Date: January 26th, 2015
Venue: Estadio de Bata
City: Bata, Equatorial Guinea
Time: 20:00 (CAT)
Form Guide: (Afcon Results): DR Congo DD
January 18th: Zambia 1 – 1 DR Congo
January 22nd: Cape Verde 0 – 0 DR Congo
Form Guide: (Afcon Results): Tunisia DW
January 18th: Tunisia 1 – 1 Cape Verde
January 22nd: Zambia 1 – 2 Tunisia
The Grand Stand Prediction:
Both sides will come into the game with the knowledge that they hold their Afcon 2015 futures in their own hands, that fact could add a cagey nature to a fixture that was already bound to be a closely contested affair. There is no doubting how both sides would love to progress into the quarter-final stages of the tournament, even after they have failed to showcase the type of form deserving of a place in the knockout stages.
The DR Congo have been over reliant on their talisman Yannick Bolasie to make things happen for them, yet this game will require the entire side to step up and play at the highest level possible; their gaffer would be well advised to move the talisman further infield and afford him the platform to get on the ball more often and dictate proceedings for The Leopards.
Tunisia are currently the only side in the group to register a win thus far, The Eagles of Carthage will be looking to develop a more attacking streak to their play as they seek to ensure their progress into the quarters and pick up form going into the knockout stages. Their defensive acumen means that they will be a tough nut to crack for their opposition and adding a more offensive threat to their side’s play could be just what the doctor ordered for a side that has played well as a unit and shown the heart to dig deep when the chips are down.
Scoreline Predictions: #GSVPredictor
Uncle Bob’s Prediction: Dr Congo 2 – 1 Tunisia
SportsMano’s Prediction: DR Congo 2 – 0 Tunisia
Mary’s Prediction: DR Congo 1 – 2 Tunisia