Zambia vs Congo DR 01/18/2015 African Cup of Nations Preview,Odds and Prediction
Congo vs Zambia
Sunday 18th January 2015 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Zambia 8/5 Draw 2/1 Congo 2/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Eurosport; Bein Sports
Action from the African Cup of Nations as Zambia take on Congo DR in what should be a tight battle. Zambia won the ACON in 2012 and will have a weight of expectation on their shoulders as they come into this game with a Congo DR team that qualifed after beating the Ivory Coast 4-3 in a famous win. Congo DR have their own high expectations here with a couple of quality Premier League players in Crystal Palace's Bolasie and West Brom's Mulumbu.
While Zambia have eight players that won the ACON in 2012 still in their current squad and that squad won the ACON because of their terrific defence. Herve Renard will look to repeat that formula when Zambia take to the field on Sunday evening.
This should be an interesting game. On paper Congo DR look to me to have the better players but Zambia may just have the better team. I havent seen alot of either side though just the recent qualifiers they played and in those games I was impressed with what Congo DR did. Beating the Ivory Coast 4-3 in a scintillating game. Jeremy Bokila may be the key man up top for Congo DR and with Bolasie and Mulumbu in midfield I think the smart play here is to take Congo DR to get a win in their opening game.