South Africa vs Australia prediction: 2nd ODI betting tips & odds

Check the South Africa vs Australia prediction that is here. Australia claimed the first One-Day international to go 1-0 up in the five-match ODI series. The second ODI will take place at the same venue Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Saturday, September 9. Australia head into this match as favourites with the odds of 33/50 (1.66). The home side South Africa are underdogs with the odds of 21/20 (2.05).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • South Africa vs Australia, 2nd ODI
  • September 9, 2023 – 11 AM GMT
  • Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Mangaung Oval served a pretty challenging deck in the first game but expect a different stripe for this game. Seamers should find some assistance. The average first innings score reads 244 after 34 ODIs. As for the four most recent fixtures, the team batting first has scored 271, 298, 342 and 222.

Bloemfontein is likely to witness mostly sunny and hot weather on Saturday afternoon and it should get cooler in the evening.

South Africa vs Australia Prediction

The hosts were in a dominant position in the last game before letting the game slip away. Australia’s batting looked shaky without Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell while the bowling unit can be taken apart on a flatter pitch. Expect the South African batting unit to do a better job in this game.

Our Prediction: South Africa to win this match at 21/20 (2.05).

Top Run-scorer

Mitchell Marsh smashed 186 runs in the T20 series and looked in good touch in the first ODI. Bet on him to be Australia’s top batter at 7/2 (4.50). Temba Bavuma was terrific in the last game, scoring an unbeaten century in difficult conditions. Back Bavuma to be the top batter for South Africa at 4/1 (5.00).

Our Prediction: Mitch Marsh to be Australia’s top run-scorer at 7/2 (4.50).

Top Wicket-taker

Josh Hazlewood was superb in the series opener, snaring 3 for 41 in 10 overs. He has an excellent record in the format and you can bet on him to be Australia’s best bowler at 9/4 (3.25). Kagiso Rabada bowled well up front in the previous game and picked 2 for 48. Back him to be South Africa’s top bowler at 11/4 (3.75).

Our Prediction: Josh Hazlewood to be Australia’s top wicket-taker at 9/4 (3.25).

Man of the Match

Temba Bavuma’s last two scores at this venue read 109 and 114 not-out. He has been exceptional for the Proteas at the top, scoring 542 runs in the last eight ODI matches. Bet on him to be the player of the match at 10/1 (11.00).

Our Prediction: Temba Bavuma to be the Man of the Match at 10/1 (11.00) odds.

South Africa vs Australia Preview

The Proteas will be hoping to turn things around after a three-wicket loss in the opening game. Here’s a look at two teams ahead of the second ODI on Saturday.

South Africa

The South African batting unit didn’t click in the first game but Temba Bavuma’s unbeaten 114 helped them get 222. Bowlers did an excellent job initially to reduce Australia to 113/7 but couldn’t finish the game.

South Africa opted to go in with four seamers in the previous game, giving a debut cap to Gerald Coetzee and resting Anrich Nortje. The latter could feature in this game.

Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje


The concussion sub Marnus Labuschagne and Ashton Agar pulled off an incredible win for Australia with an unbroken 112-run stand. Labuschagne made 80 not-out while Agar supported with an unbeaten 48.

Cameron Green was hit on the helmet in the previous game and could be rested here. They are likely to rely on Marcus Stoinis and Travis Head for the fifth bowling option.

Squad: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

How to Watch South Africa vs Australia ODIs in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

The fans living in the UK can catch all the live action of the South Africa vs Australia ODI series on BT Sports.

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