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Malawi vs South Africa Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: Sunday 16th July 2023

Kick-Off: 14:00

Venue: TBC

Malawi and South Africa will battle it for the 3rd place in the 2023 COSAFA Cup tournament. Read this Malawi vs South Africa fixture preview for details, including free Malawi vs South Africa by Football Ground Guide.

Malawi vs South Africa: Our Free Predictions for COSAFA Cup 3rd Place Contest

These teams play their final COSAFA Cup finals in a battle for the 3rd spot. Malawi lost 0-1 to Lesotho in the semis while the hosts, South Africa suffered lost 1-2 to Zambia in the semis. The following are our top Malawi vs South Africa predictions:

Half-Time Result Prediction: Half-Time Draw

Our first Malawi vs South Africa prediction is a half-time result tip. We expect this COSAFA Cup 3rd-place clash to end square at the break. The hosts will do all it takes to avoid another embarrassment. Malawi has had a better campaign than South Africa, so we expect the visitors to hold on as long as it takes. A draw at the interval is very likely in this game.

Total Match Goals Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals

In our second Malawi vs South Africa prediction, we are tipping a low scoreline.  This is the height of the campaign as the winner will walk away with the third-place prize. We expect both teams to deploy strong defence. The last two meetings ended 0-0 and three of the last five encounters also had barren draw outcomes. Bet on Malawi vs South Africa to end with fewer than 3 goals.

Correct Score Prediction: 0-2 to South Africa

In our final Malawi vs South Africa prediction, we are tipping a win for South Africa. There have been two wins in the last five duels, all in favour of South Africa's Bafana Bafana. Even though they have had a worrying campaign in the 2023 COSAFA Cup, SA expect massive home support in this 3rd-place encounter with Malawi. They have won this matchup twice in five duels, scoring at least 3 goals in each case. However, Zambia's defence is stronger this time, so the most goals we expect from Bafana Bafana are two.

Malawi vs South Africa COSAFA 3rd Place Fixture Preview

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Malawi vs South Africa Prediction


The Flames of Malawi lost the semis to Lesotho in penalties after a relentless 1-1 draw in regular time. They have so far gone without defeat ahead of this fifth game of the competition, which also happens to be a third-place contest. A total of 3 clean sheet wins and a 1-1 draw the last out means Malawi have had a great campaign, so it will be interesting to see how they perform in this 3rd place contest against the hosts, South Africa. Zambia played against Bafana Bafana five times recently but lost twice and settled for the spoils in the other three games.

South Africa

Bafana Bafana have had hard luck in the semis after losing 1-2 to Zambia's Chipolopolo. They now face Malawi's, Flames, a familiar foe they have defeated twice and drew against thrice in five recent meetings. In four games, South Africa have failed to get a clean sheet, a defensive form which has turned out to be their biggest undoing in the COSAFA Cup. The hosts will not attempt to finish third, at least to put a smile on the faces of home fans. With that, expect RSA head coach,  Hugo Broos to field a strong squad in this competition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Malawi vs South Africa prediction

  • How did the last Malawi vs South Africa matchup end? The last meeting ended 0-0.
  • How many of the last five meetings had over 2.5 goals? Only two of the last five duels.
  • How meetings had BTTS outcomes? There was only BTTS in one occasion in the last five meetings between Malawi and South Africa.