Africa Nations Cup Betting Odds Comparison

The Africa Nations Cup – or Africa Cup of Nations if you prefer – is a fantastic football competition that has been running since 1957 and has been held every two years since 1968. Sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the tournament features the best of Africa’s national football teams who make it to the finals after a three-stage qualification process, which means plenty of matches to bet on, for which we have all the latest betting odds.

The current qualification campaign is underway ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which will take place in Morocco from 17th January to 8th February 2015 and features 51 teams in total who are battling it out to join hosts Morocco at the finals.

Trying to give effective betting tips for the qualification process of the Africa Nations Cup is often not too difficult, at least in the early stages, as the disparity in quality between the best and worst teams on the continent is stark. With the preliminary rounds already over, the group stage of the qualifying has begun with seven groups of four teams. The top two from each group and the best third place side will make it to Morocco.

There are plenty of matches still to play before the qualifying teams are decided, but current holders Nigeria need to buck up their ideas if they are to have a chance of defending their crown: they are currently third in their group behind Congo and South Africa.

Teams who look well on their way to making it to the finals include Senegal, Cameroon, Algeria and relative minnows, Cape Verde and Burkina Faso. Our main betting tip at this stage would be to back Nigeria to get their act together and start winning some matches, while backing Cameroon to top their group also looks a good option at fair betting odds.

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