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Date: 18th November 2023
Kick-Off: 13:00 UK, 14:00 CET
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Over 2.5 Goals
South Africa to Win
2-1 to South Africa
South Africa will face Benin in a match from the ongoing qualifications for the World Championship.
South Africa vs Benin Predictions and Top Betting Tips
South Africa vs Benin should be a pre-decided contest on paper but we have high expectations. Here are our predictions.
Total Goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
We have two very different national teams in this fixture and it is fairly difficult to make an assumption. South Africa are one of the best national teams defensively and their attack is far from perfect right now. At the same time, the visitors have been involved in massive scorelines in the last few months and rarely had less than 2.5 goals or at least BTTS.
Match Result Prediction: South Africa to Win
South Africa have had some bad results this year although they have a single defeat. We are talking about the solid number of draws, that mostly came because the team cannot score a lot of goals. Benin are having serious defensive issues in 2023 and this is an opportunity for a solid start for South Africa. We expect them to win here and the odds are good.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to South Africa
Benin have been conceding a lot of goals on the road and they may lose with more but given that SA have not scored a lot of goals lately, we expect two at maximum. When we compare the South Africa vs Benin line ups, we think that the home side has a solid advantage in strength right now.
South Africa vs Benin Team Previews
South Africa Preview
South Africa have always been one of the strongest national teams onthe continent and their good form continued in 2023 too. They have a single defeat in 12 matches this year. The main problem in this squad is the inability to score a lot of goals. We haven't seen them score more than 2 goals in years.
Benin have not had the perfect year and they have generally been one of the most inactive national teams with just 6 games. Overall, the national team has a single win in the last ten games and their biggest problem has been the defense. They have been scoring more goals lately but they still concede a lot.
FAQs regarding South Africa vs Benin
In which places are the two teams right now in the FIFA World Rankings?
There is a serious gap between the two national teams. Benin are 93rd in the world while South Africa are 64th.
Which team is the favorite to win this game?
South Africa have a solid advantage in odds ahead of this game.
Which team won the previous South Africa vs Benin game?
The teams last met in 2004 and back then, South Africa won 2-0.