Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations match between Nigeria and South Africa will take place at Stade de la Paix. South Africa may win a second championship if everything goes according to plan, while Nigeria is aiming for its fourth victory. Nigeria has won four games in a row and is now unbeaten. Though there are still two rivers to cross, victory is in their sights.
Super Eagles are expected to continue playing in the same manner since they have demonstrated a high level of discipline. In their last four games, they have not let up a goal. Because of the strong complementing nature of their midfield and defense, it has been challenging for rival teams to exploit this. South Africa’s strength and endurance might be challenging to overcome.
NGA vs SA Prediction
Ademola Lookman was the one delivering the results, even though Victor Osimhen received a lot of attention. The Napoli star might steal the show this time. Despite playing as a midfielder, Themba Zwane has been South Africa’s main offensive threat. He will look to increase that number.
Nigeria’s depth and experience in the roster make them the favorites in this match. Nigeria 2-1 over South Africa is the prediction.
NGA vs SA Dream11 Team
- GK- R Williams.
- DEF- S Ajayi, W Troost, C Bassey, O Aina
- MID- M Simon, T Mokoena, T Zwane
- FOR- A Lookman, E Makgopa, V Osimhen
NGA vs SA Fantasy Tips
Nigeria bounced back with consecutive wins over Ivory Coast and Guinea to take second place in Group A. In their last five games, Nigeria has triumphed four times and drawn once, whereas South Africa has won three times, drawn once, and lost once.
Osimhen has been Nigeria’s best player at the tournament with his relentless running and incredible work rate, thus his absence would be a huge loss to them. Due to a stomach ailment, African Footballer of the Year Victor Osimhen is doubtful for Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final matchup against South Africa, according to officials.
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NGA vs SA Betting Tips
With a probability of 61.1%, Nigeria is the game’s favorite, but South Africa can’t be knocked off because they overcame the odds to get to the Semi-Finals. So, below are the betting tips for the match:
- Results: Nigeria
- The match should have more than 2.5 goals.
- Nigeria will score first.
- South Africa may score well.
- Osimhen to score or help whenever needed.
NGA vs SA Playing11 & Player Stats
In this tournament, South Africa has proven a lot of critics wrong. The majority of analysts did not predict the team to make it to the semifinals, but here they are. South Africa, who were not present in the previous edition in Cameroon, have managed to put together a strong team that may pull off further surprises.
South Africa Playing XIs :
- Ronwen Williams: Saves-14
- Aubrey Modiba: Goal-00
- Mothobi Mvala: Goal-00
- Grant Kekana: Goal-00
- Khuliso Mudau: Goal-01
- Yaya Sithole: Goal-00
- Teboho Mokoena: Goal-01
- Percy Tau: Goal-02
- Themba Zwane: Goal-02
- Thapelo Morena: Goal-00
- Evidence Makgopa: Goal-01
Nigeria Playing XIs:
- Stanley Nwabili: Saves-10
- Semi Ajayi: Goals-01
- William Troost-Ekong: Goals-01
- Ola Aina: Goals-00
- Calvin Bassey: Goals-00
- Frank Onyeka: Goals-00
- Alex Iwobi: Goals-01
- Zaidu Sanusi: Goals-00
- Moses Simon: Goals-02
- Victor Osimhen: Goals-11
- Ademola Lookman: Goals-05