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A Possible Stalemate Foresees Burkina Faso and Gabon Match

A Possible Stalemate Foresees Burkina Faso and Gabon Match


Match Preview: Burkina Faso VS Gabon
Match Date: 07 September 2013 (local time)
Venue: Ouagadougou


Burkina Faso and Gabon foresee a head-to-head battle in the World Cup qualifiers as both teams aspire to steal the spotlight from the group leader, Congo.


What is at stake?
Technically, it is a tight clash among the three (3) teams of Africa’s Group E. Congo, Burkina Faso and Gabon have the chance to dominate the group and book an early entry to Brazil. A single win can mean all the difference. This explains the match’s importance between the Stallions and Panthers. On a closer look, it can be a moment for any of the above-mentioned team to shine.


The current situation
Burkina Faso sits comfortably at the 2nd spot of the group with 9 points. Gabon closely follows with 7 points. Should the former wins, the Stallions shall overtake Congo with 11 points. If the odds favor Gabon, they will force a tie with Congo as both teams have 10 points.


Nevertheless, while it is true that both teams have the potential to take the lead, the Stallions project a better team form than that of the Panthers.


Out of the 5 matches played, Burkina Faso won thrice and lost twice. Meanwhile, Gabon has only won 2 of its 5 matches, the other 2 were lost and another ended in a draw.


Due to this, it is evident that the Stallions have a better goal difference than the Panthers. More or less, this will be its advantage in case there is a tie.


Really, due to the strong potentials of both teams, it is highly possible for the match to end in a draw.


Players to watch out for
The Stallions brag the young sensation, Bertrand Traoré, who will be allegedly joining Chelsea soon. The newbie has shown impressive performance and even scoring for Chelsea as a trialist in several of its friendlies.




As for the Panther’s side, of course, it will be impossible to ignore the caliber of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who surprised Bundesliga with a hattrick during his debut match.


Knowing how close the match will be, indeed, world cup odds might favor a draw.

Photo Credit: Zimbio


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