South Africa vs Afghanistan Prediction, Odds and Tips

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Tournament2023 Cricket World Cup
Timetable10th Nov - 8.30
PredictionSouth Africa to win
OddsSouth Africa to Win @ 1.28
BookmakerSpreadex Sports
South Africa to win
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Odds : 1.28
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Odds : 1.25
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The 2023 Cricket World Cup's 42nd match will be played at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium and will see South Africa play against Afghanistan. South Africa are already in the semi-finals, while Afghanistan are still in with a shot of finishing in 4th place. Who will pick up the points in this match? Well, below you can read all of my predictions as well as find out more about the top cricket betting sites for British cricket bettors.

💯 South Africa v Afghanistan Betting Odds

A bookie that accepts sports bettors from Great Britain know how important it is to offer cricket betting options since this is a sport that many Brits regularly consider betting on. Not all bookies offer the same quality cricket betting options, and you obviously want to place bets with the top bookmakers around. Luckily, I know some of the best bookies for British cricket fans.

Below you can find some top betting odds for this South Africa and Afghanistan match for three markets that many cricket bettors enjoy placing bets on.

Match Winners Odds: South Africa v Afghanistan

If you want to bet on the winner of this SA vs AFG match, then below you can find some match winner odds that you might be tempted by:

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Top Batsman Odds: South Africa v Afghanistan

There are plenty of entertaining sports betting markets available to Irish punters, but not many of them can compare to cricket's top batsman market when it comes to entertainment value. With such a market, you are tasked with selecting a player to score the most runs for their team, meaning that you will have plenty of fun watching them out there in the middle - unless they get dismissed for a duck, of course.

Below you can see three South Africa and Afghanistan batters that I feel have a good chance of scoring the most runs for their team. You can also see the top batsman odds that two quality bookies are currently offering.

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock4.002.87
Rassie van der Dussen4.503.25
Aiden Markram4.504.000


Ibrahim Zadran4.333.25
Rahmanullah Gurbaz4.333.25
Rahmat Shah5.003.00

Top Wicket Taker Odds: South Africa v Afghanistan

Another cricket betting market that offers just as much entertainment as the top batsman market is the top wicket taker. With such a wager, you need to select the bowler that you think will collect the most wickets for their side. In cricket, every ball is an event in its own right, but when you have tried your luck with the top wicket taker, each ball that your bowler bowls suddenly has a lot more riding on it.

Below you can find three bowlers from South Africa and Afghanistan that I believe could finish as their team's best bowler in this game. As I did above, you can also see some enticing top wicket taker odds:

South Africa:

Kagiso Rabada3.753.00
Gerald Coetzee*goto William-Hill-Sport[4.50]3.60
Jansen Marco3.753.25


Rashid Khan3.502.62
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4.503.60
Abdul Rahman4.504.33

The above odds were correct at the time of writing. For updated odds, go to the bookmakers' sites.

🔍 South Africa v Afghanistan Match Winner Prediction

South Africa always put out a solid XI in this sport, but not many cricket fans would have expected things to have gone as well as they have at this tournament. From the 8 matches that they have played, they have won six of them, putting in some top batting and bowling performances. They have booked their spot in the last four, and know that their opponents will be Australia.

Not many cricket fans would have put money on Afghanistan still being in with a shot of qualifying for the knockout stages with one match to play, which goes to show just how well they have been playing under the guidance of Jonathan Trott. A win here might still not be enough for them to qualify as their Net Run Rate is negative, so they might need a big win.

Both South Africa and Afghanistan have performed better than expected, but this will probably be the end of Afghanistan's tournament. With the way the Proteas have been bowling and batting, I cannot see Afghanistan coming out on top, unless South Africa have one eye on the semi-final.

My South Africa v Afghanistan winner prediction: South Africa to win!

✔️ South Africa v Afghanistan CWC Betting Tips

If you want to bet on this South Africa vs Afghanistan match, then check out some of my main CWC betting tips below.

Match Winner: South Africa to Win

Usually, two teams' head-to-head record can tell you an awful lot as to how the next game will turn out, but South Africa and Afghanistan have only met once in ODIs, so there is no information that we can take from previous results. For what it is worth, the Proteas won the only match that they have played.

South Africa put in a pretty shocking batting performance against India in their last game - they were bowled out for a mere 83 and lost by a huge 243 runs. However, they will just put that performance to the back of their minds and will be 100% focused for their final Group Stage game.

Afghanistan had a big chance to beat Australia and boost their chances of a top-four finish, but they dropped Maxwell on 33 when they were 91/7, and he went on to smash a double century to get Australia over the line. It really was one of the best ODI innings you will ever see.

For me, South Africa have the better team and if they play to the level that they can, they should go on to win this game and knock the Afghans out. Although I think South Africa will win, I do not suggest betting on them as they have really short odds. Spreadex are currently offering *Spreadex-Sports [odds of 1.28]*.

South Africa's Top Batsman Winner: Quinton de Kock to Win

Quinton de Kock has been one of the most impressive batters at this World Cup, so you are probably not too surprised to see that I have backed him to be the top batsman for South Africa. This will be his last ODI World Cup as he is retiring from this format at the end of the competition - he is going out in style. From the 8 matches that he has played in, he has picked up 550 runs with a 68.75 average.

For those who want to bet on de Kock to be the top scorer for South Africa, then William Hill are offering odds of 4.00.

Afghanistan's Top Batsman Winner: Ibrahim Zadran to Win

The top order for Afghanistan have been very good at this World Cup, and the player that has impressed me the most for them is Ibrahim Zadran. In their previous match against Australia, he became the first Afghan to hit a century at any World Cup. In 8 games, he has notched up 361 runs with a 51.57 average. He is in great form, and a good bet to be their top batsman in this game.

Those who want to put their money on Zadran to top score can find odds of 4.33 at William Hill.

South Africa's Top Wicket Taker: Marco Jansen to Win Top Wicket Taker

Marco Jansen has had a really good tournament and he is currently the top wicket taker for his country, taking 17 wickets at a 24.41 average. Not many would have bet on him to be their best bowler after 8 matches, but he has been causing a variety of problems due to his subtle delivery and pace variation.

William Hill are offering odds of 3.75 for those who want to back Jansen to take the most Afghan wickets.

Afghanistan's Top Wicket Taker: Rashid Khan to Win Top Wicket Taker

We all know how good a bowler Rashid Khan is, so it will probably not come as a big surprise to see that I have put him down to be the best bowler for Afghanistan in this game. He never lets his side down and has been bowling pretty well throughout the competition, although he has not got the kind of numbers he would have hoped for. He has 9 wickets, but I think he will add to that tally in this game.

If you would like to bet on Khan to take the most South African wickets, the William-Hill-Sport have odds of 3.50 on offer.

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📰 Team News for South Africa v Afghanistan

Putting down a random bet and hoping for the best is what inexperienced bettors will do, and I do not recommend that you ever do that - relying solely on luck will rarely ever work. Knowledge, as they say, is power, and you can always improve your knowledge regarding the different teams and players. Below you can find the Twitter feeds for both of these teams, and you should check them out in your spare time for additional team news.

🪘 South Africa News

🏜️ Afghanistan News

📺 Previous South Africa v Afghanistan Highlights

The only time that these two teams played against each other was at the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and you can relive all of the best bits by checking out the best bits in the YouTube video below:

⚡ South Africa vs Afghanistan Prediction Overview

1️⃣When Will This South Africa v Afghanistan Match Be Played?

This SA vs AFG match will be played on November 10th at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium.

2️⃣Who Will Win This South Africa vs Afghanistan Game?

Both teams have put in some quality performances at this World Cup, and I think South Africa will win this match because they have a better bowling and bowling unit.

3️⃣What Are the Best Betting Sites for Cricket in the UK?

British cricket fans have many top bookmakers that they can open an account with, and here are some of the top ones:

  • Betiton
  • Mr. MegaSport
  • William Hill
  • Kwiff Sports
  • Spreadex

4️⃣What is My Top Cricket Market?

I really like the top batsman market as it is one that offers plenty of variation. When your selected player is batting, you get to feel all of the emotions that they are.

5️⃣What Are the Top Banking Methods for British Punters?

Some of the best banking options for British cricket bettors include:

  • Skrill
  • PayPal
  • Neteller
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • MiFinity
  • ecoPayz
  • Bitcoin
  • Bank Transfer

South Africa to win

✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

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This South Africa vs Afghanistan cricket prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, so feel free to feel a bit of pity for him. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a number of years now and has written a large number of predictions for a variety of sports including GAA, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.

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