Egypt – Congo DR, African Nations Cup Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR EGYPT - DR CONGO
Egypt played as expected against Zimbabwe in the first game and did not allow themselves to be surprised, as the 1-0 win was the smallest one with which they could leave. A strong start for the African Cup record winners and hosts of the tournament. Definitely Egypt are the favorites for the title, and they also have one of the best players in the world, Salah. They have traditionally had a fairly solid defense by allowing only 2 goals in the last 9 African Cup matches.
DR Congo played a strong campaign two years ago and was one of the pleasant surprises as the team will try to repeat the achievements and prove that it is making progress, but in the first game it failed to take advantage of its chances while at the same time had problems in defense and lost from Uganda with 0-2. DR Congo will have to look for the victory, although they are an outsider, otherwise they will not have much hopes to go ahead.
We expect the Egyptians not to win a convincing victory. DR Congo is not so weak and can make surprises. They rarely lose by more than 1 goal difference, and they should be the team that fights for the win. Even if Egypt wins, we do not think there will be more than one goal difference. They have no handicap win in 8 consecutive matches in the tournament and Congo has only 1 handicap loss in the last 9 games, so our tip for the match is DR Congo +1.5 AH at 1.57.
EGYPT TEAM NEWS
Amer Mohamed (0/0 g), Ali Gabr (27/1 d), Ahmed Fathy (131/3 d), Mohamed Abdel Shafy (55/1 d), Amr El Solia (20/0 m), Ramadan Sobhi (28/1 m), Mohamed Mahmoud (2/0 m), Taher Mohamed (1/0 m) are out. Hegazi (52/2 d) is doubtful.
CONGO TEAM NEWS
Dieumerci Mbokani (41/18 f) and Ndombe Mubele (45/9 f) are out