South Africa vs Namibia prediction, odds & betting tips 21/01/2024

South Africa
21/01/24 - 20:00

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Namibia

South Africa - Namibia

Africa Cup of Nations - Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium

2nd Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

The last match to be played in the second round of group stages at AFCON 2023 is the duel between South Africa and Namibia, scheduled for Sunday evening, 21 January.

Will South Africa justify the favourites tag or will Namibia surprise us again after already beating Tunisia? Read our South Africa vs Namibia preview to find out and remember to also check out some of our other favourite AFCON 2023 predictions.

South Africa vs Namibia prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Under 2.5 total goals

  • South Africa's last nine matches in a row have gone under 2.5 total goals.
  • Namibia have gone under 2.5 total goals in their last six games in a row.

In addition to this, the last four H2H duels between South Africa and Namibia have also gone under 2.5 total goals, which is why this is one of our favourite South Africa vs Namibia betting tips.

Latest odds

Head to Head

09/09/23

International Match International

South Africa

South Africa

Namibia

Namibia

0

0

05/07/23

COSAFA Cup COSAFA

South Africa

South Africa

Namibia

Namibia

1

1

08/10/20

International Match International

South Africa

South Africa

Namibia

Namibia

1

1

28/06/19

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

South Africa

South Africa

Namibia

Namibia

1

0

05/06/18

COSAFA Cup COSAFA

South Africa

South Africa

Namibia

Namibia

4

1

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

Last Five - Namibia

27/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Angola

Angola

Namibia

Namibia

3

0

L

24/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

ml

Mali

Namibia

Namibia

0

0

D

21/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

South Africa

South Africa

Namibia

Namibia

4

0

L

16/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Tunisia

Tunisia

Namibia

Namibia

0

1

W

08/01/24

International Match International

Ghana

Ghana

Namibia

Namibia

0

0

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.80%
  • DRAW: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.80%
  • AWAY: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.20%

Looking at some other South Africa vs Namibia odds and potential football betting tips, we can see that half time draw comes with 1/1 (2.00) odds, which is the same as a 50.00% probability. Another option to consider is for Namibia to keep a clean sheet at 5/2 (3.50) odds and 28.60% probability.

South Africa vs Namibia prediction – Other tips

Correct score: 0-0

  • The last duel between these teams has ended without any goals.
  • Each of these two teams had three games end 0-0 in their last 10 matches.

Draw

  • The last three H2H duels between South Africa and Namibia have ended without a winner.
  • Both South Africa and Namibia drew in three of their last six games.

South Africa vs Namibia prediction

South Africa vs Namibia team news

South Africa

A 2-0 loss to Mali in the first round of Group E puts South Africa in a tough spot since they now pretty much have to beat Namibia to stay in the race for the next stage. Based on their performance in the first round, that won't be an easy task for them, but the quality is there and they are seen as the favourites in this match, although it's safe to say that the team is really missing their top scorer Lyle Foster, who withdraw from the squad for personal reasons ahead of the tournament.

Predicted Lineup: Williams – Mobbie, Mvala, Xulu, Modiba – Mayambela, Mokoena, Sithole, Tau – Lepasa, Makgopa

Namibia

Probably the biggest surprise of the tournament so far was Namibia's win over Tunisia in the first round. After all, Tunisia are the main favourites to win Group E, while Namibia were given the lowest chances to do so. Still, great defence in that game helped Namibia keep a clean sheet and then a late strike from Hotto got them all three points and first win at AFCON in national team's history.

Predicted Lineup: Kazapua – Nyambe, Amutenya, Haukongo, Hanuman – Petrus, Iimbondi, Tijueza, Shitembi, Hotto – Shalulile

Confirmed South Africa vs Namibia lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

South Africa

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

Namibia

Namibia
4-1-4-1
1
Lloyd Kazapua
na
22
Ryan Nyambe
na
12
Kennedy Amutenya
na
21
Lubeni Haukongo
na
4
Riaan Hanamub
na
18
Aprocious Petrus
na
11
Absalom Iimbondi
na
19
Petrus Shitembi
na
10
Prins Tjiueza
na
7
Deon Hotto
na
13
Peter Shalulile
na
Substitutes
16
Kamaijandra Ndisiro
na
17
Wendell Rudath
na
6
Ngero Katua
na
9
Bethuel Muzeu
na
3
Ananias Gebhardt
na
14
Joslin Kamatuka
na
15
Marcel Papama
na
20
Ivan Kamberipa
na
23
Edward Maova
na
2
Denzil Haoseb
na
5
Charles Hambira
na
8
Uetuuru Kambato
na

Player to watch: Percy Tau

We already said that we can see this match ending without any goals, but if there's a player who could prove us wrong, it's Percy Tau. South Africa's forward is one of the team's key offensive weapons and while he missed a penalty in the first round, he is usually reliable, as is evident from the fact that he is the team's top scorer with 15 goals.


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