Afcon 2022 Top Scorer Odds: Can Anyone Catch Aboubakar?

  • 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is held this year, between 9 January - 6 February
  • Cameroonian Vincent Aboubakar has scored five goals in three games
  • He is the favorite to be the tournament’s top goalscorer
Afcon 2022 top scorer odds
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Ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, experts predicted Liverpool forwards Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to be the top goalscorer of the tournament. But after the group games the Afcon 2022 top scorer odds highly favor Vincent Aboubakar to win the award. The Cameroon striker has already scored five goals in three games and got a huge lead ahead of his rivals.

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Usually fans can see lots of goals in the games of the Africa Cup of Nations, but in this year’s tournament it has been different so far. Lots of matches ended with a 1-0 or 0-0 result. And most of the biggest names have been relatively quite as well. Like Liverpool’s top striker, Mohamed Salah who only scored one goal until now just like his teammate, Senegalese Sadio Mane. While Manchester City player Riyad Mahrez hasn’t even find the net yet. But there is one man, who stands out in the top goalscorer list. Cameroonian Vincent Aboubakar who scored five goals already and can continue in same style in the next few days. 

Afcon 2022 top scorer odds expect Aboubakar to win the Golden Boot

Vincent Aboubakar leads the Afcon 2022 top scorer odds with 1.14 on online sportsbooks in Cameroon. Which is not surprising after the 29-year-old Cameroonian forward has already scored five goals in just three games. Two penalties against Burkina Faso in the opening game, a brace against Ethiopia and a goal against Cape Verde. Cameroon won their group and will face the third-place finisher of either Group C, D or E. Where the Al-Nassr striker can increase the number of his goals and strengthen his lead on the top goalscorer list. 

As the others following him are quite behind with two goals. While both Liverpool players, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane only scored one goal. Salah’s odds to still win the Golden Boot are 17.00 at the moment. He will have opportunity for scoring as Egypt advanced to the knockout stage. The record-winner of the cup has been one of the top favorites as we mentioned in our previous article. But the team hasn’t been too convincing neither Salah. In spite of being the top goalscorer of the Premier League at the moment with 16 goals. Another Premier League player, Riyad Mahrez has been slightly disappointing too. The Algerian is without any goal yet. 

Afcon 2022 top scorer odds
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Boufal, Ekambi and Iheanacho can still catch Aboubakar

Moroccan winger Sofiane Boufal has scored two goals so far in the tournament, and has the odds of 15.00 to catch the leader. It is a big task but the former Lille and Southampton player can do it if his team continues to play well. As the winner of Group C, they will face another third-place team and have good chances of going through. Nigeria has been very confident as well after winning all three of the group games. Leicester City player Kelechi Iheanacho has scored the winning goal against Egypt in the first game and has the odds of 21.00 to win the Golden Boot. 

Online gambling sites in Cameroon offer the same odds for another local favorite, Karl Toko Ekambi. He scored twice in the group stage, both goals against Ethiopia. The Cameroonian plays for Lyon in Ligue 1 and got 11 goals at his club this season. His national team has certainly one of the top favorites now, which can also mean more goals for Ekambi. Many bookmakers also predicted lots of goals for the Ivory Coast forward Sebastien Haller. The Ajax player scored 10 goals in this year’s Champions League across six matches and became the first player to do so. Here in the cup he has one goal so far, and the odds of 21.00 on 1xBet to score the most. 

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