Nigeria vs South Africa Preview, Tips and Odds


Nigeria and South Africa is one of the 1/4 finals in Africa Cup of Nations. Both nations will face each other on Wednesday at Cairo International Stadium. Nigeria won their 1/8 final game against Cameroon with the scoreline of 3:2 in the most exciting match in this edition of the competition. Odion Ighalo scored twice, as Alex Iwobi added another. South Africa shocked the seven times Africa Cup winners and hosts of the tournament Egypt in their 1/8 final after a late goal scored by Thembinkosi Lorch.

Nigeria vs South Africa Head to Head

Head To Head Last Game Last Games Last Games Home/Away
Nigeria Draw 7 W/ 5 D/ 2 L 5 W/ 1 D/ 1 L
South Africa Draw 2 W/ 5 D/ 7 L 1 W/ 1 D/ 5 L

Last game between the nations: 17.11.2018 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications: South Africa – Nigeria 1:1; Lebo Mothiba 25’; Buhle Mkhwanazi 9’(own goal)
Last game Nigerian soil: 10.06.2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications: Nigeria – South Africa 0:2; Tokelo Rantie 54’, Percy Tau 81’

Worth mentioning: Four of the previous five games between Nigeria and South Africa ended without a winner, as South Africa managed to win the other. Only five of all fourteen H2H matches so far featured over 2.5 goals as the same number of encounters witnessed goals at both ends. The last Nigeria home win was achieved five years ago with 3:1 score.

Nigeria vs South Africa Stats

As of 07.07 Last Game Last Games Last  Games home/away
Nigeria Win 5 W/ 3 D / 2 L 4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L
South Africa Win 3 W/ 5 D / 2 L 2 W/ 2 D / 1 L

Last game Nigeria: 06.07.2019 Africa Cup of Nations 1/8 final: Nigeria – Cameroon 3:2; Odion Ighalo 19’, 63’, Alex Iwobi 66’; Stephane Bahoken 41’, Clinton N’Jie 44’
Top performers Nigeria: Odion Ighalo 3 goals 1 assist, Kenneth Omeruo 1 goal 1 assist, Alex Iwobi 1 goal.
Last game South Africa: 06.07.2019 Africa Cup of Nations 1/8 final: Egypt – South Africa 0:1; Thembinkosi Lorch 85’
Top performers South Africa: Thembinkosi Lorch 1 goal, Bongani Zungu 1 goal, Lebo Mothiba 1 assist.

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2,5 BTTS Clean Sheets
Nigeria 10-7 2 3 5
South Africa 8-7 2 4 4

Worth mentioning: Only the most recent of Nigeria’s previous seven outings featured over 2,5 goals and saw goals at both ends. The Nigerians were able to keep six clean sheets in the previous ten games they were involved.
All of the last six South Africa encounters produced under 1,5 goals, and none witnessed both sides hitting the back of the net. Just one of the previous five Bafana Bafana away games featured over 2,5 goals, while two saw both nations hitting the back of the nets.

Nigeria vs South Africa News

Missing players Nigeria: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players South Africa: No reports of injuries or suspensions.

Nigeria vs South Africa Predictions

Under 0,5 goals in the first half – 2.20 @ bet 365