Morocco vs South Africa prediction 30.01.2024

Morocco

Morocco

0 : 2

South Africa

South Africa

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  • Competition: Africa Cup of Nations
  • Date: Tuesday, 30th January 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Stade Laurent Pokou (San Pédro)

Morocco is probably the strongest team at the Africa Cup of Nations this year, so they will have a solid chance to win their second trophy for the best team in the continent. In the group phase, Morocco collected seven points and didn't have any problems securing progressing to the knockout phase. In the third round, Morocco won 1-0 against Zambia. Walid Regragui's team had xG of 2.53, while the opponent had only 0.41, so Morocco probably deserved to win with an even bigger margin. 

South Africa are not among the best African teams, but as long as they compete, Hugo Broos' team can dream about their second continental title. South Africa opened the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 loss against Mali. Still, four points in the next two games versus Namibia and Tunisia was enough for South Africa to finish second in the group and qualify for the knockout phase. South Africa was the underdog in the third round versus Tunisia, but they had a good and organized defense, so Hugo Broos' team secured a goalless draw that was enough to finish second on the table. South Africa hopes that a similar defensive recipe will be enough in the upcoming 1/8 final versus Morocco. 

Morocco vs South Africa pick: Under 2.5 goals

Morocco are a good defensive team. They allowed only one goal in three matches at the tournament. On the other hand, South Africa went under 2.5 goals in four of the previous five games. Under 2.5 goals seems as the best betting option for this tie. 

Morocco vs South Africa Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. South Africa

    2 : 1

    Morocco

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

  2. Morocco

    2 : 1

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

  3. South Africa

    0 : 1

    Morocco

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Morocco

    1 : 1

    South Africa

    Friendly International

  5. Morocco

    2 : 2

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations

Morocco

Morocco team news

Noussair Mazraoui is with the Moroccan national team but still hasn't played at the Africa Cup of Nations. The defender sustained a muscle tear in the Champions League game last month. Before the match against Zambia, Morocco's head coach, Walid Regragui, said there is a chance for Mazraouoi to return to the field soon, so we should consider him questionable for the upcoming game versus South Africa. If Mazraoui can't play, Yahya Attiyat Allah should start as a left-back. 

Last matches of Morocco

  1. Zambia

    0 : 1

    Morocco

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Morocco

    1 : 1

    Congo DR

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Morocco

    3 : 0

    Tanzania

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Morocco

    3 : 1

    Sierra Leone

    Friendly International

  5. Morocco

    0 : 0

    Gambia

    Friendly International

Morocco lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Bono

Defenders

  • 2

    Achraf Hakimi

  • 5

    Nayef Aguerd

  • 13

    Yunis Abdelhamid

  • 25

    Yahya Attiyat Allah

Midfielders

  • 7

    Hakim Ziyech

  • 8

    Azzedine Ounahi

  • 4

    Sofyan Amrabat

  • 11

    Ismael Saibari

  • 17

    Sofiane Boufal

Forwards

  • 20

    Ayoub El Kaabi

South Africa

South Africa team news

South Africa could be without two players on Tuesday against Morocco. In the previous game against Tunisia, Khuliso Mudau and Mothobi Mvala suffered an injury, but according to head coach Hugo Broos, there is optimism that both could appear in the upcoming game. If they can't play, we could expect Nyiko Mobbie and Nkosinathi Sibisi to fill the gap. 

Last matches of South Africa

  1. South Africa

    0 : 0

    Tunisia

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. South Africa

    4 : 0

    Namibia

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Mali

    2 : 0

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. South Africa

    0 : 0

    Lesotho

    Friendly International

  5. Rwanda

    2 : 0

    South Africa

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

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

    Yaya Sithole

Forwards

  • 23

    Thapelo Morena

  • 9

    Evidence Makgopa

  • 10

    Percy Tau

3 Reasons why we should see two or fewer goals in this match

  1. Morocco allowed one goal in the last three matches
  2. South Africa scored four goals in the previous five games
  3. South Africa went under 2.5 goals in four of the last five matches

Main prediction Morocco - South Africa

Under 2.5 goals

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Morocco vs South Africa - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the beIN Sports channel.

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How much is the average xG for Morocco?

The average xG for Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations is 2.02.

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How much is the average xG for South Africa?

The average xG for South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations is 1.44.