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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Senegal vs DR Congo Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast | 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Published at :June 5, 2024 at 4:17 PM
Modified at :June 5, 2024 at 4:17 PM
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Novojyoti Bhattacharjee


The Lions of Teranga will have to do without their talisman Sadio Mane.

Senegal are currently leading the charts in the Group B of the 2026 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers. The Lions of Teranga have secured four points in the opening two matches by opening their account with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over South Sudan followed by a goalless draw against Togo.

They now face DR Congo before facing Mauritania in these crucial qualifying matches. Aliou Cissé’s men are unbeaten in the last nine matches and will be confident to win this game.

DR Congo currently occupies the third spot in the table after collecting three points in the opening two matches. The Leopards opened their account in the qualifying campaign with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Mauritania followed by a 1-0 loss against Sudan.

They will now face the Lions of Teranga and later Togo in these qualifying matches to maintain their position in the table. They enjoyed great success in the recently concluded 2023 AFCON tournament, where they made it to the semi-finals.

Kick-Off:

Friday, 7 June at 12:30 AM IST

Location: Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade

Form: 

Senegal (in all competitions): W-W-D-W-W

DR Congo (in all competitions): D-L-W-D-D

Player to Watch

Nicolas Jackson (Senegal) 

Nicolas Jackson endured a mixed campaign in his debut season for Chelsea scoring 14 goals for the team in 35 appearances while also providing five assists for the team. He now has the chance to become the main man in the team with Sadio Mane withdrawn from the squad due to a knee injury. Jackson is yet to open his scoring account for the Senegal

Yoane Wissa (DR Congo) 

Yoane Wissa had an incredible season with Brentford as he scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for the team while also laying on three assists for his teammates. Wissa made his debut for the national team in 2020 and since then has made 19 appearances scoring five goals. He is a fast, agile forward who likes to take on defenders by using his pace and trickery.

Match Facts

  • Senegal are unbeaten in nine matches
  • DR Congo have failed to score in the last two matches
  • Senegal defeated DR Congo by 3-0 when these two sides last faced each other

Senegal vs DR Congo: Betting tips and Odds

  • Tip 1: Senegal to win this match – 8/15 with Bet365
  • Tip 2: Total goals over 3.5 – 7/2 with SkyBet
  • Tip 3: Senegal to score the first goal – 4/9 with William HILL

Injury and Teams News

Senegal will be without their star man Sadio Mane for this match after he was ruled out due to a knee injury. 

DR Congo will likely give Axel Tuanzebe his debut in this game. They will also miss Cédric Bakambu and Silas Mvumpa after both were left out of the squad. 

Head-to-Head

Total Matches: 1

Senegal: 1

DR Congo: 0

Draw: 0

Predicted Lineups

Senegal Predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Mendy (GK); Sangante, Koulibaly, Niakhate, Diallo; Camara, Gueye, Sarr; Ndiaye, Jackson, Sarr

DR Congo Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Bertaud (GK); Kalulu, Mnemba, Tuanzebe, Masuaku; Pickel, Moutoussamy; Elia, Kakuta, Bongonda; Wissa

Match Prediction for Senegal vs DR Congo

Senegal are huge favourites for the win in this match as they are unbeaten in the last nine games. DR Congo have not enjoyed great success of late and will face another tough result in this match. 

Prediction: Senegal 3-1 DR Congo

Telecast for Senegal vs DR Congo

India: FanCode

UK: ESPN

US: FOX Sports App

Nigeria: FIFA+

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