Congo DR vs Zambia prediction, odds & betting tips 17/01/2024

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Congo DR - Zambia

Africa Cup of Nations - Laurent Pokou Stadium

1st Round

Congo DR and Zambia meet at the Stade Laurent Pokou in AFCON Group F on Wednesday, January 17th. A fascinating encounter is anticipated between two well-matched outfits when Congo DR take on Zambia. Read our AFCON predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Congo DR vs Zambia – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Zambia to Win (7/4)

  • Zambia have lost only two of their last 12 matches in all competitions.
  • Congo DR managed to win only one of their last seven international assignments.

Congo DR – who we’ve tipped to qualify from AFCON Group F – could have their wings clipped on Wednesday by a Zambia side that wields plenty of firepower. The Zambians avoided defeat in ten of their last 12 games and our primary Congo DR vs Zambia prediction recommends siding with them in the match result market again.

Latest odds

Last Five - Congo DR

10/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

South Africa

South Africa

Congo DR

Congo DR

0 (6)

0 (5)

L

07/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Congo DR

Congo DR

1

0

L

02/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Guinea

Guinea

Congo DR

Congo DR

1

3

W

28/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Egypt

Egypt

Congo DR

Congo DR

1 (7)

1 (8)

W

24/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

tz

Tanzania

Congo DR

Congo DR

0

0

D

Last Five - Zambia

24/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Morocco

Morocco

Zambia

Zambia

1

0

L

21/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

tz

Tanzania

Zambia

Zambia

1

1

D

17/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Congo DR

Congo DR

Zambia

Zambia

1

1

D

09/01/24

International Match International

Cameroon

Cameroon

Zambia

Zambia

1

1

D

21/11/23

Africa - World Cup Qualifying Africa

Niger

Niger

Zambia

Zambia

2

1

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%
  • DRAW: 15/8 (2.88) – 34.8%
  • AWAY: 7/4 (2.75) – 26.4%

Congo DR have been listed as the bookmakers’ expected winners ahead of Wednesday’s fixture and their implied probability of success is sitting at 35.7%. Elsewhere, under 2.5 goals could be another angle of approach to consider at 4/9 (1.44). That outcome has an implied probability of 69.2%. View more of our Congo DR vs Zambia predictions below.

Congo DR vs Zambia prediction – Other tips

Congo DR 0-1 Zambia: Correct score (5/1)

  • Congo DR failed to score in three of their last five fixtures.
  • Zambia notched one goal in three of their last six contests in all competitions.

Both Teams to Score – No (4/6)

  • 16 of Congo DR’s last 18 matches featured goals from just one team.
  • Congo DR failed to score in eight of those 16 fixtures themselves.

D.R. Congo vs Zambia prediction

Congo DR vs Zambia Team News

Congo DR

Several Congo DR squad members play in Europe's top leagues including Stuttgart's Silas Katompa Mvumpa, Brentford's Youane Wissa and Marseille's Chancel Mbmeba. Congo DR lost a warm-up fixture to Burkina Faso last time out.

Predicted Lineup for Congo DR: M'Pasi – Masuaku, Kiranga, Mbemba, Kalulu – Kakuta, Moutoussamy, Pickel, Wissa – Bongonda, Bakambu

Zambia

Zambia have a strong squad in two in Ivory Coast, though there are nig hopes in particular for rapid attackers Lameck Banda and Patson Daka Zambia drew 1-1 with Cameroon in a pre-tournament friendly last week.

Predicted Lineup for Zambia: Mulenga – Phiri, Sunzu, Mwape, Musonda – Kapumbu, Mafwenta, Chilufya, Banda, Daka, Sakala

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Congo DR

Congo DR
4-1-4-1
1
Lionel Nzau Mpasi
cd
24
Gedeon Kalulu
cd
2
Henock Inonga
cd
22
Chancel Mbemba
cd
26
Arthur Masuaku
cd
8
Samuel Moutoussamy
cd
20
Yoane Wissa
cd
14
Gael Kakuta
cd
18
Charles Pickel
cd
10
Theo Bongonda
cd
17
Cedric Bakambu
cd
Substitutes
23
Simon Banza
cd
19
Fiston Kalala Mayele
cd
7
Grady Diangana
cd
13
Mechak Elia
cd
15
Rocky Bushiri
cd
11
Silas Katompa Mvumpa
cd
21
Baggio Siadi Ngusia
cd
4
Brian Jephte Bayeye
cd
16
Dimitry Bertaud
cd
12
Kayembe
cd
6
Aaron Tshibola
cd
27
Omenuke Mfulu
cd

Zambia

Zambia
4-1-4-1
16
Tresford Lawrence Mulenga
zm
26
Thandi Mwape
zm
13
Stopilla Sunzu
zm
4
Frankie Musonda
zm
23
Rodrick Kabwe
zm
15
Kelvin Kapumbu
zm
8
Lubambo Musonda
zm
22
Kings Kangwa
zm
12
Emmanuel Banda
zm
10
Fashion Sakala
zm
20
Patson Daka
zm
Substitutes
24
Golden Mafwenta
zm
18
Francis Mwansa
zm
5
Miguel Chaiwa
zm
21
Dominic Chanda
zm
9
Lameck Banda
zm
17
Clatous Chama Chota
zm
7
Kelvin Kampamba
zm
11
Larry Bwalya
zm
6
Benson Sakala
zm
14
Edward Chilufya
zm
3
Benedict Chepeshi
zm
25
Kennedy Musonda
zm

Check out our football betting tips page to find more top picks and predictions.

Player to Watch – Patson Daka

Leicester City’s Patson Daka is one of the poster boys for Zambian football and the striker is the leading scorer in the nation’s current squad with 18 goals in 40 appearances. Daka has genuine pace and knows how to find the back of the net when chances fall his way. Daka has scored four times in six starts in the English Championship this term.


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