Japan (@7.0) vs South Africa (@1.11)

Our Prediction:

South Africa will win

Japan – South Africa Match Prediction | 24-08-2019 06:15

An 87-runs partnership followed between Quinton de Kock and Fat du Plessis for the 2nd wicket. While Imran Tahir was economical with 2 for 41 in his 10 overs. Chasing a 309 runs target, South Africa were 1 down for 4 runs as Hashim Amla was out for 2. Their only win was against Afghanistan where Tahir and Morris picked 4 and 3 wickets wrapping up Afghanistan innings for 125 runs. In the recent contest against Pakistan, Lungi Ngidi was top bowler for South Africa with 3 for 64 in his 9 overs. With just 1 win and 5 losses in the World Cup 2019, South Africa are out of the race to semis.

The Elephants aim to bring glory days back to the national team, but this time out they are not considered one of main favourites to win the trophy. Ivory Coast will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Uganda in their last friendly game when they take on South Africa in the opening match of their Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

Although this is Indias first game of the tournament and not much can we say about how they are going to perform, India has a lot of quality and in a tournament like this, India are in a much better position to absorb the pressure than the majority of the teams that are playing. South Africa has been the opposite of that as pressure has led them to buckle in situations and eventually losing their first two games of the World Cup. Our money is on India to pull through a performance that is expected of them.

A close encounter is on the horizon and we believe that one goal is going to separate the two sides at Al Salam Stadium. The fact that they head into their opener without pressure could prove fruitful for Ibrahim Kamaras troops and, one thing is for sure, Wilfried Zaha and Co. are going to leave their hearts on the field. The Bafana Bafana, on the other hand, are eyeing their third consecutive clean sheet and we predict that they are going to rely on their solid defence in Mondays clash.

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The match promises to be an entertaining fixture in the 12th edition of the World Cup. The two-time champions enter the tournament as one of the favourites and will look to hit the ground running from the first match itself. South Africa on the other hand have lost both their opening games to England and Bangladesh respectively and are also desperate for a win to revive any chances of qualifying for the Semi-finals. After almost a week of pure Cricket entertainment, India finally kicks off its World Cup 2019 campaign when they face South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday, June 5.

The Nigerians must be high on confidence ahead of the quarter-finals clash against South Africa, but seeing that the Bafana Bafana eliminated home country Egypt in the last 16, we are not tempted to put our money on Alex Iwobi and Co. The Super Eagles came from behind to beat Cameroon in the last 16, with Odion Ighalo adding two goals to his account. A place in the Africa Cup of Nations semis will be at stake when Nigeria and South Africa face each other at Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Percy Tau A goalscoring start to his international career has seen him race to nine goals in 18 appearances prior to this tournament.Lebo Mothiba Another with a good international strike rate early in his South Africa career, with four goals in his first eight appearances.Dean Furman Experienced head in the middle of the park, the SuperSport United man won his 50th international cap in the first group game against the Ivory Coast.

Given their bowling attack and presence of Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock at the top, while David Miller in the middle, South Africa will start as favourites to win this match. Sri Lanka and South Africa do not have the firepower in their batting order to chase big totals, while the bowlers can do wonders to defend any total. Toss will clearly play a big role in this match. Both teams would look to bat first on winning the toss.

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