Afcon Stat Pack: All you need to know about Guinea-Bissau vs Burkina Faso

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All the stats and numbers you need as Djurtus prepare to take on The Stallions in Libreville

Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon Group A clash at  the Stade d'Angondje.

-   Guinea-Bissau are the only team making their debut in the African Cup of Nations this year.

-   Only two of the last eight teams to make their African Cup of Nations debut have progressed to the knockout stages (Equatorial Guinea in 2012, Cape Verde in 2013).

-   Meanwhile, this is Burkina Faso’s 11th participation in the African Cup of Nations; their best performance was in 2013 when they were beaten finalists against Nigeria (0-1).

-   Burkina Faso have only made it to the knockout stages of the AFCON on two occasions in 10 previous appearances (1998, 2013).

-   This will be the first ever meeting between Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso.

-   Burkina Faso have scored in three consecutive AFCON games, only once before in their 37 game history in the tournament have they scored in four straight matches (1998-2000).

-   Burkina Faso have won just two of their last 28 AFCON games (D12, L14). However, they have the opportunity to go unbeaten in the group stages of the competition for only the second time after 2013.

-   Just one of the last eight goals that Burkina Faso have scored have come in the first half (Nakoulma’s goal against Gabon in their last outing).

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-   Guinea-Bissau must win this game to have any chance of progressing to the knock-out stage whilst a draw may see Burkina Faso through although it will depend on the result in the other Group A game. A win would definitely see the Stallions through.

-   Two of the three goals Guinea-Bissau have conceded in this AFCON have come from outside the box.

-   Burkina Faso manager Paulo Duarte is taking charge of Burkina Faso at a third AFCON after 2010 and 2012. He’s yet to win any of his seven games at the tournament with the Stallions (D3 L4).

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