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The impending Africa Cup of Nations meeting on Saturday sees South Africa fighting it out with DR Congo.
Our South Africa v DR Congo tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (including the best match odds).
South Africa will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations drawn result against Nigeria.
In that game, South Africa had 60% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for South Africa was Teboho Mokoena (90'). Nigeria had 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. William Troost-Ekong (67') was the scorer for Nigeria. The game was won 2-4 by Nigeria on penalties.
Their most recent results highlight the fact that quality has been evident in the South Africa defence. South Africa have been miserly, resulting in the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 matches standing at 3.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Ivory Coast in Africa Cup of Nations action, DR Congo will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, DR Congo had 43% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Ivory Coast had 14 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Sébastien Haller (65') was the scorer for Ivory Coast.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 clashes featuring DR Congo, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game in that period is a meagre 1.83, with the average goals for The Leopards standing at 1. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, of course.
We’re envisaging that South Africa may well find it hard to hit the back of the net against this DR Congo lineup who we think will score at least once to put them ahead.
We’ve gone for a very even match with a 0-1 winning score for DR Congo when the referee blows for full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: FNB Stadium (94,736)
Captain: Ronwen Williams
Chairman: Danny Jordaan
Manager: Hugo Broos
Competitions: WC Qualifiers - Africa (Round 1 - Group C), International Friendlies (Friendlies)