The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations tournament is seen as an exciting combination of strong teams, top players, and fun games until January until early February.
The 33rd edition of the competition returned in the summer of 2021 and is taking place. The tournament takes place in Cameroon where 52 matches are played in 29 days.
The winners include the top African team in Senegal, 20th in the recent FIFA tournament, including defending champions Algeria, the star-studded Egypt, and the experienced Moroccan team. Among the 24 eligible teams there are 10 winners already winning the event. There are also two players starting this year as Comoros and Gambia compete in their first AFCON tournament.
Below is a list of all the information you would like to see in the tournament, including how to view it, the game schedule and your betting preferences.
How to watch AFCON 2022
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 6
- TV: beIN Sports, beIN Sports XTRA
- Spanish TV: beIN Sports in Spanish, XTRA in Spanish
- Advertising: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect and other platforms
- YouTube TV (available in add’l game package), Sling TV (available only in Sling Orange game package)
The one-month Africa Cup of Nations competition is available at beIN Sports (English) and beIN Sports en Espanol (Spanish) in the USA and Canada. The free-to-air bein Sports XTRA will also feature a number of matches.
BeIN streams are also available to Fanatiz users with YouTube TV (game package) and Sling TV (Sling Orange game package). And since beIN XTRA is free, it is available at many other platforms are streaming including Roku and Pluto TV.
Key dates for AFCON 2022
- Group Section, Round 1: Sun, Jan. 9 – Wednesday, Jan. 12
- Group Section, Round 2: Thursday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Jan. 16
- Group Section, Round 3: Monday, Jan. 17 – Thursday, Jan. 20
- Article 16: Sun, Jan. 23 – Wednesday, Jan. 26
- Quarterfinals: Saturday, Jan. 29 – Sunday Jan. 30
- Last game: Wednesday, Feb. 2 – Thursday, Feb. 3
- Final and Third Game: Sun, Feb. 6
There is a competition similar to the World Cup in this tournament with a long 36-team season to start, followed by an eight-day losing streak (14 games) that takes us to the final day on Sunday, Feb. 6. Before the game, there will be a third-place play for fun.
Lovers of betting for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations
Among the 24 teams competing in a month-long competition, there are apparently fewer and fewer enthusiasts.
When choosing a replacement, looking at the recent World Cup games is a great place to see the teams that are playing well and the ones that have slipped. Morocco were the only team to win all six games, although their Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sudan were not difficult. AFCON host Cameroon, Senegal’s favorite Senegal, with Mali selecting the prize all finished with five wins in six games, while Egypt and Algeria finished undefeated with four wins and two draws.
However, the other team that exploded with the players not mentioned above is Ivory Coast. The Elephants finished second in Group D of the World Cup with a 4-1-1 record, falling only to the winner of the Cameroon divisions in a 1-0 win over Ivory Coast and sending Cameroon to the final round of the World Cup.
However, this is the kind that has the most amazing talent. Sebastien Haller probably the best-looking player in the world, scoring 10 goals in Ajax’s six Champions League games, and being assisted by football players. Wilfried Zaha and Nicholas Pepe on the wings, including the Burnley winner Maxwel Cornet who was fine before his recent injury. The back row is also tested for war, and Eric Bailly in central security. Bailly had to team up with the Wolves defender Willy Boly, but an injury forced him to leave the club, meaning the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen striker. Odilon Kossounou will seize.
Finally, there are midfielders, regular and affiliate Jean-Michel Seri and Frank Kessie (pictured above), both are in good form for their clubs Fulham and AC Milan. Add in the Eredivisie standout Ibrahim Sangare having the best PSV Eindhoven season, and there is a ton of love for this Elephant side. It offers a great combination of price and shape.
If you are looking for riders on the list, your second favorite Algeria is a team with talent, and can repeat as a champion.
NYANZA: Ivory Coast wins (+750)
Here are the top 10 teams that are expected to win all the competitions before the hard hit with the approval of BetMGM:
Favorites for top scorers in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations
Form is important for those going to the international tournament and there are only three players who are well known in their recent clubs: Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez, and Sebastien Haller.
Salah has been in an impressive club, scoring or assisting in 15 consecutive Premier League games, but looked exhausted in a few games before leaving for AFCON. Haller has also been a scoring machine this season, with 10 amazing goals in six Champions League games against Ajax, plus 12 others in Eredivisie games in 17 games.
But neither of these two is in a good position to score goals with the national teams, which is very important. Haller has just eight goals left in the world, and his bravery in a 2-1 win over Cameroon in a World Cup qualifier in September represented his two-thirds international goal. Salah, meanwhile, has not scored for the national team since March when he scored two goals in the lower Comoros.
It is Riyad Mahrez who is in the unique form of the club and the country, which sets him apart. Mahrez has been the strongest midfielder for Manchester City, with four goals and three assists in his last four games. The 30-year-old has also been a key figure in the national team, scoring 11 goals in his last 11 appearances for Algeria since October 2020. Mahrez will be the main contender in Algeria. , giving him a top game to collect the winners.
NYANZA: Riyad Mahrez (+800)
These were the 15 players with the least chance of winning the most prestigious prize at AFCON 2022 on entering the tournament, with the help of BetMGM:
|Islam Slimani |||Algeria||+ 1100|
|Sebastien Haller||Ivory Coast||+ 1200|
|Vincent Aboubakar||Cameroon||+ 1200|
|Ieleanacho Church||Nigeria||+ 1400|
|Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||Gabon||+ 1600|
|Baghdad Bounedjah||Algeria||+ 1800|
|Youssef En-Nesyri||Morocco||+ 2500|
|Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting||Cameroon||+ 2500|
|Odion Ighalo||Nigeria||+ 2500|
|Taiwo Awoniyi||Nigeria||+ 2500|
|Andre No||Ghana||+ 2500|