African Cup of Nations Betting
The African Cup of Nations is now well underway, with the best of Africa still battling it out to find the greatest footballing country on the continent for 2013. This year’s African Nations tournament is taking place in South Africa and it’s the perfect opportunity to have a flutter using some of the free bets that bookies give away around the time of the event.
African Cup of Nations Fixtures
With the contestants split into four groups, most have played just one round of matches, with Group A and B into their second round of fixtures. The final takes place on February 10th, so there’s still plenty of time left to make use of African Cup of Nations betting offers.
The top two teams from each group after six matches will go through to the knockout stages. That’s a lot of football, and the time to use betting offers to score a few goals of your own.
Since the tournament kicked off way back in 1957 it has gone from strength to strength. The three most dominant teams in African Cup of Nations history have been Egypt, with seven wins, then Ghana and Cameroon with four wins apiece.
But who’s in the running and which country should you back for the African Cup of Nations?
African Nations Group A Betting
In Group A it’s going to be between South Africa and Morocco. Having played two of their six fixtures, Group A remains pretty evenly matched. If you used a free bet offer to back hosts South Africa, they you’ll be pleased to know that they are currently leading on four points.
However we have a strong feeling for Morocco who might just edge Group A.
African Nations Group B Betting
It’s either Ghana or Mali in Group B. Ghana was one of the favourites coming into the tournament, and started well with a 2-2 draw against the Republic of the Congo.
Group winners are a good way to use your free bet offers, and with Mali currently leading the group, it’s certainly worth taking time to check out the online bookies for the latest odds.
African Nations Group C Betting
Nigeria are in Group C, and with players like John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses in midfield, it's easy to see them winning the group. Zambia has dropped points to underdogs Ethiopia; but they remain a strong contender and should go through to the next round.
Why not think about using free bet offers to pick the runners up in some group betting action?
African Nations Group D Betting
Group D has the Ivory Coast as contenders. They are a great team and one of the favourites to win the African Cup of Nations for 2013. Currently leading their group, they look to be a good ‘championship winner’ choice for those bookies offers.
Algeria, Togo and Tunisia, battle for the other spot in Group D of the African Cup of Nations, and we reckon that all three are capable of reaching the knockout rounds.
It’s turning into quite a tournament, with some surprising results already. If you used some of the fantastic betting promotions to back Burkina Faso and Ethiopia to get draws in the group stages, then you are already ahead of the game.
Last year underdogs Zambia took the title from favourites Ivory Coast, so anything can happen.
So who’s going to come out as champions in 2013? It’s really anybody’s game at the minute.
Ivory Coast are clear favourites, but Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, and South Africa are all pretty well placed. There are still plenty of African Cup of Nations betting offers out there, all you have to do is make use of them and bring a little African sunshine into your life.