The biggest football tournament in Africa is set to begin in just a couple weeks, making now the perfect time to bet on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Bet365.
The top 16 football teams in Africa will soon take part in the continents biggest tournament, and fans are now beginning to place their bets on the winner. Let’s take a look at some of the betting favorites.
Ivory Coast: 4/1
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Africa’s top football team is the betting favorite to win the Africa Cup of Nations. The Ivory Coast has been one of the continent’s best teams for years, and even won the 2015 ACON.
2017 Africa Cup of Nations betting odds
- Ivory Coast: 4/1
- Senegal: 5/1
- Algeria: 7/1
Many of the top players on the Ivory Coast also play for major European club teams. Yaya Toure is perhaps the most well known member of the Ivory Coast national team, and currently plays for Manchester City. Serge Aurier is another top player on the team, and is a part of PSG.
As we said before, Ivory Coast won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, and seems on track to do it again in 2017. This team is likely the safest bet on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, and with odds of 4/1, members of Bet365 can win some serious money.
The team with the second-highest odds to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is Senegal. They are one of the top teams in Africa at the moment, but have failed to ever win the ACON. Many online sportsbooks in the UK, however, are predicting they will get it done this year.
Senegal is known to have some of the most talented players in Africa. Sadio Mane and Moussa Sow are likely the top 2 players, and will be tasked with leading Senegal to win the Africa Cup of Nations this year.
Considering their past records in the ACON, it’s a little surprising to see they are one of the top teams to bet on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Their odds to win this year are currently set at 5/1, which means a $100 bet will earn you $500.
Another somewhat surprising team at the top of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations betting odds is Algeria. This northern African country has only won the ACON once, and haven’t had much success since. Once of their biggest achievements was qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, although they didn’t make it past the round of 16.
Algeria has always been seen as a good team, but has struggled to compete with some of the best in Africa. At the 2015 ACON, they made it to the knockout stage, but lost in the first round to the eventual winners, Ivory Coast.
If Algeria can pull it off this year, they will make UK gambling news. Bet365 currently lists their odds to win at 7/1. They might be an underdog bet on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but anything is possible, and Algeria can certainly repeat their 1990 performance.
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