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Bet365 Preview: South Africa – Burkina Faso: Back most goals in the first half

12:19 EAT 07/10/2017
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Stuart Baxter’s men find themselves in a difficult situation and will have it all to do against the strong Stallions

The FNB stadium will be the venue for the crunch Group D 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Burkina Faso on Saturday afternoon.

Bafana Bafana are in terrible form. They are rock bottom of the group with just a solitary point. They did get a victory over Senegal but it was cancelled due to irregularities. A win at odds of (2.05) with Bet365 is therefore non-negotiable for Stuart Baxter’s men if they are to keep their qualification hopes alive.

The Stallions sit on top of Group C but haven’t been the most impressive with just one win and three draws recorded. Cape Verde and Senegal are very close behind them and victory in Johannesburg at (4.20) would put them in the driving seat to make it to Russia.

Both sides played out to a 1-1draw in the reverse fixture in Ouagadougou. Punters looking towards a repeat scenario can back it at odds of (3.00) while another 1-1 scoreline is available at (6.00) with the same firm.

South Africa have the upper hand over Burkina Faso, claiming four victories over them in eight encounters. What’s more is that they have never lost to at home to the Stallions. Double chance for them stands at (1.25).

The corresponding game saw goals scored in the second half but considering the urgency in trying to get a desired result here, the first half producing most of the goals for South Africa and Burkina Faso is offered at (3.60) and (4.33) respectively with Bet365.