Cape Verde Islands vs Congo DR 01/22/2015 African Cup of Nations Preview, Odds and Prediction
Congo DR vs Cape Verde Islands
Thursday 22nd January 2015 19:00(GMT)
The Line: Cape Verde Islands 8/5 Draw 2/1 Congo DR 2/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: eurosport uk; Bein Sports
With Cape Verde Islands facing off against Congo DR today one of the minnows will have a chance to give themselves a real chance of progressing to the knockout stages with a win here. Both teams came into Group B as under dogs but after drawing with Zambia and Tunisia both sides now find themselves on the cusp of qualification if they can come away from this game with a win.
The Islanders looked good in their opening game against a strong and physical Tunisia. With Heldo, Kuca and Calu particularly impressive in the opening round game. Heldon equalised from the spot after the Islanders went down 1-0 in the seventieth minute. They showed great fighting spirit and manager Ruis Agues will have to have been impressed with the way they battled back into the game. Such was the quality of their performance against Tunisia that the Islanders are now slight favourites for this game.
Congo DR were a surprise package in alot of aspects in the opening game against Zambia. What wasnt a surprise was the quality of Bolasie and Mulumbu who many Premier League watchers will be well aware of as they play their football with Crystal Palace and West Brom respectively. Bolasie netted the equaliser against Zambia and was a threat all game through the center. If Congo DR are to progress it will most likely be on the back of Bolasie's goals.
This one is balanced on a knife edge. We have two very balanced teams here and it's tough to pick a winner. I like how both teams played in their openers though and I think that we will see both find the net here. We may have another 1-1 draw on our hands but I am going to take both teams to score.