2021 CAF: Africa Cup of Nations predictions and free betting tips
The most significant event for football fans all over Africa, including Uganda, is the Africa Cup, which is held among teams from all over the continent, the games are played for 2 years. The Confederation of African Football has postponed the matches of the Cup to 2022. It will be the 34th International African Championship.
Only 3 countries participated in the first draw of 1957 — Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan. Since then, the tournament has significantly increased the number of teams and international prestige.
At present, the reigning champion of the African Cup of Nations is Algeria, but the most titled team was the Egyptian team. The team won the main trophy 7 times and was among the top three in eight championships. Cameroon became the winner 5 times, Ghana — 4. Three times the CAF trophy was won by Nigeria. Unfortunately, Uganda has never once won a cup. It was only in 1978 that the national team came close to winning, taking second place, losing to Ghana in the final.
For Uganda and its fans, a new tournament CAF — is an opportunity to show what the team has achieved in recent years. Thousands of fans across Africa are looking forward to the games resuming, and bookmakers are looking forward to new bets on the winner and the favorites.
Successful betting on the Africa Cup is not possible without quality and thoughtful forecast. On our website, you will find predictions of the outcome of the tournament and free football tips for betting on individual matches. Qualifying matches and group stage matches help to make a prediction. They show the level of the team, its performance, and potential opponents.
Groups Afcon 2021
According to Afcon’s rules, the host country’s national team automatically enters the group stage, and the other teams must qualify. In 2022, Cameroon will host the championship, so the team is already in the tournament table.
There were 48 teams in the qualification. They were divided into 4 national teams in 12 groups.
- Group A: Guinea, Mali, Namibia, Chad;
- Group B: Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi, South Sudan;
- Group C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Sao Tome, and Principe;
- Group D: Gambia, Angola, Gabon, DR Congo;
- Group E: Morocco, Mauritania, Burundi, Central African Republic;
- Group F: Mozambique, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Rwanda;
- Group G: Comoros, Kenya, Egypt, Togo;
- Group H: Algeria, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe;
- Group I: Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Eswatini;
- Group J: Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Tanzania, Tunisia;
- Group K: Madagascar, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia;
- Group L: Nigeria, Benin, Lesotho, Sierra Leone.
In Group B, Uganda and Burkina Faso finished with 4 points, reaching the group’s first place and the group stage accordingly. Guinea, Mali, Ghana, South Africa, Gambia, Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Cameroon, Comoros, Kenya, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Congo, Tunisia, Libya, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Benin, and Nigeria were also successfully qualified.
Now 24 teams will be divided into 6 groups of 4 national teams each. The three best teams in the group will advance to the 1/16 finals. ⅛, ¼ finals follow this. Losers in the semifinals play against each other for third place in the CAF, the winners will meet in the finals.
Algiers, Comoros, and Gambia have already proved themselves. Comoros islands were able to beat Egypt and beat it in the group with 4 points against 2. African football leaves room for surprises, but quality predictions can predict them.
Favorites Afcon 2021
Postponement of the championship to 2022 did not allow the national teams to reach their full potential and reveal the problem areas. However, football experts are already thinking about possible favorites of the tournament.
Favorites were determined by the number of points scored in the group and qualifying stages. Among the national teams are Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Cameroon, and Kenya. The teams strengthened the lineup of players, showed performance on the field.
Already had time to prove themselves and scores, three goals on account of Victor Osihmena from Nigeria, Luis Lila from Sao Tome and Principe, Tunisian Wahbi Hazri, and Famara Dieggiu from Sinegal. Okwi and Bayo scored one goal each for the Uganda national team. However, Osimhen, with three goals scored and a growing influence on the team, Samuel Chukweze and Alex Iuobi were among the favorites for the best player. Jodel Dossou and Stefan Cessenon, Nkoto Mazoabi, and Jane Tabanzo are also strong and will continue to show their skills.
Part of the African national teams went through a change in the coaching staff during the season. The teams will still have time to practice new tactics and learn to work with the new coaches, but experts predict some leaps in the standings.
With the continuation of the championship in 2022, forecasts for favorites may change significantly. Keep up to date with the latest CAF forecasts on our website.
How to predict Afcon 2021 matches
All the news about the teams that can be found today will help to form an accurate forecast for the African Cup matches. Experts and fans are investigating the material and physical condition of the teams, the form of top players, the peculiarities of the coach, and the matches. It is important to use only verified sources and current updates. Outdated or untrue information will not allow making a correct prediction.
In free football tips on our website and recommendations for bets, we take into account:
- results of qualification games and previous CAF seasons:
- for 56 games played in 2019, 131 goals were scored;
- 1.9 goals scored on average per game, possible growth;
- teams that were more likely to attack or defend;
- the number of victories in the group taking into account the opponent;
- team members — main and reserve lineup, presence of strong players, injuries with far-reaching consequences, the physical condition of players, material support of the national team;
- position of the coach, team coherence, tactics of the game;
- match priority for the team, venue, support of the fans.
In the forecast, we recall the previous meetings of the national team, with what result they ended. We compare each indicator for each of our opponents before making a judgment about the match’s score or the winner of the championship.
The forecasts are based on years of experience of analysts, peculiarities of African football, and interest in this or that match among fans and bookmakers. We strive to combine the forecast with the recommendations of bookmaker sites, where it is most profitable to bet on the African Cup.
Where to bet on the Afcon 2021
In Uganda, hundreds of online bookmakers offer football fans their services for online betting on the African Cup. To choose the best, you can rely on our advice or conduct your own market analysis.
Choosing a bookmaker is a responsible task. Its reliability and prestige directly depend not only on the quality of service but also on the payment of winnings, charging commissions, quick reaction to changing forecasts.
For successful and long-term cooperation with a bookmaker, rely on such quality criteria:
- license from the government of Uganda, Malta, Gibraltar, Curacao. The license is issued by special authorities controlling the gambling activities in the region. It confirms that the bookmaker acts legally and confirms the right to play and the quality of the resources;
- a well-thought-out website with the necessary links;
- easy registration and accelerated account verification;
- quick and easy withdrawals and deposits to the account without bookmaker fees;
- technical support in different languages;
- mobile website version or mobile betting application for free;
- wide betting markets for the Africa Cup;
- high odds;
- bonus offers with transparent wagering conditions.
Always compare the odds of different bookmakers. Overvalued odds may also be a sign of the bookmaker’s bad faith. We give you a comparison of odds for major AFCON games with the bookmaker so that your choice is easier.
Register on several bookmaker websites. This way, you will be able to follow the latest updates on the betting market, and you will be able to make bets quickly.
How to bet on the Afcon 2021
You have already chosen a reliable bookmaker to bet on the Africa Cup. Now you need to register on the site. Bets without registration do not accept all bookmakers, so we recommend that you create and confirm your account.
Usually, registration does not take more than a few minutes. Enter your contacts and password, confirm them via SMS or e-mail and log in.
Bookmakers will offer several currencies to work with the game account. Choose the best one with conversion fees in mind if the bookmaker does not accept Ugandan currency. The account can often be funded by mobile payment, bank card, or through an electronic wallet.
The minimum betting amount is different for each bookmaker. Check the betting line or the rules of the bookmaker’s website.
When you have registered and funded your account, you can start selecting your match and betting. We strongly recommend that you read the AFCON predictions in advance to form the right bet on a realistic outcome.
Among the most popular betting markets, we will highlight:
- total game;
- the victory of X1 | victory of X2;
- score above / below 2.4;
- both teams will score — BTTS;
Additionally, you can bet on the time or the author of the goal, whether extra time will be granted, whether a penalty will be possible, and with what result. Some bookmakers will also offer double chances in the “or” format.
For each result bettor from Uganda can bet differently:
- pre-order or pre-match;
- directly during the game — in-play;
- by combining several bets into one — accumulator.
Afcon 2021 accumulators
Acc is a unique type of bet, which combines several chances into one and then multiplies the odds.
The bettor can combine 4 bets or more into one. The main condition is that the outcome of the bets must not be interconnected. For example, you cannot bet on one team’s victory and the loss of another in the same match.
However, it is possible to combine the outcomes of different matches in different planes. For example, the exact score in Match A and the handicap in Match B.
By multiplying the odds in successful bets, you can win a bigger sum, but it is important to remember — one bet loses, all previous bets lose, and the accumulated winnings will burn.
Use our advice when forming Afcon 2021 accumulators. We select the most likely results of different matches and the bookmakers’ odds for them.
Latest Afcon 2021 odds
Do not rely on odds without reference to the outcome of the match to which they are assigned. A high odds ratio usually shows that a team has a lower chance of winning. Compare the last odds of the bookmakers with each other.
As the Africa Cup has been temporarily suspended and rescheduled for 2022, bookmakers do not update their odds.
Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Cameroon, and Kenya remain the favorites today, but the teams’ situation may change by 2022. New favorites will appear as soon as the CAF group stage resumes, and bookmakers and analysts will react to the results of the first matches.
Follow the forecasts and betting tips on our website. As soon as the odds are updated, we will generate a forecast and betting tips for you on the Africa Cup.