Stadium: Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium
Time: 15.07.2022, 01:00 PM
Madagascar will square off with South Africa in the plate semifinals at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Friday. The host nation are well placed for this match after a disappointing defeat in the quarter-finals. Can Madagascar pull off one of the greatest stunts by clinching a win here?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Barea head into this match after a defeat against Namibia in the quarterfinals; the game started brightly as both teams settled for a draw at halftime, however, Namibia scored twice in the second half to secure the ticket to the semifinals.
They have not won the tournament before and their best result was the third place finish in 2015.
Madagascar are ranked 105th in the world and they have picked up two points from a possible fifteen in all competitions.
The five times COSAFA winners are one of the most successful teams in the tournament's history, having won it last year after a (4-5) penalty shootout win over Senegal. The Bafana Bafana are blessed with talented players playing in their local leagues, and their league is one of the best in Africa.
South Africa were stunned in the quarter-finals by Mozambique; after settling for a share of the spoils in full time, the match ended in a (4-5) penalty win for Mozambique.
They head into this match with one defeat in seven matches in the COSAFA tournament; however, they have lost four matches in a row in the past four games in all competitions.
South Africa sits in 68th place in the FIFA world ranking and have earned four points from a possible fifteen in the last five games.
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams have met once in this tournament, and it was Mozambique who secured the victory.
South Africa were too relaxed against Mozambique and they were punished. They are a great team and also the host nation, and we believe they will deliver; bet on South Africa win for 1.55.
We are trusting them with a halftime win for 2.03.
South Africa will win and score more than a goal for 2.10.