South Africa vs Tunisia Prediction: For the Flag, For People, for Mzansi

 | January 24 24 | 

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The group of death serves up a match day show down between Tunisia and South Africa. Both teams will need a win to keep their fate in their own hands. A draw would mean that their fate will be sealed by results elsewhere. For south Africa, a draw would see them need Namibia to lose or draw. for Tunisia only a win will do and even then, they would need Namibia to lose to Mali.  

 Here are markets to consider adding to your bet slip...

South Africa vs Tunisia betting Tips

  • Double Chance – Home or Away 17/50
  • Both Teams to Score – Yes 28/25
  • Anytime Goal Scorer – Themba Zwane 24/5
  • Anytime Goal Scorer – Percy Tau 17/5 

Double Chance – Home or Away 17/50 

There is no two ways about it, only a win will do for Tunisia. They go up against a high-flying Bafana side that blew Namibia away with a 4-0 win over the weekend. Tunisia will be boosted by the fact that they have not lost to South Africa in CAF Africa Cup of Nations since 2006. They have met twice in that time, and they have only conceded one goal to Bafana and scored five against them.  

For Bafana consistency has been their enemy in recent times. They have not been able to secure back-to-back wins since August of 2023. Their inconsistent form makes them a difficult team to back when creating your bet slip. With the pressure coming on both sides, they will have to play all out football or risk being eliminated from the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

The Double Chance is the market we have gone for ahead of kick off because both these teams can take this result. However, both these sides have been guilty of switching off and playing like a shadow of themselves. The Home or Away 17/50 is the market we are backing. 

Both Teams to Score – Yes 28/25

Tunisia have only scored one goal in their last two matches, that is a concern that coach Jalel Kadri will be hoping his team can change in match day three against South Africa. They failed to dominate position against Mali, and they took a total of 5 shots at the Mali goal. That is half of the total shots they had against Namibia where they lost 0-1. They have not been clinical in front of goal, and it shows in their results. South Africa’s inconsistency may factor in and see Tunisia Scoring their second goal in this competition. That is why we have both teams to score market yes 28/25 as part of our tips. 

Anytime Goal Scorer – Themba Zwane 24/5  

A creative player with an eye for goals. Themba Zwane found the back of the net twice against Namibia. The odds on him finding the back of the net in this match are set at 24/5. He is an intelligent footballer who pops up in spaces that few on the field can see. With the Mamelodi Sundown’s core around him, he will be hard to contain and manage.  

Anytime Goal Scorer – Percy Tau 17/5

The Al Ahly star scored a penalty the last time out. He has been South Africa’s preferred front man for a few years now and the team will be leaning on him to find the goals against Tunisia. He has scored 1 goal in two matches so far in this competition. His combination with Themba Zwane is growing stronger with every match they play together. The odds on him finding the back of the net in this match are set at 17/5

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