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Best Africa Cup of Nations predictions: 2021 (2022) AFCON betting tips free

The greatest African football tournament, all things considered? The Africa Cup of Nations! This is the dominant international men's football competition in Africa with 24 national squads contesting for the title. Takebet UK drops free Africa Cup of Nations betting tips on all games of solid squads in the group stage, every play-off match and the AFCON finals!

African football experts on the team research a great deal of data to get free AFCON predictions for matches ready: betting odds, stats, results, H2H, trends, news and more.

Our Africa Cup of Nations predictions feature accumulators and ordinary bets. Handicappers dive into big betting markets like 1x2, goals totals, handicaps, BTTS, HT FT, correct scores and small bets like player props, cards and corners for Africa Cup of Nations betting picks.

The 2021 AFCON features Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Jordan Ayew (Ghana), Tino Kadewere (Zimbabwe), Eric Choupo-Moting (Cameroon) — be sure to join this craze with Takebet UK!

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AFCON 2021 (2022) predictions: tournament preview

Algeria won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as they defeated Senegal by a goal to nil. The 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations is contested among 24 teams and will take place between 9 January and 6 February 2022 in Cameroon — that’s why it is also called the 2022 AFCON. Another name for this tournament is the CAN, from “Coupe d'Afrique des Nations”.

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches are organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to decide the participating teams for the final part. A total of 52 teams enter the AFCON qualifiers, including the hosts, Cameroon, as they are seeded based on the FIFA rankings. The top two teams in each group qualify for the main stage.

Each of the six groups of the 2021 AFCON final stage contains four teams. The top two from each group along with the best four third-placed teams advance to the knockouts.

The AFCON play-offs begin with the Round of 16, which starts on 23 January 2022. After the Round of 16, there are the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

The AFCON final is set to take place at the Olembe Stadium, Yaounde on 6 February 2022.

Takebet UK publishes AFCON betting tips on big games of the group stage involving Nigeria, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Senegal and Cameroon. We drop African Cup of Nations betting tips on all games of the play-offs and almost all of the group stage matches, and finish this gambling craze with our 2021 (2022) AFCON final predictions!

Full list of the teams participating in the 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations:

  • Algeria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Comoros
  • Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Zimbabwe

Nigeria at 2021 (2022) AFCON

Nigeria is the fourth most successful team in the history of AFCON with three titles. The Super Eagles finished third during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament as they were knocked out by the eventual winners, Algeria, in the semi-finals. The Nigerian national football team got a 1-0 win over Tunisia in the third-place knockouts and secured the bronze.

The Super Eagles finished top of Group L in the 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Nigeria had 14 points as they won four games and lost two. The Super Eagles got a 2-1 win over Benin in the first game of the qualifiers, then smashed Lesotho by four goals to two. The Super Eagles played a 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone in the third game of the qualifiers.

Nigeria drew their fourth game against Sierra Leone as they moved to the top of the table. The Super Eagles got a 1-0 win over Benin in the fifth game and thrashed Lesotho again by three goals to nil as they qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles scored the most goals in the group with 14 goals while conceding seven goals, a difference of +7. Nigeria also finished top of their World Cup qualifiers group with 13 points and will go to Qatar in 2022.

The Super Eagles sadly have a few absentees: they will be without Victor Oshimen, Emmanuel Dennis and Odion Ighalo for AFCON, as they were not released by their clubs.

Nigeria is sure to be heavily featured in the Africa Cup of Nations predictions on Takebet UK.

Kelechi Iheanacho has been brilliant for Leicester City. The Nigerian international was one of their best players in the 2020-21 season as he was instrumental in the second half of the season. Iheanacho scored 12 league goals during that season, overperforming his expected goals of 8.20. The Nigerian has scored twice in the EPL this season, overperforming his expected goals of 1.86. Iheanacho has provided four assists while creating 15 chances.

Ahmed Musa is one of the greatest and most popular Nigerian football players in history. Musa is the first Nigerian player to score more than once in a World Cup match and the first Nigerian player to score in two World Cup competitions. Musa is the most capped Nigerian player of all time with 103 appearances for the national team. The Nigerian international has scored 16 goals for the team as he made his debut in 2010.

Other key players of Nigeria apart from Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa:

  • Alex Iwobi
  • William Troost-Ekong
  • Leon Balogun
  • Wilfred Ndidi
  • Samuel Chukwueze
  • Taiwo Awoniyi
  • Peter Olayinka

Senegal at 2021 (2022) AFCON

Senegal is yet to win the CAF Africa Cup of Nations as they have finished as runners-up in 2002 and 2019. Last time around, Senegal got a 1-0 win over Tunisia in the semi-finals, but suffered a 0-1 defeat to Algeria in the final match of the African Cup of Nations.

Senegal finished top of Group I in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers. The Lions of Teranga had 14 points as they won four games and drew two. Senegal got a 2-0 victory over Congo in their first game of the qualifiers. The Lions of Teranga smashed Eswatini by four goals to one in the second game and got a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau as they topped the table.

The Senegalese got a 1-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau in game four of the qualifiers and drew their fifth game against Congo as they secured qualification. The Lions of Teranga drew against Eswatini as well in the last qualification game. Senegal scored the most goals in the group with 10 goals while conceding the fewest goals (2) with a difference of +8.

Senegal is to be covered in the AFCON predictions from Takebet UK.

Sadio Mane is one of the best players in the world right now. The Senegalese international won the 2019 African Player of the Year award after an impressive season with Liverpool and the national team. Mane was the second-highest goalscorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with three goals. The Senegal winger scored 11 goals in the Premier League last season while providing seven assists. Mane has scored eight goals in the 2021-22 Premier League, underperforming his expected goals of 9.42. He is important for the team.

Idrissa Gana Gueye is one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe. The Paris Saint-Germain player has been great since he joined from Everton. Gueye has scored three goals in the 2021-22 Ligue 1, overperforming his expected goals of 0.65. He has made 24 tackles and 14 interceptions.

Other key players of Senegal apart from Sadio Mane and Idrissa Gana Gueye:

  • Edouard Mendy
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Cheikhou Kouyate
  • Nampalys Mendy
  • Ismaila Sarr
  • Boulaye Dia

Egypt at 2021 (2022) AFCON

Egypt has won the most CAF Africa Cup of Nations titles (7) with the latest being in 2010. The Pharaohs dominated African football for a long time as they have a very strong squad. Egypt was knocked out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by South Africa in Round of 16.

Egypt finished top of Group G in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers. The Pharaohs had 12 points as they won three games and drew three. Egypt drew their first match against Kenya, played a goalless draw in their second game against Comoros and got a 1-0 win over Congo then.

Afterwards, the Pharaohs smashed Togo by three goals to one as they moved to the top of the group. Egypt played a 1-1 draw against Congo in the fifth game and thrashed Comoros by four goals to nil in the last game to secure qualification for the 2021 AFCON. Egypt scored the most goals in the group (10) while conceding the fewest (3), a difference of +7.

Egypt is one of the most featured teams in our AFCON match predictions for betting.

Mohamed Salah has been the best player in the Premier League this season and totally incredible since he joined Liverpool. Salah has scored the most goals in the Champions League in Liverpool’s history. The Egyptian international scored 22 goals in the Premier League last season, overperforming his expected goals of 19.32. Salah is the highest goalscorer in the 2021-22 EPL with 16 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 14.49. The Liverpool striker has provided the most assists in the league (9) while creating the most- big chances (11). Salah is a key player to the Egyptian national team.

Mohamed Eleny is a midfielder playing for Arsenal. This Egyptian has provided one assist in the league this season. Eleny has created four chances while providing four key passes. He has won two tackles and made three interceptions in the 2021-22 Premier League.

Other key players of Egypt apart from Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Eleny:

  • Omar Marmoush
  • Trezeguet
  • Mostafa Mohamed
  • Marwan Hamdy
  • Emam Ashour
  • Hamdi Fathi

Algeria at 2021 (2022) AFCON

Algeria won the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations as they defeated Senegal in the final by a goal to nil. The Foxes are on a sensational unbeaten run, 39 matches without losses. Algeria has won two Africa Cup of Nations titles in their history, the first one being in 1990.

Algeria finished top of Group H in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Foxes had 14 points as they won four games and drew two. Algeria thrashed Zambia in the first game by five goals to nil. The Foxes got a 1-0 victory over Botswana in the second game and won the third game of the qualifiers against Zimbabwe as they moved to the top of the group.

Algeria drew their fourth game against Zimbabwe away from home and played an interesting 3-3 draw against Zambia in the fifth game. The Foxes thrashed Botswana by five goals to nil in the last game as they qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations final stage. Algeria scored the most goals in the group with 19 goals while conceding six goals, with a difference of +13.

Experts explore the matches of Algeria in CAN predictions of Takebet UK.

Riyad Mahrez finished 20th in the Ballon D'Or ranking after an impressive season with Manchester City. The Algerian international had nine goals in the Premier League last season, overperforming his expected goals of 4.71. He provided six assists while creating 50 chances. Mahrez scored four goals in the Champions League, including goals against PSG in the semi-finals. He has scored six goals in the 2021-22 EPL while providing four assists.

Said Benrahma has been brilliant since he joined West Ham in 2020. The Algerian international has scored five goals in the Premier league this season, overperforming his expected goals of 3.23. Benrahma has provided four assists while creating 35 chances.

Other key players of Algeria apart from Riyad Mahrez and Said Benrahma:

  • Islam Slimani
  • Yacine Brahimi
  • Adam Ounas
  • Ismael Benacer
  • Youcef Atal
  • Baghdad Bounedjah

Ivory Coast at 2021 (2022) AFCON

Ivory Coast has won two CAF Africa Cup of Nations titles, with the last one being in 2015. The Elephants were knocked out of the 2019 AFCON by Algeria in the quarter-finals.

Ivory Coast finished top of Group K of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Elephants had 13 points as they won four games, drew one and lost one. Ivory Coast got a 1-0 win over Niger in the first game. The Elephants suffered a 1-2 defeat to Ethiopia in the second game of the qualifiers, but bounced back with a 2-1 victory over Madagascar.

The Elephants drew their fourth qualifying game against Madagascar and then smashed Niger by three goals to nil as they moved to the top of the table. The Elephants thrashed Ethiopia by three goals to one in the last match to qualify for the AFCON. Ivory Coast scored the most goals in the group (11) while conceding the fewest (5), with a difference of +6.

CAN betting tips feature many picks for the games of the Ivorian team.

Sebastien Haller has been incredible since he joined Ajax after a poor spell with West Ham. The Ivorian international has scored 12 goals in 2021-22 Eredivisie, underperforming his expected goals of 14.53. He has provided four assists while creating 26 chances. Haller is the highest goalscorer in the Champions League with 10 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 7.72. He has provided two assists while creating 13 chances. He scored one goal and provided one assist during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Wilfred Zaha has been one of Ivory Coast’s best players in years. The Ivorian international has scored five goals in the league this season, overperforming his expected goals of 3.54. He scored one goal and created five chances during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Other key players of Ivory Coast apart from Sebastien Haller and Wilfred Zaha:

  • Nicolas Pepe
  • Maxwel Cornet
  • Serge Aurier
  • Eric Bailly
  • Franck Kessie
  • Jeremie Boga

Cameroon at 2021 (2022) AFCON

Cameroon is the second most successful team in the history of the competition. The Indomitable Lions have won the second most CAF Africa Cup of Nations titles (5), with the latest one being in 2017. Cameroon was knocked out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by Nigeria in the Round of 16. They are the host of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon finished top of Group F in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers. The Indomitable Lions had 11 points as they won three games, drew one and lost one. Cameroon drew their first game against Cape Verde. The Indomitable Lions got a 1-0 victory over Rwanda in game two of the qualifiers. Cameroon smashed Mozambique by four goals to one in the third game.

The Indomitable Lions got a 2-0 victory over Mozambique in the fourth game as they moved to the top of the table, but suffered a 1-3 defeat to Cape Verde afterwards. Cameroon drew their last game against Rwanda and qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations. They scored the most goals in the group with eight while conceding four goals, with a difference of +4.

AFCON football predictions of Takebet UK are sure to feature fixtures of the Cameroonian team.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joined Bayern Munich from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020. The Cameroon international has scored 17 goals in 44 appearances for Bayern. Choupo-Moting has scored 17 goals in 66 appearances for the Cameroon national team.

Vincent Aboubakar has been incredible for Cameroon, scoring 25 goals in 76 appearances. Aboubakar scored three goals during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Other key players of Cameroon apart from Eric Choupo-Moting and Vincent Aboubakar:

  • Toko-Ekambi Karl
  • Zambo Anguissa
  • Andre Onana
  • Bahoken Stephaine
  • Kunde Malong
  • Jean Onana

Ghana at 2021 (2022) AFCON

Ghana is the third most successful in the competition's history. The Black Stars have won the third-most CAF Africa Cup of Nations titles (4) with the last one being in 1982. Ghana was knocked out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by Tunisia in the Round of 16.

Ghana finished top of Group C in the 2021 AFCON qualification. The Black Stars had 13 points as they won four games, drew one and lost one. Ghana got a 2-0 victory over South Africa in the first game and a 1-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe in the second. The Black Stars won against Sudan in the third game as they moved to the top of the table.

Ghana suffered their only defeat to Sudan in the fourth game (0-1). They drew against South Africa in the fifth game of the qualifiers and smashed Sao Tome and Principe by three goals to one to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana scored the joint-most goals in the group with nine goals while conceding the fewest goals (3) with a difference of +6.

Ghana is one of the teams guaranteed to be included in AFCON matches predictions.

Jordan Ayew is key for the Ghana national team and Crystal Palace. The Ghanaian international has scored one goal in the Premier League this season and has provided two assists. Ayew scored two goals and provided one assist in the latest AFCON qualifiers.

Thomas Partey joined Arsenal in the summer of 2020 and has become key for the club. The Ghanaian international scored important goals during the World Cup qualifiers as well as scored once and created four chances during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Other key players of Ghana apart from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey:

  • Andre Ayew
  • Kamaldeen Sulemana
  • Mohammed Kudus
  • Daniel Amartey
  • Piantsil Joseph
  • Gideon Mensah

Zimbabwe at 2021 (2022) AFCON

Zimbabwe is yet to win the CAF Africa Cup of Nations title. The Warriors failed to make it to the knockout stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after they finished last in the group.

Zimbabwe finished second in Group H of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. They had eight points as they won two games, drew two and lost two matches.

The Warriors drew their first game against Botswana and got a 2-1 victory over Zambia in the second game. Zimbabwe suffered a 1-3 defeat to Algeria in the third game of the qualifiers and played a 2-2 draw against the Algerians in the fourth game. Then Zimbabwe got a 1-0 victory over Botswana before suffering a 0-2 defeat to Zambia in the last game. The Warriors scored six goals and conceded eight goals, to a difference of -2.

Tino Kadewere has been brilliant since he came back to Lyon football club from Le Havre. Kadewere has scored 10 goals in 42 appearances for Lyon. The Zimbabwean international scored one goal during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and a total of three in nine appearances for the Zimbabwean national team.

Other key players of Zimbabwe apart from Tino Kadewere:

  • Kelvin Madzongwe
  • Never Tigere
  • Kundai Benyu
  • David Moyo
  • Knowledge Musona
  • Admiral Muskwe

Latest betting odds of 2021 (2022) Africa Cup of Nations

Takebet UK publishes free CAF Africa Cup of Nations predictions for future tournament events like the team to win the title, the teams to qualify for the final and the highest goalscorer. For these competition-long Africa Cup of Nations betting tips, we analyse outright bookie odds.

There are two favourites to win the 2021 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal and Algeria. That said, the chances among the top 10 squads are close, with many teams having a shot.

CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (2022) winner betting odds:

  • Senegal — 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional)
  • Algeria — 6.50 (+550; 11/2)
  • Ivory Coast — 9.00 (+800; 8/1)
  • Cameroon — 10.00 (+900; 9/1)
  • Egypt — 10.00 (+900; 9/1)
  • Morocco — 11.00 (+1000; 10/1)
  • Nigeria — 12.00 (+1100; 11/1)
  • Ghana — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
  • Zimbabwe — 101.00 (+10000; 100/1)

One can also bet on the team to reach the final match of the 2021 AFCON.

CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (2022) teams to reach the final betting odds:

  • Senegal — 2.88 (+188 American; 15/8 Fractional)
  • Algeria — 3.10 (+210; 21/10)
  • Ivory Coast — 4.20 (+320; 16/5)
  • Cameroon — 4.50 (+350; 7/2)
  • Egypt — 5.00 (+400; 4/1)
  • Morocco — 5.00 (+400; 4/1)
  • Nigeria — 5.00 (+400; 4/1)
  • Ghana — 6.00 (+500; 5/1)
  • Zimbabwe — 34.00 (+3300; 33/1)

The Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot is awarded to the player that scores the most goals in the competition. Odion Ighalo won the award of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with five goals. Samuel Eto’o is the overall top goalscorer in the Africa Cup of Nations with 18 goals.

CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (2022) top goalscorer betting odds:

  • Mohamed Salah — 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional)
  • Riyad Mahrez — 9.00 (+800; 8/1)
  • Sadio Mane — 9.50 (+850; 17/2)
  • Sebastien Haller — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
  • Islam Slimani — 15.00 (+1400; 14/1)
  • Kelechi Iheanacho — 17.00 (+1600; 16/1)

Coverage of CAF Africa Cup of Nations betting tips

Takebet UK drops AFCON predictions for big games during the group stage. Aside from that, we publish Africa Cup of Nations tips for betting on all knockout fixtures: Round of 16, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final. Outright bet tips are not left out as you know.

There are two types of bets we pick for AFCON 2021 predictions — singles and accumulators, which in turn may consist of multiple betting markets. Read on to know more!

AFCON game predictions and outright picks

Takebet UK delivers AFCON match predictions for all big games during the group stage, with participating teams such as Senegal, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe and some others. Game betting tips on the AFCON are in-depth articles that recap all that matters in results and stats, showcase trends and point out bets. These articles about separate matches usually come one or two days prior to any game.

Outright Africa Cup of Nations betting picks come a week or even more before the start of the competition and cover the team to claim the title and the squads to reach the final, the teams to qualify for the play-offs and to win their groups, the best goalscorer and more.

Betting markets and odds of Africa Cup of Nations tips

The African experts of Takebet UK go far and wide when it comes to choosing our Africa Cup of Nations predictions. Some bets offer more value than others, and we strive to find the most valuable wagers while analysing outcomes, goals, handicaps, player props and all else.

Some betting markets Takebet UK uses for AFCON predictions:

  • 1x2
  • Handicaps (European and Asian)
  • Double chance
  • Draw no bet
  • HT FT
  • Correct score
  • Over and under goals
  • BTTS
  • Players to score a goal
  • Bets on corners, free kicks, cards and more

AFCON betting tips differ in odds. Singles which have the lowest margins range from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1), while accumulators reach 10.00 (+900; 9/1). However, if the handicapper of Takebet UK sees fit, he may offer odds lower or higher.

2021 (2022) AFCON qualifiers predictions

The qualification stage of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations happens from 9 October 2019 to 15 June 2021. It is contested among 54 African national teams, with only 24 best teams set to qualify for the main tournament. First, there is the preliminary round of two legs. Then, there is the group stage with 48 teams divided into 12 groups, four teams in each group.

Takebet UK drops international Africa Cup of Nations qualification predictions, choosing games of the decisive nature and clashes of peaking interest with one or both teams being top.

The AFCON qualifiers predictions and betting tips start with the qualification group stage.

2021 (2022) AFCON group stage predictions

A total of 24 teams take part in the group stage of the 2021 African Cup of Nations. While trying to predict as many matches as possible, Takebet UK focuses on providing Africa Cup of Nations tips for betting on games with tournament favourites participating and those that decide either who wins a group or who qualifies for the CAN knockout stage.

2021 (2022) AFCON: Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals predictions

For sure, 2021 AFCON play-off predictions are the chief treat for the community of Takebet UK. The knockout stage of the CAN includes Round of 16, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final match. Our African experts offer previews and predictions for playoffs of the Africa Cup of Nations, analysing and predicting each game in the most detailed fashion.

2021 (2022) AFCON final predictions

The Africa Cup of Nations final is set to take place at the Olembe Stadium, Yaounde, on 6 February 2022. This match is always in the very center of Takebet UK’s attention when it comes to offering betting tips. The AFCON final game and the teams participating in it are literally disassembled to depict the key results, footy stats and betting trends pointing to a value bet.

Schedule of 2021 (2022) AFCON match predictions

Takebet UK covers almost all games of the Africa Cup of Nations with betting tips, picking bigger fixtures during the group stage and predicting all the matches of the AFCON play-offs.

Below you will find the Africa Cup of Nations games Takebet UK is about to predict. Note that our African experts publish the actual AFCON match predictions 1-2 days in advance.

2021 (2022) AFCON group stage betting tips schedule

  • Cameroon vs Burkina Faso (9 January 2022)
  • Ethiopia vs Cape Verde (9 January 2022)
  • Senegal vs Zimbabwe (10 January 2022)
  • Morocco vs Ghana (10 January 2022)
  • Nigeria v Egypt (11 January 2022)
  • Algeria vs Sierra Leone (11 January 2022)
  • Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast (12 January 2022)
  • Tunisia vs Mali (12 January 2022)
  • Cameroon vs Ethiopia (13 January 2022)
  • Malawi vs Zimbabwe (14 January 2022)
  • Gabon vs Ghana (14 January 2022)
  • Nigeria vs Sudan (15 January 2022)
  • Gambia vs Mali (16 January 2022)
  • Zimbabwe vs Guinea (18 January 2022)
  • Ghana vs Comoros (18 January 2022)
  • Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria (19 January 2022)
  • Ivory Coast vs Algeria (20 January 2022)

2021 (2022) AFCON play-offs betting tips schedule

  • Round of 16 (23-25 January 2022)
  • Quarter-finals (29-30 January 2022)
  • Semi-finals (2-3 February 2022)
  • Third-place match (6 February 2022)
  • Final (6 February 2022)

How experts analyse CAF Africa Cup of Nations for betting picks

On Takebet UK, we rely on both AFCON betting odds and statistical data to understand the approximate probabilities of events, find value in the odds and place efficient bets. Our local experts use their knowledge of teams as well to find out valuable wagers of the AFCON.

Here are some football stats our experts use for AFCON betting tips:

  • Goals scored and conceded
  • Big chances created and conceded
  • Expected goals (xG)
  • Shots on/off-target
  • Shots conceded
  • Ball possession percentages

The Africa Cup of Nations is a physical tournament with players competing for duels. The goal difference is very small on most occasions, with the scores like 1-0 or 2-0 being more common due to the close level of strength among most of the top teams.

Algeria won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as they showed their resilience both in attacking and defending. The Foxes utilized a 4-1-2-3 formation as the full-backs were allowed to push high up the pitch, but sometimes changed to a 4-5-1 formation when without the ball. They attack and defend in style: with the full-backs high up the pitch, they have a lot of attacking prowess to use, including Mahrez, and can also drop to a 4-5-1 defensive approach.

Senegal plays with two defensive midfielders, Gueye and Ndiaye, holding the middle of the park. When they play a 4-2-3-1 formation, they have Sadio Mane and Ismaila Sarr on the wings as big threats. To win competitions, teams have to be strong defensively and attacking wise too as they must be able to win duels and score while keeping control of the game.

Free Africa Cup of Nations predictions: how to get access

All Africa Cup of Nations betting tips are free for everyone on Takebet UK. Bettors can visit our prediction website 1-2 days prior to any matchday and pick any available AFCON tip.

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FAQ

What types of Africa Cup of Nations picks do you offer?

Experts of Takebet UK publish free Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (2022) predictions for games as well as for the competitions as a whole, with the latter being outright betting tips.

Game picks with single bets are prevalent, but experts may also offer multibets. For our articles, we tend to pick decisive matches and fixtures with solid teams participating, such as Nigeria, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Ghana, Algeria and Cameroon.

AFCON football predictions from Takebet UK include varied bet options: 1x2, goal overs and unders, BTTS, handicaps, scores, double chance, DNB, half time full time, goalscorers, etc.

When do you post AFCON betting picks?

There is a 24 to 48 hours gap between us posting our AFCON matches predictions and the actual games commencing. Outright CAN betting tips become available a week or two before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations. All picks are subject to the odds availability.

Are your AFCON 2021 (2022) predictions free?

Yes, they are free. Takebet UK doesn’t charge its community for our CAN predictions. Nevertheless, each betting pick is a professional analysis carried out by the experts with the use of such stats as goals, shots and big chances, assists, defensive actions as well as the H2H record, historical and recent results, trends in the current betting activity and the news.

What stages of AFCON 2021 do you predict?

Takebet UK gives a go to our betting tips starting with the AFCON qualifiers predictions.

When the time for play-offs comes, experts drop AFCON 2021 (2022) predictions for most of the group stage games, focusing on clashes of the top squads and their matches against other opponents. Starting with the Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16, we predict all games.

Do you have AFCON betting tips for today and tomorrow?

Of course, we do. Takebet UK offers Africa Cup of Nations betting tips for today and Africa Cup of Nations tips for tomorrow alongside Africa Cup of Nations weekend betting tips for Saturday and Sunday fixtures. These picks are categorized in the filters on the general page.

How to bet on AFCON picks?

To wager on Africa Cup of Nations predictions from Takebet UK, access the relevant section under the “Football” category from the menu. Proceed by tapping on any betting tip to your liking and read it with care. Remember the bet and the odds we recommend and tap on the BET NOW button in the bet card below the prediction text. Takebet UK will redirect you to one of the best online sports betting sites where you can register and wager on our AFCON picks.

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