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Dr Congo vs Zambia Prediction & Betting Tips 17/01/2024

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Dr Congo vs Zambia 17/01/2024

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  • Both Team to Score
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Dr Congo vs Zambia Predictions Match Details 

Two-time AFCON champions, DR Congo, face off against one-time champions, Zambia, in the last match of the round 1 fixture at the Stade Laurent Pokou stadium on Wednesday evening.

Dr Congo Preview & Form

DR Congo returns to the AFCON tournament after missing out on last year’s editions, which were hosted in Cameroon. DR Congo qualified for AFCON 2023 as winners of Group I, ahead of Mauritania, Gabon, and Sudan with 12 points from 6 matches.

DR Congo have 19 appearances at the AFCON, winning the tournament twice in 1968 and 1974 against Ghana and Zambia, respectively. They enter this match having failed to win any of their last three matches, losing 1-0 to Sudan, playing a goalless draw to Angola, and losing 1-2 to Burkina Faso.

Zambia Preview & Form

Zambia is back in the AFCON tournament after last participation was in 2015, making their participation in this tournament their 18th appearance. Zambia qualified for AFCON 2023 as Group H winners ahead of the hosts, Ivory Coast, Comoros, and Lesotho. They won 13 points from their six matches, with their only loss coming against Ivory Coast in their first match.

Zambian veteran coach Avram Grant will look to put his best starting eleven together to get his team back to winning. Zambia have won six of their last 10 matches, playing two draws and losing twice.

Zambia will have to build on their goal-scoring momentum if they want to get any points from this match. They have scored in all of their last four matches.

Key Player to Watch

Braga forward Simon Banza comes into AFCON 2023 as the leading goalscorer in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, with 14 goals, but have yet to score for his team, DR Congo.

Leicester City Patson Daka have scored six goals in his last four appearances for Zambia.

Morocco vs Tanzania Betting Tips

Both teams have been poor coming into the AFCON tournament, as DR Congo lost their friendly against Burkina Faso 1-2 and Zambia played a 1-1 draw against Cameroon. Both teams have scored at least one goal against one another in their last four encounters. We believe both teams will score in this match.

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