Tanzania vs DR Congo Prediction: Wissa to fire for Leopards again?

 | January 23 | 

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Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium korhogo

It's all to play for in Group F of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as the group stage draws to an end on Wednesday night (KO, 20:00). Tanzania were rank outsiders to qualify for the knockouts at the start of the tournament, and their chances haven't been helped by picking up just a single point from their first two games.

The Taifa Stars must beat DR Congo at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo in order to progress to the Round of 16, but their opponents are undefeated so far in the competition after drawing 1-1 against both Zambia and Morocco.

The Leopards are currently second in the group and will go through as runners-up if they at least match Zambia's score on Wednesday, while a win, coupled with defeat for Morocco, could see them emerge as winners of Group F.

Tanzania vs DR Congo Betting Tips:

  • Yoane Wissa to score anytime @ 15/8
  • Highest scoring half - second half @ 11/10

Team News

Novatus Miroshi is available for selection again after serving a one-game ban for his dismissal in Tanzania's opening game.

DR Congo could make changes of their own with Stuttgart forward Silas pushing for a start after scoring within 12 minutes of his introduction against Morocco last time out.

Cedric Bakambu will be looking for retribution after missing a penalty in that game.

Match Odds

Tanzania are 9/2 to record their first-ever victory at the AFCON, at the ninth attempt. A win for DR Congo, meanwhile, is priced at 8/15, and the draw can be found at 13/5.

Both teams to find the net on Wednesday is 11/10 and it's the same price (11/10) for there to be over 2.5 goals in the game.

Yoane Wissa to score anytime @ 15/8

The Brentford forward scored his nation's first goal of the tournament in their Group F opener with Zambia, and was only substituted in the 93rd-minute.

Wissa didn't manage to find the net against Morocco but he was the only attacker not taken off, highlighting his importance to the team.

With Tanzania having shipped four goals already in Ivory Coast, 15/8 looks a decent price for Wissa to get his second of the group stage.

Yoane Wissa to score anytime in Tanzania vs DR Congo at 15-8

Highest scoring half - second half @ 11/10

20 goals were scored across the first six games in the final round of group fixtures, but only five of them came before half-time.

In fact, Nigeria's 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau was the only match where the second half wasn't the highest scoring half.

Perhaps that's to be expected, with teams naturally cautious at the start and looking to feel their way into the game. Some even start the contest knowing that a draw would be enough to satisfy their aims.

As it stands, DR Congo would advance from Group F as runners-up, something they would have taken at the start of the tournament. The Leopards will expect Morocco to achieve a positive result against Zambia, so they don't need to go at their opponents from the off.

Tanzania, meanwhile, will be aware that they are, on paper, an inferior team, so are unlikely to throw everything forward at the start.

Highest scoring half - second half in Tanzania vs DR Congo at 11-10

Check out the rest of our AFCON Betting Tips here.

 

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