South Africa vs Tunisia Prediction: Group E set for thrilling conclusion

 | January 23 | 

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South Africa take on Tunisia on Wednesday evening (17:00) in what is a pivotal clash in Group E at the Africa Cup of Nations.

All four teams still have hope of advancing to the knockout stages, as Mali face Namibia at the same time, but it is Tunisia who have the most work to do if they are to avoid an early exit.

The 2004 champions have not failed to make it past the group stages since 2013, but they've managed to muster up just a solitary point from their opening two games, and defeat here would be enough to send them home.

South Africa thumped Namibia last time out and are second in Group E with three points, and a draw is expected to be enough for them to progress, although there's no guarantee.

South Africa vs Tunisia Prediction

  • Both teams to score @ 11/10
  • Themba Zwane to score anytime @ 4/1

Team News

South Africa came away from their victory over Namibia unscathed, so they could field the same starting XI here.

As for Tunisia, Taha Yassine Khenissi is out for the rest of the tournament after suffering a knee injury in his country's opening match against Namibia, so that could see Haythem Jouini drafted into the starting lineup.

Match Odds

South Africa are 5/2 to claim the victory, while Tunisia are 11/10 and the draw is 15/8.

Both teams to score can be backed at 11/10, and over 2.5 goals is priced up at 13/8.

Both teams to score @ 11/10

Both teams are in need of a win here, so I can see the sides going all out on Wednesday.

Tunisia are staring down elimination as they currently sit bottom of the group, and South Africa won't want to leave their qualification hopes down to the result of the game between Mali and Namibia.

South Africa recorded their biggest-ever victory at AFCON on Sunday and will want to build on that, while Tunisia have to go all guns blazing to keep their tournament alive.

BTTS in South Africa vs Tunisia at 11-10

Themba Zwane to score anytime @ 4/1

The 34-year-old bagged a brace in South Africa's 4-0 thrashing of Namibia on Sunday, and I think 4/1 represents good value for him to get on the scoresheet once again here.

Admittedly, he's not been amongst the goals this season for his club Sundowns, netting just once in 26 appearances, but he's looked a threat in South Africa's opening two matches.

He could be worth keeping an eye on come Wednesday evening.

Themba Zwane to score anytime at 4-1

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