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Zambia vs Botswana Predictions & Tips - Zambia tipped to bounce back with a win

  • Zambia vs Botswana Predictions for Tuesday’s COSAFA Cup match
  • Fixture is being played at 14:00 BST at Wolfson Stadium
  • Botswana have lost 5 of their last 7 matches
  • A Zambia win is tipped in Gqeberha
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Zambia can bounce back with victory over Botswana (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 13 Jul 2021
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Zambia vs Botswana Predictions


Zambia have the best squad in this competition but have yet to fire. We are tipping them to find their feet against a Botswana side that struggle in front of goal.

  • Zambia have seen under 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Zambia have won 7 of their last 14 matches against Botswana (all competitions).
  • Botswana have lost 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Botswana have failed to score in 9 of their last 12 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Zambia hold a 7-3 advantage against Botswana across 14 previous meetings with four draws.

The sides last met in AFCON qualifying in November 2020 as Botswana won 1-0 at home with Moshe Gaolaolwe on target.

Zambia Form


Zambia failed to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations but finished qualifying with a 2-0 win in Zimbabwe.

Chipolopolo played three friendlies prior to the COSAFA Cup. They lost 3-1 to Senegal, drew 2-2 against Benin and beat Sudan 1-0. 

Zambia began their COSAFA Cup campaign with a 2-1 defeat against Lesotho before losing 1-0 to Eswatini in their last match.

Zambia Injuries & Team News


Goalkeepers: Kennedy Mweene, Gregory Sanjase, Lameck Siame
Defenders: Roderick Kabwe, Isaac Shamujompa, Roderick Kembo, Simon Silwimba, Adrian Chama, Dominic Chanda, Kabaso Chongo, Prosper Chiluya, Benedict Chepeshi, Zachariah Chilongoshi
Midfielders: Spencer Sautu, Benson Sakala, Felix Bulaya, Paul Katema, Salulani Phiri, Collins Sikombe, Prince Mumba, Augustine Mulenga, Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba, Jimmy Mukeya
Strikers: Moses Phiri, Rodger Kola, Gamphani Lungu, Brian Mwila, Justin Shonga, Friday Samu

Coach Milutin Sredojevic rotated his side against Eswatini with striker Justin Shonga given 30 minutes as a substitute. He will return to start this match.

Winger Ghampani Lungu will also return to the XI with AmaZulu’s Augustine Mulenga on the opposite flank.

Botswana Form


Botswana were on a ten match winless run but have won two of their last five matches. They failed to qualify for the 2021 AFCON after finishing bottom of their group with four defeats.

A 1-0 win against Zambia in AFCON qualifying was followed by a 1-0 defeat to Zimbabwe and a 5-0 drubbing in Algeria to complete the group. Botswana lost their first COSAFA Cup match 1-0 to South Africa.

In their last match, Botswana thrashed Lesotho 4-0 as Tumisang Orebonye netted a hat-trick and Thatayaone Kgamanyane got the other.

Botswana Injuries & Team News


Goalkeepers: Ezekiel Morake, Lesenya Malepela, Keeagile Kgosipula
Defenders: Goitseone Legopelo, Thabo Leinanyane, Mothusi Johnson, Kitso Mangolo, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Thato Kebue, Mosha Gaolaolwe, Fortunate Thulare
Midfielders: Mothusi Cooper, Godiraone Modingwane, Gape Gagoangwe, Kutlwelo Mpolokang, Gape Mohutsiwa, Segolame Boy, Thatayaone Kgamanyane
Forwards: Mpho Kgomo, Tshepo Malgas, Thero Setsile, Kago Monyake, Kabelo Seakanyeng, Elias Mbatshi, Tumisang Orebonye, Godfrey Tauyatswala

Botswana caretaker coach Letang Kgengwenyane is set to recall captain Thatayaone Ditlhokwe after a knock ruled him out against Lesotho.

Tumisang Orebonye came into the side for the last match and scored a hattrick. He will keep his place up front with Thatayaone Kgamanyane moving deeper as a number ten.

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Verdict

Zambia have the best squad in the competition and beat a Botswana side that struggle in front of goal.

Best Bet: Zambia Win Full Time Result @120.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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