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Cape Verde will take on Bafana Bafana at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023) on Saturday February 3.
As both teams contend with each other for a place in the semi-final, it'll be fascinating to see who will reign supreme at the end of this match.
Cape Verde vs Bafana Bafana predictions
Before we proceed with our Cape Verde vs Bafana Bafana predictions, here's some background information on both teams.
Cape Verde are on the verge of making history at AFCON 2023. They will advance to the semi-finals of the Nations Cup if they win this match.
The Blue Sharks have been one of the most impressive teams at this tournament, as they held their own against Egypt and Ghana, two of the most successful teams in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations.
On the other hand, South Africa's Bafana Bafana are on a quest to win their second AFCON title, and their first since 1996.
They made three consecutive trips to the semi-finals between 1996 to 2000, winning gold, silver and bronze, in that order.
However, Bafana Bafana have not made it past the quarter-finals since then. Should they beat Cape Verde, it would be South Africa's first semi-final appearance in 24 years.
Prediction 1: Cape Verde or draw
We'll kick off our Cape Verde vs Bafana Bafana predictions by backing the Blue Sharks not to lose.
As we've previously mentioned, they held their own against seven-time AFCON champions Egypt, and four-time champions Ghana in the group stages.
Not only have Cape Verde not lost at this competition, they also came out on top in their last two skirmishes with South Africa.
Although Bafana Bafana have looked really solid since they lost their opening match to Mali, we believe that Cape Verde can hold their own for at least 90 minutes.
Prediction 2: At least one team will fail to score
Bafana Bafana conceded twice in their opening game against Mali, they've gone over 300 minutes without conceding since then.
Hugo Broos' side have been solid defensively, keeping three consecutive clean sheets. At least one team failed to score in their last six matches.
Taking into account that Cape Verde did not concede in four of their last six competitive games, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals
For our last Cape Verde vs South Africa prediction, let's take a look at the over/under goals market.
Considering Bafana Bafana's stingy defence, it's no surprise that they've been involved in their fair share of low-scoring matches in recent months.
Hugo Broos' men saw five of their last six matches go below the 2.5 goal threshold, 10 of their last 12 games too.
For this reason, we don't think these teams will score up to three goals between them.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago