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South Africa vs Ethiopia Preview & Tips - Hosts can stay top of qualification with a win
- South Africa vs Ethiopia Predictions for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier
- Fixture is being played at 17:00 BST at FNB Stadium
- South Africa have won 7 of their last 10 matches
- Can Bafana Bafana get back-to-back wins over Ethiopia?
- Stats, tips, preview & team news
South Africa can take another step closer to qualification with victory against Ethiopia (Getty Images)
South Africa vs Ethiopia Tips
This is a must-win match for South Africa with Ghana hot on their heels. The hosts are in form and have proven very good defensively. I am backing South Africa to win to nil.
- South Africa vs Ethiopia Tips
- Head to Head
- South Africa Form
- South Africa Team News
- Ethiopia Form
- Ethiopia Team News
- South Africa vs Ethiopia FAQ
- South Africa have won 7 of their last 10 matches (3 draws)(all competitions).
- South Africa have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 9 matches (all competitions).
- Ethiopia have lost their last 4 away matches (all competitions).
- Ethiopia have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 away matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
South Africa and Ethiopia have met on three previous occasions. They sit at 1-1 with one draw.
The teams met on Saturday in Ethiopia as South Africa won 3-1 in World Cup qualifying.
South Africa Form
South Africa have bounced back well from failing to qualify for the 2022 AFCON. They won the 2021 COSAFA Cup after beating Senegal in the final on penalties.
Bafana Bafana began World Cup qualifying with a 0-0 draw against Zimbabwe. While that was a disappointing start, South Africa did storm back to beat Ghana 1-0 at home.
Their qualification hopes took another leap forward on Saturday as they beat Ethiopia 3-1 away. Teboho Mokoena, Mothobi Mvala and Evidence Makgopa scored the goals.
South Africa Team News
Hugo Broos could still be without Vincent Pule on the wing. He was set to start on Saturday but was injured in the warm-up.
South Africa are without star forward Percy Tau. Evidence Makgopa should lead the line with Bongokuhle Hlongwane playing as a winger.
Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams, Bruce Bvuma, Veli Mothwa
Defenders: Nyiko Mobbie, Siyanda Xulu, Rushine De Reuck, Njabulo Ngcobo, Terrence Mashego, Sifiso Hlanti, Thabani Zuke, Luke Fleurs
Midfielders: Njabulo Blom, Ethan Brooks, Mothobi Mvala, Teboho Mokoena, Jesse Donn, Yusuf Maart, Thabiso Kutumela
Forwards: Tshegofatso Mabasa, Bongkuhle Hlongwane, Evidence Makgopa, Victor Letsoalo, Vincent Pule
Thanks to three wins on home soil, Ethiopia qualified for the 2022 AFCON. A 0-0 friendly draw with Sierra Leone followed before a 2-1 win against Uganda.
Ethiopia began 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers with a narrow 1-0 loss in Ghana. They faired better in their next match, beating Zimbabwe 1-0 at home thanks to a 94th minute penalty.
Last time out Ethiopia lost 3-1 at home to South Africa. Getaneh Kebede equalised in the 67th minute but they conceded twice in the final 20 minutes. They now face an uphill battle to qualify.
Ethiopia Team News
Coach Wubetu Abate could make a couple of changes to his starting XI.
Amanuel Yohannes should start in midfield. His namesake Desta Yohannes could anchor a defence which struggled in the last match.
Goalkeepers: Fasil Gebremichael, Firew Getahun, Teklemariam Shanko, Jemal Tassew.
Defenders: Menaf Awol, Yared Baye, Aschalew Tamene, Desta Yohannes, Suliman Hameed, Remedan Yesuf, Asrat Tunjo, Mignot Debebe
Midfielders: Haider Sherefa, Mesud Mohamed, Amanuel Yohannes, Tafesse Solomon, William Solomon, Gatoch Panom, Yehun Endeshaw, Habtamu Takeste, Surafel Dagnachew, Fitsum Alemu
Forwards: Shemeket Gugsa, Abubeker Nassir, Amanuel Gebremichael, Getaneh Kebede, Abel Yalew, Mujib Kassim.
South Africa vs Ethiopia FAQ
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South Africa were superb a few days ago, beating Ethiopia 3-1 away. I am backing them to win to nil against the same opposition on home soil with a 2-0 scoreline predicted.
Best Bet: SA Win to Nil Win To Nil $2.05 at Bookmaker - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: South Africa Win 2-0 Correct Score $6.25 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit