Senegal vs DR Congo prediction and betting tips - June 6, 2024
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Senegal vs DR Congo prediction and betting tips - June 6, 2024

Tournament: friendly match
Location: Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade
Match date: 06.06.2024

In the third round of World Cup qualifiers in Africa on June 6, 2024, a match between the national teams of Senegal and DR Congo will take place. Both teams have already dropped points in the qualifiers and will aim to avoid repeating that in this head-to-head encounter.

Senegal vs DR Congo: Key Statistics and Trends

  • Senegal has won 6 out of their 7 matches this year.
  • DR Congo has won only twice in their last 14 matches.
  • Senegal has won 4 consecutive home matches.
  • DR Congo has lost 3 away matches in a row.
  • Senegal has scored at least once in their last 7 matches.
  • Senegal wins the first half in 50% of their matches, while DR Congo does so in 18%.

Senegal - the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Lions of Teranga" won the previous African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and aimed to defend their long-awaited title in Ivory Coast. They had a perfect group stage but stumbled against a struggling Ivorian team. After Franck Kessié equalized with a penalty in the 86th minute, the Ivorians won the subsequent penalty shootout.

Now, Senegal needs to focus on the World Cup qualifiers. Last autumn, they secured 4 points: a home thrashing of South Sudan and a goalless draw in Togo. Their form appears solid, with victories over Gabon and Benin in March under coach Aliou Cissé.

DR Congo - the shape of the team and its analysis:

The "Leopards" have drawn most of their recent matches. This was also the case in the AFCON, where they drew their first four games, including a Round of 16 tie with Egypt, which they won on penalties. They then defeated Guinea before narrowly losing 0-1 to Ivory Coast in the semifinals.

Their start in the World Cup qualifiers has been modest. They won 2-0 against Mauritania but failed to respond to Sudan's goal. In early 2024, they had a goalless draw with Angola and lost 1-2 to Burkina Faso.

Senegal: Team News

Salernitana's striker Boulaye Dia is injured.

DR Congo: Team News

Seven players, including first-choice goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi and prolific striker Cedric Bakambu, have been dropped from the squad compared to their AFCON lineup.

Senegal vs DR Congo: Possible Starting Lineups

Senegal (probable lineup): Dieng - Jakobs, Niakhaté, Koulibaly, F. Mendy - Mendy, Diarra, Gueye - Dia, Mané, Diallo

DR Congo (probable lineup): Berto - Masuaku, Inonga Baka, Mbemba, Kalulu - Moutoussamy, Pickel, Bongonda, Kakuta - Elia, Wissa

Head-to-Head Matches: Senegal vs DR Congo

The Congolese have won only 1 out of their 7 encounters. Senegal has 5 victories, including all of the last four matches.

Free Prediction for the Match Senegal vs DR Congo

The "Lions of Teranga" cannot afford another slip-up. They should be able to secure a win against this opponent on their home turf (odds – 1.66).