• Betting tips

World Cup – Ethiopia vs South Africa: Betting Preview

ethiopia, south africa
Getty Images

Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Ethiopia and South Africa and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Ethiopia welcome South Africa to the Bahir Dar Stadium on Saturday afternoon for a World Cup qualifying clash.

Both teams collected their first victories in Group G last time out to climb up the standings. Ethiopia’s 1-0 win over Zimbabwe moved them into third place on 3 points from 2 games, while South Africa snatched the top spot from Ghana following a 1-0 victory. The Bafana Bafana have 4 points to their name in 2 games.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Ethiopia vs South Africa

  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Ethiopia’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Ethiopia’s last 4 matches in the row;
  • Ethiopia scored in the last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Ethiopia conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • South Africa did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • South Africa scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in South Africa’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • South Africa conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.

Form Ethiopia vs South Africa

Ethiopia aim to keep up improved form.

Results have improved for Ethiopia recently following a difficult patch of form. In their 3 final outings, Wubetu Abate’s side achieved a 2-1 win against Uganda and then fell to a 1-0 defeat to Ghana. Their latest game produced a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe.

Bafana Bafana on a roll.

South Africa look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 final outings, Hugo Broos’ side beat Senegal on penalties in the COSAFA Cup after finishing 0-0 before drawing 0-0 against Zimbabwe. Their latest game produced a 1-0 win over Ghana.

Ethiopia v South Africa – Fixture history

The last match between these two teams was a World Cup qualifying match back on 16 June 2013 and saw Ethiopia claim a 2-1 victory.

Ethiopia are able to put a winning total of 50% on display for their last 2 encounters against South Africa in the World Cup. The resulting total reads 1-1-0, with the latter winning 0%.

Top goalscorer

Despite hitting the net only once so far, Getaneh Kebede is currently one of the players expected to score more for the home team. Ethiopia will definitely hope he will add more goals in their following game. On the other side, we have Bongokuhle Hlongwane who is the highest-scoring player in the last six games for South Africa. Bongokuhle Hlongwane has only one goal on his account in the last six matches as well, but it is expected that he will carry on and get at least one more goal for his team in the following match.