After an outstanding run in the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria is just one win away from the final; however, they must conquer South Africa in Wednesday’s semi-final match at Stade de la Paix.

Bafana Bafana needs Ronwen Williams to perform at his peak to overcome Cape Verde in the quarterfinals. At the same time, the Super Eagles preserved a fourth straight clean sheet in their previous match against Angola, advancing them to the last four.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Nigeria to Win: ⚽1.61 at 1xbet
Under 2.5 Goals 🥅1.45 at Bet9ja
Lookman to score: ✅ 3.55 at Sportybet

Nigeria and South Africa: Previous Games

Nigeria has been dedicated to achieving the desired outcomes. Ever since their draw with Equatorial Guinea on the first day of the AFCON, the Super Eagles have emerged victorious in all four matches.

It would be an understatement to say that Jose Peseiro’s squads are at their apex, given that they had only prevailed in one of their previous five international competitions before this tournament.

In general, the three-time champions have outperformed their opponents on Wednesday evenings.

In their last ten meetings, South Africa has prevailed over Nigeria only once. However, that one encounter was in the AFCON 2019 quarterfinals, and the Super Eagles emerged victorious 2-1.

However, Bafana Bafana can contain the West Africans, as the two teams have been tied in four of their last six meetings.

Probable Nigeria Lineup

Nwabali; Ajayi, Troost-Ekong, Bassey; Aina, Onyeka, Iwobi, Sanusi; Simon, Lookman; Osimhen

Probable South Africa Lineup

Williams; Mudau, Kekana, Mvala, Modiba; Mokoena, Sithole; Morena, Zwane, Tau; Makgopa

Betting tips: Nigeria x South Africa

Check out our predictions of the day for Nigeria vs. South Africa

Prediction 1: Nigeria x South Africa  /  Nigeria to win

Nigeria emerged victorious by a score of 2-1 in their most recent encounter with South Africa, which occurred in 2019.

Nigeria has only allowed one goal in the AFCON 2023 competition and has yet to suffer a loss.

We are betting on Nigeria to win this match because South Africa has failed to score in three of their AFCON 2023 matches and lost 2-0 to Mali in their opening match.

Prediction 2: Nigeria x South Africa / Under 2.5 goals

Nigeria scored a single goal in their last four AFCON 2023 matches.

Nigeria have completed their last four matches with clean sheets. Fewer than 2.5 goals have been scored in Nigeria’s five AFCON 2023 matches.

There have been fewer than three goals in all competitions in five of South Africa’s most recent six matches.

Prediction 3: Nigeria x South Africa / Lookman to score

Before the competition, Osimhen was widely regarded as the forward to monitor closely. The African Player of the Year designation provided Nigeria with a dependable forward. Nevertheless, his inability to score has set the stage for the emergence of a new Nigerian national icon.

Ademola Lookman has accumulated three goals in two matches, including two in quarterfinal matches for his country. On both occasions, the Atalanta forward, named man-of-the-match, will likely score in three consecutive contests on Wednesday when Nigeria battles South Africa.