Competition: Africa Cup of Nations 2019
Betting Tips: 1 (Egypt)
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So far, the pharaohs could meet the expectations of 95 million fans in their own country. There were three wins during the group stage, and superstar Mohamed Salah also showed why he is currently one of the best footballers on the planet. However, the group games were no more than a compulsory task. The freestyle will now follow in the knock-out phase, with the tournament favorite on Saturday having a grateful task in front of his chest. South Africa is the weakest team participating in the round of 16.
Egypt vs South Africa Today’s Football Betting Tips
In the quarter-finals, the winner of this match will face either Nigeria or Cameroon. Should the indomitable lions defy the Super Eagles as defending champions, the new edition of the 2017 finals will be held next Wednesday. We have no doubt that at least the Pharaohs will do their part. For Egypt against South Africa advises our prediction despite manageable odds to a tip on the host. So far, surprises have been the exception at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. On Saturday, spectators at the Cairo International Stadium will not witness another one.
Egypt – Statistics & Current Form
Host Egypt has more than lived up to its role as a favorite in the tournament so far. The Pharaohs won all three of their group games against Zimbabwe, DR Congo and Uganda, without conceding (5-0). Only the North African rival Algeria – on the desert fox could Egypt at the earliest in the semifinals – came with 6-0 gates to an even better yield. Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah has also been on the top scorer’s list twice, pushing Liverpool’s 27-year-old current Champions League winner to 41 on the Pharaohs’ side. In addition, Salah contributed 22 assists in his 66 international appearances and thus comes on average in almost every international match on a scorer point. With the best player of the continent in his ranks, Egypt against South Africa is, according to odds of bookmakers, unsurprisingly the favorite for a place in the quarter-finals.
Record champion Egypt has only eyes for the final in Cairo at the 24th participation. It is to give the seven-time title holder (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010) after nine years of abstinence finally the most important trophy on the continent. Two years ago, the Pharaohs in Gabon had beaten Cameroon in the final. At that time a bitter disappointment. Not so big, however, as the group-out at the first World Cup participation since 1990 last summer. The big expectations were not fulfilled at that time in Russia, also because Egypt went with a broken Salah at the start and heaped up a lot of problems off the field. Specifically, the Egyptian football king Salah was dissatisfied with the choice of the base camp and the handling of his name rights.
Everything is back in the meantime. Due to the strong impression during the group phase, coupled with the home advantage, our prediction recommends a tip for the Pharaohs in Egypt against South Africa. The triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 would also be a great success for the Mexican Javier Aguirre. He took over after the disappointing World Cup by Argentinian Hector Cuper coach.
Best scorers Africa Cup:
🥇 2 goals: Mohamed Salah
🥇 2 goals: Ahmed Elmohamady
🥈 1 goal: Trézéguet
Expected formation of Egypt:
El-Shenawy; Ashraf, Hegazi, Mohamady, Elmohamady; Said, Emad, Elneny; Trezeguet, Hassan, Salah
Coach: Javier Aguirre
Last matches of Egypt:
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Uganda Vs. Egypt 0-2 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Egypt vs. DR Congo 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 21.06.2019 – Egypt vs. Zimbabwe 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Egypt vs. Guinea 3: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 13.06.2019 – Egypt vs. Tanzania 1: 0 (friendly)
South Africa – Statistics & Current Form
It may sound strange, but South Africa slipped as the worst of the four best group thirds still in the second round. In this Bafana Bafana but are the blatant outsider, as the bookmakers between Egypt and South Africa with their quotas know. However, their entry into the finals is already a success for South Africa, as the boys from the Cape of Good Hope in 2017 were not qualified for the African Cup at all. In the past 17 years, only the home tournament in 2013, the knockout round of the African Cup was previously achieved.
For much longer than until Saturday, Bafana Bafana will probably not be in the tournament for the tenth participation. Overall, the squad is too weak. Only six of the 23 men earn their money in Europe. Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg) and Bongani Zungu (Amiens) – so far the only goalscorers in this tournament – play in one of the so-called European top five leagues. South Africa scored three points in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Group D against neighbors Namibia (1-0). Against Ivory Coast and Morocco (albeit only in minute 90) there were two 0: 1 defeats.
The biggest success so far in Africa’s continental tournament came in 1996, when South Africa made itself known to the world public after almost forty years of political exclusion at the African Cup debut. This was followed in 1998 and 2002 by two world championship participations in a row, with big names like Benni McCarthy, Shaun Bartlett, Lucas Radebe, Mark Fish or Siyabonga Nomvethe, who still knows every child from Johannesburg to Cape Town today. Worthy successors brought the country so far not and so also came the 2010 World Cup athletic at the wrong time.
National coach since May 2017, the Scot Stuart Baxter, who was coach of Bafana Bafana already 14 years ago. With the arrival of the knockout stage and the previous good African Cup qualifying, South Africa will probably be competing with Baxter for the upcoming World Cup qualification. This should be similar rocky as the game on Saturday night. Although tempting between Egypt and South Africa high odds on the tip on the outsider, our prediction does not expect a surprise.
Best scorers Africa Cup:
🥇 1 goal: Bongani Zungu
Expected formation of South Africa:
Williams; Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Mkhize; Zungu, Mokotjo, Serero; Zwane, Mothiba, Tau
Coach: Stuart Baxter
Last matches from South Africa:
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – South Africa vs. Morocco 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – South Africa vs. Namibia 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Ivory Coast vs South Africa 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Ghana Vs. South Africa 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – South Africa vs. Malawi 0: 0 (COSAFA Cup)
Egypt vs. South Africa Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head to Head: 6 Wins South Africa – 1 Draw – 4 Wins Egypt (11 internationals)
The duel has been twice in the past at the Africa Cup of Nations. In 1996, the later champion South Africa in the group stage defeated the Pharaohs 0-1. Two years later Egypt won the final in Burkina Faso against Bafana Bafana 2-0. The most recent comparison was in September 2016, when South Africa won a 1-0 test against Egypt in Johannesburg.
Egypt vs South Africa Football Betting Tips Explained
As if the best player in Africa were not trumps enough for Egypt, the Pharaohs can also build on the home advantage. Both should lead Egypt to the eighth Africa Cup part. A victory in the second round therefore seems to be only a matter of form. This underlines the odds of betting offices between Egypt and South Africa.
Key Facts – Egypt vs South Africa tips
⭐️ Egypt went through the group stage with a white waistcoat (9 points – 5: 0 goals)
⭐️ South Africa slipped as the worst of the best group third in the last sixteen
⭐️ Record champion Egypt reached the final in 2017 – South Africa only for the second time since 2002 the knockout stage
Also for us it is hard to imagine that the Bafana Bafana can eliminate the tournament favorites. Therefore, in Egypt against South Africa our prediction for a tip is sober: home win. With Mohamed Salah, the pharaohs have a world-class attacker in their ranks who can make the difference in every game in Africa. In addition, the Egyptians have a strong keeper and are defensively difficult to defeat. The bookmakers call for a home win at Egypt vs. South Africa betting odds of 1.57 on.