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

Tanzania and DR Congo will battle it out for a place in the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024). Which of these teams will be left standing at the end of this match?

Tanzania vs DR Congo overview

This Group F clash will take place at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo. Kick-off time is 9 pm WAT.

Tanzania

After their humiliating 3-0 loss to Morocco, Tanzania earned their first point of this tournament with a 1-1 draw against Zambia.

However, Hemed Suleiman's men will need all three points from this match if they intend to play in the Round of 16.

DR Congo

On the other hand, DR Congo are coming off back-to-back 1-1 draws against Morocco and Zambia.

Unlike their opponents, a draw would be enough for Sebastien Desabre's troops to advance to the next round. It'll be interesting to see how they fare against this Tanzania side.

Tanzania vs DR Congo head to head

These teams met for the first time in 1997, in the qualifying rounds of AFCON 98. All in all, they've clashed a total of eight times.

Both teams have three wins apiece in those encounters, with two draws between them. The most recent meeting between these sides was in November 2021, at the qualifying rounds of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Tanzania vs DR Congo
Mukoko Amale of DR Congo challenges Mbwana Samatta of Tanzania during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Tanzania and DR Congo on the 11 November 2021 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium Photo by Icon sport

Tanzania vs DR Congo potential lineups

After serving a one-match suspension, Novatus Dismas will be available for selection. The Tanzanians are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with PAOK's Mbwana Ally Samatta leading the attack.

On the other hand, Sebastien Desabre will likely adopt a 4-3-3 formation for this match, with Rodez's Lionel M'pasi starting between the sticks.

That said, these are our probable Tanzania vs DR Congo lineups:

Tanzania

Goalkeeper: Aishi Manula.
Defenders: Mohamed Husseini, Hamad Bacca, Bakari Nondo, Haji Mnoga.
Midfielders: Mzamiru Yasin, Mao Mkami, Denis Kibu, Feisal Salum, Simon Msuva.
Forwards: Mbwana Ally Samatta.

DR Congo

Goalkeeper: Lionel M'Pasi.
Defenders: Arthur Masuaku, Dylan Batubinsika, Chancel Mbemba, Gedeon Kalulu.
Midfielders: Samuel Moutoussamy, Aaron Tshibola, Yoane Wissa.
Forwards: Cedric Bakambu, Gaël Kakuta, Theo Bongonda.

Tanzania vs DR Congo
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Tanzania vs DR Congo tactical analysis

Things have not gone swimmingly for Tanzania lately. They are currently on a four-match winless run, with a draw and three losses.

Suleiman's side have not been very efficient in front of goal, as they failed to score in three of their last four matches.

Likewise, DR Congo have no wins in their last four matches. They've drawn two of those games, with two losses.

Although DRC aren't exactly a high-scoring side, they averaged a goal per game in their last five matches.

Tanzania vs DR Congo prediction

Both teams have not scored many goals in their recent matches, so we should expect a low-scoring affair.

For one, five of the last six skirmishes between these outfits produced less than three goals.

In the same vein, eight of Tanzania's last nine matches went below the 2.5 goal threshold, 10 of DR Congo's last 11 games too.

On that note, our Tanzania vs DR Congo prediction is under 2.5 total goals.

Where to watch Tanzania vs DR Congo live

RTNC, StarTimes and AfroSport TV are amongst the viewing options for fans who reside in DR Congo.

Meanwhile Tanzanians can tune into Azam Sports 3 HD for live coverage of this game.

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