Nigeria vs South Africa live stream: predictions, tips, odds and team news
Nigeria and South Africa meet with a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final on the line on Wednesday at 5pm (UK time).
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Nigeria vs South Africa odds
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We’re almost there. One game stands between these two teams and the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final. Nigeria’s quest for a fourth title continues, having last secured the crown in 2013. Since then, the Super Eagles have failed to qualify twice and finished third before a last-16 exit two years ago. But they have put that tournament firmly behind them to reach the semi-finals. After finishing second in their group on goal difference with two wins and a draw, Nigeria knocked out Cameroon in the last 16 before beating a slender 1-0 win over Angola in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, South Africa is back in the Africa Cup of Nations, having missed the 2021 edition and looking to add just a second crown. Winning the tournament on debut, South Africa reached the final four in each of their first three appearances. But they hadn’t been back since. There have been three quarter-final exits and four in the group stage, alongside four failures to qualify. This year, South Africa finished second in their group with four points and pulled out a bit of a shock as they knocked out Morocco in the last 16. Then, they ended Cape Verde’s dream with a 2-1 penalty-shootout victory in which goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was the hero, saving four of the five spot-kicks he faced.
Nigeria vs South Africa predictions
Nigeria vs South Africa: Predictions
|1/2 with BetVictor
|Nigeria 1-0 South Africa
|15/4 with Star Sports
|7/1 with Unibet
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The stats behind our Nigeria vs South Africa predictions:
- Ademola Lookman has scored all three of Nigeria’s goals in the knockout stages.
- Nigeria have kept four clean sheets in their five AFCON games.
- South Africa have conceded just two goals in their five AFCON games.
- Nigeria have only scored more than once in one of their five AFCON games.
Nigeria vs South Africa match tip
Nigeria have the sternest defence in Africa right now. Although they are struggling for goals, the Super Eagles are also keeping them out, conceding just once so far at the tournament. Iban Salvador is the only man to breach the Nigerian net at this tournament in their opening 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea. Since then, it’s been a run of four consecutive clean sheets, with Nigeria building a defence worthy of winning the tournament.
Nigeria vs South Africa team news
Nigeria team news
Victor Osimhen faces a race against time to be fit for the semi-finals. The Napoli striker hasn’t been 100 per cent through the tournament but was featured in the quarter-final win over Angola. However, he didn’t travel with the Nigeria squad as they flew to Bouake, staying in Abidjan due to “abdominal discomfort”.
South Africa team news
Thapelo Maseko had to come off in the win over Cape Verde and has unfortunately been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with a hamstring injury. However, he will support the squad, and Bafana Bafana hasn’t called up a replacement.
Nigeria vs South Africa head-to-head record
- 10 July 2019 – Nigeria 2-1 South Africa – Africa Cup of Nations
- 17 November 2018 – South Africa 1-1 Nigeria – AFCON qualifying
- 10 June 2017 – Nigeria 0-2 South Africa – AFCON qualifying
- 29 March 2015 – South Africa 1-1 Nigeria – Friendly
- 19 November 2014 – Nigeria 2-2 South Africa – AFCON qualifying
Nigeria won the most recent meeting between these two sides, knocking South Africa out of the 2019 Cup of Nations in the quarter-finals. However, that was their first win against South Africa since 2013, ending a run of five without victory (four draws).