In the exhilarating landscape of the Africa Cup of Nations, we are set to witness a captivating clash between Mali and South Africa. Mali, riding high on a seven-game unbeaten streak and bolstered by their recent triumph over Saudi Arabia, enters the match with confidence and a formidable attacking prowess. South Africa, facing challenges with recent underwhelming performances and a young, inexperienced squad, will need to summon their best to counter Mali’s momentum.
Shifting our focus to the Italian Serie A, an intriguing rematch looms as Atalanta prepares to host Frosinone. With a history of dominance in this fixture, Atalanta seeks to avenge their early-season defeat. Their recent successful performances across competitions set the stage for a potential redemption. Frosinone, struggling with form and particularly weak in away matches, faces a daunting task in their quest to replicate their earlier victory against a determined Atalanta side.
Both matches are top clashes featuring stars from all over the world. However, as bettors, what matters most is what are the most likely outcome for these games. Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.
Mali vs South Africa
Mali enters their Africa Cup of Nations opener with high confidence, riding on a seven-game unbeaten streak, including a notable victory over Saudi Arabia. Their recent form, highlighted by scoring 13 goals in four games, showcases their squad’s depth, featuring Tottenham’s Yves Bissouma and the prolific young midfielder Kamory Doumbia.
In contrast, South Africa’s recent performances have been lackluster, with only one win and three goals in their last five matches, including draws against lower-ranked teams. Without the star power of past players like Benni McCarthy and Steven Pienaar, their predominantly domestic-based squad faces a tough challenge against Mali’s talent. South Africa might struggle with a young and relatively inexperienced team in this tournament.
Mali’s impressive seven-match unbeaten streak, including a victory against Saudi Arabia – a team that defeated World Cup champions Argentina a year ago – indicates their strength. This form suggests they could overpower South Africa, who have struggled in recent games, managing only goalless draws against Eswatini and Lesotho, teams ranked 149th and 148th in the world, respectively.
Tip: Mali to Win ✅
Atalanta vs Frosinone
In Serie A’s 20th matchday, Atalanta, following an earlier season loss, seeks revenge against Frosinone at Gewiss Stadium. Currently 6th with 30 points, Atalanta is close to the top four and enters the match with positive momentum, including a recent 2-1 Coppa Italia victory over AC Milan. They aim to continue their strong league performance, having secured three wins and a draw in their last five matches.
Frosinone, 15th in the standings with 19 points, faces a challenging task. They’re just five points clear of the relegation zone and come off a 4-0 defeat to Juventus in the Coppa Italia, extending their losing streak to four matches. Their away form is particularly concerning, with seven consecutive losses on the road and only two points earned away this season. Despite winning the previous encounter against Atalanta, Frosinone must significantly improve to repeat that success.
Atalanta boasts a strong record against Frosinone in Serie A, with three wins and only one loss in their last five encounters. Interestingly, their sole defeat occurred earlier this season. Now, Atalanta has an ideal opportunity for revenge, riding on a wave of impressive recent performances across all competitions. In contrast, Frosinone’s form has been declining, especially in away games. This scenario enhances Atalanta’s prospects of victory, leading to our prediction of an Atalanta win in the upcoming match against Frosinone.
Tip: Atalanta to win✅
Below are our top five betting fixtures for Tuesday;
5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5
- Excelsior Ma. vs. ADO Den Haag ✅
- Excelsior v FC Groningen❌
- Chesterfield v Altrincham ✅
- York City v Dorking (PP)
- WA Mostaganem v Olympique Medea✅
Five Picks – BTTS
- Hampton & R. v St Albans (PP)
- Taunton Town v Slough Town (PP)
- Truro City v Dartford (PP)
- Whitehawk v Kingstonian (PP)
- Whitby Town v Guiseley (PP)
Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold)
- RC Kouba vs. Khemis Melina ✅
- Scarborough v Boston Utd ✅
- Oued Akbou v Khroub ❌
- Chelghoum v El Ghozlane ✅
- Juventus v Sassuolo ✅
You can also check out our Rugby predictions.
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