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Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips | Africa Cup of Nations Semi-Finals: Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Betting Tips, Playing11 & Player Stats

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After losing their last group match 4-0 but still making it into the knockout stages, the Elephants dismissed their manager. Then, under interim coach Emerse Fae, they defeated Senegal in a nail-biting penalty shootout. This Wednesday at Alassane Ouattara Stadium, the scene is set for a fascinating match. In a crucial semi-final showdown in Abidjan, Ivory Coast will face DR Congo.

The 16th meeting between the Ivory Coast and the DR Congo will take place in Abidan on February 7, 2024. Ivory Coast has a six-to-four head-to-head advantage over the last 15 games. In their six Africa Cup of Nations meetings, Ivory Coast has won three of the matches while the DR Congo has won two. 

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Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Prediction

The host country, Ivory Coast, advanced to the AFCON 2023 semi-finals despite putting on a generally poor show. They are the bettors’ pick to go to the final, ahead of a Congo DR team who eliminated one of the favorites, Egypt. The odds of Ivory Coast winning this match are higher, however, unlike their home country, Congo DR has been exceptionally consistent and constant throughout AFCON 2023.

Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Dream11 Team

It has been almost impossible to remove the hosts from this competition, even in cases where it appeared very likely. Fate and favorable circumstances appear to conspire in their favor regularly, which adds to their tenacity and ongoing presence in the competition.

Ivory Coast:

Fofana, Aurier, Ndicka, Konan, S. Fofana, Diomande, Sangare, Kouame, Kessie, Haller, Boga

DR Congo

Mpasi, Kalulu, Batubinsika, Masuaku, Pickel, Mbemba, Silas, Kakuta, Moutoussamy, Kalala, Wissa

Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Fantasy Tips

In defense, Willy Boly is most likely to replace Kossounou, while Sebastien Haller might finally be ready to start after recovering from an ankle ailment. The game between the DR Congo and Ivory Coast is set to begin at 8 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan will host the game.

Even though they were down a man, the 28-year-old midfielder gave an excellent technical and generous performance to help them defeat Mali. As of now, he has one goal and one assist to his credit for his country, making him the squad’s most dependable and important member.

ALSO READ: AFCON Winners List By Year Since 1957

Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Betting Tips

Few would have predicted that Ivory Coast would advance to the competition’s final four after losing two of their group matches. Their tale differs though, as they advanced past the group stage as among the best losers and went on to eliminate Senegal, the current champions.

  • Ivory Coast to win: 23/20
  • Both teams to score: 13/10
  • Over 2.5 goals: 9/5 

Ivory Coast vs DR Congo Playing11 & Player Stats

The second semifinal match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will take place on Wednesday at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium between Ivory Coast and Congo DR. The Elephants were in danger of going out after suffering a crushing defeat to the Equatoguineans in their last group-stage match. So, below is Playing11 and stats:

Ivory Coast

Fofana; Singo, Ndicka, Boly, Kessie; Pepe, Fofana, Adingra; Haller, Konan; Seri,

Congo DR

M’Pasi; Kalulu, Mbemba, Inonga, Masuaku; Elia, Bongonda, Wissa; Bakambu, Pickel, Moutoussamy;

  • 2023 AFCON Group Stage match- Ivory Coast 0-0 DR Congo
  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers- DR Congo 2-1 Ivory Coast
  • 2020 Friendly- DR Congo 0-2 Ivory Coast
  • 2019 AFCON Group Stage- Ivory Coast 3-1 DR Congo
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