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Congo vs Senegal Predictions & Tips - Evenly contested match tipped to end level

  • Congo vs Senegal Predictions for Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
  • Match is being played at 16:00 GMT at Stade Alphonse Massamba-Débat
  • Senegal have already qualified, Congo need 3 points to secure their place
  • Congo are unbeaten at home in 8 AFCON qualifiers
  • A draw is tipped in Brazzaville
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for Congo vs Senegal
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Draw tipped as Congo take a step closer to qualification (Getty Images)

Congo vs Senegal Predictions

Congo need just three points from their final two matches to secure qualification whilst Senegal have already secured their Africa Cup of Nations spot. 

Whilst Aliou Cisse has called up a strong squad, Senegal have nothing to play for. I am tipping Congo to have enough to take a point.

  • Congo are unbeaten in their last 8 home matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Congo have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 12 home matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Senegal have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 away matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Senegal are unbeaten in their last 9 away matches (8 wins, 1 draw)(Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).

Head to Head

These sides have met on four occasions with Senegal holding a 3-0 lead with one draw.

The two teams last met in November 2019 as Senegal beat Congo 2-0 at home.

Congo Form

Congo started their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a 2-0 away defeat to Senegal before beating Guinea-Bissau 3-0 at home. Congo then drew 0-0 in Rwanda and lost 1-0 at home to Gambia in friendlies.

A 2-0 home win against Eswatini followed before a 0-0 draw away at the same opponents in their next two AFCON qualifiers.

Congo most recently played in the CHAN tournament where only locally-based players can feature. They lost in the quarter-finals away to Mali on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Congo Squad & Team News

Having had success in their talks with FIFA and the France Football Federation, Congo have seen five players arrive to join the squad from French clubs.

They are defender Fernand Mayembo, midfielders Durel Avounou and Nolan Mbemba and forwards Prince Viny Ibarra and Mevic Moussiti-Oko. 

Defender Morgan Poaty and winger Dylan Saint-Louis have not managed to secure their release from their clubs and will miss out.

Senegal Form

Senegal have already qualified with two matches to spare having won all four of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers thus far. They began with a 2-0 home win against Congo before winning 4-1 in Eswatini.

They then lost 2-1 away to Morocco in a friendly before beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 at home. In their last match, they secured qualification thanks to a late Sadio Mane goal to win 1-0 in Guinea-Bissau.

Senegal Squad & Team News

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy of Chelsea misses out due to dental surgery. The big news is a first callup for Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy after being born in France and playing for the French youth sides. He could make his debut from the start.

Bristol Rovers’ Striker Famara Diedhiou has joined the squad as Congo is not a red-listed country. He scored a hattrick in the qualifier against Eswatini.

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Senegal have nothing to play for having already qualified. On the other hand, Congo require three points from their final two matches so won't lack motivation. I'm backing Congo to get a point.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @3.50 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @6.50 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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