South Africa vs Congo DR Match Analysis & Prediction
12/09/2023 6:00 pm
Fresh off the back of wrapping up their AFCON qualifying campaign, Congo DR face South Africa in a friendly at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday.
Sebastien Desabre’s side head to Soweto on a run of five successive victories across all competitions and will be looking to maintain that form.
South Africa were left disappointed on Saturday as they were held to a goalless draw by Namibia when the two nations met at the Orlando Stadium.
Prior to that, the Bafana Bafana enjoyed an impressive campaign at the 2023 COSAFA Cup, where they finished third after claiming a penalty-shootout victory over Malawi in the third-place playoff on July 16.
With Saturday’s result, Hugo Broos’ side have now gone five straight friendly games without defeat, claiming two draws and three wins since a 5-0 defeat to France in March 2022.
South Africa have also guaranteed their spot in the 2023 AFCON after picking up seven points from four matches to sit top of Group K with a one-point lead over second-placed Morocco.
Meanwhile, Congo DR capped off what was an impressive AFCON qualifying campaign in style as they claimed a 2-0 victory over Sudan on Saturday.
The Leopards have now won each of their last five matches across all competitions, including victories in each of their four AFCON qualifying matches this year.
South Africa vs. Congo DR Head to head
In the four previous meetings between these two teams, South Africa have claimed two victories while Congo DR have won one, and they have drawn once.
25/02/1998Congo DR1South Africa2(E)CAF Africa Cup of Nations
27/01/2000South Africa1Congo DR0CAF Africa Cup of Nations
05/09/2004Congo DR1South Africa0CAF World Cup Qualifiers
08/10/2005South Africa2Congo DR2CAF World Cup Qualifiers
12/09/2023South AfricaN/ACongo DRN/AFriendlies
South Africa Team News
Burnley striker Lyle Foster, who has scored two of the Clarets’ three Premier League goals this season, should spearhead South Africa’s attack once again.
He should be joined in the final third by Kobamelo Kodisang and Orlando Pirates man Monnapule Saleng, while Sphephelo Sithole, Grant Margeman and Bathusi Aubaas should form the midfield trio once again.
South Africa's Last 5 Matches
08/07/2023South Africa2Botswana1COSAFA Cup
11/07/2023South Africa1Eswatini1COSAFA Cup
14/07/2023South Africa1Zambia1COSAFA Cup
16/07/2023Malawi0South Africa0(P)COSAFA Cup
Congo DR Team News
Fiston Mayele turned in a superb cameo against Sudan on Friday and could be rewarded with a spot in the Congo DR XI, potentially teaming up with Cedric Bakambu in attack.
Brentford man Yoane Wissa will also push for a place in the starting side, having come off the bench last week.
Congo DR's Last 5 Matches
24/03/2023Congo DR3Mauritania0AFCON Qualification
29/03/2023Mautitania0Congo DR3AFCON Qualification
18/06/2023Gabon0Congo DR2AFCON Qualification
09/09/2023Congo DR2Sudan0AFCON Qualification
South Africa vs. Congo DR: Odds and Predictions
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