Argentina vs Banyana Banyana prediction – Women’s World Cup

Argentina vs Banyana Banyana prediction – Women’s World Cup
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Three points will be up for grabs as La Albiceleste of Argentina and Banyana Banyana of South Africa lock horns at the FIFA Women's World Cup. This is a do-or-die affair for both teams, as they need all the points they can get to ensure their survival. Which of these teams will be left standing after 90 minutes?

Prediction 1: Argentina to win

La Albiceleste are the favourites to win this match, and for good reason. For one, Banyana Banyana aren't particularly enjoying their best run of form at the moment; they suffered four losses in their last six matches across all competitions, with a win and a draw.

By comparison, Argentina have fared much better than today's opponents in recent months; as they have five wins in their last seven matches, keeping five clean sheets in the process. Taking both teams' recent form into account, we are fairly confident that La Albiceleste will reign supreme at the end of this match.

Prediction 2: Argentina to score first

For our next Argentina vs Banyana Banyana prediction, let's take a look at the ‘first team to score' market. To be fair, South Africa drew first blood in their opening match against Sweden, they also scored the first goal in their last two matches. However, it may interest you to know that Banyana Banyana actually conceded first in four of their last six games.

We've already established that La Albiceleste kept five clean sheets in their last seven matches. It's also fair to point out that they opened the scoring in those five matches. All things considered, Argentina should bag the first goal of this game.

Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals

Given how solid Argentina have been defensively, it's no surprise that they've been involved in a lot of low-scoring matches recently. In fact, Germán Portanova's girls conceded just two goals in their last seven matches; four of their last six games went below the 2.5 goal mark. Similarly, five of Banyana Banyana's last eight games featured less than three goals; and for this reason, we shouldn't expect goals goals in this match.

Argentina vs Banyana Banyana head to head

La Albiceleste and Banyana Banyana will meet for the first time today. This isn't really surprising considering this is South Africa's second appearance at the FIFA Women's World Cup. Interestingly, both teams don't exactly have a great track record in this tournament. While Argentina have participated in four editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup, they have never gotten past the group stages. Likewise, Banyana Banyana have never made it through to the knockout stages of this competition.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Banyana Banyana

What is the nickname of the South Africa women's national team?

The South Africa women's side are fondly called Banyana Banyana

Where can I watch the Argentina vs Banyana Banyana match if I live in SA?

South Africans can catch all the action live on Supersport Football, Supersport Variety and SABC 1. On the other hand, this match will be available on DirecTV Sports, FIFA+ and ViX for fans in Argentina.

Who is the favourite to win the Argentina vs Banyana Banyana game?

The Argentina women's side are favoured over South Africa's Banyana Banyana.

Where will the Argentina vs Banyana Banyana match be played?

These teams will square off against each other at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

What time does the Argentina vs Banyana Banyana match start?

This match kicks off on Friday July 28, by 01:00 BST.

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years. Kelechi has worked with a few reputable brands like Afrik-Foot, Football Whispers, What Are The Odds and Pundit Feed.