Namibia vs Lesotho Prediction 01.07.2024 | Cosafa Cup

Namibia

Namibia

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Lesotho

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2.45

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2.55

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  • Competition: Cosafa Cup 2024 - Group stage
  • Date: Monday, 1st, July 2024
  • Kickoff: 14:00 UTC +1 / 15.00 CEST
  • Venue: Wolfson Stadium (Ibhayi)

The fight for a semi-final spot in the COSAFA Cup goes on for two Group C teams as Namibia and Lesotho meet at Wolfson Stadium on Monday.

Namibia vs Lesotho Betting Tips: UNDER 2.5

Namibia put up a brave and determined display against the favored Angola in their tournament opener, but a few missed opportunities denied them a perfect start, leaving them to settle for a share of the spoils in a monotonous goalless contest.

Lately, Collin Benjamin's side has earned a reputation as draw specialists, with each of their last four June outings ending all square, a streak that includes splitting points with Liberia and Tunisia to maintain an unbeaten record in their 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Taking a broader look at their recent form, the Brave Warriors have gone through seven straight matches without tasting victory since they rocked the scene at the AFCON opening earler this year, pulling off a memorable 1-0 win against African powerhouses Tunisia.

To convert draws into wins and enhance their prospects of making it to the COSAFA Cup semifinals, it's imperative that Namibia sharpens up in the attacking area, having shockingly drawn blanks in front of goal in five of their last seven matches in any format.

Lesotho's initial outing in this summer's competition closely resembled their upcoming group-stage rival, playing a 1-1 draw against Seychelles, with Jane Thaba Ntso's early goal canceled out by Lorenzo Hoareau's strike 20 minutes before the end of normal time.

The Crocodiles made waves last year with a stunning run to the Cosafa Cup final, only to suffer a heartbreaking 0-1 loss to the record-holders Zambia in the grand finale, and achieving something similar will be their goal in this campaign.

Since stumbling at the final hurdle in last year's tournament, Leslie Notsi's men have seen a sharp decline in results by winning just two of their 12 international outings, making it imperative to rediscover their winning form to keep their semifinal hopes alive.

Both sides are lacking confidence in terms of scoring form, and with neither willing to exit the tournament early, we fancy a subdued contest where the primary focus will be on the defensive line. Among other factors, Namibia adopts a defensive approach, evident from the fact that half of their last six outings have ended in scoreless draws. Coupled with Lesotho's streak of four straight matches producing two goals or fewer, we foresee a low-scoring affair on the cards here.

Namibia vs Lesotho Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Namibia

    2 : 1

    Lesotho

    Friendly International

  2. Namibia

    0 : 0

    Lesotho

    Cosafa Cup

  3. Namibia

    0 : 0

    Lesotho

    Friendly International

  4. Namibia

    3 : 2

    Lesotho

    Friendly International

Namibia

Namibia team news

Namibia may have to do without full-back Erasmus Ikeinga who was forced off just before the first half with a suspected injury, and his replacement could be Paulus Amutenya.

Quite pleased with his side's on-field display in the Cosafa Cup group stage opener, coach Collin Benjamin is expected to stick with an identical eleven.

Last matches of Namibia

  1. Angola

    0 : 0

    Namibia

    Cosafa Cup

  2. Namibia

    0 : 0

    Tunisia

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. Namibia

    1 : 1

    Liberia

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  4. Angola

    3 : 0

    Namibia

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Namibia

    0 : 0

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations

Namibia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Kamaijanda Ndisiro

Defenders

  • 12

    Edmund Kambanda

  • 20

    Ivan Kamberipa

  • 5

    Charles Hambira

  • 19

    Paulus Amutenya

Midfielders

  • 15

    Ben Richard Namib

  • 8

    Romeo Kasume

  • 18

    Aprocius Petrus

  • 3

    Tjipe Karuuombe

Forwards

  • 11

    Erastus Kulula

  • 9

    McCartney Naweseb

Lesotho

Lesotho team news

Even though his side had a one-goal lead after the first 45 minutes against Seychelles, head coach Leslie Notsi unexpectedly introduced three players at the start of the second half, and one of them could be a starter this time.

One of those substitutes was Jane Thabantso who gave his side the lead in the 19th minute and the Matlama FC winger should get a call up to the starting XI.

Last matches of Lesotho

  1. Lesotho

    1 : 1

    Seychelles

    Cosafa Cup

  2. Lesotho

    0 : 1

    Rwanda

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. Zimbabwe

    0 : 2

    Lesotho

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  4. Ethiopia

    2 : 1

    Lesotho

    Friendly International

  5. Ethiopia

    1 : 2

    Lesotho

    Friendly International

Lesotho lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Sekhoane Moerane

Defenders

  • 14

    Tsepang Sefali

  • 8

    Thabo Matsoele

  • 3

    Rethabile Rasethuntsa

  • 20

    Thabo Makhele

Midfielders

  • 6

    Lisema Lebokollane

  • 22

    Tlotliso Phatsisi

  • 15

    Jane Thabantso

  • 10

    Lehlohonolo Fothoane

  • 11

    Neo Mokhachane

Forwards

  • 9

    Sera Motebang

4 Reasons why we expect Under 2.5

  1. Namibia have ended half of their last six matches without scoring.
  2. Eight out of Namibia's last ten international matches have seen Under 2.5 goals.
  3. Lesotho have finished each of their last four matches with two or fewer goals.
  4. The last encounter between these national teams ended in a 1-1 draw.

Main prediction Namibia - Lesotho

Under 2.5 goals

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Namibia vs Lesotho - FAQ

? Who is Namibia's player to watch?

With 16 goals from 54 international appearances, Peter Shalulile is Namibia's all-time leading scorer.

? Who is Lesotho's player to watch?

Jane Thabantso has solidified his position as the top scorer for Lesotho's national team after scoring a goal in the 1-1 draw against Seychelles in the opening match of the Cosafa Cup.