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THE MATCH PREDICTION Egypt - DR Congo 26.06 22:00

Asian handicap - Home (-1)
WIN 1.94

On Wednesday night two pairs of teams from the group A will play their matches of the second round. In one of them Egypt will face D.R.Congo at its Cairo International Stadium (Cairo). Will the hosts strengthen its tournament status?

Egypt

Egypt, the most decorated nation in the Africa Cup of Nations’ history with seven titles. In 2017 the Egyptians became the runners-up of the tournament. Nowadays the Pharaohs take part in the current Cup of Nations as the runners-up of the qualifying quartet J. They earned 13 points out of 18 possible. They competed against Tunisia, Niger and Eswatini and had a two-point gap from the Eagles of Carthage. They had a perfect home record with three wins and 100% of effectiveness. They gathered all types of results at away.

Actually the hosts are second in the quartet A with three points. They took a narrow victory 1:0 over Zimbabwe in their opener. Trezeguet (Egypt) finished his beautiful individual effort with a superb strike from inside the box. Edmore Sibanda was just a bystander as the ball flew into bottom right corner. The score was 1:0. In general, they made nine short on goal and only one of them was successful.

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D.R.Congo

D.R.Congo is the bronze medalist of the Africa Cup of Nations 2015. In 2017 the Leopards have been stopped at the quarterfinal level. They participate in the current tournament as the runners-up of the qualifying quartet G. There they competed against Congo, Liberia and mentioned above Zimbabwe. The guests earned nine points as result of two wins and three draws. Their goal ratio was 8:6.

They began the main tournament with a loss to Uganda. The leader of the group has scored in the beginning of both halves. The corner was whipped in and Patrick Kaddu was in the right place at the right time, planting his header perfectly into the left side of the goal. He made it 1:0. Then perfectly taken free kick! Farouk Miya sent the ball in, Emmanuel Okwi managed to jump highest near the penalty spot and planted a bullet header into the top right corner. It was 2:0.

Prediction

The Egypt national team is the favorite of this struggle. We expect the hosts will use their home advantage and win with bigger score than they did in their opener. Thus, we predict the Pharaohs’ win with an Asian handicap of (-1).

The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.

«Egypt»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 3 LOSSES: 1

0 : 2
1 : 0
3 : 2
1 : 0
1 : 1

«DR Congo»

DRAWS: 3 WINS: 1 LOSSES: 1

1 : 0
1 : 1
1 : 1
0 : 0
1 : 2

Last meetings:

03.02.2006

Egypt 4 : 1 DR Congo

01.06.2008

Egypt 2 : 1 DR Congo

07.09.2008

DR Congo 0 : 1 Egypt