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Africa - AFCON

Nigeria
VS
South Africa

Prediction :

First Half - Under 1.5

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Nigeria vs South Africa Prediction & Betting Tips - AFCON

 by Devesh Jaganath | in AFCON Prediction

The Africa Cup of Nations has reached the last four, and the first semi-final of the competition will see Nigeria taking on South Africa on Wednesday evening. The winner of this match will move on to face either the Ivory Coast or DR Congo in the grand final on Sunday, February 11, at the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe. 

The Super Eagles have won this competition three times and are current tournament favourites according to the latest AFCON odds. Bafana Bafana secured the title only once in their past, back in 1996, and are the ranked outsiders. Don’t forget to check out our AFCON betting tips for the second semi-final between Ivory Coast and DR Congo when you’re done with this one.

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The Best Betting Odds for Nigeria v South Africa Match

Bookmaker 1 X 2 Bonus up to
Bet365
1.67 3.4 6
1xbet
1.68 3.43 6.05
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1.68 3.43 6.05
Betwinner
1.66 3.4 6.3
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Who will win the Nigeria vs South Africa Football match?


The best predictions and winner betting odds for the match between Nigeria and South Africa of AFCON on 2/7/24 :

  • There is a probability of 50.22% ⭐ for Nigeria to win this match against South Africa ⚽ with odds of 1.68 found at 1xbet.
  • 1xbet ⭐ has the best odds for a draw prediction ⚽️ at 3.43 which implies a probability of 33.81%.
  • Currently, the best odds ⭐ for South Africa to win the match are about 6.3 at Betwinner. That means a probability of 15.96%.

Nigeria vs South Africa Form

Nigeria and South Africa Last Matches

Nigeria
Nigeria Last matches
L D W W W W
Victories

4/6 (67%)

Draw

1/6 (17%)

Defeats

1/6 (17%)

Average stats (Last 6 matchs)

Total goals
1.5
BTTS
17%
Goals scored
1
Goals conceded
0.5
Over 2.5
0%
Under 2.5
100%

2 Feb 2024 - AFCON

Nigeria
1 :  0
Angola

27 Jan 2024 - AFCON

Nigeria
2 :  0
Cameroon

22 Jan 2024 - AFCON

Guinea-Bissau
0 :  1
Nigeria

18 Jan 2024 - AFCON

Ivory Coast
0 :  1
Nigeria

14 Jan 2024 - AFCON

Nigeria
1 :  1
Equatorial Guinea

8 Jan 2024 - International Friendlies

Guinea
2 :  0
Nigeria
South Africa
South Africa Last matches
Victories

2/6 (33%)

Draw

3/6 (50%)

Defeats

1/6 (17%)

Average stats (Last 6 matchs)

Total goals
1.33
BTTS
0%
Goals scored
1
Goals conceded
0.33
Over 2.5
17%
Under 2.5
83%

3 Feb 2024 - AFCON

Cape Verde Isl.
0 :  0
South Africa

30 Jan 2024 - AFCON

Morocco
0 :  2
South Africa

24 Jan 2024 - AFCON

South Africa
0 :  0
Tunisia

21 Jan 2024 - AFCON

South Africa
4 :  0
Namibia

16 Jan 2024 - AFCON

Mali
2 :  0
South Africa

10 Jan 2024 - International Friendlies

South Africa
0 :  0
Lesotho

Nigeria against South Africa : Head to Head (H2H)

10 Jul 2019 - AFCON

Nigeria
2 :  1
South Africa
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Nigeria - South Africa: Form Analysis

Arch rivals Nigeria and South Africa have reached the penultimate round of this competition by leveraging their excellent defences. Ranked 42nd in the current FIFA Rankings, Nigeria are the highest-ranked side left in the competition following the exit of Morocco (13th) and outgoing champions Senegal (20th). The Super Eagles came through through the group stages unbeaten, starting with a 1-1 win against Equatorial Guinea. Since then, they have won each of their next four matches without conceding a single goal. That run included back-to-back 1-0 wins over the Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau before a 2-0 victory against Cameroon in the Round of 16. Last week, Nigeria booked their spot in this match by beating an impressive Angola side 1-0 courtesy of an Ademola Lookman goal just before halftime. Since clinching their last AFCON title just over a decade ago, Nigeria have only reached the final four once, and in their last six AFCON semifinals, they have suffered five defeats.

South Africa have been waiting for an AFCON title since 1996, and their current journey to the last four marks their first appearance in this stage since 2000. Like their opponents, Bafana Bafana have relied heavily on their defence to get them through. The only goals they’ve conceded came in their opening match, which they lost 2-0 to Mali. Since then, South Africa locked up shop, beating Namibia 4-0 and drawing 0-0 against Tunisia in their final group-stage match. Heading to the Round of 16, Bafana Bafana were drawn against tournament favourites Morocco and pulled off an excellent 2-0 win to progress to the quarter-final. Against Cape Verde last week, South Africa were carried to victory by their captain and Mamelodi Sundowns keeper Ronwen Williams, who saved an incredible four of five penalties in a nail-biting shootout. Bafana Bafana are the lowest-ranked side left in the competition and have failed to beat Nigeria in their last two meetings. Still, they certainly cannot be ruled out of this one. 

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Nigeria against South Africa Lineups: Starting 11

Nigeria

Formation : 4 - 3 - 3

23
S. Nwabali
2
O. Aina
5
W. Troost-Ekong
6
S. Ajayi
21
C. Bassey
12
B. Osayi-Samuel
8
F. Onyeka
17
A. Iwobi
15
M. Simon
9
V. Osimhen
18
A. Lookman
10
P. Tau
9
E. Makgopa
11
T. Zwane
13
S. Sithole
5
S. Xulu
4
T. Mokoena
6
A. Modiba
14
M. Mvala
18
G. Kekana
20
K. Mudau
1
R. Williams

Formation : 4 - 3 - 3

South Africa

Missing players

Nigeria
Nigeria
Forward

U. Sadiq

South Africa
South Africa
Forward

L. Mothiba

Nigeria & South Africa Squad Analysis

Ademola Lookman has emerged as one of the standout players for Nigeria in this competition, scoring three goals in his last two matches, and the Atalanta BC forward will be looking to add to that tally in this one. Victor Osimhen was substituted late in the match against Angola due to an apparent injury but was pictured in training and has not been ruled out of contention for this match. 

South Africa’s entire backline is made up of players from Sundowns and is likely to remain unchanged after keeping four consecutive clean sheets. In attack, Hugo Broos is still searching for his best lineup and may consider shaking things up, which could open up a gap for the likes of Zakhele Lepasa and Jayden Adams to make it into the starting 11. 

Nigeria - South Africa Key Points

  1. Nigeria have kept clean sheets in each of their last four matches in this competition
  2. Under 1.5 goals were scored in the first half of each of Nigeria’s last four matches
  3. South Africa have kept four consecutive clean sheets heading into this match
  4. Under 1.5 goals were scored in the first half in four of South Africa’s five matches in this competition
  5. In the last five matches between these sides, only one ended with two or more goals at halftime
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Our Nigeria vs South Africa Prediction

While Nigeria heads into this match as the favorites, they will be well aware that South Africa is a very difficult side to break down, especially after seeing them shutting out the likes of Morocco and Cape Verde in their last two matches. Both these sides are likely to prioritize keeping a clean sheet, and we feel that the first goal could easily end up being the winner here. Therefore, our Nigeria vs South Africa prediction: First Half - Under 1.5. 

Prediction :

First Half - Under 1.5

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Nigeria vs South Africa - Other Interesting Predictions

Under 2.5

Both these sides have kept four clean sheets in five matches in this competition.

Double Chance - Draw or South Africa

South Africa have only lost two of their last 13 matches in all competitions.

Nigeria vs South Africa Prediction

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Nigeria vs South Africa match : Frequently asked questions

The AFCON semi-final between Nigeria and South Africa will take place on Wednesday, February 7, at 17:00 GMT.

Nigeria and South Africa will face off at Stade de Bouake, Ivory Coast. 

The top two teams in each group and the four best-ranked third-placed teams advanced to the last 16.  

In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports. Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.

TV viewers in the United States will be able to watch the game on beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Fanatiz USA.

African viewers can tune in to DSTV, Supersport, or the Nigerian Television Authority for live broadcasts. 

You can also keep up to date with the AFCON livescores here if you are not near a TV set.

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