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Burundi vs Cameroon betting tips: Africa Cup of Nations qualifier preview, predictions and odds

These two teams have only ever met once before with Cameroon winning 5-0 at the Central African Games in 1976.  Les Lions Indomptables have won 19 of their last 30 AFCON qualifiers, losing only three. 

Cameroon to win and over 2.5 goals is 8/5. 

Match preview

After the disappointment of earlier this year, Cameroon kick off another Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign.

Back in January/February, Cameroon hosted the tournament for the first time since 1972, very much expected to lift the trophy for the sixth time.

However, it wasn’t meant to be a les Lions Indomptables crashed out in the semi-finals, falling to Egypt in a penalty shootout.

To cushion the blow, the following month, Cameroon qualified for the World Cup, ousting Algeria on away goals, scoring in the 124th minute.

So, later this year, they’ll face Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland in Qatar, with just three AFCON qualifiers in the diary before then.

Led by national team legend Rigobert Song, will Cameroon get three points on the board in Dar es Salaam?

Burundi meanwhile played their first game of this three-team group on Saturday, taking on Namibia in Johannesburg.

They looked set for an opening day defeat, until Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana’s last-gasp equaliser ensured they took a share of the spoils.

The Swallows actually made their Africa Cup of Nations debut in 2019 and all they have to do to qualify against is finish above Namibia.

Those two meet again in March 2023, while anything either get against Cameroon will very much be seen as a bonus.

The five-times African Champions should be far too strong at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.

Burundi team news

Burundi will be without striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana who was sent off after scoring against Namibia on Saturday.

Gaël Bigirimana is one of just two Burundian players to play in the Premier League, during his time at Newcastle; he's now with Glentoran.

The other will lead the attack, namely Saido Berahino.

Cameroon team news

For Cameroon, given that they have a World Cup to prepare for, Rigobert Song's side will be at full strength.

This'll see Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko Ekambi lead the attack after they scored eight and five goals respectively at AFCON 2021.

As a result, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will continue to be on the bench.

Swansea midfielder Olivier Ntcham will be hoping to make his senior international debut, possibly alongside André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

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