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Morocco vs Burkina Faso Predictions & Tips - Lions of the Atlas to win at home
- Morocco vs Burkina Faso Predictions for Saturday’s international friendly
- Match is being played at 20:00 BST at Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah
- Morocco have won 12 and drawn 4 of their last 16 matches
- A home win is tipped in Rabat
- Betting tips, predictions and team news for Morocco vs Burkina Faso
Morocco vs Burkina Faso Predictions
Morocco are in fine form and are very difficult to beat at home. Burkina Faso have been goal-shy of late and face a very resolute defence. I am tipping a home win to nil.
- Morocco have won 12 of their last 16 matches (4 draws)(all competitions).
- Morocco have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 5 matches (all competitions).
- Burkina Faso have failed to score in 2 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
- Burkina Faso have lost 2 of their last 3 away matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
Burkina Faso hold a 4-3 advantage across their eight previous matches against Morocco with one draw.
The sides last met in 2015 in the CHAN tournament for locally-based players as Burkina Faso won 1-0.
Morocco are 16 matches without defeat in all competitions with 12 wins. They reached next year’s AFCON with four wins, two draws and just one goal conceded in six qualifiers.
Morocco the CHAN tournament for locally based players after a 2-0 win against Mali. They then secured AFCON qualification after a 0-0 draw in Mauritania.
A dead rubber 1-0 win against Burundi followed before a 1-0 victory over Ghana in a friendly in their last match. Jawad El Yamiq scored the only goal.
Morocco Squad & Team News
Hakim Ziyech was only a substitute against Ghana after his UEFA Champions League involvement with Chelsea. He is expected to start this match.
Striker Youssef El-Arabi has been dropped after being handed a prison sentence for assault. Youssef En-Nesyri will lead the line.
Goalkeepers: Munir Mohamedi, Yassine Bounou, Anas Zniti, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti
Defenders: Romain Saïss, Achraf Hakimi, Jawad El Yamiq, Achraf Lazaar, Nayef Aguerd, Samy Mmaee, Adam Masina, Sofian Chakla, Ayoub El Amloud
Midfielders: Adel Taarabt, Sofyan Amrabat, Yahya Jabrane, Selim Amallah, Aymen Barkok, Ilias Chair, Hakim Ziyech
Forwards: Youssef En-Nesyri, Ayoub El Kaabi, Achraf Bencharki, Soufiane Rahimi, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Munir El Haddadi
Burkina Faso Form
Burkino Faso topped their AFCON qualification group and will play in next year’s tournament.
After a 0-0 draw against Cameroon in the CHAN tournament, The Stallions drew 0-0 in Uganda and then beat South Sudan 1-0 to secure qualification.
Their last match saw a last-minute 2-1 defeat away to Ivory Coast having taken the lead through Lassina Traore.
Burkina Faso Squad & Team News
Leverkusen centre back Edmond Tapsoba will lead the defence in this match. Aston Villa’s Bertrand Traore and Ajax’s Lassina Traore will play in attack.
Coach Kamou Malo has a clean bill of health for this match.
Goalkeepers: Hervé Koffi, Aboubacar Sawadogo, Farid Ouédraogo, Ben Idriss Traoré
Defenders: Steeve Yago, Issoufou Dayo, Yacouba Coulibaly, Patrick Malo, Edmond Tapsoba, Hermann Nikiema, Issa Kaboré, Saïdou Simporé, Soumaïla Ouattara, Ben Aziz Zagré
Midfielders: Charles Kaboré, Alain Traoré, Abdou Razack Traoré, Cyrille Bayala, Zakaria Sanogo, Eric Traoré, Dramane Nikièma, Sibiri Sanou, Dramane Salou, Ismahila Ouédraogo, Gustavo Sangaré
Strikers: Bertrand Traoré, Lassina Traoré, Hassane Bandé, Mohamed Konaté, Bassirou Compaoré, Sogne Yacouba, Mohamed Ouattara, Abdoul Tapsoba
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I am tipping a home win with the value on a win to nil for Morocco.
Best Bet: Morocco Win Full Time Result @1.65 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Morocco Win to Nil Win To Nil @2.10 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Morocco win 1-0 Correct Score @5.50 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit