Pakistan vs South Africa Prediction

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Tournament2023 Cricket World Cup
Timetable27th Oct - 9.30
PredictionSouth Africa to win
BookmakerLegend Play Sports
South Africa to win
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The 26th match of the 2023 CWC will be contested between Pakistan and South Africa at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It will take place on the 27th of October and, like most of the other group matches, it has a scheduled start of play of 09:30 GMT. South Africa are well on their way to qualifying for the semi-finals after a comfortable win against Bangladesh, while Pakistan are looking to fight back after a shock defeat to Afghanistan. Who will claim the points in this match? Below you can find my predictions and the odds that top Irish betting sites are offering their punters.

💯 Pakistan v South Africa Betting Odds

Due to the growing popularity of cricket across the Emerald Isle, the majority of bookies that accept Irish punters will offer competitive betting odds and a nice range of markets for this sport. However, not every bookmaker and cricket betting market has been created equally, so below I have given you the odds that some top Irish bookies are currently offering for three of my favourite markets.

Match Winners Odds: Pakistan v South Africa

If you are considering placing a match winner bet on this Pakistan v South Africa match, then you can find some competitive match winner odds below:

South Africa1.481.531.551.541.45

Top Batsman Odds: Pakistan v South Africa

A lot of Irish sports bettors will think mostly about the potential returns when placing bets, but the emphasis should always be on the level of entertainment that is available. Betting should, first and foremost, be about fun, and one really fun market is the top batsman one as it allows you to experience every ball that your chosen batter faces.

Below I have given you three Pakistani and South African batsmen that I believe are good candidates for the top batsman market. Additionally, I have given you their latest top batsman odds:


Babar Azam3.053.05
Mohammad Rizwan4.404.40

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock4.003.95
Rassie van der Dussen4.204.20
Heinrich Klaasen4.904.90

Top Wicket Taker Odds: Pakistan v South Africa

The top batsman market is not going to be for everyone, and if you do not like the look of it then perhaps you would prefer to try and predict the bowler that will get the most wickets for their country. This is another entertaining market as you will be fully focused on every ball that your select bowler delivers.

I have selected three bowlers from each team that I feel have a very good shot of winning this market, and have given you their most recent top wicket taker odds:


Shaheeh Afridi3.353.35
Haris Rauf3.603.60
Shadab Khan5.005.10

South Africa:

Kagiso Rabada3.603.60
Marco Jansen3.903.90
Gerald Coetzee3.903.90

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

🔍 Pakistan v South Africa Match Winner Prediction

Heading into this competition, I do not reckon that many cricket fans would have put their money on South Africa to make it into the top four, but they have given themselves a really good chance of doing just that with four wins from five matches. In fact, for me, they have been one of the most impressive teams at this tournament so far, despite the fact that they lost to the Netherlands.

There is a saying in the cricketing world which says that "you never know what Pakistan team is going to show up", and they have shown us in this World Cup why such a saying exists. They have two wins from five matches, and in their last game they were thoroughly outplayed by Afghanistan - they just were not at it that day.

Form is something that is important to look at when placing cricket bets, which is why I cannot look beyond a win for South Africa. They have been at the top of their game when it comes to their batting and bowling, and if they carry on like this, then they will have a good chance of making it to the final and lifting the trophy. Pakistan have a really good team on their day, but it is hard to back them due to how mercurial they are.

✔️ Pakistan v South Africa CWC Betting Tips

Those who are thinking about doing a bit of sports betting on this Pakistan v South Africa game should have a look at these CWC betting tips before placing any bets.

Match Winner: South Africa to Win

South Africa and Pakistan have met a total of 62 times in ODI matches, and South Africa are leading the way with 41 wins to Pakistan's 20 - there has been just the one no-result. So, not only are the Proteas in better form than their opponents, but they also have a much better winning record against them, which is why I am finding it hard to see Pakistan picking up a much-needed win.

South Africa have one of the most powerful batting line-ups in world cricket, and bowlers know that if they miss their mark by just a fraction, then there is a good chance that the ball is going to be dispatched into the stands. They have scored close to 400 runs in their last two matches against England and Bangladesh, so the Pakistani bowlers are probably having some sleepless nights ahead of this clash.

I hope that the good Pakistan show up because if they do it should be a cracking match to watch. However, even if the best version of Pakistan rock up at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday, I still think South Africa will have more than enough to get over the winning line and put one step into the final four.

Those who want to put money on a South Africa win can find odds of 1.55 for them to do so.

Pakistan's Top Batsman Winner: Babar Azam to Win

Babar Azam is one of the best batsmen in the world, but he has been a bit slow getting into his stride at this World Cup. However, in their defeat to Afghanistan in their last match, he showed glimpses of getting back to his best by top-scoring with a very good 74. The South African bowlers will know that they cannot afford to bowl with any sort of inaccuracy as he will put them away.

Those who want to put money on Babar Azam to top score for Pakistan can find odds of 3.05 at TonyBet Sports.

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

Quinton de Kock will be retiring from this format at the end of the tournament, and he is going out in style. He did not manage a score against England, but in the four other matches that he has played in, he has scored for fun, picking up three centuries so far. He was at his devastating best against Bangladesh, smashing 170 off 144 balls. With the form that he has been in, it is hard to look beyond him for a top batsman for South Africa.

If you want to bet on de Kock to top score for South Africa, then Dachbet Sports are currently offering odds of 4.00.

Pakistan's Top Wicket Taker: Shaheen Afridi to Win Top Wicket Taker

Pakistan have produced some top-class bowlers over the years, and Shaheen Afridi certainly fits into this category. Whenever Pakistan desperately need a wicket, Azam usually turns to Afridi for a little bit of magic. He is usually very economical, and this forces batsmen to try something different against him to try and get the scoreboard moving along. South Africa's batsmen love to hit the ball hard, and I can see him deceiving them with his slower balls.

Dachbet Sports are currently offering odds of 3.35 for Afridi to be the top wicket taker for Pakistan.

South Africa's Top Wicket Taker: Kagiso Rababa to Win Top Wicket Taker

I like bowlers who are not afraid to mix things up in order to try and force a batsman into a fatal error, and Kagiso Rabada is one such bowler. He has plenty of variation in delivery and pace that has helped him become one of the best fast bowlers in the world. He has played 97 ODI matches for his country and averages an impressive 27.37 with the ball. He is the bowler that I reckon the Pakistani batsmen will be more wary of.

If you want to put your hard-earned money on Rabada to take the most wickets for South Africa, then TonyBet currently have odds of 3.60 on offer.

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📰 Team News for Pakistan v South Africa

You can improve your chances of making successful bets by increasing your knowledge as much as possible. The more knowledge that you have, the better your chance will be of getting one over on the bookies. However, always remember that winning can never be guaranteed. You can find out more team information on each team's Twitter (now called X) feed, and I have provided those below for you:

☪️ Pakistan News

🦁 South Africa News

📺 Previous Pakistan v South Africa Highlights

Looking at recent previous matches between two teams can also give you an idea as to what will happen the next time that the two teams take to the field. Therefore, below I have given you a YouTube video with the highlights of the last Pakistan v South Africa ODI match:

⚡ Pakistan vs South Africa Prediction Overview

1️⃣When Will This PAK vs SA Match Take Place?

This PAK vs SA match will be played on the 27th of October at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It has a scheduled start of play of 09:30 GMT.

2️⃣Who Will Win this Pakistan vs South Africa Match?

If the good Pakistan turn up, then it should be a close and entertaining match, but with the form that South Africa have been in lately, I can only see a win for the Proteas.

3️⃣What Are the Best Betting Sites for Cricket?

The people of Ireland have many top betting sites that they can register with in order to do a spot of cricket betting. Some of the best ones include TonyBet, Dachbet, LegendPlay, Betiton, and Betway.

4️⃣How Do I Place a Cricket Bet?

Placing a cricket bet is not hard, and below is a brief step-by-step guide that explains how:

  1. Open your sportsbook account and head to the cricket section using the navigation tool.
  2. Take a good look at the different markets that are on offer, and click on any that you like the look of.
  3. Decide on the stake that you want to place, and add it to the relevant box.
  4. Click on "Submit", and you will have placed your cricket bet.

5️⃣What Are Some of the Best Banking Options for Irish Bettors?

Irish cricket bettors have plenty of top banking methods to choose from for their withdrawals and deposits, and some of the best ones for me are PayPal, Neteller, ecoPayz, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin, and Bank Transfer.

South Africa to win

✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

This Pakistan vs South Africa 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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