We are just days away from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and 888sport is the place to be for the latest AFCON 2019 tips, odds and tournament news. Egypt head the Africa Cup of Nations betting odds at 9/2 – the Pharaohs have lifted this famous trophy a record seven times, most recently in 2010.
Drawn alongside Egypt in Group A are Zimbabwe, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mo Salah and co will be quietly confident of advancing to the knockout stages as group winners, particularly taking home advantage into account. 2/5 for Egypt to finish top of the AFCON 2019 Group A is well worth considering.
Next up in the Africa Cup of Nations betting odds are Senegal. With the likes of Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly – linked with a summer transfer to Manchester United – and Idrissa Gueye in the squad, Senegal are capable of going all the way to the 2019 AFCON final. 5/1 is a price worth considering for Senegal to win the competition for the first time.
Mane is up there with Salah in the AFCON 2019 top goal scorer betting odds with 888sport. The Liverpool duo were simply sublime in 2018/19 and Anfield supporters will be keeping a close eye on this summer’s competition. Salah is the 5/1 favourite but Mane carries plenty of betting appeal at 7/1 for the Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot.
The Ivory Coast regularly reached the latter stages of this competition during the 2000s but they have lifted the AFCON crown just once since 1992. At the time of writing, punters can back Ivory Coast at 7/1 to win at AFCON 2019. This isn’t the powerhouse squad of old but it would be foolish to write Ivory Coast off completely.
Topping Group D will not be straightforward for Ivory Coast though – Morocco present an early test for Ibrahim Kamara’s men. 888sport’s Group D odds show Ivory Coast at 6/5 with Morocco at 8/5; punters may find it difficult to split the two. Keep up with the latest Africa Cup of Nations betting tips and news here!
Nigeria were once regarded as the dominant force in African football but their last success in this tournament came back in 2013. With 14 semi-final appearances, Nigeria have been consistently strong at the Africa Cup of Nations and another last four showing could be on the cards. 13/10 to reach the semi-finals is a good price.
Asamoah Gyan and Jordan Ayew could carry Ghana into the latter stages of AFCON 2019. In the top goal scorer betting, they are priced as third and fourth favourites respectively – the former is 11/1 with the latter at 14/1. Ghana are well fancied to finish top of Group F this summer and plenty of punters will be backing the outsiders for a shock success.
Earlier this week, 888sport previewed five of the best players set to shine at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Fingers crossed for an exciting and entertaining tournament – Egypt is the ideal country to host such a prestigious competition and we could see the hosts go all the way this summer. Watch this space…