Madagascar v Congo DR Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2019-07-07

International Football Tips

Africa Cup of Nations
Sunday 7th July 2019
Kickoff: 1700hrs
Pick: Congo DR AH0
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.60 (odds taken at 03:17 GMT, 07 July 2019)

The round of 16 in the knockout phase of the Africa Cup of Nations continues on Sunday and our next preview features the clash between Madagascar and Congo DR as the betting tips continue at the Alexandria Stadium.

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Madagascar Prediction – Can Madagascar claim third win on trot?

The surprise package that is Madagascar finished top of Group B as they pipped the favourites, Nigeria, by a single point.

A disappointing point against Guinea in a 1-1 draw in their opening match of the group wasn’t the best of starts for Madagascar.

However, they soon rectified things and their situation by recording impressive back-to-back wins against Burundi and Nigeria.

1-0 and 2-0 wins, the latter being the margin of victory against the highly fancied Nigerians, sets Madagascar up nicely for their clash with Congo DR in this round of 16 tie.

It should be noted though, that Madagascar have managed just 2 wins out of their last 8 matches in all competitions, so have they just struck lucky?

Lining up against Congo DR in the knockout rounds may just provide us with the answer to this question, as history has been firmly against Madagascar.

They’ve found themselves losing 3 of their last 4 meetings against Congo DR, most recently suffering a heavy 6-1 thrashing back in June 2016.


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Congo DR Prediction – Can Shenzhen record first away win of season?

Congo DR barely scraped through the group stages in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations as they grabbed one of the best third place finish spots in the tournament.

An unconvincing 3rd place finish in an albeit strong Group A that included the likes of host nation, Egypt, as well as Uganda was perhaps expected.

Following back-to-back defeats to Uganda and Egypt, both by 2-0 scorelines, got Congo DR’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to the worst possible start.

It was only until they met bottom nation, Zimbabwe, that Congo DR suddenly sprang to life where they registered an emphatic 4-0 win.

This victory, and the margin by which they won, helped Congo DR to secure one of the best 3rd place finishes from the group stages.

Unlike Madagascar though, these 2 defeats during the group stage have been Congo DR’s only slip-ups out of their last 8 matches in all competitions.

It needs to be noted however, that 6 of Congo DR’s last 11 matches overall have ended in draws, so using the handicap on Congo DR is the safer option.


Key-Facts – Madagascar v Congo DR

  • Madagascar finished top of Group B after being unbeaten in 3 matches
  • Congo DR have lost just 2 of their last 8 matches overall
  • Congo DR have won 3 of the last 4 meetings against Madagascar


Betting Tips Verdict

Madagascar have done well to reach the knockout stage but they now face a Congo DR outfit who have held the upper hand in previous encounters.