Morocco vs South Africa prediction, odds & betting tips 30/01/2024

Morocco
30/01/24 - 20:00

Finished

0

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2

South Africa

Morocco - South Africa

Africa Cup of Nations - Laurent Pokou Stadium

4th Round

Morocco and South Africa collide at the Stade Laurent Pokou in the Last 16 of AFCON on Tuesday, January 30th. Morrocco are odds-on favourites to push into the quarter finals at South Africa’s expense this week. Read our AFCON predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Morocco vs South Africa – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Morocco to Win (3/5)

  • Morocco have won two and drawn one of their three AFCON fixtures so far.
  • In contrast, South Africa managed to win just one of their first three assignments in the competition.

Morocco have been tipped by many to go all the way at AFCON and their performances at the tournament so far (2W, 1D) have been impressively slick. South Africa meanwhile, made it through the group stage by the skin of their teeth and they could struggle to match the Moroccans’ class. With that in mind, our first Morocco vs South Africa prediction sides with Atlas Lions.

Latest odds

Head to Head

17/06/23

Africa Cup of Nations Qualification Africa

South Africa

South Africa

Morocco

Morocco

2

1

09/06/22

Africa Cup of Nations Qualification Africa

Morocco

Morocco

South Africa

South Africa

2

1

01/07/19

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

South Africa

South Africa

Morocco

Morocco

0

1

Last Five - Morocco

30/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

South Africa

South Africa

Morocco

Morocco

2

0

L

24/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Zambia

Zambia

Morocco

Morocco

0

1

W

21/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Congo DR

Congo DR

Morocco

Morocco

1

1

D

17/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

tz

Tanzania

Morocco

Morocco

0

3

W

11/01/24

International Match International

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Morocco

Morocco

1

3

W

Last Five - South Africa

10/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Congo DR

Congo DR

South Africa

South Africa

0 (5)

0 (6)

W

07/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Nigeria

Nigeria

South Africa

South Africa

1 (4)

1 (2)

L

03/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

South Africa

South Africa

0 (1)

0 (2)

W

30/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Morocco

Morocco

South Africa

South Africa

0

2

W

24/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Tunisia

Tunisia

South Africa

South Africa

0

0

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 3/5 (1.60) – 62.5%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%

Morocco have been listed as the expected winners ahead of Tuesday’s game and their implied probability of success is currently hovering at the 62.5% mark. In other departments, backing Morocco to score first could be an option with merit at 1/2 (1.50). That outcome has an implied probability of 66.7%. View more of our Morocco vs South Africa predictions below.

Morocco vs South Africa prediction – Other tips

Morocco 1-0 South Africa: Correct score (19/5)

  • Morocco scored exactly one goal in each of their last two matches at AFCON.
  • South Africa failed to register in two of their three group fixtures.

Under 2.5 Goals (8/15)

  • Under 2.5 goals hit the net in each of Morocco’s last two AFCON contests.
  • Two of South Africa’s three group games at the tournament also featured two or fewer goals.

Morocco vs South Africa prediction

Morocco vs South Africa Team News

Morocco

Morocco boss Walid Regragui has favoured a 4-1-4-1 set-up at AFCON so far, so expect the Atlas Lions to play with a similar structure on Tuesday. The midfield should be anchored again by Manchester United's Sofyan Amrabat.

Predicted Lineup for Morocco: Bounou – Hakimi, Aguerd, Abdelhamid, Attiat-Allah – Amrabat, Ziyech, Ounahi, Saibari, Boufal – Kaabi

South Africa

South Africa are likely to be deployed in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Morocco in this week's Last 16 tie with Evidence Makgopa expected to lead the line in attack again. The 23-year-old looks like a potential first goalscorer option on Tuesday, as does his teammate Percy Tau.

Predicted Lineup for South Africa: Williams – Mudau, Kekane, Mvala, Modiba – Mokoena, Sithole, Morena, Zwane, Tay – Makgopa

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Morocco

Morocco
4-3-3
1
Bono
ma
2
Achraf Hakimi
ma
6
Romain Saiss
ma
5
Nayef Aguerd
ma
3
Noussair Mazraoui
ma
15
Selim Amallah
ma
4
Sofyan Amrabat
ma
8
Azzedine Ounahi
ma
16
Ez Abde
ma
19
Youssef En-Nesyri
ma
21
Amine Adli
ma
Substitutes
26
Chadi Riad
ma
24
Amir Richardson
ma
20
Ayoub El Kaabi
ma
11
Ismael Saibari
ma
27
Mohamed Chibi
ma
25
Yahya Attiat-Allah
ma
14
Oussama El Azzouzi
ma
13
Yunis Abdelhamid
ma
23
Bilal El Khannouss
ma
9
Tarik Tissoudali
ma
12
Munir
ma
10
Amine Harit
ma

South Africa

South Africa
4-2-3-1
1
Ronwen Williams
za
20
Khuliso Johnson Mudau
za
18
Grant Kekana
za
14
Mothobi Mvala
za
6
Aubrey Modiba
za
4
Teboho Mokoena
za
13
Sphephelo Sithole
za
23
Thapelo Morena
za
11
Themba Zwane
za
10
Percy Tau
za
9
Evidence Makgopa
za
Substitutes
7
Oswin Appollis
za
5
Siyanda Xulu
za
21
Mihlali Mayambela
za
16
Veli Mothwa
za
8
Jayden Adams
za
3
Terrence Mashego
za
2
Nyiko Mobbie
za
19
Nkosinathi Sibisi
za
15
Thabang Monare
za
17
Zakhele Lepasa
za
22
Ricardo Goss
za
12
Thapelo Maseko
za

Check out our football betting tips page to find more top picks and predictions.

Player to Watch – Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech has been one of Morocco’s most impactful performers at AFCON so far and the technically gifted winger broke his duck for the tournament by netting the winner against Zambia last time out. The 30-year-old has the skill to turn the tide in his team’s favour again on Tuesday.


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