AFCON Favourites for 2024

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Tanzanian punters who want to place bets on the 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 2024 Favourites

The Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to be hosted by Ivory Coast in 2024, promises to be an exciting tournament with several strong teams vying for the title. While there are no specific favourites mentioned in the provided search results, we can gather some insights into potential contenders based on recent performances, rankings and AFCON odds.

Senegal

A returning champion, Senegal started the African Cup of Nations qualifiers strong and has so far secured 14 points. Moreover, the team dished out intense competition for its opponents, with 2 strong wins and 2 draws. It’s certainly worth considering Senegal’s ability to keep the title.

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Nigeria

The Nigerian national team has shown great potential. In addition to its 15 group points, Nigeria continues to uphold its reputation as one of Africa’s football giants with its impressive qualifier play and top scorer status.

Of the 4 qualifier games played, Nigeria only lost one against Guinea Bissau, at a mere 0-1. However, the 3 won games accumulated the team’s top points, including the impressive 10-0 against Sao Tome and Principe.

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Egypt

In AFCON 2024, Egypt has emerged as a formidable team, showcasing impressive performance.

Accumulating a significant number of points, Egypt has maintained its reputation as one of Africa’s elite teams. For those interested in betting on AFCON matches, Egypt stands out as a strong contender worth considering.

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Who Were the AFCON 2023/2024 Group Favourites?

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The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is currently taking place in 2024, and football fans are engrossed in the clash of African powerhouses. Senegal, the reigning champions, is actively defending their title against formidable competition from teams like Egypt and Morocco.

The group stage featured 24 teams, and the qualifying AFCON groups are presented below:

Group A

The Group A AFCON favourites were Nigeria and Guinea Bissau, with 15 and 13 points, respectively, These two teams have displayed great sportsmanship so far. As evident from the only 1-0 win against Nigeria, Guinea Bissau has proven to be a worthy contender. 

Group B

The Burkina Faso and Cape Verde national teams emerged as the group B winner and runner-up. Burkina Faso maintains a middle rank and has won 2 games and drawn 2 games in the qualifiers. 

While an underdog, Cape Verde has shown a relatively promising play at the qualifiers.

Group C

Cameroon has traditionally stood out as an African football powerhouse. While the Cameroon team displayed its footballing prowess as much in the qualifiers, it’s still one to look out for as a favourite. On the other hand, Namibia, the runner-up favourite, is an underdog. While it didn’t lose any qualifier games, it still comes with interesting AFCON odds competing against a traditional top-dog team.

Group D

Egypt and Guinea were the Group D favourites and have proceeded to the Africa Cup of Nations finals. With outstanding game results and high group points, Egypt and Guinea are certainly teams to look out for memorable games. 

Group E

Ghana delivered a great performance during all its qualifier games, winning all of them, The team has also maintained a reasonable 12-point position. Despite missing its key players, Ghana looked promising and can be comfortably placed among the top teams for the tournament. Angola, while considered an underdog, has done exceptionally well in the AFCON results for qualifier games. 

Group F

Algeria and interestingly, Tanzania qualified for the AFCON finals. Perhaps the most interesting group of the tournament, Algeria, at 16 points, is among the top teams on the continent. On the other hand, Tanzania, with 8 points, was the underdog, with this qualification being only its third since the very first AFCON tournament. 

Group G

Mali and Gambia qualified for the finals, with 15 and 10 points, respectively. Like Mali, the Gambia put out an impressive performance during the qualifier matches, with 2 wins and only 1 draw. 

Group H

While Zambia has faced rough competition from the Ivory Coast, it secured a spot in the final. Ivory Coast and Zambia have proceeded to the finals, with 13 points each. Both teams displayed fierce competitiveness with zero draws. It’s safe to say, that Ivory Coast and Zambia were also teams considered to have promising AFCON odds. 

Group I

Considered the underdog group, DR Congo and Mauritania are the AFCON finalists for group I. With a 12  and 10-point status, respectively, the two teams have shown good play. However, there’s still room for improvement, especially when facing top dogs.

Group J

Group J featured Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia as AFCON prediction favourites. Each with 13 points, both teams emerged strong during the qualifiers with staggering wins against their opponents, with no less than 2 goals.

Group K

Morocco was currently at the Group K lead, followed by South Africa, with 9 and 7 points respectively. 

Group L

Senegal and Mozambique were the two group L teams to secure their spots in the AFCON finals, with 14 and 10 points respectively. 

For those wanting to bet on any of the matches, the best betting sites will be offering odds for the matches.

AFCON 2024 Top Scorers Favourites

Victor Oshimen

With a current score of 10 goals, Victor Oshimen is the tournament’s top scorer. While it’s impossible to predict the ultimate AFCON top scorer, the Nigeria national team and Napoli striker is the AFCON favourite so far. 

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane has never disappointed in the past years. With a 5-goal count, Sadio is one of the 4 runner-up goal scorers. The Senegal national team and Al Nassr forward is also one of the 3 second top scorers to take his team to the final tournament.

Patson Daka and Youssef Msakni

Patson Daka and Youssef Msakni are tied, each with a total of 5 goals. The Zambia national team and Leicester City player and Tunisia national team captain and Al Arabi player, respectively, continue to make strides in the recent games. 

AFCON 2024 Favourites FAQs

If you have more questions about the AFCON favourites for 2023/2024, check the FAQ section.

⚽ Which teams are considered the favourites to win the AFCON?

Nigeria, Egypt, Mali, and Senegal are considered favourites to win the AFCON.

⚽ What factors determine a team’s status as a favourite?

Factors, such as qualifier game performances, home advantage, team form, and quality of players determine the team’s status as a favourite.

⚽ Is Tanzania the favourite to win the AFCON?

Tanzania has not shown the qualities of a favourite to win the AFCON. However, even an underdog team can come out from the bottom and surprise fans to win the tournament. A good example is Zambia’s 2012 AFCON finals win.

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