Morocco vs DR Congo AFCON prediction, lineups and where to watch live

All eyes will be on the Laurent Pokou Stadium as Morocco and DR Congo go head-to-head at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024). Which of these teams will reign supreme at the end of this game?

Morocco vs DR Congo overview

This Group F match will be played on Sunday January 21. Kick-off time is 3 pm WAT.

Morocco

It was business as usual for Morocco, as they beat Tanzania by three unreplied goals in their AFCON opener. Walid Regragui's men will be eyeing a place in the knockout stages as they square off against DR Congo.

DR Congo

On the other hand, DR Congo played out a 1-1 draw with Zambia in their opening game. With two games left to play, they'll need a positive result from this match in order to keep their title hopes alive.

Morocco vs DR Congo head to head

These teams first met in a friendly match in January 2006. They've clashed a total of five times, and DR Congo won just one of those encounters.

Two of five previous meetings between these outfits ended in stalemates, while Morocco have two victories.

The most recent clash between these sides took place in March 2022.

Morocco vs DR Congo
Tarik Tissoudali of Morocco shoots and scores goal past DR Congo goalkeeper Joel Kiassumbua during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Morocco and DR Congo at Stade Mohamed in Casablanca, Morocco on 29 March 2022 ©Imad Attalal/Sports Inc – Photo by Icon sport

Morocco vs DR Congo potential lineups

Walid Regragui is expected to use a 4-1-4-1 formation, with Sevilla's Youssef En-Nesyri leading the attack. The 26-year-old scored three times in his last two appearances for the Atlas Lions.

Likewise, DR Congo will likely line up in the same formation, with former Villarreal player Cedric Bakambu being the lone forward. The 32-year-old provided an assist in Congo's opening match.

With that in mind, these are our probable Morocco vs DR Congo lineups:

Morocco

Goalkeeper: Bono.
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Nayef Aguerd, Romain Saïss, Mohamed Chibi.
Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Hakim Ziyech, Azzedine Ounahi, Selim Amallah, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli.
Forwards: Youssef En-Nesyri.

DR Congo

Goalkeeper: Lionel M’Pasi.
Defenders: Arthur Masuaku, Henoc Baka, Chancel Mbemba, Gedeon Kalulu.
Midfielders: Samuel Moutoussamy, Yoane Wissa, Charles Pickel, Gaël Kakuta, Théo Bongonda.
Forwards: Cedric Bakambu.

Morocco vs DR Congo tactical analysis

With their victory over Tanzania, Morocco extended their winning streak to four games. They've been anything but gun-shy, scoring 11 times in that four-game stretch.

Regragui's side also kept three clean sheets in their last four matches, conceding just once.

In contrast, DR Congo have struggled to find their best form of late, winning just once in their last six games. They saw their defence breached in their last three matches, whilst scoring twice.

Morocco vs DR Congo
Tarik Tissoudali of Morocco shoots and scores goal past DR Congo goalkeeper Joel Kiassumbua during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Morocco and DR Congo at Stade Mohamed in Casablanca, Morocco on 29 March 2022 ©Imad Attalal/Sports Inc – Photo by Icon sport

Morocco vs DR Congo prediction

Here's what we know: Morocco lost just once in five encounters between these teams. They have won four in a row, with no losses in their last six games.

DR Congo will likely find it difficult to beat the Atlas Lions. They have struggled to win matches, and also find it difficult to score goals.

Taking everything into consideration, our Morocco vs Tanzania prediction is a win for the Atlas Lions.

Where to watch Morocco vs DR Congo live

Arryadia and beIN Sports will broadcast this match for fans who reside in Morocco.

Meanwhile fans from DR Congo can catch all the action live on RTNC, Supersport and AfroSport TV.

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