South Africa vs Zimbabwe prediction 11.06.2024

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  • Date: 11.06.2024
  • Competition: CAF World Cup Qualifiers 
  • KO: 17:00 UTC +1 / 18:00 CEST
  • Venue: Free State Toyota Stadium (Bloemfontein, FS)

CAF World Cup qualification continues on Tuesday evening as South Africa takes on Zimbabwe at Free State Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. 

South Africa vs Zimbabwe Betting Tips - South Africa to Win

South Africa comes into Tuesday's contest very much in need of a victory after failing to win their last two WC qualification matches in Group C of the CAF World Cup qualifiers. 

Having begun their campaign with a 2:1 win against Benin last year, the Bafana Bafana slipped to a shock 2:0 defeat in Rwanda before a 1:1 draw against Nigeria on Friday.

Placed fourth in the six-team section, and knowing only the group winners are guaranteed to move to the next phase of the qualification process, the hosts will be desperate to pick up all three points on Tuesday. 

South Africa do have a strong recent record in home qualification contests. The Bafana Bafana won eight and lost only two of their last ten over the past decade. 

Visiting Zimbabwe make the trip to Blonfontein still in search of their first win in Group C. Jairos Tapera´s side did pick up back-to-back draws against Rwanda and Nigeria before a 2:0 home defeat against Lesotho on Friday.

Away from home, the Warriors have failed to win any of their last 14 WC qualification matches, a depressing run that stretches back over two decades. Zimbabwe lost ten of those road matches, including six of the last seven. In addition, the Warriors have not won any of their last WC qualifiers since 2019. 

South Africa edged to a 1:0 win when these nations last met in WC qualification back in 2021, while the hosts have claimed victory in four of their last five home matches against Zimbabwe since the turn of the century.

A low-scoring encounter seems likely on Tuesday, but I´m backing South Africa to boost their qualification hopes with a vital victory at the Free State Toyota Stadium.

South Africa vs Zimbabwe Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. South Africa

    1 : 0

    Zimbabwe

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  2. Zimbabwe

    0 : 0

    South Africa

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. South Africa

    1 : 2

    Zimbabwe

    Friendly International

  4. Zimbabwe

    2 : 1

    South Africa

    Friendly International

  5. South Africa

    3 : 0

    Zimbabwe

    Friendly International

South Africa

South Africa team news

Head coach Hugo Broos has no fresh injury issues to deal with after Friday's point gained in Nigeria. Burnley forward Lyle Foster will hope for a recall to the first XI after appearing as second-half substitute in Lagos.

Last matches of South Africa

  1. Nigeria

    1 : 1

    South Africa

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  2. Algeria

    3 : 3

    South Africa

    Friendly International

  3. Andorra

    1 : 1

    South Africa

    Friendly International

  4. South Africa

    6 : 5

    Congo DR

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Nigeria

    4 : 2

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations

South Africa lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    R. Williams

Defenders

  • 14

    M. Mvala

  • 21

    S. Ngezana

  • 20

    K. Mudau

  • 5

    I. Rayners

Midfielders

  • 6

    A. Modiba

  • 13

    S. Sithole

  • 4

    T. Mokoena

  • 17

    E. Mokwana

Forwards

  • 11

    T. Zwane

  • 10

    P. Tau

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe team news

Jairos Tapera is likely to make changes to his selection after Friday´s listless 2:0 home defeat against Lesotho. 

Tymon Machope, Tawanda Maswanhise and Walter Musona are among those likely to earn a recall to the first XI.

Last matches of Zimbabwe

  1. Zimbabwe

    0 : 2

    Lesotho

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  2. Kenya

    3 : 1

    Zimbabwe

    Friendly International

  3. Zambia

    2 : 2

    Zimbabwe

    Friendly International

  4. Zimbabwe

    1 : 1

    Nigeria

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  5. Rwanda

    0 : 0

    Zimbabwe

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Zimbabwe lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    B. Donovan

Defenders

  • 15

    T. Hadebe

  • 3

    J. Zemura

  • 5

    D. Lunga

  • 7

    A. Mbeba

Midfielders

  • 2

    G. Takwara

  • 8

    M. Munetsi

  • 10

    A. Rinomhota

  • 20

    T. Chirewa

  • 11

    T. Kadewere

Forwards

  • 18

    W. Musona

Key Facts South Africa vs Zimbabwe

  1. South Africa won 8 of their last 10 home WC qualifiers
  2. South Africa won 4 of their last 5 home matches against Zimbabwe
  3. Zimbabwe lost 6 of their last 7 away WC qualifiers

Main prediction South Africa - Zimbabwe

South Africa to win

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58% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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South Africa vs Zimbabwe - FAQ

? South Africa Player to Watch

Themba Zwane - The 34-year-old has scored three goals in his last two international appearances.

? Zimbabwe Player to Watch

Walter Musona - The 28-year-old has scored two goals in his last four appearances for the Warriors.

? Where to watch

This friendly match can be viewed live on Super Sport.