Nigeria v South Africa Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th July 2019

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Nigeria v South Africa Betting Tips – Africa Cup of Nations, 10th July 8.00pm

Nigeria got the better of AFCON champions Cameroon in a massive round of sixteen tussle. They would have been expecting to be bumping into tournament hosts and front-runners Egypt in this quarter-final. However, South Africa pulled off the shock of the competition so far in knocking out Mo Salah and co. Read our predictions for Nigeria v South Africa.

Nigeria v South Africa Betting Odds*

Nigeria 19/20
Draw 21/01
South Africa 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 8th, 2019 at 8:47 p.m.)

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Nigeria News and Form

Nigeria had a tough scrap with Cameroon in the round of sixteen at the Africa Cup of Nations. They had taken the lead in the fixture, but then at 60 minutes, they were still trying to recover from a 2-1 deficit. Fortunately, they came up with the scoring power to pick up a 3-2 success and knock out the reign title holders. Looking back at the group stage of this seasons’ campaign, Nigeria only finished second. They lost out in their battle for top spot against Madagascar, who are the big surprise package, losing 2-0 against them.

Nigeria 1-0 Half Time Score


Nigeria are W5 D1 L2 in their eight games played this year. They have picked up a total of four clean sheets in that sequence of games. There are just some worry signs in their form creeping in through. Their two defeats in that eight-game sequence have both been in their last five games. They have also conceded exactly two goals in their last two games as well. Just two of their 2019 fixtures have now made it over 2.5 goals and that made the high-scoring game against Cameroon a surprise. Odion Ighalo is their top scorer in this tournament with three goals.

Nigeria v South Africa Head to Head

These two were in the same qualification group for AFCON 2019
South Africa were W1 D1 against Nigeria in those qualifiers
Four of the last five meetings have been drawn
Nigeria are W6 D4 L2 in the overall had to head with South Africa


Key-Facts – Nigeria v South Africa

  • The Nigerians have won five of their last seven
  • The Bafana Bafana have won three of their last six
  • Two of South Africa’s last eleven have gone over 2.5 goals


South Africa News and Form

South Africa caused a huge shock in the last round. They really shook up the draw as they knocked out tournament hosts Egypt 1-0. The South Africans got their goal through Thembinkosi Lorch five minutes from time. Considering that South Africa had only got through the first stage of the competition as one of the best third-placed teams, made their upset over Egypt even bigger. The Bafana Bafana had finished behind Morocco and the Ivory Coast, with their three points coming against Namibia. That’s all they needed to get through.

In 2019 South Africa’s record reads W3 D1 L2 in their six games played. Each of the three wins in that sequence were recorded by a one-goal margin. The two defeats were both by 1-0 deficits. Just two of South Africa’s last eleven games have made it over 2.5 goals now and both teams have scored in just three of South Africa’s last eleven. That was something special, built on self-belief that they pulled out Egypt. Do they have more in them to clip the wings of the Super Eagles? Another underdog situation won’t bother them.

Nigeria v South Africa Tips & Odds

Under 1.5 goals at 6/5
Nigeria to win by a one-goal margin at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 8th, 2019 at 8:47 p.m.)

Nigeria v South Africa Predictions

Nigeria to win: That was a big effort that the South Africans pulled out against Egypt. The chances of pulling off a repeat against another strong side probably aren’t great. The Super Eagles have had a couple of wobbles, but may just edge the scoring threat. Nigeria to win.