Africa Cup of Nations – DR Congo v Morocco Preview (16/1/17)

Match preview

I have previewed both of these teams in-depth in my pre tournament posts, for more click here. We’ve yet to see a 0-0 in this tournament, but this could be the first goalless draw. Both sides are well set up to defend stoutly, and perhaps lack the attacking firepower to deliver many crushing blows. Morocco have been rocked by injuries to key playmakers like Amrabat, Boufal & Belhanda. It leaves Youssef Al Arabi a bit of an isolated figure upfront and he could lack a supply line. DR Congo are an interesting team, definitely a dark horse in this competition. I have a feeling they won't lose this game and I was close to backing them +0.25. However, there’s a high chance of a draw and it’s the sort of match where fine margins are absolutely crucial. I don't expect much of a classic so I’m happy to leave this one alone and wait for better opportunities later in the week.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None