Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Ethiopia and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
South Africa and Ethiopia lock horns for a second time in a week in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
The two sides previously met last Saturday in Bahir Dar. Ethiopia couldn’t make home advantage count and fell to a 3-1 defeat. Fasil Gebremichael’s own goal, along with strikes from Mothobi Mvala and Evidence Makgopa, sealed South Africa the spoils of victory.
The Bafana Bafana, therefore, remain in pole position for passage into round three. They hold the top spot in Group G, having collected seven points from three games. Ethiopia are in third on three points.
Stats and facts for South Africa vs Ethiopia
Form Guide – South Africa vs Ethiopia
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 drew 0-0 with Zimbabwe before producing a 1-0 win over Ghana. Their last match resulted in a 3-1 win over Ethiopia.
Walia ibex out for a response.
After losing last weekend, Ethiopia seek a quick response to revive their World Cup qualification hopes. In their 3 final outings, Wubetu Abate’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat to Ghana before producing a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe. Their last match ended in a 3-1 defeat to South Africa.
South Africa vs Ethiopia – Fixture history
The last match between these two teams was a World Cup qualifying match last Saturday and saw South Africa claim a 2-1 victory.
In the last three meetings between the two sides so far, it’s been fairly even. Both teams have claimed one win and a draw each. Their most recent meeting in South Africa ended in a 1-1 draw back in 2012.
Despite hitting the net only once so far, Getaneh Kebede is currently one of the players expected to score more for the away team. Ethiopia will definitely hope he will add more goals in their following game. On the other side, we have Evidence Maskgopa as the highest-scoring player in the last six games for South Africa.