Match Preview: Madagascar 2-2 D.R. Congo Prediction and Betting Tips | Africa Cup of Nations (Round of 16)

Madagascar – D.R. Congo betting tips for today, July 7, 2019

Kick-off: 17:00 Madagascar – D.R. Congo
Football: Africa Cup of Nations – Round of 16
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.51
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 2:2 WON!!!

Match Preview

Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals debutants Madagascar impressively won their group, finishing the group stage with a massive 2-0 win against the respected Nigeria. However, ‘Barea’ are still underdogs ahead of this clash, with an average possession rate of just 42.33% so far this tournament.
Additionally, Madagascar attempted fewer average shots (8.0) than their group stage opponents (13.33). However, they had at least as many shots on goal as all of their opponents in the previous round of this tournament, averaging 3.67 per-match vs their opponents’ 2.0 so far.
DR Congo come into this match as one of the best third-placed teams, after losing two group stage matches 2-0 before finishing the group with a 4-0 win against Zimbabwe – who currently rank just one place behind Madagascar.
The Leopards’ matches have been action-packed from the get-go, with all group stage matches featuring at least one first-half goal, and 62.5% of the goals coming before the break. So far this tournament, only one goal has been scored from the 70th minute onwards in any match involving DR Congo.
Players to watch: Andria has been the standout performer for Madagascar so far, with two goals and an assist to his name. All of these contributions have come within the first quarter-hour after the break.
Cedric Bakambu bagged a brace in DR Congo’s last group stage match, and did the same in the most recent H2H between these teams.
Stat attack: Four of Madagascar’s last eight matches (overall) have featured at least four goals.
Both teams have scored in just one of DR Congo’s last six matches.
DR Congo have been shown at least two yellow cards in all AFCON finals matches so far.

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