Morocco vs South Africa: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Morocco vs South Africa: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Morocco and South Africa begin their Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaigns with a clash in Rabat on Thursday at 8pm (UK time).

Morocco vs South Africa: Betting Tips

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Morocco vs South Africa: Predictions

Morocco vs South Africa: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 13/10 with William Hill
Correct score 2-1 38/5 with SBK
First Goalscorer Youssef En-Nesyri Odds will appear when available

Though they lost 3-0 in a friendly against the United States last time out, Morocco will still be considered big favourites for this tie. The Atlas Lions booked their place at the 2022 World Cup with a 5-2 aggregate win over DR Congo in March and have lost just one of their last 27 competitive fixtures dating all the way back to July 2019, when they crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations on penalties to Benin in the round-of-16.

South Africa head into this match looking to shake off a poor recent run which has seen them fail to win or score in their last three matches. The Bafana Bafana lost 5-0 to France in a friendly in March after drawing 0-0 with Guinea and losing 1-0 to Ghana — the latter result costing them a place at the 2022 World Cup. South Africa have qualified for just one of the last three Africa Cup of Nations and, as they seek to put that right, will be desperate for a shock result in what is undoubtedly their toughest qualification fixture.

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Morocco vs South Africa match stats

Morocco have lost just one of their last 27 competitive fixtures and have tasted defeat in just one of 18 matches across their last three Afcon qualification campaigns.

A goal for here for Hakim Ziyech would take the Chelsea playmaker to 18 at international level, level with Hassan Amcharrat and Marouane Chamakh — only three Moroccans have scored more.

Morocco vs South Africa: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Morocco 2-1 South Africa

Morocco vs South Africa odds


Morocco vs South Africa head-to-head

These nations have met seven times previously, with each winning twice and sharing three draws. South Africa won the first two meetings but are winless in the five since January 2002.

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