AFCON 2023 (2024) predictions: tournament preview
Senegal won the 2021 (2022) Africa Cup of Nations as they defeated Senegal by a goal to nil. The 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations is contested among 24 teams and will take place in January 2024 in the Ivory Coast — that’s why it is also called the 2024 AFCON. Another name for this tournament is the CAN, from “Coupe d'Afrique des Nations”.
The 2023 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, 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 2023 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. After that, there are the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Takebet Philippines 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 2023 (2024) AFCON final predictions!
Full list of the teams participating in the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations:
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Sierra Leone
Nigeria at 2023 (2024) 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.
Nigeria is sure to be heavily featured in the Africa Cup of Nations predictions on Takebet Philippines.
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.
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 too.
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 2023 (2024) 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 is to be covered in the AFCON predictions from Takebet Philippines.
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 2020-21 season while providing seven assists.
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.
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 2023 (2024) 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 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 last 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 2020-21 season, overperforming his expected goals of 19.32.
Mohamed Eleny is a midfielder playing for Arsenal and is instrumental to the national team.
Other key players of Egypt apart from Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Eleny:
- Omar Marmoush
- Mostafa Mohamed
- Marwan Hamdy
- Emam Ashour
- Hamdi Fathi
Algeria at 2023 (2024) 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.
Experts explore the matches of Algeria in CAN predictions of Takebet Philippines.
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 202-21 season, overperforming his expected goals of 4.71. He provided six assists while creating 50 chances.
Said Benrahma has been brilliant since he joined West Ham in 2020.
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 2023 (2024) 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.
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.
Wilfred Zaha has been one of Ivory Coast’s best players in years too.
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 2023 (2024) 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.
AFCON football predictions of Takebet Philippines 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.
Vincent Aboubakar has been incredible for Cameroon too.
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 2023 (2024) 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 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.
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.
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 2023 (2024) 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.
Tino Kadewere has been brilliant since he came back to Lyon football club from Le Havre.
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 2023 (2024) Africa Cup of Nations
Takebet Philippines 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 2023 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 2023 (2024) 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 2023 AFCON.
CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2023 (2024) 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 2023 (2024) 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 Philippines 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 2023 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 Philippines 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 Philippines 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 Philippines uses for AFCON predictions:
- Handicaps (European and Asian)
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- HT FT
- Correct score
- Over and under goals
- 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 Philippines sees fit, he may offer odds lower or higher.
2023 (2024) AFCON qualifiers predictions
The qualification stage of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations happens from 23 March 2022 to 28 March 2023. 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 Philippines 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.
2023 (2024) AFCON group stage predictions
A total of 24 teams take part in the group stage of the 2023 African Cup of Nations. While trying to predict as many matches as possible, Takebet Philippines 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.
2023 (2024) AFCON: Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals predictions
For sure, 2023 AFCON play-off predictions are the chief treat for the community of Takebet Philippines. 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.
2023 (2024) AFCON final predictions
The Africa Cup of Nations final is set to take place in January 2023. This match is always in the very center of Takebet Philippines’ 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 2023 (2024) AFCON match predictions
Takebet Philippines 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 Philippines is about to predict. Note that our African experts publish the actual AFCON match predictions 1-2 days in advance.
How experts analyse CAF Africa Cup of Nations for betting picks
On Takebet Philippines, 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.
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