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African Cup Of Nations Betting Guide (Odds, Contenders, History)

Published: Dec 30, 4:43pm Last Updated: Jan 28, 12:32pm Other Football 0 Comments 251 Views

Total Africa Cup Of Nations Headlines

  • Cameroon and Senegal head the AFCON Betting with all the best betting sites

  • After 44 matches at the African Cup Of Nations 2022, 22 favourites have won, there have been 13 draws, and 9 wins went to the outsider in the betting.

  • Vincent Aboubakar from Cameroon with 6 goals is a very short-priced favourite to win the Top Goalscorer award.

  • 80 goals have now been scored in the  African Cup Of Nations at an average of 1.82 per game. 

AFCON IMAGE


2021 AFCON Tournament

Online bookmakers were originally split on which country to make favourite before plumping for Senegal, it will be interesting to see after group stages whether Algeria, Egypt and Senegal top the African Cup Of Nations market.

 You can see by the bookmaker AFCON odds that there looks to be lots of deadwood in the competition, with a hardcore of 8 or 9 countries with a genuine chance of winning AFCON.

The African Cup Of Nations tournament starts on the 9th January 2022 with the final on the 6th February. 

Six Groups of 4 (A-F) will play each other at this stage before the top 2 from each group and the four highest-ranked third-placed teams advance to the knockout round of 16. 

Africa Cup of Nations 2021 29 Jan @ 09:38 - Win Tournament
Senegal 3.50
Cameroon 4.00
Morocco 5.00
Egypt 7.00
Tunisia 10.00
Burkina Faso 26.00
Gambia 51.00
Equatorial Guinea 61.00

African Cup Of Nations Last 8 Betting & TIps

Burkina Faso v Tunisia 29 Jan @ 09:38 - Full Time Result
Burkina Faso 3.60
Draw 2.80
Tunisia 2.50

AFCON Quarter-Final Outsiders

In the last 5 AFCON tournaments, only 2 outsiders in the betting from the 20 games played have won in 90 minutes.

Egypt v Morocco 29 Jan @ 09:38 - Full Time Result
Egypt 3.45
Draw 2.86
Morocco 2.70

In the last tournament, all the Quarter Final favourites went through to the Semi-Finals although Algeria needed penalties in their game against Ivory Coast.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Betting Expert

Gambia v Cameroon 29 Jan @ 09:38 - Full Time Result
Gambia 9.10
Draw 3.60
Cameroon 1.60

Outsiders Qualifying For The Semi Finals

6 outsiders have gone thru to the Semi-Finals in the last 5 tournaments (20 games), this includes 4 teams who won on penalties or in extra time.

Senegal v Equatorial Guinea 29 Jan @ 09:38 - Full Time Result
Senegal 1.65
Draw 3.42
Equatorial Guinea 7.60

You can check the best odds, and place a tip or bet from the following African Cup Of Nations Football Page.

AFCON 2022 Betting Odds Timeline

Below are the original prices for each team in the African Cup Of Nations. We will follow the prices right up until the final. 

The advent of betting exchanges enables us to back selections and then lay them (bet against) as or if they progress in the tournament, thus giving you a completely free bet. 

E.G Cameroon the hosts were 9.0 (8/1) on the 1st of January, as you can see by the odds at the top of the page they are now 4.0 (3/1).

A £10 pre-tournament bet on Cameroon at 9.0 returns a profit of 80.00, a  £10 Lay bet gives you liability of £30, so if Cameroon wins the tournament you win £50 and if Cameroon do not win you lose nothing. 

To read more about all the options you have with a Betfair, Smarkets or Matchbook betting exchange account please visit the comprehensive betting exchange guide. 


Country 01/01/2022 07/01/2022 14/01/2022 22/01/2022 23/01/2022 24/01/2022 26/01/2022 27/01/2022
1 Senegal 6 5 5.2 5.8 5.8 5 4.25 4
2 Egypt 7 8 15.4 13 13 13 13.5 6.6
3 Algeria 8 6 6.4




4 Ivory Coast 8 9 7.8 7.6 7.8 7.2 7
5 Nigeria 8 10 7.2 6 6


6 Cameroon 9 10 7.2 5.6 5.4 4.6 4.5 4
7 Morocco 11 10 9.4 7 7.2 6.6 5.75 5
8 Ghana 12 13 25




9 Tunisia 13 15 25 20.6 20.6 9.6 9.75 9
10 Mali 26 26 15.4 11.2 11.2 9.8 10.75
11 Guinea 34 34 51 43.6 43.6 40.2

12 Burkina Faso 41 41 49 39.6 39.6 25.4 26 23
13 Gabon 51 51 60.2 49 49


14 Gambia 51 101 64.6 57 57 60.2 36.25 42.6
15 Cape Verde Islands 67 67





16 Zimbabwe 101 101 171




17 Ethiopia 151 201 481




18 Guinea Bissau 151 201 181




19 Sierra Leone 151 401 211




20 Comoros 251 301 421 241 261 261

21 Equatorial Guinea 251 251 476 176 176 176 184.3 56
22 Malawi 251 251 371 121 121 131

23 Mauritania 251 251 421




24 Sudan 251 301 351




25 Cape Verde

67 81 81 94.33





African Cup Of Nations Last 16 Betting & TIps

  • Four favourites and four outsiders went through to the last 8. 
  • Three matches were decided on penalties, with only one fav winning the penalty shootout. 
  • Only 12 goals were scored in 90 minutes, indicating that there is no real stand out team going into the last eight.

Sunday, January 23

Burkina Faso 1 v Gabon 1 (Burkina Faso Go Through After Penalties)

Nigeria 0 v Tunisia 1

Monday, January 24

Guinea 0 v Gambia 1

Cameroon 2 v Comoros 1 

Tuesday, January 25

Senegal 2 v Cape Verde 0

Morocco 2 v Malawi 1 

Wednesday, January 26

Ivory Coast 0 v Egypt 0 (Egypt Go Through After Penalties)

Mali 0 v Equatorial Guinea 0 (Equatorial Guinea Go Through After Penalties)

You can check the best odds, and place a tip or bet from the following African Cup Of Nations Football Page.

African Cup Of Nations Groups A -F

Cameroon scored the most goals at the group stages with 7.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Betting Expert


Senegal has yet to concede a goal in their 4 AFCON games.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Betting Expert

AFCON Tips

African Cup Of Nations Top Scorer

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool headed the AFCON Top Scorer betting but Egypt has performed poorly so far. 

Aboubakar of Cameroon leads the way with 5 goals in 3 games, followed by Kone of Mali with 3. 

Naturally, all players have a better chance of winning the AFCON Golden Boot the longer their country stays in the tournament.

AFCON Top Scorer Betting

In the 2019 tournament, Odion Ighalo of Nigeria was the top scorer with 5 goals. Nigeria finished in third place after losing to Algeria in the Semi-Finals.

AFCON Betting Odds



African Cup Of Nations History Of Winners - 2000 Onwards

Low Scoring AFCON Finals

In the last 10 years, there have only been 10 goals scored in the AFCON Final, that small total includes those finals that went into extra time.


Year Hosts Winners Runners Up Result
2019 Egypt Algeria  Senegal 1-0
2017 Gabon Cameroon  Egypt 2-1
2015 Equatorial Guinea Ivory Coast Ghana 0-0 AET: (9-8 Penalties)
2013 South Africa Nigeria Burkina Faso 1-0
2012 Gabon/Equatorial Guinea Zambia Ivory Coast 0-0 AET: (8-7 Penalties)
2010 Angola Egypt Ghana 1-0
2008 Ghana Egypt Cameroon 1-0
2006 Egypt Egypt Ivory Coast 0-0 AET: (4-2 Penalties)
2004 Tunisia Tunisia Morocco 2-1
2002 Mali Cameroon Senegal 0-0 AET: (3-2 Penalties)
2000 Ghana/Nigeria Cameroon Nigeria 2-2 AET: (4-3 Penalties)



African Cup Of Nations History Of Winners 1957 -1998

AFCON Host Country

11 host countries have won the tournament in their country.


Year Hosts Winners Runners Up Result
1998 Burkina Faso Egypt South Africa 2-0
1996 South Africa South Africa Tunisia 2-1
1994 Tunisia Nigeria Zambia 2-1
1992 Senegal Ivory Coast Ghana 0-0 AET: (11-10 Penalties)
1990 Algeria Algeria Nigeria 1-0
1988 Morocco Cameroon Nigeria 1-0
1986 Egypt Egypt Cameroon 0-0 AET: (5-4 Penalties)
1984 Ivory Coast Cameroon Nigeria 3-1
1982 Libya Ghana Libya 1-1 AET: (7-6 Penalties)
1980 Nigeria Nigeria Algeria 3-0
1978 Ghana Ghana Uganda 2-0
1976 Ethiopia Morocco Guinea 1-1
1974 Egypt Zaire Zambia 2-2 (Replay Won 2-0 By Zaire)
1972 Cameroon PR Congo Mali 3-2
1970 Sudan Sudan Ghana 1-0
1968 Ethiopia DR Congo Ghana 1-0
1965 Tunisia Ghana Tunisia 3-2 AET
1963 Ghana Ghana Sudan 3-0
1962 Ethiopia  Ethiopia United Arab Republic 4-2 AET
1959 United Arab Republic United Arab Republic Sudan 2-1
1957 Sudan Egypt Ethiopia 4-0

2019 AFCON

Algeria are the current AFCON champions having won the tournament in 2019 when it was held in Egypt.

In the final, they defeated Senegal 1-0 having scored very early in the game. 

Both finalists came from the same group (C) with Algeria already having beaten Senegal in the group match by the same scoreline. 

Nigeria took on Tunisia in the third-place game, with the score ending 1-0 to the Nigerians. 

Total Goals Betting

As a guide to this year's AFCON, there were 102 goals scored in the 2019 tournament at an average of 1.96 goals per game.

AFCON Betting



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