Congo DR locks horns with Benin in a do-or-die duel that will decide which side goes through to the CAF World Cup qualifiers. Find out how we are tipping these teams to fare against each other in this post.
Our Best Free Predictions for Congo DR vs Benin
Congo DR and Benin shared the spoils in the reverse fixture that ended 1-1. Only two points could change the fate of these teams in this fixture regarding which side sails through to the playoffs. Our best free predictions for this game are as follows:
- Football Whispers Prediction One-Match result: Congo DR to win @(odds not yet available)
- Football Whispers Prediction Two-First team to score: Congo DR @ (odds not yet available)
- Football Whispers Prediction Three-Half-time result: Draw @ (odds not yet available)
Note: Odds from Netbet are subject to change.
Congo DR to win
Our tipsters are backing home victory in this fixture. This match is expected to generate a lot of tension given that it is the last CAF World Cup qualifier group stage match. These teams need a win to go through to playoffs and a home victory looks good on the books. The hosts found the net first in the reverse fixture and we think home advantage should play a vital role in handing Congo DR a hard-fought victory in this game.
Congo DR to score first
Our second prediction backs the hosts to score the first goal of the match. They did it away from home against Benin. Home support in this game will be crucial for Congo DR in their quest for a playoff spot. An early goal for the hosts should give them confidence and the momentum to hold off Benin till the last minute of the game.
This will not be an easy match for either side. While Congo DR has scored 7 in four games, two more than goals scored by Benin, the hosts have leaked one more goal than the visitors who have conceded two in four games. A tough duel from kick-off should end with no breakthrough at the break.
Congo DR vs Benin: Match Odds and Team Stats
We have shopped for the best odds for this fixture as well as the latest team stats for this fixture. See the tables below.
Game Preview: Benin Faces Tough Test in World Cup Qualifiers
With only one match left to play in CAF World Cup qualifiers, Benin faces its toughest test against DR Congo. These teams are both in pole position to secure a top finish in Group J. There is only two points difference between the going into this game. Also, noting that the first leg ended 1-1, we expect a tough duel in this fixture. All the goals in the first leg were scored 20 minutes apart during which Congo DR opened the scoring at the eleventh minute. A tense first-half is expected given the performance of these teams has been at par. There is only one goal difference between Congo DR and Benin but because of home advantage, Congo DR should have a narrow edge in this fixture. The hosts are 67th on FIFA list while Benin is ranked 83rd.
Frequently Asked Questions
How did these teams perform in the reverse fixture?
The reverse game ended 1-1.
How many goals do we expect in this game?
We expect a low scoreline of fewer than three goals given the significance of this match and the impressive defensive record of these teams in recent fixtures.
What is the kick-off time for this game?
The game will start at 16:00 GMT +3