South Africa vs Morocco Preview, Tips and Odds

South Africa and Morocco will meet at Al Salam Stadium in Egypt for their third games of the group stage in Africa Cup of Nations 2019. Bafana Bafana needs at least a draw to continue with their participation, while their next opponents are already through to the knock-out stage. Morocco’s only continental triumph came back in 1976 and South Africa has also one trophy won in 1996.

South Africa vs Morocco Head to Head

Head to HeadLast gameLast gamesLast games home/away
South AfricaDraw2 W/ 3 D/ 0 L1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L
MoroccoDraw0 W/ 3 D/ 2 L0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L

Last game between the nations: 11.10.2013 Morocco – South Africa 1:1; Issam El Adoua 50′; Tokelo Rantie 9′
Last game on South African soil: 30.01.2002 South Africa – Morocco 3:1; Sibusiso Wiseman Zuma 42′, Thabo Mngomeni 48′, Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe 51′; Rachid Benmahmoud 77′ (penalty)

Worth mentioning: The two countries have met five times in the history with South Africa still undefeated. They won the first two encounters back in 1998 and 2002, but since then each of the three H2H matches ended in draws. All of the five games witnessed goals at both ends, while three featured over 2,5 goals. On only one occasion South Africa were listed as hosts and it was on the Africa Cup of Nations edition in 2002, which saw Bafana Bafana triumph 3:1.

South Africa vs Morocco Stats

As of 30.06Last gameLast 10 gamesLast 5 games home/away
South AfricaWin2 W/ 7 D/ 1 L1 W/ 4 D/ 0 L
MoroccoWin5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L1 W/ 3 D/ 1 L

Last game South Africa: 28.06.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: South Africa – Namibia 1:0; Bongani Zungu 68′
Next game South Africa: 01.07.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: South Africa – Morocco
Last game Morocco: 28.06.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Morocco – Ivory Coast 1:0; Youssef En Nesyri 23′
Next game Morocco: 01.07.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: South Africa – Morocco

Last 10 gamesGF:GAOver 2,5BTTSClean sheets
South Africa8:7254

Worth mentioning: Both of South Africa games in the group stage so far ended with the same scoreline of 1:0. The country lost their opening match in the tournament, but responded with a victory over Namibia in their second outing and now need at least a draw to book their place in the knock-out phase. None of South Africa’s last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, while one saw both nations involved to hit the back of the nets.
After two back-to-back wins in their first game, Morocco have their tickets booked for the last 16 round. Four of the country’s previous five matches finished with the same score of 1:0, while only the other game featured over 2,5 goals and witnessed goals at both ends.

South Africa vs Morocco News

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

South Africa vs Morocco Predictions

Under 0,5 goals in the first half – 2.25 @ bet365