The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be played in Cameroon between 15th June and 13th July. The winner of the event will be declared the best football playing nation in Africa, which is a huge honour.
The local fans will be looking forward to seeing their team in action as they start the tournament as the defending champions. Despite participating in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, Cameroon are assured of their place in the finals, regardless of the outcome.
However, only the host is guaranteed a place in the final competition and the remaining countries must battle it out for a place at the 2019 Africa Cap of Nations. Which teams look best equipped to qualify?
Read on for Africa Cup of Nations qualifying predictions.
A total of 48 teams have been drawn in 12 groups, each containing four teams. Only the top two teams from each group will qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
There appears to be a clear favourite in the Africa Cup of Nations betting odds for many groups and Senegal will believe they are the team who will make it out of group A. They have arguably one of the weakest groups and should have little trouble qualifying for the tournament.
Despite suffering set-backs early on, Nigeria and Ghana must be favourites to qualify from Group E and F respectively. Guinea and Ivory Coast are the favourites to progress from Group H with Egypt and Tunisia expected to join them from Group J.
However, despite some of the groups appearing to be fairly clear-cut, there are others which are more difficult to predict. Could we see a couple of outsiders qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations?
Continue reading for more Africa Cup of Nations betting tips.
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Cameroon have automatically qualified as hosts and are expected to be followed by Morocco from Group B. However, Burundi are looking to cause an upset in Group C and could qualify for the first time in their history, which would be a major achievement especially if it is at the expense of Gabon.
Benin have reached the Africa Cup of Nations three times in their history can could make it a fourth with qualification from Group D where they have made a good start. Libya are another country hoping to qualify for the third time but they are in a tough group with South Africa and Nigeria and would arguably produce the biggest upset of the qualifying phase were they to reach Cameroon.
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