesting to see who reigns supreme after 90 minutes.
Angola vs Burkina Faso overview
With a 3-2 victory over Mauritania, Angola have secured a place in the knockout stages of the Nations Cup. They've acquired four points from a possible six, and are at the top of Group D.
Pedro Goncalves' men will hope to keep their place at the top of the table by winning this match.
Likewise, Burkina Faso have secured a place in the round of 16. They are tied on points and goal difference with Angola, but behind on goals scored.
Hubert Velud will look to steer his team to victory as they take on an in-form Angola.
Angola vs Burkina Faso head to head
These teams initially met in January 2001, in the qualifying rounds of AFCON 2002. Interestingly, they've clashed a total of eight times, and seven of those encounters either took place at the Nations Cup, or in its qualifying rounds.
On that note, previous skirmishes between these outfits have not been one-sided, as both teams have three wins apiece, with two draws between them.
Also, the most recent meeting between these teams took place in November 2018, in the qualifying rounds of AFCON 2019.
Angola vs Burkina Faso potential lineups
Angola will likely line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Mabululu being the lone striker. The Al Ittihad forward scored the team's first goal in this competition.
Likewise, Hubert Velud is expected to adopt the same formation. Charleroi's Herve Koffi should start between the sticks, while Akhmat Grozny's Mohamed Konaté should lead the attack.
With that in mind, these are our probable Angola vs Burkina Faso lineups:
Defenders: Eddie Afonso, Kialonda Gaspar, Jonathan Buatu, Nurió Fortuna.
Midfielders: Manuel Keliano, Fredy, Zini, Gilberto, Gelson Dala.
Goalkeeper: Hervé Koffi.
Defenders: Steeve Yago, Edmond Tapsoba, Issoufou Dayo, Adamo Nagalo.
Midfielders: Adama Guira, Blati Toure, Abdoul Tapsoba, Gustavo Sangaré, Issa Kaboré.
Forwards: Mohamed Konate.
Angola vs Burkina Faso tactical analysis
It can be said that Angola are currently on a six-match unbeaten run. However, five of those matches ended in stalemates.
The reality is, Angola managed one win in their last eight matches in all competitions, with six draws and a loss. They failed to score in five of those matches, whilst keeping four clean sheets.
Likewise, Burkina Faso suffered just one loss in their last eight matches, with four wins and three draws. Hubert Velud's troops have not had too much trouble finding the net, as they scored in seven consecutive games.
Angola vs Burkina Faso prediction
Although both teams lost just once in their last eight respective matches, Burkina Faso have fared a lot better than their opponents.
Velud's men have four wins in that eight-game stretch, which is four times as many as Angola have. They've also scored goals consistently.
Given that both teams have already qualified for the round of 16, we believe that Burkina Faso will emerge victorious at the end of this game.
Where to watch Angola vs Burkina Faso live
Girassol TV and TPA 2 will broadcast this match for fans who live in Angola. Meanwhile those who reside in Burkina Faso can catch all the action live on RTB and Canal+ Sports 1.