Madagascar vs DR Congo Match Info
Match date: 7thJuly 2019
Kick-Off: 5.00 pm
Stadium: Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria
Madagascar vs DR Congo Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
5 Jun 2016 Madagascar 1 – 6 Congo DR
14 Jun 2015 Congo DR 2 – 1 Madagascar
29 Jul 2007 Madagascar 0 – 0 Congo DR
Matches played: 5
Madagascar wins: 1
Congo DR wins: 3
Madagascar vs DR Congo Stats
- Madagascar have been one of the best surprises in Egypt with two wins and a draw in Group B
- DR Congo made it through to the knockout stages with a thrashing 0-4 win over Zimbabwe on the final day of the group stage
- Leopards bagged wins in both of the sides’ last two head-to-head clashes
Madagascar vs DR Congo Match Preview
Madagascar have enjoyed a fairy tale in Egypt and we’ve seen them crown the group stage performances with a 2-0 win over Nigeria, topping Group B with seven points to their name and now heading into the knockout stages to meet Group A’s 3rd placed DR Congo.
Barea set the tone in an exciting 2-2 draw against Guinea and build on the success with six points in clashes against Burundi (1-0) and Nigeria (2-0) last week, where Gernot Rohr made no apologies saying his men lost to a better team on the day enjoying their fighting spirit.
DR Congo will be no easy side to deal with, though, and Madagascar will have to be on the top of their form. Florent Ibenge’s men pulled through to the knockout stages only with a convincing win on the final day of Group stage, where they beat Zimbabwe (0-4) as attacking line led by Bolingi, Bakambu, and Assombalonga finally woke up.
Leopards have seen two troubled occasions beforehand and losses to Uganda (0-2) and Egypt (0-2), which makes their inconsistency in the final third a worry for Ibenge. They’ve netted just two goals in five games ahead of their win over Zimbabwe and putting such woes behind them will be crucial.
However, we feel Madagascar will prove much more of a challenge and with great team spirits, backing them to win and make their way to the Quarter-finals over midlands rivals at 13/5 with Netbet feels more than just a lively longshot at this point.
We should be in for goals, though, and Madagascar will have to outgun the rivals to do so we feel. With that in mind, we’re now also sticking our necks out for a high-scoring contest with Over 2.5 Goals FT, which comes at an enticing 17/10 with Surebet247 .
Madagascar vs DR Congo Betting Tips
Madagascar to win @ 13/5 with Netbet
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 17/10 with Surebet247
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