Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Confederation Cup

Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United lineups, 3 predictions – CAF Confederation Cup
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Stade Des Martyrs in Kinshasa will host Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United CAF Confederation Cup Second Round tie on Sunday. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 October 2023 at 16:30 South African Standard Time.

Saint Eloi Lupopo have a mountain to climb in order to overturn a 3-1 aggregate score heading into this return leg at home, and will fight tooth and nail to come out with a good result.

On the other hand, Sekhukhune United will look to join their South African counterpart SuperSport United into the Group Stage of the CAF Confederation Cup. It will be interesting to see how this game ends.

Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United probable lineups

This is how we think both teams will line up in this Confederation Cup game:

Saint Eloi Lupopo

Omossola; Ndongala, Valentin, Mokonzi, Ikoyo; Kambou, Mika, Borel, Mwaku; Bola, Kazema.

Sekhukhune United

Sangare; Mabotja, Yamba, Cardoso, Mobbie; Mkhize, Mokotjo, Mtshali; Mokwana, Ohizu, Bwalya.

Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United predictions

Sekhukhune United have the advantage going into the second leg where they'll be looking for a good result that takes them into the next stage.

Prediction 1: Sekhukhune United win or draw

Until falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs in their last game, DiNoko have gone unbeaten in their last six games; with five wins and a draw in that stretch. We believe they will shake off that loss with either a win or draw away at DR Congo.

Sekhukhune United players
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Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score

With a place in the Group Stage at stake for Saint Eloi Lupopo, we fancy this game to be a thrilling contest. It's important to mention that Sekhukhune have scored in their last eight matches; but while Eloi Lupopo has not resumed competitive league football, they will still play with a lot of confidence at their home ground knowing they have a chance to make it through. Bearing this in mind, both teams' scoring encounter will likely play out in this game.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 total goals

The first leg of this fixture ended with four total goals. It will interest you to know that Lupopo has played back-to-back high-scoring games with South African clubs; they met Marumo Gallants in this competition in April that ended with five goals scored. The fact that PSL sides while meeting this DR Congo team have goals in their tank, we expect plenty of goals again here.

Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United Head-to-Head

This will be only the second time in history both teams meet. The first leg ended in a 3-1 Sekhukhune United's win.

Saint Eloi Lupopo recent form

Eloi Lupopo have not played many games this season as their domestic league is due to kick off 7th October. As such, they've only played Sekhukhune United which they lost.

Sekhukhune United recent form

DiNoko had been in good form until their recent loss to Kaizer Chiefs. They've picked up five wins, one draw and one loss in their last seven games.

Where to watch Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United live

Unfortunately, the Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United CAF Confederation Cup game will not be televised for fans in both DR Congo and South Africa.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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