Madagascar vs Congo DR Predictions

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  • Alexandria Stadium
Congo DR
  • Eurosport 2

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Tip Reasoning

Madagascar are enjoying an almost perfect first run at the Africa Cup of Nations. The debutants were able to win 2-0 against Nigeria in their final game, which took them through to the last 16 as group winners. Now they have the chance to see off DR Congo for a quarter-final berth, which would be an amazing return for the nation. However, DR Congo have ambitions of their own, following their third-place finish at the 2015 tournament. Can they repeat that run?

Madagascar are outsiders for this one, despite coming into the game unbeaten so far. They’ve managed to exceed expectations at the tournament with this run, capping off a great period for the nation. They were the first side to qualify for the tournament, while they reached Egypt with an attacking style which thrilled and delighted fans. They’ve been a different prospect of late, winning back to back games with a clean sheet. They’ve shown clear progress in their defence, but will that lead them to the last eight?

DR Congo were quarter-finalists in 2017, which came just after their run to the semis in Guinea. However, their recent success is also an issue for them as a nation. They’ve got a lot of players who are the wrong side of 30, including many of the key men who led them to their famous runs in this competition. Will they get another AFCON run to celebrate, or is this the end of the line for this generation?

After years of being nearly men on the verge of something incredible, DR Congo could go down to a side who are on the rise. After all, the Leopards only made it through the group thanks to a last-day victory over Zimbabwe. That got DR Congo over the line, but it came after back to back defeats against Uganda and Egypt – the teams who would go on to finish in the top two. Will they be able to up their game to face the side who topped Group B?

Madagascar kicked things off with a surprise result, they were able to claim a 2-2 draw against Guinea. They built from there with wins over Burundi and Nigeria, taking them through on seven points. With a great defensive record and the same foundation that saw them qualify for the tournament in just four games, Madagascar have a platform for success here. We think they’ve been overpriced for this one, so there’s great value to be found on the Draw No Bet market.

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