African Cup of Nations Betting Odds
Since 2013, the CAN has been held every two years, and it brings together the best nations on the African continent. But the competition could be in danger of being cancelled since Cameroon, which abandoned the idea of hosting the tournament in 2019 at the last moment, is still not ready two years later because the work on the infrastructure is not yet finished.
Recommended bet on the CAN
Just before the start of the tournament, phase two of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers will be completed, with the top ten from each group moving on to phase three. The African nations must complete the qualifications for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The tickets will be distributed in March in two-legged matches that will be exciting for bettors.
It means there will be many opportunities for bettors in the last qualifying matches for the second round.
While only the top of each group will advance to the third round, many nations will have nothing left to play for or will have already qualified in these November matches. Those who are well placed but not yet qualified will give everything on the field. Take a good look at the standings before placing your football bets.
CAN 2022 Betting
It seems almost exclusively countries north of the equator have qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, except Malawi and Zimbabwe.
The Africa Cup of Nations 2022 is scheduled from January 9 to February 6, 2022, and divided into 24 nations divided into six groups. This first round will serve as a warm-up as 16 teams will then enter the knockout phase.
It is difficult to make a recommended bet on the final winner since none of the last five winners managed to retain their championship titles and the last eight finalists wre all different —Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Egypt, Algeria and Senegal.
During the group phase, you can expect to see a few derbies such as Egypt and Sudan in Group D, Mauritania and Mali in Group F and Senegal and Guinea in Group B.
Impact on the European leagues
As in every edition of the CAN, many teams will lose key players in the middle of the season.
FIFA rules stipulate that clubs must release players to start with their national teams "no later than the Monday morning of the week before the start of the final competition concerned, implying a late December start.
Some teams will inevitably be more impacted, like Liverpool, who will have to do without Mané and Salah. Make Premier League bets during this pivotal time of the season.
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