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South Africa vs Botswana Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 8th July 2023
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK
Venue: TBC

South Africa hosts Botswana in round 2 of the COSAFA Cup on Saturday, 8th July 2023. The neighbouring countries have clashed 11 times since  June 2012. Read our South Africa vs Botswana to bet on the best predictions for the COSAFA fixture.

South Africa vs Botswana Free Betting Tips and Predictions

South Africa settled for the spoils in round 1 of the COSAFA tournament after drawing 1-1 with Namibia. On the flip side, Botswana won their opening game in a game that ended 0-1. Will Bostwana extend it to two wins? The following are our free South Africa vs Botswana predictions:

Match Result Prediction: South Africa to win

The South Africans won 6 of the last 7 meetings with Botswana. The only loss that the Bafana Bafana lost in that period was in a COSAFA clash. They have generally dominated this matchup, losing only twice to Botswana in 11 meetings and winning 8 times. With home support, South Africa is our favourite to win this game.

First Team to Score Prediction: South Africa to score first

We are also backing Bafana Bafana to open the lead in the match. The hosts should get on the front foot not just because of home support but also due to their current form. SA is unbeaten in the last 8 matches,  five of which were victories.  Botswana on the other hand is unbeaten in the last two which they won but lost five matches in a row before that.

Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to South Africa

In our final South Africa vs Botswana prediction, we have settled on a correct score tip for the COSAFA round 2 clash. With no clean sheet in the last five games, while Botswana has back-to-back clean sheets ahead of this encounter, we predict a correct score of 2-1 in favour of Bafana Bafana. Because SA has found clean sheets hard to come by, we don't expect the hosts to win the game without conceding at least a goal.

South Africa vs Botswana Preview

South Africa and Botswana last clashed almost a year ago, back in September 2022.

Both South Africa and Botswana have recently improved in the overall football standings globally. According to the latest stats from FIFA, South Africa has climbed 4 places to its current 62nd spot.  Botswana on the other have climbed 5 places to the 147th spot.

South Africa has been dominating this matchup, winning it 8 times in the last 12 meetings with Botswana and losing only twice to the visitors. With that, South Africa is the presumed favourite with a higher winning probability in this matchup.

However, with a draw in the opening round against Namibia, South Africa will have to work extra hard to deny Botswana a second wind in the competition. The visitors won their opening round against a weaker side, Eswatini, so they must equally work hard to get all the points in this COSAFA round 2 matchup.

FAQs- South Africa vs Botswana

South Africa vs Botswana

  • What time will South Africa vs Botswana start? The match will kick off at 16:00 GMT+3
  • How many goals were scored in the last meeting between South Africa and Botswana? The last encounter registered a total of 1 goal in favour of Bafana Bafana.
  • How are the teams currently ranked by FIFA? South Africa is presently ranked 62nd  by FIFA, 4 places above their last position. On the other hand, Botswana is 147th, 5 laces above their previous standing position.