The opening match of the 2021 African Cup of Nations will take place between the host country Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Contributing to Group A also includes the participation of Ethiopia and Cape Verde.
Cameroon is being evaluated as the No. 1 candidate for the top spot of Group A not only because they are playing at home but also in very good form.
After the loss to Ivory Coast last September in the WC 2022 qualifiers, Cameroon is winning all of the last 4 matches, also in the WC qualifiers. At home, after 2 draws, the team is also winning in the last 3 matches.
Meanwhile, Burkina Faso also has a pretty good performance when winning 2 and drawing 3 in the last 5 matches, including the last 2 friendly matches. Even at away Burkina Faso also won 3 and drew 2 after the last 5 trips.
Group A of the 2021 CAN Cup in addition to Cameroon and Burkina Faso has 2 other teams, Ethiopia and Cape Verde. In this group, Cameroon not only excels in class but also has the great advantage of playing at home. In the opening match tonight, Cameroon can completely trust the target when the opponent is only Burkina Faso.
Cameroon entered the tournament in quite impressive form. Specifically, in the last 4 matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, this team all triumphed. For his part, Burkina Faso has just returned to the CAN Cup after being absent from the 2019 tournament. With a squad without many stars, it is difficult for this team to make a surprise in the opening match tonight.