Burundi v Guinea - African Cup Of Nations Group Match, Scorers And Stats

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Date: Sunday 30th June
Time: 5:00pm
Stadium: Al Salam Stadium
Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
BURUNDI

Burundi’s first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations could be short lived as they lost their second successive game when they were defeated by Madagascar with that result seeing them sit bottom of Group B.
After losing their first game against Nigeria 1-0, Burundi were again defeated by the same scoreline as they failed to threaten the Madagascar goal and must now beat Guinea in their final game to have any chance of progressing.
That looks unlikely at this stage having failed to find the back of the net in either of their opening two contests and with captain Saido Berahino struggling for form up front, they look like falling short even if they opt to pull him out of the firing line.

GUINEA

Guinea were narrowly defeated by Nigeria to leave their hopes of progression to the knockout stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hanging by a thread with them needing to beat Burundi in their final game.
In a tight game that was evenly-matched, Nigeria eventually broke the deadlock with just 17 minutes remaining to condemn the Guineans to defeat and leave them with just one point from their two games so far.
Naby Keita was forced off against Nigeria and could be in some doubt for this game after he was on the end of some heavy challenges on his first start since the beginning of May following a groin injury.
THE PREDICTION
Neither Burundi nor Guinea have been knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations yet but both will need a victory in this final encounter in Group B to stand a chance of making the knockout stages. They are both winless so far but this game represents the best opportunity either have to claim victory. Guinea will count themselves unlucky to only have one point at this stage but if they can produce the same level of performance they have in their first two games, they will claim the win here and likely find themselves in the knockout stages.