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Nigeria Vs South Africa: Predictions And Match Preview

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Nigeria vs South Africa:  At the AFCON 2023, Nigeria has only let up one goal in five games. In their last four AFCON matches, South Africa has netted nothing. In their previous twelve encounters with Bafana Bafana, Nigeria had won seven, drawn four, and lost just one.

The first 2024 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal match between South Africa and Nigeria will take place today (Wednesday) at the Stade de la Paix, Bouake. The key to both teams’ victories in the competition thus far has been their steadfast defence. In the competition, South Africa and Nigeria have each played four straight games without letting the net go empty.

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Nigeria drew with Equatorial Guinea 1-1 to start the campaign in a lacklustre match. They have nevertheless won four more clean sheets since then. In these four victories, there was no game in which three goals or more were scored. Ademola Lookman’s goal last Friday against Angola in the quarterfinal was crucial.

South Africa lost to Mali 0-2 to start the competition. But the group, under Belgian manager Hugo Broos, managed to turn things around. Since then, Bafana Bafana have won three and drawn one of their last four games. Throughout the process, they have not given up a single goal.

Nigeria vs South Africa: Betting Analysis

Their previous match was the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal. In the match, Nigeria won 2-1. Nigeria has only lost once in twelve matches against Bafana Bafana, winning seven, drawing four, and losing one. Three of the last four meetings between these rivals had fewer than three goals.

Everything points to a low-scoring first AFCON 2023 semifinals. There have been no three-goal games between these two clubs in this tournament. In four straight matches. In three of their last four head-to-head matchups, they have scored less than three goals. Under 1.5 goals, the FT at 2.50 odds is our main bet.

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Nigeria is a strong favourite to win. The Super Eagles certainly have a far higher calibre of members. They have skilled strikers like Ademola Lookman and Victor Osimhen. In the past, the Super Eagles have also won this matchup. Nigeria is the second choice, with odds of 1.57 to win.

Nigeria vs South Africa: Head-to-Head

Our Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals

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