Will South Africa win against outsiders Namibia? Let’s find out together!
Meeting of the losers in the group D. Based on the results so far, among other things in the group D is provided with plenty of suspense in the context of the second matchday. In the duel between South Africa and Namibia a prediction is not easy to give.
South Africa vs. Namibia Football Betting Prediction
While South Africa lost 1-0 to Ivory Coast, Namibia lost to fellow favorite Morocco with the same result. In the end, two teams will definitely be in this group and maybe it could also be enough for the third place finisher to jump into the last sixteen. South Africa should normally have enough potential to assert themselves in the group stage but, of course, is under tremendous pressure after the defeat. Namibia, on the other hand, has been considered the big outsider in this difficult group right from the start, and therefore has nothing to lose against the Bafana Bafana. In the game between South Africa and Namibia, a tip on a surprise win from Namibia with up to a 6.50 brings the significantly higher odds.
The South African national team was especially busy preparing for this year’s Africa Cup. Among other things, this had to do with the fact that South Africa participated in the Cosafa Cup at the beginning of June. However, coach Baxter’s team immediately failed in the first game. The South Africans only had to reach the quarter-finals at this tournament for countries from the southern part of Africa. There South Africa but defeated neighbor Botswana on penalties with 4: 5. After that it was enough after successes against Uganda and Malawi on penalties only for a disappointing fifth place in the Cosafa Cup.
Most recently South Africa tested against Ghana. In this friendly game, South Africa once again impressed with a strong defensive performance and scored a goalless draw against a strong opponent. This result showed once again that the Bafana Bafana lacks the power of offense on offense. In principle, however, there has not been a defeat for South Africa since November 2017, before the opening match at the Africa Cup, at least if you do not take penalties into consideration.
“Because of the lack of strikes on goal, we can not complain about losing the game. But I thought the players put in a great performance, and it’s a great learning curve for us. ” – Stuart Baxter
South Africa had to play against Côte d’Ivoire last Monday. In this match, coach Baxter once again focused on the defense. This paid off this time only until the 64th minute, as keeper Sylvain Gbohouo conceded since a goal. After this backlog, the South Africans were seldom able to score for themselves. Thus, it remained until the end in the tight 0-1 defeat. After this disappointing result, the South Africans are already under enormous pressure. At the upcoming showdown between South Africa and Namibia, a tip on a Bafana Bafana victory with a maximum of 1.60 does not bring particularly lush odds. By the way, most players are under contract with clubs in the domestic Premier Soccer League.
Expected formation of South Africa:
➤ Williams; Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Mkhize; Zwane, Mokotjo, Furman, Maboe; Dew, Mothiba
Last matches from South Africa:
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Ivory Coast vs South Africa 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Ghana Vs. South Africa 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – South Africa vs. Malawi 0: 0 (COSAFA Cup)
⚽️ 04.06.2019 – Uganda Vs. South Africa 1: 1 (COSAFA Cup)
⚽️ 02.06.2019 – South Africa vs. Botswana 2: 2 (COSAFA Cup)
Namibia has only been represented twice at the Africa Cup in the past. The first qualification was in 1998 and ten years later Namibia was also in Ghana. However, Namibia did not prevail in the preliminary round and missed the bottom line quite clearly the jump to the next round. This year, the national team of Nambia has been together for a few weeks by participating in the COSAFA Cup.
“I came to this tournament in 1998 as a player, bringing our country to the first time to the tournament. Now I’m coaching and feeling that is priceless and difficult to explain. I feel fortunate to have as a player and as a coach, not many people can do it. “ – Ricardo Mannetti
In any case, that’s an advantage for national coach Ricardo Mannetti. Finally, the team could grow together so better and try some tactical things intensively rehearsing.
In this competition, Namibia presented itself quite neatly and finished in a group with Mozambique, the Seychelles and Malawi at least after the second place. But despite this good placement, it was ultimately not enough to progress. However, the successes against Mozambique (2: 1) and against the Seychelles are likely to have given coach Mannetti’s team self-confidence. In the clear 3-0 victory against the Seychelles made especially the attacker Isaskar Gurirab with his two hits a good impression.
In the first group match at the African Cup Namibia lost against Morocco at the end of the expected defeat. However, Namibia was able to make up the game surprisingly long and had only in the 64th Minute, the ultimately decisive goal for a narrow 0: 1 defeat. Nevertheless, one hopes in Namibia after this neat opening match on yet another increase.
Expected lineup of Namibia:
➤ Kazapua; Hanamub, Haoseb, Nyambe, Horaeb; Hotto, Strong, Ketjijere, Shitembi, Shalulile, Limbondi
Last matches of Namibia:
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Morocco vs. Namibia 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 30.05.2019 – Namibia Vs. Seychelles 3: 0 (COSAFA Cup)
⚽️ 28.05.2019 – Namibia Vs. Malawi 1: 2 (COSAFA Cup)
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Mozambique Vs. Namibia 1: 2 (COSAFA Cup)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Zambia Vs. Namibia 4: 1 (Africa Qualifiers)
South Africa vs. Namibia Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
There have only been eight football matches between South Africa and Namibia over the years. South Africa was clearly more successful in the direct comparison with at least five wins. On the other hand, it was enough for Namibia for a full success. Apart from that, in the past a match between these two national teams ended in a draw. The final duel took place in June 2018, when South Africa beat Namibia 4-1 in a friendly.
South Africa vs Namibia Our Best Betting Prediction
In the meantime, the leather is already rolling for a few days at the Africa Cup and the first surprises have already happened. However, in the upcoming group matches, it must first be seen whether the results so far actually reflect a first trend. In the duel between South Africa and Namibia a prediction based on the results obtained is not so easy.
Key Facts – South Africa vs Namibia tips
🔻 Both teams started with a 0-1 defeat.
🔻 For Namibia it is only the third participation in the Africa Cup.
🔻 The direct balance speaks clearly for South Africa.
After all, both national teams started with a defeat in the tournament. However, that was not really surprising in Namibia, because the state from southern Africa is one of the great outsiders in this tournament anyway. Even more surprising was that the South Africans also started with a defeat in the Africa Cup. From our point of view, however, South Africa is now much stronger in this comparison. For this reason, we place in the game between South Africa and Namibia our tip for odds of at least 1.60 on a success of the favored South Africans.
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