Egypt vs Congo, Wednesday’s match for the Africa Cup of Nations Group stage, Group A, at the Cairo International Stadium, Egypt.
Egypt’s hosts continue to push for glory this week as they prepare for the second game of the group stage. The favorites for glory go into this clash in hopes of building a win over Zimbabwe in the first. There is a lot of pressure on Egypt to win in front of their fans, as they have a lot to live for. Egypt can claim three points in this match and reserve their place in the last 16 of the competition right away.
Egypt is certainly a team to fear in this competition, with seven titles in their name. They were brilliant during their golden period between 2006 and 2010, winning all three African Cup of Nations tournaments in that period. They hosted in 2006, which ushered in a period of domination in African football.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has to fight hard to undermine Egypt’s hopes. They kicked off their campaign with a disappointing 2-0 defeat with Uganda, a defeat that marked them as a team that can now fight to overcome the group. Although they have some talented players, recent DR Congo results suggest that they are a team that is in disarray. A defeat here will virtually exclude them from the tournament.
The hosts are where they left off in 2017 with their last win. They won three wins by 1-0 in 2017 to put them in the final, so they proved to be win masters on an ascent. A quick glance at their recent home record shows the advantage they have in hosting the tournament as they have won their last six home games
Egypt is in this game, having won four of their last five meetings with the Democratic Republic of Congo, so I hope they win a victory. With some stars on the team, and if they play to the level they have, I believe that victory can be easily achieved, and with a higher margin.
Betting: Egypt -1AH