This is a preview of the South Africa vs Ethiopia CAF World Cup qualifier fixture. We also have the best free predictions as well as handpicked odds from top UK bookies in this post.
South Africa vs Ethiopia: Our Free Match Predictions
This will be the fourth meeting between South Africa and Ethiopia since June 2012. Both teams have registered a win against each other and a draw in the previous three encounters. The following are our best three predictions for South Africa vs Ethiopia:
- Football Whispers Prediction One-Match result: South Africa to win @2/5
- Football Whispers Prediction Two-Total goals: Under 2.5 @ 8/11
- Football Whispers Prediction Three-Both teams to score: No @ 8/15
Note: Odds from Ladbrokes are subject to change.
The hosts are favourites to win
South Africa is our favourite team to win this match. The hosts are leading Group H with seven points and have leaked only one goal in three matches. While they have scored only four goals so far, widening their lead at the top and home advantage should work in favour of head coach Hugo Broos and his squad.
Few goals expected
Our second pick for this game is few goals at full-time. While only one of the previous encounters between South Africa and Ethiopia had fewer than three goals, we think this will be another low scoring match. The hosts will look to extend their ten-match unbeaten run to eleven. At the same time, Ethiopia will fight to keep an eye on the second spot with only three points separating the visitors from second-placed Ghana.
Both teams to score: No
Our third pick for this match backs goals on one side. We think South Africa will get a narrow victory in this match with a clean sheet. They have a better form than the visitors who are struggling to score goals.
South Africa vs Ethiopia: Team Stats, Match Odds and H2H
We share more stats, team news and the best odds for the big game in the tables below.
Match Preview: South Africa in a Tight Race for Top Spot in Group G
South Africa hosts Ethiopia for the fourth Group G fixture in CAF World Cup Qualifiers. The hosts are neck to neck with second-placed Ghana with only a point separating the two teams. South Africa’s biggest aim in this fixture is to extend their lead at the top to four points assuming Ghana loses to Zimbabwe in their next game. The hosts have scored four and conceded only one goal so far while Ethiopia has leaked four goals and scored only two in three qualifier matches. Apart from home advantage, another motivation for South Africa is a ten-match unbeaten run. The hosts have 6W and 1D in their last seven matches while Ethiopia has 2D and 5L in the last seven away matches.
FAQs-South Africa vs Ethiopia
Where is the match venue?
The game will take place at First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
When will this game take place?
The match is scheduled for 12th October 2021.
What is the kick-off time?
The match will start at 19:00 GMT +3