D.R Congo vs Morocco
African Cup of Nation 2017 – Group C
Date: Monday, 16th, January 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade d’Oyem.
The second game of AFCON group C will be a battle between DR Congo and Morocco at FranceVille on Monday.
DR Congo were superb in the qualifying rounds, with 5 wins and a defeat. They finished first in ahead of Angola, Central African and Madagascar.
Congo did well in the previous AFCOn edition in 2015, as they finished 3rd, beating the host nation Equatorial Guinea in 3rd place playoff. They will hope to merge their 2015 success or how higher than that this year.
Meanwhile, Morocco qualified superbly just like their host, winning 5 of the qualifying games and lost just once. They are in one of the toughest groups and will hope to kickoff strong to ensure their qualification.
DR Congo: Team News
DR Congo will be without two big names in this competition, Yannick Bolasie who is injured and Benik Afobe (declined). However other top stars plying their trade European top leagues made the squad.
DR Congo: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Matampi – Mpeko, Mbemba, Mutambala, Zakuani – Mulumbu, Kebano, Mulumba, Bope – Mbokani, Bakambu
Morocco: Team News
The head coach Renard who has two AFCON titles to his name with Zambia and Ivory Coast has been plagued with a lot of team injuries. Also the late withdrawal of Sofiane Boufal and Nordin Amrabat hasn’t helped issues.
Morocco: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Mohamedi – Benatia, Dirar, Da Costa, Mendyl – El Ahmadi, Boussoufa, Obaddi, Carcela Gonzalez – El Arabi, En Neysri.
Dr Congo vs Morocco: Head to Head Statistics
The two teams have met just once which was an international friendly game, the game ended 3-0 in favour of Morocco.
Dr Congo vs Morocco: Prediction
Morocco are one of the favorites to qualify from this group, they are in a good form and are expected to win this game. Morocco only have to deal with the injuries and withdrawals of some players.
Dr Congo vs Morocco: Bet Tips
Morocco to win at 2.35 (27/20)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.60 (8/5).