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DR Congo - Zambia predictions and free betting tips [17/01/2024]

Soccer
CAF - Africa Cup of Nations
DR Congo
DR Congo
Home
17.01.2024, 20:00
1 : 1
1:1 (1:1)
Zambia
Zambia
Away
Handicap2 (0)
Odds: 2.03Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+5.2

In the second Group F match of the Africa Cup of Nations, the teams of DR Congo and Zambia will compete.

DR Congo National Team

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has a strong roster, but has shown inconsistency recently. There are top league players in every line, especially in the defence, with standouts from the French league. The leopards have capable performers on the defensive flanks: Jédéon Kalulu's brother from Lorient plays on the right, while Arthur Masuaku, formerly of the EPL, is on the left. However, key centre-back Chancel Mbemba lacks a decent partner; the other defenders come from French League 2 or from Scottish Premier League teams.

Former Chelsea player Gaël Kakuta is in a key midfield role and always plays as an attacking midfielder. Yoane Wissa of Brentford is a regular outfield presence. Theo Bongonda and Silas Katompa Mvumpa of Stuttgart are competing for a spot on the other flank. The team's main star in attack is experienced Cedric Bakambu, a former Villarreal player.

Regarding DR Congo's recent performance, they suffered a defeat to Burkina Faso with a score of 1:2 on January 10, 2024. In a friendly match on January 6, 2024, they drew 0:0 with Angola. The team defeated Mauritania with a score of 2:0 on November 15, 2023, but suffered a loss against Sudan 1:0 in the World Cup qualifiers on November 19, 2023. These results indicate team's instability which may affect their performance in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

Zambia National Team

Zambia, which made a triumphant return to continental football by winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2012 under the leadership of Hervé Renard, qualified under the management of Avram Grant, one of the most notable coaches in the tournament, 12 years after their triumph. With the Israeli coach at the helm, the Zambians have demonstrated exciting attacking play, netting 18 goals in 10 matches.

In the latest matches, Zambia drew 1:1 with Cameroon on January 9, 2024. On November 21, 2023, the team suffered a loss against Niger with a score of 1:2, but earlier, they defeated Congo 4:2 in the World Cup qualifiers on October 17, 2023 and trounced Uganda 3:0 in a friendly match.

The Zambian roster includes many former Russian league players, especially from Arsenal Tula, with three players. Stoppila Sunzu from China's Jinan club is a key veteran of the team, having netted the decisive penalty in the Africa Cup of Nations final. We have Kings Kangwa and Lameck Banda of Red Star also in the team.

The star of the Zambian team is Leicester City's striker Patson Daka who is gearing up for a move into the Premier League from Championship. Not to forget the tantalising skills of the former Spartak legend, Fashion Sakala, now plying his trade in Saudi Arabia.

Head-to-Head

The teams last played against each other back in 2015, and they drew 1:1, while in 2009, the Congolese team had the upper hand with a score of 2:1.

Match Prediction for DR Congo - Zambia

DR Congo lost to Sudan in their last official match and looked weak in recent friendlies; the Zambians, with their strong attack under Avram Grant, may well grab some points. I'm favouring the visitors with a zero handicap.

Match Events

23
'
K. Kangwa
0 - 1
Y. Wissa
1 - 1
27
'
55
'
E. Banda
M. Elia
71
'
76
'
L. Banda
S. Banza
82
'
G. Kalulu
90
'
Silas
90
'
90
'
L. Bwalya
DR Congo
Zambia

Recent Games

DR CongoDR Congo
World: Friendly International
10.01
2024
D.R. Congo
1
Burkina Faso
2
l
World: Friendly International
06.01
2024
D.R. Congo
0
Angola
0
d
Africa: World Championship - Qualification - First Stage
19.11
2023
Sudan
1
D.R. Congo
0
l
Africa: World Championship - Qualification - First Stage
15.11
2023
D.R. Congo
2
Mauritania
0
w
Africa: World Championship - Qualification - First Stage
15.11
2023
D.R. Congo
0
Mauritania
0
d
World: Friendly International
17.10
2023
Angola
0
D.R. Congo
0
d
World: Friendly International
13.10
2023
New Zealand
1
D.R. Congo
1
d
ZambiaZambia
World: Friendly International
09.01
2024
Zambia
1
Cameroon
1
d
Africa: World Championship - Qualification - First Stage
21.11
2023
Niger
2
Zambia
1
w
Africa: World Championship - Qualification - First Stage
17.11
2023
Zambia
4
Congo
2
w
World: Friendly International
17.10
2023
Zambia
3
Uganda
0
w
World: Friendly International
12.10
2023
Egypt
1
Zambia
0
w
Africa: Africa Cup Of Nations - Qualification
09.09
2023
Comoros
1
Zambia
1
d
Africa: Africa Cup Of Nations - Qualification
04.09
2023
Comoros
0
Zambia
0
d
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Head-to-head Statistics

DR Congo
DR Congo
0
Wins
4
Draw
1
Wins
Zambia
Zambia
18.01.2015
-
Cup Of Nations
Zambia
1
1 : 1
Congo DR
1
13.12.2005
-
Friendly
Zambia
4
4 : 1
Congo DR
1
10.12.2005
-
Friendly
Congo DR
1
1 : 1
Zambia
1
26.09.2005
-
Friendly
Congo DR
0
0 : 0
Zambia
0
24.09.2005
-
Friendly
Zambia
2
2 : 2
Congo DR
2

Team Comparison

DR Congo
Congo DR
vs
Zambia
Zambia
Congo DR
Country
Zambia
Kinshasa
Venue City
Chililabombwe
S. Desabre
Coach
A. Grant
1919
Founded
1929
Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecôte
Venue Name
Konkola Stadium
Yes
Is National Team
Yes

CAF - Africa Cup of Nations

DR Congo
Congo DR
vs
Zambia
Zambia
-
Rank
-
0
Win
0
0
Lose
0
0
Draw
0
0
Goals Scored
0
0
Goals Conceded
0
0
Clean Sheet
0

Goal Statistics

Avg First Goal Scored
Congo DR
-
Zambia
-
Avg First Goal Conceded
Congo DR
-
Zambia
-
Avg Goals Per Game Scored
Congo DR
0
Zambia
0
Avg Goals Per Game Conceded
Congo DR
0
Zambia
0

Trophies

DR Congo
DR Congo
CAF Africa Cup of Nations (Africa)
Winner1
1968 Ethiopia
Winner2
2016 Rwanda, 2009 Cote d'Ivoire
Zambia
Zambia
CAF Africa Cup of Nations (Africa)
Winner1
2012 Equatorial Guinea/Gabon
2nd Place2
1994 Tunisia, 1974 Egypt
Winner2
2022 South Africa, 2019 South Africa
2nd Place2
2018 South Africa, 2017 South Africa

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