D R Congo vs Uganda
Africa – Cup of Nations
Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
Kick-off at 15:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: Cairo International Stadium (Cairo).
Congo has been going through a steady run their past several games. If the team can keep this form up, qualification from this group, which includes hosts as well as one of the favorites, Egypt, must not be tricky.
Confidence must be high too, as they were able to script a comeback against spirited Kenya, in their last tie, to avoid a loss. Congo had trailed for the majority of the fixture, and had even missed a penalty, but found the courage to slot in the equalizer just three minutes from full time.
Uganda delivered a loss to a fellow competitor for this tournament, Ivory Coast, in their last match appearance, but was on a rough patch before that victory. Goals have been hard to come for this nation, who are clearly finding it hard to string together passes in front of the sticks.
It’s a testament to their poor goal-scoring prowess that they have been able to record just two goals from their six previous games combined.
With Egypt expected to win the other tie in this group, the victor of this match-up is practically guaranteed at least the runner-up spot after the first round of group stage clashes.
D R Congo vs Uganda Head-to-head (h2h)
- Except for once, every meeting between these teams had fewer than 1.5 match goals.
- No single encounter has ended in a draw yet.
- Both teams have never scored in a game.
- The last time these two met, Uganda won 1-0.
D R Congo vs Uganda Prediction
Congo is on a five-game unbeaten run, and their defense has been doing a stupendous job in these fixtures. The team has been on such fine form that their last 17 matches returned just three losses.
While the squad found the back of the net in seven of their last eight battles, they kept their half of the pitch clean of goals in two of their last three.
Meanwhile, Uganda could post just a single win from their last six matches and had a three-tie losing streak during this stretch. Importantly, the last the Ugandans registered a win in a competitive h2h game was 15 years back. As such, expect Congo to grind out a win in their opener.
As far as goals are concerned, Uganda would find it extremely hard to break down the well-oiled defense of their counterparts, and at the same time, the last Congo scored more than two goals in a tie was nine match-days back. Finally, except for once, every single h2h encounter had under 2.5 goals. It’s building up to be a low goal-scoring affair.
D R Congo vs Uganda Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5)
Draw No Bet: D R Congo @ 1.40 (2/5).