Ethiopia VS South Africa Prediction and Betting Tips

Posted Sat, 09 Oct 2021 10:08:30 GMT        

FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) - Ethiopia VS South Africa

Kick off:  09-10-2021 14:00 Saturday(GMT+1)

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Ethiopia and South Africa will meed in this round at the Bahir Dar Stadium on Saturday. A win for either side this weekend would take them top of the group midway through the qualifiers, so there is plenty to play for in this one.

 

South Africa form (all competitions): WDWWDW

South Africa got their qualifying journey up and running with a 1-0 victory over the Black Stars of Ghana at the First National Bank Stadium on September 6. Bongokuhle Hlongwane was the match winner for Hugo Broos's men in Johannesburg, netting in the 83rd minute to hand his side all three points. The Bafana Bafana currently lead the way in Group G following that victory and are now unbeaten in 10 of 11 outings since the turn of the year. Standing in their way next is an opposing side who are yet to taste defeat in any of the three meetings between the teams dating back to 2012. Having suffered a 2-1 defeat on their last visit to this weekend's hosts eight years ago, the away side will be keen to come out on top this time around.

 

Ethiopia form (all competitions): LWWLLW

Off the back of an opening-day 1-0 defeat to Ghana on September 3, Ethiopia bounced back in next to no time with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe four days later. With the contest level heading into second-half stoppage time, an Aschalew Tamene penalty in the 95th minute got the job done for Wubetu Abate's men. The East Africans have now emerged victorious in their last four games on home turf while keeping clean sheets in each of the last three. Saturday's hosts will hope to maintain that defensive solidity against an opposing outfit who have several attacking weapons in their arsenal.

 

Betting Verdict:

Both teams have an opportunity to take control of proceedings and we expect a keenly-contested battle in this one. The away side have more firepower in attack, and we fancy them to just edge their hosts by a narrow margin.

 

Ethiopia VS South Africa

Pick:  South Africa

 

Ethiopia VS South Africa Prediction and Betting Tips