Cape Verde vs South Africa prediction 03.02.2024

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

0 : 0

South Africa

South Africa

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  • Competition: Africa Cup of Nations, Quarter-Finals
  • Date: Saturday, 3rd February 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Charles Konan Banny Stadium (Yamoussoukro)

Cape Verde, the fourth-smallest country in Africa (by population), is the tournament's biggest surprise. The popular Blue Sharks are undefeated in the AFCON while playing well against some highly favored teams like Ghana and Egypt. However, even though Cape Verde is a really small country, their players are playing for good European teams, and this success is by no means luck. Having watched all of their games, we can safely say they are playing great and we wouldn't be too surprised if they would go and win the whole thing. 

In recent years, South Africa haven't been great as they failed to even qualify for AFCON last time and also failed to qualify for the World Cup on the previous three occasions. In this AFCON, they were solid in Group E with Mali, Namibia, and Tunisia, finishing 2nd. In the 1/8 Finals, South Africa met Morocco, and even though Morocco was a lot better, South Africa somehow ensured the win and secured the next stage of the competition. 

Cape Verde vs South Africa pick: Cape Verde to (AH 0) win

Cape Verde played great in this competition, winning three of four games. The only game where they failed to win was vs Egypt (2:2) when Cape Verde already secured the knockout phase. However, in that match vs Egypt, Cape Verde was pretty good, and even the stats don't show they were equally dangerous as their opponent. 

South Africa was solid throughout the competition, but the last win vs Morocco was pretty lucky, in our opinion. Morocco totally outplayed them, even missing a penalty and having one goal disallowed by VAR.

A few years ago, it would be crazy to think that Cape Verde would be the favorite against South Africa. However, at this point, we believe that the Blue Sharks are slightly better than the popular "Bafana Bafana" and we expect them in the Semi-Finals.

Cape Verde Islands vs South Africa Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. South Africa

    1 : 2

    Cape Verde Islands

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  2. Cape Verde Islands

    2 : 1

    South Africa

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. South Africa

    0 : 0

    Cape Verde Islands

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Cape Verde Islands

    1 : 2

    South Africa

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  5. South Africa

    2 : 1

    Cape Verde Islands

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde team news

At the start of the competition, the bookies had odds of around 100 on Cape Verde winning the title. At this point, the odds of Cape Verde winning AFCON are around 13.

After a 1:0 over Mauritania, coach Bubista spoke to the media. He was delighted with the performance and said their goal is to become stronger and stronger. "We're charting our course; we know there are a lot of teams bigger than us, but we're trying to focus on our game so that we have the chance to face the African powers," the coach added.

Last matches of Cape Verde Islands

  1. Cape Verde Islands

    1 : 0

    Mauritania

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Cape Verde Islands

    2 : 2

    Egypt

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Cape Verde Islands

    3 : 0

    Mozambique

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Ghana

    1 : 2

    Cape Verde Islands

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Tunisia

    2 : 0

    Cape Verde Islands

    Friendly International

Cape Verde Islands lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Vozinha

Defenders

  • 23

    Steven Moreira

  • 5

    Logan Costa

  • 4

    Pico Lopes

  • 8

    Joao Paulo

Midfielders

  • 10

    Jamiro Monteiro

  • 26

    Kevin Lenini

  • 14

    Deroy Duarte

Forwards

  • 20

    Ryan Mendes

  • 21

    Bebe

  • 7

    Jovane

South Africa

South Africa team news

The majority of South African players are playing in the domestic competition, while Cape Verde players mostly play for solid European teams. At this moment, SA's total market is around 23 million euros, around four million less than Cape Verde's total market. 

After a 2:0 win over Morocco in the previous game, coach Hugo Broos spoke to the media. He was delighted with a win and said beating Morocco is something special in itself. However, the coach said they were lucky in the second half because Morocco had several solid chances. 

Last matches of South Africa

  1. Morocco

    0 : 2

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. South Africa

    0 : 0

    Tunisia

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. South Africa

    4 : 0

    Namibia

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Mali

    2 : 0

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. South Africa

    0 : 0

    Lesotho

    Friendly International

South Africa lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Ronwen Williams

Defenders

  • 20

    Khuliso Mudau

  • 18

    Grant Kekana

  • 14

    Mothobi Mvala

  • 6

    Aubrey Modiba

Midfielders

  • 4

    Teboho Mokoena

  • 11

    Themba Zwane

  • 13

    Sithole Yaya

Forwards

  • 23

    Thapelo Morena

  • 9

    Evidence Makgopa

  • 10

    Percy Tau

4 Reasons why Cape Verde should (AH 0) win

  1. Cape Verde still haven't lost in this AFCON
  2. Cape Verde won three of four games in this tournament
  3. South Africa won "just" two of four games at AFCON
  4. Cape Verde won the previous two h2h games

Main prediction Cape Verde Islands - South Africa

AH1 (0)

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

5 wins in a row

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Cape Verde vs South Africa - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Viaplay channel.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Cape Verde?

Ryan Mendes, who scored two goals so far.

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Who could be the goalscorer for South Africa?

Evidence Makgopa, who scored a goal in the previous game vs Morocco.