Egypt – South Africa, African Cup of Nations Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICA
Even though Egypt did not really show a lot of quality play, and we saw at the World Cup what happens if you don’t play good against top teams. But now it is not visible in the results. What’s more – they even take their games easily, seemingly, and even do not allow goals as the second strongest team of all the groups with 3 wins and 5 goals scored without one admitted. The defense of Egypt is really like iron, and in the attack Salah can always solve a match.
South Africa had a bad luck against Morocco allowing a goal at the end, which was not fatal for the team, so they reached this round of 16, though only 3 points (1 win) in the groups. South Africa certainly does not have big stars or better players as they have been through the years, but they are a team that can make it difficult for every rival in certain aspects of the game.
We expect to have few goals in the match due to a few simple factors. Egypt’s defense is great, and the strongest weapon in South Africa is defense. Egypt did not score so many goals for now and their three games were under 2.5 goals. South Africa will go defensive and in fact their three games in the group were even under 1.5 goals. We do not see which team can score more than 1 goal, maybe Egypt maximum 2. Prediction – Under 2.5 goals at 1.50.
- 5 of the last 6 matches between the teams ended with less than 1.5 goals
- Seven matches in South Africa were under 2.5 goals
EGYPT TEAM NEWS
Amer Mohamed (0/0 g), Ali Gabr (27/1 d), Ahmed Fathy (131/3 d), Mohamed Abdel Shafy (55/1 d), Amr El Solia (20/0 m), Ramadan Sobhi (28/1 m), Mohamed Mahmoud (2/0 m), Taher Mohamed (1/0 m) are out
SOUTH AFRICA TEAM NEWS
Dolly(13/2 F), Erasmus(14/2 F), Modiba(8/2 M) and Coetzee(23/0 G) are out