Egypt vs DR Congo prediction 28.01.2024

Egypt

Egypt

1 : 1

(7 : 8)

After penalties

Congo DR

Congo DR

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  • Date: 28.01.2024
  • Competition: AFCON
  • KO: 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Stade Laurent Pokou (San-Pedro)

A place in the quarter-finals of the AFCON is up for grabs at the Stade Laurent Pokou on Sunday evening as seven-time winners Egypt takes on underdogs DR Congo.

Egypt vs DR Congo Betting Tips: Draw / BTTS

Sunday´s round of sixteen tie has all the hallmarks of a tight occasion with both teams proving difficult to beat in the early stages of this competition.

Egypt arrive at the Stade Laurent Pokou having drawn all three of their group stage matches against Mozambique, Ivory Coast and Cabo Verde. Remarkably, all three games finished as 2:2 draws while Egypt have now drawn their last seven AFCON finals matches since 2022.

Likewise, DR Congo come into this fixture having qualified for the last sixteen by drawing all three of their group stage matches. Sébastien Desabre´s side shared the points in successive matches against Zambia, Morocco and Tanzania. 

With both nations drawing their three respective group stage matches, another draw must surely be considered at an attractive price. 

While Egypt have had the better of previous matches against DR Congo, the Pharaohs look much less of a team with the great Mo Salah unavailable. Unconvincing in the group stages, the seven-time AFCON winners will need a significantly improved performance if they are to make it past a DR Congo side that has improved considerably in recent years.

BTTS must surely have a chance considering Egypt´s three successive 2:2 draws at these finals. Congo also saw BTTS in two of their three group stage matches. Could we be set for another 2:2 draw on Sunday? You wouldn´t bet against it. 

Ultimately, I fancy this one to go the distance so the draw has to be the best for Sunday's contest at the Stade Laurent Pokou.

Egypt vs Congo DR Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Egypt

    2 : 0

    Congo DR

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Egypt

    0 : 0

    Congo DR

    Friendly International

  3. Egypt

    6 : 3

    Congo DR

    Friendly International

  4. Egypt

    2 : 1

    Congo DR

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Egypt

Egypt team news

Mo Salah again misses out for Egypt as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury sustained during the group phase. 

On-form forward Mostafa Mohamed will continue to lead the Pharaohs attack.

Last matches of Egypt

  1. Cape Verde Islands

    2 : 2

    Egypt

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Egypt

    2 : 2

    Ghana

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Egypt

    2 : 2

    Mozambique

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Egypt

    2 : 0

    Tanzania

    Friendly International

  5. Sierra Leone

    0 : 2

    Egypt

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

Egypt lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Mohamed El Shenawy

Defenders

  • 6

    Ahmed Hegazy

  • 3

    Mohamed Hany

  • 13

    Ahmed Abou El Fotouh

  • 24

    Mohamed Abdelmonem

Midfielders

  • 25

    Zizo

  • 5

    Hamdi Fathy

  • 8

    Emam Ashour

  • 14

    Marwan Attia

  • 19

    Mostafa Mohamed

Forwards

  • 22

    Omar Marmoush

Congo DR

DR Congo team news

Edo Kayembe is DR Congo's only injury concern for Sunday's round of sixteen matchup against Egypt.

Despite some indifferent performances in the group phase, Cedric Bakambu should continue to lead the attack with support from Brentford´s Yoan Wissa. 

Last matches of Congo DR

  1. Tanzania

    0 : 0

    Congo DR

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Morocco

    1 : 1

    Congo DR

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Congo DR

    1 : 1

    Zambia

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Congo DR

    1 : 2

    Burkina Faso

    Friendly International

  5. Congo DR

    0 : 0

    Angola

    Friendly International

Congo DR lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Lionel M'Pasi

Defenders

  • 26

    Arthur Masuaku

  • 5

    Dylan Batubinsika

  • 22

    Chancel Mbemba

  • 24

    Gedeon Kalulu

Midfielders

  • 8

    Samuel Moutoussamy

  • 14

    Gaël Kakuta

  • 18

    Charles Pickel

Forwards

  • 19

    Fiston Mayele

  • 20

    Yoane Wissa

  • 9

    Cedric Bakambu

Key Facts Egypt vs DR Congo

  1. Egypt have drawn their last 7 AFCON matches
  2. DR Congo have drawn their last 4 AFCON matches
  3. Egypt drew 2:2 in all three of their group stage matches

Main prediction Egypt - Congo DR

Draw

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Egypt vs DR Congo - FAQ

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Egypt Player to Watch

Mostafa Mohamed - The 26-year-old forward has scored three goals in three appearances at these finals.

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DR Congo Player to Watch

Cédric Bakambu . The experienced Galatasary forward has scored 16 goals in 50 international appearances. 

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Where to watch

This African Cup of Nations match can be viewed live on SuperSport.