Nigerian punters who want to place bets on the 2023/2024 AFCON tournament should check our AFCON betting guide. Here, you can discover some AFCON favourites to win the tournament as well as see the forms of the players.
- List of AFCON 2023/2024 Favourites
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- AFCON 2024 Group Favourites
- AFCON 2024 top scorers favourites
- AFCON 2024 favourites FAQs
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List of AFCON 2023/2024 Favourites
The Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to be conducted in Ivory Coast in 2023/2024, is anticipated to be a thriller competition with numerous formidable teams striving for the title. While there are no specific favourites outlined in the presented search results, we can collate some insights into potential contenders based on most recent performances and rankings.
The Algerian team is making its way into the main stage of the tournament untouched in qualifiers. Upon playing 5 matches, they gathered a striking 15 points, winning all their fixtures. Moreover, they only conceded 2 goals while scoring 9, they are however set to challenge more potent opponents in the later stages of the contest.
After losing the final in the last AFCON, Egypt and Mo Salah have already secured their spot in the key stages of the 2023/2024 AFCON. Though they ended up in one of the tougher AFCON groups, the Egyptian national team finished top in Group D, with 12 points earned so far. So, they are expected to deliver in future matches, whether they are playing at home or away.
Being the defending champions, Senegal will undeniably be among the AFCON favourites to hold the trophy yet again. Despite the fact that Senegal is a powerful contender based on the ongoing rankings and performances, it will go against taut competition from the other African national sides.
Considering AFCON top scorers record in Nigeria, the likes of Rashidi Yekini, Segun Odegbami, Julius Aghahowa, Obafemi Martins, and Yakubu Aiyegbeni have at different times, clinched the golden boot award. There’s also an anticipation among the fans that current players; Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze could replicate this feat in the forthcoming AFCON tourney.
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AFCON 2024 Group Favourites
If you are interested in finding the AFCON predictions for group matches, check the section below.
The Nigerian side is an overwhelming favourite in Group A of AFCON 2024. The nation ended the qualification stage with 5 out of 6 wins and an impressive goal-scoring record. Furthermore, no other team scored more goals than Nigeria, with 22.
Moreover, after 6 qualifying matches, they conceded only 4 goals and kept 3 clean sheets. Their star player, Victor Osimhen is also in great form. The current Napoli striker scored 10 goals in AFCON qualifiers, making him the tournament’s top scorer.
The Nigerian squad will face tough opponents in Equatorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau, and especially the hosting nation, Ivory Coast, who will enjoy the home advantage.
Although Egypt was drawn into a competitive group, along with Ghana, Mozambique, and Cape Verde, they are still among the AFCON favourites to win it. After 6 qualifying matches, the Egyptian team earned 15 of 18 available points, scoring 10 goals, and conceding only 3. If they are to reach the knockout stages, Egypt will likely have to outplay Ghana, a strong contender.
Another one of AFCON favourites is the Senegalese national team, who were drawn into Group C and will face off against Cameroon, Gambia and Guinea. The team managed to reach the finals of AFCON 2021 and raised the trophy after a penalty shootout against Egypt.
They will surely look to repeat this result and have shown great form so far, winning their qualification group with 14 points. Still, their strongest opponent in the group will be Cameroon, and much will depend on that fixture.
The Algerian national team is another powerful side in African football. Although they were drawn into a difficult group, alongside Mauritania, Angola, and Burkina Faso, most analysts see them as favourite to win.
They achieved qualification to AFCON 2024 with 16 points from 6 games, as they won five and drew only one match. Furthermore, they only conceded 2 goals during the qualifiers, which ranks them among the sides with the best defensive record.
Group E of AFCON will be quite competitive with Tunisia, Mali, South Africa and Namibia. However, Tunisia has the best chance of winning the group but will face strong competition. They ended the qualification stage on top of Group J, with 13 points and 11 scored goals. What’s more, during the 6 fixtures played, they only conceded a single goal.
Morocco is another side that is a favourite to win their AFCON group. After an impressive World Cup and AFCON qualifying phase, many experts rank them among the best African nations. They won their qualification group after 4 fixtures, earning 9 points and scoring 8 goals.
AFCON 2024 top scorers favourites
The Nigerian star striker had a great AFCON qualification phase, where he scored 10 goals in only 6 matches. Furthermore, the 24-year-old has already impressed his nation at the 2021 AFCON, where he scored 5 goals in 5 games.
The Liverpool winger was crucial to Egypt’s road to the final in AFCON 2021, although the star player only contributed 2 goals. However, many fans expect Egypt to play more offensively as a result of a tough group.
Sadio Mane is another name that’s among AFCON 2024 top-scorer favourites. The 31-year-old winger already scored 5 goals in 5 matches for Senegal in the qualifiers and will likely get many more as his team progresses through the stages.
AFCON 2024 favourites FAQs
If you have more questions about the African Cup of Nations tournament, check the FAQ section below.
Right now, there is no clear favourite to win AFCON, as many strong contenders are still in the tournament. Some of the more favoured nations include Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, and Algeria.
Factors such as their current form, history in the competition, and the strength of the squad determine which teams are seen as favourites.
Egypt is one side that has consistently performed in AFCON tournaments, lifting the trophy 7 times. Additionally, Nigeria and Cameroon also often perform well, and reach the final stages of the tournament.