Egypt v South Africa Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th July 2019

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Egypt v South Africa Betting Tips – Africa Cup of Nations, 6th July 8.00pm

The Egyptians are the hosts and had a strong group stage campaign. They won all three of their fixtures without conceding a single goal along the way. Their reward is getting to take on one of the best third-placed finishers in South Africa. That leaves Egypt as the strong favourites to win. Read our predictions for Egypt v South Africa.

Egypt v South Africa Betting Odds*

Egypt 8/15
Draw 13/5
South Africa 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 3rd, 2019 at 4:59 p.m.)

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Egypt News and Form

Egypt are the hosts of the Cup of Nations and they opened things up with a 1-0 success over Zimbabwe. Then it was back to back 2-0 wins from them over DR Congo and Uganda, Mo Salah and Ahmed El Mohamady both scoring one goal each on both of those latter wins. So it has been fairly comfortable for them so far and they were expected to win the group anyway. That moves them onto a five-match winning streak currently and in that run of games they have conceded just one goal. Only one of their last seven fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals.

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So Egypt’s form is on point at the moment with eight wins in their last ten games (D1 L1). So that has been a strong output from them. Two years ago in the Cup of Nations Egypt made an appearance in the final against Cameroon, but came up short in that finale. Can they go one better on home soil for this current campaign? The Egyptians are looking for their eighth AFCON title.

Egypt v South Africa Head to Head

South Africa beat Egypt 1-0 in a 2016 international friendly
Egypt are W4 D0 L3 in seven against South Africa
The two have alternated wins in the last six meetings
Each of the last five meetings have been settled by a one-goal winning margin


Key-Facts – Egypt v South Africa

  • Egypt have won their last five games
  • South Africa have scored in one of their last four games
  • Egypt have conceded just one goal in their last five


South Africa News and Form

South Africa battled through their group stage campaign, but it wasn’t without some upheaval. They lost 1-0 against both Morocco and the Ivory Coast but got their precious points in a 1-0 victory over Namibia. That success was enough to give South Africa a berth in the knockouts as one of the best third-placed teams. So that one goal and three points is all that they had to show for themselves in the group stage. The challenge here is not going to get any easier.

There has been just three wins from South Africa recorded since the start of September last year. They are W3 D5 L2 in their last ten games now. They are lacking the kind of scoring quality and threat that Egypt certainly have. South Africa have failed to score in three of their last four fixtures. Only of their last eight games have gone over 2.5 goals. There is going to have to be something extraordinarily special from them in this one. Just once in their last five campaigns have South Africa made it through to the quarterfinals.

Egypt v South Africa Tips & Odds

Egypt to win to nil at 6/5
1-0 correct score Egypt at 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 3rd, 2019 at 4:59 p.m.)

Egypt v South Africa Predictions

Egypt to win: A win to nil for Egypt looks to be a real possibility in this one. It’s likely to be a fairly straightforward one because South Africa haven’t offered much of a threat in this tournament so far. They just don’t have the goals in them to really compete.