Madagascar v DR Congo Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th July 2019

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Madagascar v DR Congo Betting Tips – Africa Cup of Nations, 7th July 5.00pm

An interesting fixture here in the round of sixteen. In what is their first ever appearance in the Africa Cup Of Nations, Madagascar has made waves by having won their group. That was totally against the odds, so will they be able to keep their journey going? The DR Congo were one of the best third-place finishers to get through. Read our predictions for Madagascar v DR Congo.

Madagascar v DR Congo Betting Odds*

DR Congo 11/10
Draw 2/1
Madagascar 14/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 4th, 2019 at 5:13 p.m.)

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Madagascar News and Form

Madagascar have not been daunted by their debut in the Africa Cup of Nations. They picked up seven points from their three group stage games. They started on a positive note with a 2-2 draw against Guinea and then backed it up with a 1-0 win over Burundi. So that left them in a straight out battle for top spot with Nigeria in their final group stage game. Madagascar came up trumps with a very solid 2-0 success. Can they take this wonderful ride a step further?

Cedric Bakambu Last Goalscorer



There was little form prior to the tournament from Madagascar to suggest that they were going to be in this position. They were on a winless D2 L4 run of form before the big kick off. So when it has mattered most they have done the business. They got through to their first ever AFCON finals with a second place finish in their qualification group. They were ranked 108th in the world at the start of the competition. Carolus Andriamatsinoro is top scorer for them with a couple of goals to his name.

Madagascar v DR Congo Head to Head

There have been two previous meetings between these two nations
DR Congo are W1 D1 in the head to head against Madagascar
Their most recent meeting was in 2016 which DR Congo won 6-1


Key-Facts – Madagascar v DR Congo

  • Madagascar are in their debut AFCON campaign
  • DR Congo have won 2 of their last 10 games
  • Madagascar are ranked 108th in the world, DR Congo 49th


DR Congo News and Form

It was not quite as easy for DR Congo in their group stage campaign. They had to recover from back to back 2-0 defeats against Uganda and Egypt. So that was a rough start for them. But they produced a big 4-0 win over Zimbabwe in their final groups stage game, which was enough to get them through to the round of sixteen as one of the best third-placed finishers. The success over Zimbabwe snapped a four-match winless streak of form that they had been on.

The DR Congo have managed to win just two of their last ten fixtures now (D5 L3) so it’s not been terrific form for them. They have only hit the back to the net in two of their last five fixtures as well. They have had a couple of stronger finishes in the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, a third place finish followed by a quarter-final exit last time out. It was not overly convincing stuff from them in the group stage, but there are tougher round of sixteen draws which they could have received.

Madagascar v DR Congo Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 2/1
Under 2.5 goals at 1/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 4th, 2019 at 5:13 p.m.)

Madagascar v DR Congo Predictions

Madagascar to win: It may be worth a little flutter on Madagascar To Qualify at least. Given the confidence in them, they really should have nothing to fear from the DR Congo who haven’t look a major threat. Madagascar To Qualify.