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AFCON: Burkina Faso to flop again and it’s go-go Gabon in 3 best bets

| 20.01.2015

The Africa Cup of Nations action continues apace this Wednesday with tournament dark horses and 11/1 outright winner tips Gabon back in action and available as part of a special price boost.

Scheduled to follow on from a mouth-watering contest pitching faltering one-time front-runners and now 20/1 shots Burkina Faso against hosts and underdogs Equatorial Guinea, we’ve picked out three top tips to help you enjoy alongside all the action on Eurosport.

Equatorial Guinea to beat Burkina Faso @ 3/1

After starting the tournament with a 2-0 defeat the pressure is already on 2014 finalists Burkina Faso coming into this game and that suits hosts Equatorial Guinea just fine, after they started their campaign with a fine 1-1 draw against Congo.

With the home fans behind them, Equatorial Guinea will fancy their chances of pulling off another upset, having previously dumped then-favourites Senegal out of this competition back in the 2012 edition of this tournament.

Gabon to score and both teams to score @ 4/1

With five of the first six games in this edition of the tournament featuring goals for both teams, it stands to reason that this clash between Gabon and Congo will feature strikes at either end of the pitch.

Gabon are already off the mark after a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso while Congo got on the score sheet in a 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea.

But while both look likely to score, it’s Gabon who boast more quality going into the game and with a win ensuring qualification they should have enough to see off their opponents.

And with Ladbrokes boosting the price on this outcome from 19/5 to 4/1 there’s never been a better time to back this bet.

Pierre-emerick Aubameyang to score first @ 9/2

The Borussia Dortmund man made the difference with the opening goal for Gabon against Burkina Faso last time out and with that strike making it two goals in three competitive outings for the pacy wideman, who has netted 18 goals in one-and-a-half seasons in Germany, he looks a great tip to start the ball rolling here.

Congo have shipped goals in three of their last four and after seeing lowly hosts Equatorial Guinea get on the scoresheet against them, Aubameyang could be about to tear them apart.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.