Congo DR v Uganda Betting Tips & Predictions
In 2017, Uganda qualified for their first African Cup of Nations since 1978, a year in which they had actually finished runner-up in the competition.
However, it was tough going for the latest crop in Gabon and the Cranes had just one point to show from their three encounters, with Sebastien Desabre hoping to improve on that showing when the squad travel to Egypt.
Uganda won their qualifying group by landing four wins and a draw from six matches although it should be noted that Lesotho and Cape Verde were particularly easy opponents, while Tanzania are also a modest outfit.
The Ugandans boast Emmanuel Owiki in attack who has scored 21 goals in 68 appearances for his national team, while Farouk Miya is a promising 21-year-old who is currently on the books at Croatian club Gorica.
There is also plenty of experience within the defence although Congo DR will certainly feel as though this is a game to be won. The Leopards finished second behind Zimbabwe in qualifying although they clearly boast a stronger squad than their opponents.
Yannick Bolasie has experience of playing at the top level in England and is sure to be a dangerous operator, while Antwerp’s Jonathan Bolingi and Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga can supplement the attack with goals.
There is some genuine talent in the midfield department, with Porto’s Chancel Mbemba likely to be flanked by Tresor Mputu and Youssouf Mulumbu, with Congo likely to feel confident that they can finish second behind Egypt in this group.
Ultimately, this might end up proving to be the decisive game in the battle for second spot and we’re happy to get with the Congolese players at the prices. They should prove to have the quality to get over the line.
Congo to win @ 1.66 (4/6) with bet365