On Monday, South Africa finishes their first round by defying Morocco in Group D. The two teams will want to take points, South Africa to qualify in 1 / 8th and Morocco to validate its first place.
South Africa vs Morocco Today’s Soccer Prediction
Missing the last African Cup of Nations 2017, South Africa is back in the competition with the intention of shining. For now, the South Africans lost to Ivory Coast (1-0) not without making a bad match, before logically dominate a weak Namibia (1-0). In order to validate their ticket for Egypt, Bafana Bafana placed 2nd in their pool, just behind Nigeria and far ahead of Libya and Seychelles.
After participating in the World Cup last year (released in the first round), Morocco is more ambitious at this African Cup of Nations. For now, the Moroccans have done the job by beating Namibia, and Côte d’Ivoire, each time on the same score (1-0). Qualified as first in their group (thanks to their favorable difference in goals), the Moroccans had missed their preparation by losing against Argentina in March (0-1) and against Gambia (0-1) and Zambia (2-3) just before this CAN.
Headcount for South Africa vs Morocco
The vast majority of Bafana Bafana play in the local league but there are two Ligue 1 players in this group: Bongani Zungu (Amiens) and Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg). On the other hand, midfielder Lebogang Phiri was not selected and Keagan Dolly (Montpellier) had to withdraw just before this CAN. The important Vilakazi (32 caps, 5 goals) is also absent from the group. In addition, incumbent defender Rivaldo Coetzee refused the selection. The main offensive weapon of this team is Percy Tau (Union Saint-Gilloise) who scored 9 goals in 18 games.
Morocco is led by its charismatic leader and captain Benatia (Al-Duhail). He should be supported by his usual lieutenants Dirar, Hakimi, Saïss, Boussoufa and Amrabat. Offensively, the excellent playmaker of Ajax Ziyech also plays an important role and he will be responsible for feeding good balloons striker En Nesyri. Note that the playmaker Fajr and winger Boufal started on the bench against Angola, which should be the case again this Friday. On this CAN, Chafik (Dijon) or Alioui (Nîmes), Amine Harit (Shcalke), Manuel da Costa (ex-West Ham) and striker Ayoub El Kaabi were not summoned.
South Africa: Williams – Mkhize, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti – Maboe, Furman, Mokotjo, Zwane – Mothiba, Toe.
Morocco: Munir – Mazraoui, Benatia, Saiss, Hakimi – El Ahmadi, Boussoufa, Belhanda, Ziyech – Boutaib, Amrabat.
Our Best Soccer Prediction South Africa vs Morocco
Already qualified, Morocco can settle for a match against South Africans catchy in a new closed encounter. Draw
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals