Afcon Stat Pack: All you need to know about Burkina Faso v Ghana

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All the stats and numbers you need as the Stallions prepare to take on the Black Stars in Port-Gentil

Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon 3rd place play-off clash at the Stade de Port-Gentil.

-   Burkina Faso are appearing in a third place play-off for the second time in the African Cup of Nations; losing on penalties to DR Congo on penalties in 1998.

-   Ghana find themselves featuring in an AFCON third place play-off for the fourth time in their last six appearances in the tournament (2008, 2012 & 2013); losing their last two showings at this stage (winning in 2008).

-   These sides are facing each other for the fifth time in the African Cup of Nations; Ghana won the initial three meetings before Burkina Faso picked up a 2013 semi-final victory on penalties.

-   Burkina Faso have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their four previous AFCON encounters with Ghana, scoring only twice themselves in that time.

-   Seven of the last eight third place play-off matches have been won without the need for extra-time or penalties (DR Congo’s win on penalties in 2015 being the exception).

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-   Burkina Faso have conceded only one goal in their last three AFCON matches, two of which were knockout games; Ghana have failed to score in two of their last three in this competition.

-   Three of the last seven goals registered in the AFCON by Ghana have come from the penalty spot.

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-   At least one of the Ayew brothers has been directly involved in 10 of Ghana’s last 14 goals at the AFCON (five goals & two assists for André, two goals & an assist for Jordan – never assisting each other in that time).

-   Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana) and Aristide Bancé (Burkina Faso) were the two men to get on the scoresheet the last time these sides met (2013 AFCON semi-final).

-   Two of the last three goals recorded by Burkina Faso in this edition of the African Cup of Nations have been converted by Aristide Bancé; he’s scored in each of the last three AFCON tournaments (2013, 2015 & 2017).

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