South Africa vs Australia prediction: 3rd ODI betting tips & odds

Looking for South Africa vs Australia prediction? Here we bring the same to you! Australia have been too good for South Africa, taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Bloemfontein’s Mangaung Oval will host the third ODI as well on Tuesday, September 12. Australia start as favourites with the odds of 57/100 (1.57). South Africa, on the other hand, have a tougher task at 11/10 (2.10).

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

  • South Africa vs Australia, 3rd ODI
  • September 12, 2023 – 11 AM GMT
  • Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

If the first game of the series at Mangaung Oval saw a challenging pitch, the second one was a batting paradise. The average first innings score at the venue reads 247 after 35 ODIs and it goes up to 305 for the last five games.

Bloemfontein should witness mostly clear and pleasant weather on Tuesday. The temperature is expected to be on the cooler side.

South Africa vs Australia Prediction

Australia have hammered the hosts in both the games so far. While South Africa do have some good players, they have under-performed. Australia, on the other hand, have been ruthless with both bat and ball.

Our Prediction: Australia to win this match at 57/100 (1.57).

Top Run-scorer

Aiden Markram has had two low scores in the series but given his skill set, you expect him to come good eventually. Back Markram to be the top batter for South Africa at 5/1 (6.00). Marnus Labuschagne scored 80* in the first game and followed it up with 124 off 99 in the second. Bet on him to be Australia’s top batter at 7/2 (4.50).

Our Prediction: Aiden Markram to be South Africa’s top run-scorer at 5/1 (6.00).

Top Wicket-taker

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa showed his excellence, picking 4 for 48 on a flat surface in the previous game. Bet on him to be Australia’s best bowler at 9/4 (3.25). Tabraiz Shamsi was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts in the second game with 4 for 62. Back him to be South Africa’s top bowler at 13/4 (4.25).

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

Man of the Match

Adam Zampa is amongst the best spinners in the world. He has 136 wickets from 81 ODIs at an average of 28.08, with nine four-wicket hauls. Bet on him to be the player of the match at 11/1 (12.00).

Our Prediction: Adam Zampa to be the Man of the Match at 11/1 (12.00) odds.

South Africa vs Australia Preview

The Proteas need to get their act together with the series on the line, having lost the first two games. Here’s a look at two sides ahead of the third ODI on Tuesday.

South Africa

The hosts were in a winning position in the first game but were completely outplayed in the second game by 123 runs. Tabraiz Shamsi picked four wickets but the rest of the attack was taken apart. Chasing 393, several batters made 40s but none of them could play a long innings.

South Africa rotated their bowling attack, bringing in Shamsi, Anrich Nortje and Andile Phehlukwayo for the second game. Expect multiple changes for this game as well.

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


The Aussies have batted with an aggressive mindset in the series. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne smashed centuries as they posted a mammoth 392. Adam Zampa then picked 4 for 48 to restrict the opponents.

Australia made several changes in the previous game and should make a few in this game. Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood and Ashton Agar could be back.

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

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

For the UK region, BT Sports has the official rights to broadcast the South Africa vs Australia ODI series.

  • BT Sports (TV)

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