Football Bet of the Day: Bafana Bafana and Botswana set to entertain
After an agonising near-miss, Kev's taking us on a rare jaunt to South Africa.
"Botswana play attacking football, and have scored plenty of goals in this tournament."
South Africa v Botswana
Friday 08 June, 16:00
Zebras to contribute to a thriller
Remind me to steer clear of Peru for a while. Last night, Sport Huancayo were only 1-0 up against Academia Cantolao after 72 minutes, and it was still only 2-0 as we crept carefully into the 89th-minute. Then, Carlos Neumann smashed our dreams of landing an odds-against Under 2.5 Goals winner, making it 3-0. Gracias, Carlos.
We'll tear Peru out of our atlas, and head to South Africa. Bafana Bafana are up against Botswana in the Plate final match of the COSAFA Cup.
Stuart Baxter's South Africa have had a mixed tournament. They bashed Namibia 4-1 in their most recent match, but their hopes of winning the COSAFA Cup were dashed in embarrassing fashion by Madagascar, who triumphed on penalties after a goalless stalemate.
Botswana are a youthful side that likes to play on the front foot. They have rattled in 12 goals in five games at this tournament, including a 6-0 win over Mauritius in the group stage.
South Africa have seen six of their last 11 games feature at least three goals, and they have only failed to score in two of their last nine outings. Botswana's swashbuckling style under coach David Bright has seen them score plenty of goals recently, and on that basis I'll back Over 2.5 Goals at 5/4 on the Sportsbook.