Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Ghana and South Africa and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
A spot in the third round is at stake as Ghana and South Africa lock horns in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
Given South Africa’s three-point lead in Group G, only a victory will do for Ghana. Anything less than all three points in Cape Coast will cost the Black Stars a chance to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
So, with a lot at stake here, both teams should be up for this match in what could be an absorbing affair.
Facts and figures for Ghana vs South Africa in World Cup.
- Ghana unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
- Ghana unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Ghana’s last 11 of 13 matches;
- Ghana scored in the last 7 of 9 matches.
- South Africa has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- South Africa unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
- South Africa has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- South Africa scored in the last 18 of 20 matches.
Current form — Ghana vs South Africa
The Black Stars on a fine run of form
Ghana will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Milovan Rajevac’s side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 3-1 and 1-0 winners in a double-header against Zimbabwe recently. Their winning streak came to an end against Ethiopia, though, in a 1-1 draw.
The Bafana Bafana doing good as well
South Africa enter this match on a really fine note as past weeks have brought some decent results. In their last 3 matches, Hugo Broos’ side ran out 3-1 and 1-0 winners in a double-header against Ethiopia recently. They won again last time out by beating Zimbabwe 1-0.
Ghana vs South Africa — fixture history
The last match between these teams was a tight encounter that saw South Africa claim a 1-0 victory.
Recent meetings between the two have not exactly been action-packed with the last 8 of 10 going under 3 goals. The two rivals have shared the spoils in recent outings in the World Cup. Both have claimed 3 wins in the last 10 encounters with 4 matches finishing without a winner.
With Thomas Partey still missing, Andre Ayew looks set to carry the goal burden for Ghana in their latest World Cup qualifier. South Africa, meanwhile, could turn to the likes of Evidence Makgopa and Teboho Mokoena to supply the goods on their end.