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South Africa vs Ghana Predictions & Tips - Ghana geared for a draw in Johannesburg

  • South Africa vs Ghana predictions for Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
  • The Group C clash is being played at 4pm GMT at FNB Stadium
  • South Africa have drawn 8 of their last 12 AFCON qualifiers at home
  • I am backing Ghana to earn a draw in Johannesburg
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Ghana are undefeated in 13 of their last 15 AFCON qualifiers (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 24 Mar 2021
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South Africa vs Ghana Predictions


Ghana are not going to give anything away in South Africa with a draw a favourable result for the Black Stars. With so many talented players missing from both squads due to corona virus regulations, a 0-0 draw is backed in Johannesburg.

  • South Africa are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • South Africa have drawn 8 of their last 12 home matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • South Africa have drawn 0-0 in 6 of their last 12 home matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Ghana are undefeated in 13 of their last 15 matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Ghana have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 6 matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).

Head to Head


South Africa have a 4-4 record advantage against Ghana with two draws in 10 matches.

Ghana won 2-0 at home in the first leg with Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus on target.

South Africa Form


South Africa lost 2-0 in Ghana in their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. 

Bafana Bafana won their next three including 1-0 against Sudan alongside 2-0 and 4-2 victories against São Tomé e Príncipe.

Molefi Ntseki’s side played two friendlies in October. South Africa drew 1-1 against Namibia and lost 2-1 against Zambia.

South Africa Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Veli Mothwa, Ronwen Williams, Itumeleng Khune
Defenders: Thibang Phete, Siyanda Xulu, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Musa Lebusa, Innocent Maela, Sfiso Hlanti, Thapelo Morena, Craig Martin
Midfielders: Rivaldo Coetzee, Themba Zwane, Ben Motshwari, Percy Tau, Sipho Mbule, Andile Jali, Luther Singh, Vincent Pule, Thabo Nodada, Mothobi Mvala
Forwards: Lebo Maboe, Thabiso Kutumela, Ruzaigh Gamildien, Lyle Foster

Midfield is a big problem for South Africa with Bongani Zungu, Dean Furman, Thulani Serero and Keagan Dolly prevented from joining Bafana Bafana's squad due to Covid-19 protocols.

Maritzburg United strikers Lebohang Maboe and Thabiso Kutumela have been called up for injured duo Kermit Erasmus and Bradley Grobler.

Ghana Form


Ghana beat South Africa 2-0 in their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. 

They won 1-0 in São Tomé e Príncipe and 2-0 at home against Sudan before a 1-0 defeat in Sudan.

Black Stars played two friendlies in October. Molefi Ntseki’s side lost 3-0 against Mali before a 5-1 win against Qatar.

Ghana Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori, Razak Abalora, Eric Ofori Antwi, Danlad Ibrahim
Defenders: Baba Abdul Rahman, Gideon Mensah, Benson Annan, Philemon Baffuor, Nicholas Opoku, Kasim Nuhu, Ganiyu Ismael, Stephen Ambrosius
Midfielders: Mohammed Kudus, Mubarak Wakaso, Afriyie Acquah, Emmanuel Lomotey, Iddrisu Baba, Gladson Awako, Kwame Afriyie Poku, Osman Bukari, Joseph Esso, Kamal Sowah, Fatawu Issahaku
Forwards: Emmanuel Boateng, Emmanuel Gyasi, Kwame Opoku, John Antwi, Kwasi Okyere Wriedt, Caleb Ekuban

Captain Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey will not be facing South Africa but will be part of the squad to face Sao Tome and Principe.

Nicholas Opoku and Emmanuel Lomotey are expected to drop out after Ligue de Football Professionnel announced that players would not be available for selection for matches outside the European Union.

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Verdict

South Africa and Ghana sit on nine points in Group C and are well placed to progress. A draw suits Ghana here and they have enough quality to secure it.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @175.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 0-0 Draw Correct Score @500.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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