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AFCON 2021 Betting Tips: 17 January 2022

Monday’s Africa Cup of Nations action will see Group A come to an end as Matchday 3 of the group stage begins.

AFCON 2021 Betting Tips

Monday’s Africa Cup of Nations action will see Group A come to an end as Matchday 3 of the group stage begins.

Ethiopia by now must surely have resigned themselves to a looming early exit, but they will still have plenty of pride to play for when they take on Burkina Faso.

Only the top two teams in the group are automatically guaranteed a place in the last 16, although they will be joined by the four best third-placed sides across six groups. In order to secure automatic qualification, Cape Verde will be pushing for a shock win over hosts Cameroon.

Our suggested bets can be placed separately or together in a single bet at increased odds.

Burkina Faso v Ethiopia

Burkina Faso stood up to Cameroon in their first game and were unlucky to go down 2-1. They subsequently beat Cape Verde 1-0 and are likely to win again against an Ethiopia side coming off the back of two defeats.

Ethiopia lost all of their away matches in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying and have shown little to suggest they have become better travellers, despite being a formidable side on their own turf.

A Burkina Faso win is paying 1.62, which is good value for money in a match in which they have every incentive to go for all three points and are the better side on paper.

Best Bet: Burkina Faso Win

Cape Verde v Cameroon

Cameroon have bucked the trend of low-scoring Africa Cup of Nations matches at this tournament and so far boast the best attack in the tournament with six goals, four of which have been scored by Vincent Aboubakar.

On home soil, they will likely overpower a Cape Verde side that is 23 places behind the Indomitable Lions in the FIFA World Rankings.

Cameroon are paying 1.74 for the win at the time of writing, which represents strong value against a team that is coming off the back of a loss to Burkina Faso, who Cameroon beat.

Best Bet: Cameroon Win

Leonard Solms is a sports journalist who features regularly on various local and international platforms including ESPN, New Frame, FARPost, Tagged Online and Careers Magazine, as well as this one. He enjoys the occasional bet and the most important tip he can give you is to bet within your means.

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