Big Game Focus: DR Congo v Uganda

DR Congo and Uganda are set to serve up a tight contest in their opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Bet on this match here.

DR Congo were held to a 1-1 draw against Kenya in their international friendly after going down 1-0 in the first half. Arthur Masuaku struck the equalizer three minutes from time to salvage what would have been their fourth draw in their last five outings.

Uganda were impressive in their final friendly fixture as they shocked Ivory Coast to win by a 1-0 score line. Farouk Miya's effort in the 35th minutes made the difference as they held on for the win. They will be hoping for yet another good outing here against a struggling DR Congo.

Betting preview

Congo have enjoyed a good period of stability in their last couple of matches after remaining unbeaten for five games thanks to a solid defense that has done a remarkable job in these games. That notwithstanding, they have only won one from those matches. You can back DR Congo Double Chance win at odds of 1.25.

Under 2.5 Goals has landed in the last five games of DR Congo and Uganda have had a lot of trouble breaking organized defenses. They have only scored two goals scored in their last five games in all competitions and therefore backing Under 2.5 Goals promises good returns at odds of 1.60.

Only one of Uganda's last ten games have seen both teams find the back of the net and in two of the last three of the DR Congo. The two sides have been known for their sound defensive stability and backing Both Teams to Score No promises value at odds of 1.80.

Team news

Marcel Tisserand and Christian Luyinduma are expected to line up in defence, whereas Cedric Bakambu and Yannick Bolasie should start in attack.

Uganda’s Khalid Aucho and Bevis Mugabi should start in defence as both men have had a fruitful partnership in the recent past. Miya is set to start in attack following his goal against the Ivory Coast.

Possible lineups

RD Congo: Matampi, Masuaku, Tisserand, Luyindama, Mpeko, Mulumbu, Mbemba, Mputu, Ebunge, Bolasie, Bakambu

Ouganda: Onyango, Wasswa, Aucho, Mugabi, Jjuko, Kaddu, Okwi, Walusimbi, Azira, Abdu, Miya