The African Cup of Nations is underway and football fans are witnessing surprising results. The number of players playing overseas has made the tournament very competitive. Punters can place their bets on the best odds, exclusive ComeOn. The following is a list of teams that could make it to the AFCON finals.
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Cameroon has a chance to clinch their sixth title in the AFCON tournament, after making making a perfect start to the first two group games. They’ve now bagged five victories in their last five games in all competitions, conceding just 1 goal during that time. In many cases, home teams have clinched the AFCON trophy, and 2022 could be no different with Cameroon in such good form. They have one of the best goalkeepers at the tournament in Andre Onana, making his return to football after being out due to a ban, and a solid striking partnership of Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
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Morocco is another team that have made a perfect start to the 2021 AFCON championship. The Atlas Lions have won their first two games without conceding a goal. Like Cameroon, they have also gone their last five games across all competitions unbeaten in full time. In many cases, the teams with the most solid defenses triumph in big tournaments like AFCON, and that is what Morocco prides itself on coming into this tournament. Achraf Hakimi is their undeniable star, but they also have the likes of Sofiane Boufal and Romain Saiss on-side, helping to form a well balanced team capable of achieving great things in both attack and defense.
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The list of the most favorite teams to reach the final of AFCON 2021 would be incomplete without mentioning the Lions of Teranga. Senegal reached the previous AFCON finals and would like to better their previous result with a win this time around. With Sadio Mane leading the charge, it is worth noting that they have also gone without a loss in their last five games across all competitions. Unfortunately, Senegal haven’t started the tournament in brilliant form, with just a single win and a single goal from three games. They’ve been solid in defense with the likes of Idrissa Gueye and Cheikhou Kouyate anchoring the midfield, allowing them to go three matches without conceding a goal. But if they are to win the tournament, they will need to have more firepower up front.
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The Super Eagles are looking for their fourth AFCON title, an achievement that could stem their place among an elite list of AFCON winners. They have made a perfect start to the competition, including a win against their toughest opponent in the group in Egypt. With the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Moses Simon, the Nigerian team has many prolific payers who practice their art in some of the most prolific leagues in Europe. We expect their mix of youth and experience and solid 4-2-2-2 shape to help lead their charge toward the title.
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Pundits expect the Pharaohs to be one of the teams to beat in the ongoing 2021 AFCON competitions, although they did lose their opening match to Nigeria and their start to life at the tournament has not been as solid as they would have hoped. Mohamed Salah is the undeniable star in the team, but most of the other squad members play in the Egyptian league, rather than leagues around Europe. This could be a hurdle to their charge toward the title, but in Salah, they have the best player at the tournament.
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