South Africa vs Namibia Betting Options and Advice: Bafana Bafana to edge Brave Warriors

Stuart Baxter's men set to scrape through in Africa Cup of Nations Group D battle
Percy Tau can play a critical role upfront for Bafana Bafana in a must-win fixture against Namibia. (Getty Images)
Percy Tau can play a critical role upfront for Bafana Bafana in a must-win fixture against Namibia. (Getty Images)

South Africa vs Namibia Betting Options and Advice


Two low-scoring teams go head to head in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night (22:00 SAST). A 1-0 win to South Africa is paying 4.75 and is worth backing in the Correct Score market. Do not expect much in the way of goalmouth action.

South Africa Team News & Predictions


Ronwen Williams is likely to start in goal after an impressive performance for South Africa in their Africa Cup of Nations opener against Ivory Coast. Coach Stuart Baxter puzzled fans with his decision to start the SuperSport United goalkeeper ahead of Darren Keet but it ultimately paid off.

Unfortunately for Baxter, not every decision he took was appreciated by South Africa fans. It is unclear whether or not he will relent to their demands and start Absa Premiership Player of the Season Thembinkosi Lorch.

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter puzzled supporters with his tactics for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener. (Getty Images)
Stuart Baxter won few admirers for his tactics in the 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast. (Getty Images)

Namibia Team News & Predictions


There is no need for serious changes from Ricardo Mannetti after his team put in a brave shift against the heavily fancied Morocco, eventually losing 1-0 to an unfortunate late own goal from Itamunua Keimuine

South Africa vs Namibia Key Battle


Ryan Nyambe is a key man at the heart of the Brave Warriors defence but has a big battle on his hands. The Blackburn Rovers defender will likely have to lead the mission to shut out Lebo Mothiba and Percy Tau.

Ryan Nyambe is a particularly tough nut to crack and Namibia's solidity showed against Morocco. (Getty Images)
Ryan Nyambe has an important role to play at the heart of Namibia's defence. (Getty Images)

Verdict


Stay clear of tipping any outcome that would require lots of goals for this match. South Africa and Namibia are both stronger on defence than attack. Bafana Bafana have the better team on paper and are likely to edge this one.

Correct Score Tip: South Africa Win 1-0 @ 4.70 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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