Congo vs Niger prediction 06.06.2024

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  • Date: 06.06.2024
  • Competition: CAF World Cup Qualifiers
  • KO: 17:00 UTC +1 / 18:00 CEST
  • Venue: Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecôte (Kinshasa)

World Cup qualification continues at the Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecôte on Thursday as Niger travels to Kinshasa to take on Congo.

Congo vs Niger Betting Tips: BTTS / Draw

Congo come into Thursday's contest desperate for a victory after suffering a 4:2 defeat in their first fixture in Group E against Zambia.

Without a win in their last four matches, and with just one victory in eight games played since the start of last year, Congo will need to make some quick improvements if they are to maintain their hopes of qualification for the World Cup in 2026.

Isaac N'Gata´s side do not have a good record in recent home qualifiers, though. Congo lost four and drew two of their last six home WC qualifiers since 2016. In fact, each of their last seven home qualifiers saw BTTS.

Niger make the trip to Kinshasa also short on winning form. The visitors failed to win five of their last six international matches, although they did claim a morale-boosting win against Zambia in their first Group E contest at the end of last year.

Big underdogs to escape a section also featuring Morocco and Tanzania, Niger have won just two of 12 previous away WC qualification games. Each of their last three away qualifiers did see BTTS, an outcome also witnessed in three of Niger´s last four matches. 

Usually a tight contest, three of the last four meetings between these nations finished as draws while two of those games also saw BTTS. While high-scoring matches are rare on the international stage, particularly in African WC qualification, BTTS could prove a good value bet on Thursday. 

I´m backing BTTS, with the expectation that we could see a low-scoring draw at the Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecôte.

Congo vs Niger Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Congo

    0 : 0

    Niger

    African Nations Championship

  2. Niger

    0 : 1

    Congo

    Friendly International

  3. Congo

    1 : 1

    Niger

    African Nations Championship

  4. Niger

    2 : 2

    Congo

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  5. Congo

    1 : 0

    Niger

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Congo

DR Congo team news

Interim boss Isaac Ngata  has a 27-man squad to choose from on Thursday. 12 uncapped players have been included in the selection, including Young Boys forward Silvère Ganvoula.

Last matches of Congo

  1. Gabon

    1 : 1

    Congo

    Friendly International

  2. Zambia

    4 : 2

    Congo

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. Gambia

    2 : 2

    Congo

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

  4. Congo

    0 : 2

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

  5. South Sudan

    0 : 1

    Congo

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

Congo lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    W. Ngobo

Defenders

  • 14

    Y. Andzouana

  • 2

    M. Poaty

  • 19

    Emmersón

  • 5

    B. Passi

Midfielders

  • 6

    F. Dembi

  • 7

    G. Makouta

  • 12

    A. Makoumbou

  • 3

    S. Ganvoula

  • 10

    M. Bassouamina

Forwards

  • 11

    P. Mboungou

Niger

Niger team news

Niger boss Ezzaki Badou has a 25 man squad at his disposal this week. 

Mohamed Wonkoye could earn his 50th cap.

Last matches of Niger

  1. Senegal

    1 : 0

    Niger

    Friendly International

  2. Niger

    2 : 1

    Zambia

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. Niger

    0 : 1

    Tanzania

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  4. Libya

    1 : 1

    Niger

    Friendly International

  5. Niger

    3 : 0

    Somalia

    Friendly International

Niger lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    A. Hainikoye

Defenders

  • 15

    B. Katkoré

  • 20

    N. Yakubu

  • 5

    A. Garba

  • 4

    M. Salifou

Midfielders

  • 21

    A. Hassane

  • 6

    Y. Oumarou

  • 23

    B. Moumouni

  • 12

    A. Moumouni

  • 8

    Y. Moussa

Forwards

  • 17

    B. Goumey

Key Facts Congo vs Niger

  1. Congo have seen BTTS in their last 7 home WC qualifiers
  2. Niger have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches
  3. Congo have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches against Niger

Main prediction Congo - Niger

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58% winrate

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4 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Additional predictions

Draw

Best odds:3.10

Under 3.5

Best odds:1.08

DR Congo vs Niger - FAQ

? Congo Player to Watch

Silvère Ganvoula - The Young Boys forward has scored six goals in 17 international appearances.

? Niger Player to Watch

Mohamed Wonkoye - The 30-year-old has scored six goals in 49 international appearances. 

? Where to Watch

This CAF World Cup Qualifiercan be viewed live on SuperSport.