Anything short of victory against Botswana will see Bafana Bafana’s quest for a place in Brazil 2014 vanish in thin air on Saturday
South Africa will hope to get past Botswana in Saturday’s make or break World Cup qualifier billed for the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
This match promises to be captivating, as both nations stand a chance to book a place in the next round of qualifiers should they record a win and Ethiopia fails in Brazzaville, where they play Central African Republic.
The visitors, meanwhile, have surpassed expectations in this qualifying campaign and sit in third place behind of group A. An away win is offered at 10/1 (11.00) with the draw on offer at 10/3 (4.33).
South Africa has never lost against Botswana in a competitive international fixture. Their record stands them in good stead to garner a victory on Saturday. With this in mind, Gordon Igesund’s men are tipped to win either half at 2/9 (1.22).
Coming into this game, both sides recorded wins in their warm-up games. Botswana defeated Malawi 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday, while South Africa was victorious against Burkina Faso in their last match. An odd of 17/4 (5.25) is on offer for both teams to score in this crunch tie.
Punters seeking for a value bet should back total goals under 2.5 at 3/5 (1.60).