Burundi V Guinea Betting Tips: Both Teams to Score – 30 June 2019

International Football Tips

Burundi V Guinea

Sunday 30 June 2019 – 17:00 Kick-Off

Africa Cup of Nations, Group B

Pick: Both Teams to Score – 5/4 WilliamHill

 

Recent Trends

  • No win in five for Burundi (D2 L3), and only one in last 13 (W1 D8 L4).
  • Likewise, Guinea have also found wins hard to come by and are without one in eight games (D4 L4).
  • No clean sheet in seven for Burundi, and none in the previous five for Guinea.

 

Guinea Win & BTTS
7/2

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Burundi Preview

It has been an Africa Cup of Nations debut to forget for Burundi, so far anyway. Back to back 1-0 defeats, to Nigeria and Madagascar, means they have already been eliminated from the competition ahead of facing Guinea in their final group game. All that remains for them now is ensuring they don’t depart without some form of lasting memory, whether that be their first point(s) or, at the very least, a goal scored.

On the evidence of their showings so far, both those objectives feel beyond a team that have looked every bit like one ranked 134 in the world. Against Nigeria there were a few fleeting moments where Burundi appeared as though they might spring a surprise; one or two really good scoring chances wasted while the only goal of the game didn’t arrive until very late. They even had more attempts on goal versus Madagascar, but only two were on target in a game low on quality.

Their form before arriving at this tournament was perhaps an early indication that these finals might be tough for them; no win in the last five (D2 L3) and only one in their previous 13 (W1 D8 L4). The only surprise has been their lack of a goal so far, as this team did at least possess a useful habit for scoring in games having done so in all five fixtures prior to these finals. Their forwards, namely Fiston Razak, Mohamed Amissi but especially Saido Berahino, simply haven’t stepped up for The Swallows.

 

Guinea Preview

Despite collecting only one point from games with Madagascar and Nigeria, Guinea are still in with a chance of progressing onto the knockout stage. That would only be possible with victory in this final group fixture – against the poorest side in the section, one that has already been eliminated from the competition. It sounds relatively straightforward, but for a team who themselves have struggled at these finals, it could be anything but.

Throw into the mix some woeful form over a longer period and it muddies the water further. Guinea, despite being ranked a respectable 71 in the world, have now gone their last eight games in all competitions without winning (D4 L4) and have kept only one clean sheet in that time. It is no wonder, then, that they have found life difficult in this tournament so far.

Although, in their defence, they were marginally the better side first time out in the 2-2 draw with Madagascar, while Paul Put’s team were certainly a match for Nigeria when only going down to a single goal from a set-piece. Nonetheless, more was expected pre-tournament from the side often referred to as the National Elephants, especially after a strong showing during qualifying which seen them top a group ahead of Ivory Coast.

Key midfielder Naby Keita looked badly out of condition last time and even if he were to start here, it is questionable how much of an influence he could have on proceedings having seen him struggle upon his return. Therefore the likes of Napoli’s Amadou Diawarra, Bordeaux’s Francois Kamano and Elche’s Sory Kaba simply have to step up.

 

Betting Tips

Both Teams to Score – 5/4 WilliamHill

 

Betting Summary

There is only one team with anything tangible to play for here, which is Guinea. Victory for them could see them sneak into the next round courtesy of a best third-place spot. Whether they should be as short a price as they are, though, is questionable. Their superior ranking (71 v 134) would perhaps suggest so, while a comparison of the respective squads would certainly be another tick in their column. However, this is a team without a win in its last eight matches (D4 L4). They get a tentative vote here.

Goals haven’t exactly flowed at this tournament but neither of these teams boast the most dependable of defences; Burundi are without a clean sheet in seven (five of those produced both teams to score) while Guinea haven’t prevented any of their previous five opponents from scoring. Both teams to score is appealing in odds but hasn’t been too successful so far in Egypt.


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