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South Africa vs Ghana Predictions & Tips - Draw on the cards as Black Stars visit Johannesburg

  • South Africa vs Ghana predictions for Thursday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier
  • The Group C tie is being played at 6pm SAST at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg
  • South Africa have drawn 8 of their last 12 AFCON qualifiers on home soil
  • I'm tipping Ghana to earn a point with a draw
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for South Africa vs Ghana
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South Africa vs Ghana Predictions


Ghana are going to be a tough nut to crack when they travel to South Africa on Thursday. The clash in Johannesburg will be light on top players due to COVID-19 restrictions, so a 0-0 draw is my tip.

  • South Africa are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • South Africa have drawn 8 of their last 12 home matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • South Africa have drawn 0-0 in 6 of their last 12 home matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Ghana are undefeated in 13 of their last 15 matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Ghana have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 6 matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).

Head to Head


South Africa have a 4-4 record advantage against Ghana with two draws in 10 matches.

Ghana won 2-0 at home in the first leg with Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus on target.

South Africa Form


South Africa lost 2-0 in Ghana in their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. 

Bafana Bafana won their next three including 1-0 against Sudan alongside 2-0 and 4-2 victories against São Tomé e Príncipe.

Molefi Ntseki’s side played two friendlies in October. South Africa drew 1-1 against Namibia and lost 2-1 against Zambia.

South Africa Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Veli Mothwa, Ronwen Williams, Itumeleng Khune
Defenders: Thibang Phete, Siyanda Xulu, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Musa Lebusa, Innocent Maela, Sfiso Hlanti, Thapelo Morena, Craig Martin
Midfielders: Rivaldo Coetzee, Themba Zwane, Ben Motshwari, Percy Tau, Sipho Mbule, Andile Jali, Luther Singh, Vincent Pule, Thabo Nodada, Mothobi Mvala
Forwards: Lebo Maboe, Thabiso Kutumela, Ruzaigh Gamildien, Lyle Foster

Midfield is a big problem for South Africa with Bongani Zungu, Dean Furman, Thulani Serero and Keagan Dolly prevented from joining Bafana Bafana's squad due to Covid-19 protocols.

Maritzburg United strikers Lebohang Maboe and Thabiso Kutumela have been called up for injured duo Kermit Erasmus and Bradley Grobler.

Ghana Form


Ghana beat South Africa 2-0 in their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. 

They won 1-0 in São Tomé e Príncipe and 2-0 at home against Sudan before a 1-0 defeat in Sudan.

Black Stars played two friendlies in October. Molefi Ntseki’s side lost 3-0 against Mali before a 5-1 win against Qatar.

Ghana Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori, Razak Abalora, Eric Ofori Antwi, Danlad Ibrahim
Defenders: Baba Abdul Rahman, Gideon Mensah, Benson Annan, Philemon Baffuor, Nicholas Opoku, Kasim Nuhu, Ganiyu Ismael, Stephen Ambrosius
Midfielders: Mohammed Kudus, Mubarak Wakaso, Afriyie Acquah, Emmanuel Lomotey, Iddrisu Baba, Gladson Awako, Kwame Afriyie Poku, Osman Bukari, Joseph Esso, Kamal Sowah, Fatawu Issahaku
Forwards: Emmanuel Boateng, Emmanuel Gyasi, Kwame Opoku, John Antwi, Kwasi Okyere Wriedt, Caleb Ekuban

Captain Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey will not be facing South Africa but will be part of the squad to face Sao Tome and Principe.

Nicholas Opoku and Emmanuel Lomotey are expected to drop out after Ligue de Football Professionnel announced that players would not be available for selection for matches outside the European Union.

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Verdict

Both South Africa and Ghana sit on nine points in Group C of African Cup of Nations qualifying. A draw would suit Ghana down to the ground, so I'm tipping that to happen.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @2.75 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 0-0 Draw Correct Score @6.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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