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Betting Preview: Egypt vs South Africa: Expect either side to come out triumphant

6:00 PM WAT 05/07/2019
Egypt Afcon 2019
This encounter will be a battle for supremacy which may lead to an intense atmosphere in Cairo

South Africa play Egypt at the Cairo International Stadium in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 clash on Saturday.

The Pharoahs have a 100 percent winning record so far in the competition and will be optimistic of recording a similar result against South Africa, whom they failed to defeat in their last three meetings. A victory for the seven-time African champions is priced at (1.57) odds with bet365.

In the previous seven meetings between this pair, they have recorded three wins each with only one stalemate. Another draw is offered at (3.60).

Having qualified as one of the best third-placed teams, Stuart Baxter’s men would have to be more clinical going forward if they are to get the better of Egypt’s water-tight defence, who have not conceded a goal so far in this competition. Bafana Bafana are unbeaten in their last three head-to-head meetings with Egypt (W2 D1) and are tipped to be victorious at (6.50) odds with the same bet firm.

In their last five matches, Bafana have scored twice and conceded twice while the host nation have scored nine and conceded once. The last seven outings between them have also produced an average of 1.2 goals per game.

South Africa could cause an upset in resemblance to their recent head-to-head meetings, but Javier Aguirre’s men will have all the support of their own fans, as they have won their last 10 matches on home soil.

A combined outcome which sees either side win and less than three goals scored, is offered at odds of (1.53) with bet365.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.