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Africa Cup 2022: schedule, broadcast, favorites & odds

Who will be crowned Africa Champion?

Philipp Stottan  January 10, 2022
The biggest star at the Africa Cup: Egypt's Mohamed Salah. (© IMAGO / ZUMA Wire)

The major football events are currently following closely. After the EURO last summer and the World Cup in 2022 in November and December in Qatar, it is the turn of the Africa Cup of 2022 at the beginning of the year.

The Covid pandemic forced the tournament to start a year late, but now the best nations in Africa are fighting for the most important title in Cameroon.

The favorites of the tournament, all Africa Cup bets & odds, as well Where to watch the tournament and what the game plan looks like - you can find out here.


Betting odds: who will win the Africa Cup 2022?

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Africa Cup of Nations: Schedule & Mode

Round Datum
Group stage 9. until January 20, 2022
Round of 16 23. until January 26, 2022
quarter-finals 29. until January 30, 2022
semi-finals 2. until February 3, 2022
Match for 3rd place 6. February 2022
Africa Cup final 6. February 2022


The mode at the Africa Cup 2022 is relatively classic. The 24 teams were divided into 6 groups.

The group first and second each make it to the round of 16. Just like the four best third party groups, all of whom have to play against a group winner.

In the group, each team plays once against every other team in the group.

The eighth round is followed by a quarter-finals, followed by the two semi-finals. The losers have to duel for third place on February 6th at 5:00 p.m., before the big final takes place afterwards (2x 15 minutes) and then to the penalty shootout.

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Africa Cup 2022: Favorites & Betting Odds

Around half of all African nations can take part in the Africa Cup of Nations, more precisely 24 teams of 52 possible.

The competition lasts a little more than a month, which at first glance seems relatively balanced. Only Senegal is chosen as the clear favorite by the bookmakers.


Top favorite at the Africa Cup: SenegalSenegal

The country from West Africa is the clear favorite the tournament, at least in advance. But that's not surprising, if you look at the runners-up from the Africa Cup '19.

First and foremost, of course, is Liverpool star Sadio Mane, who is already the best goalscorer in his nation, with 25 goals.

But the team around him can also come up with some well-known names. Including Napoli defense chief Kalidou Koulibaly, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) or the PSG duo Abdou Diallo (ex-BVB) and Idrissa Gueye.

In addition, coach Aliou Cisse's team closed the year 2021 with 7 wins and 3 draws. This also explains the 21st place in the FIFA world rankings - the best place of all African teams.

Senegal has never won the Africa Cup. The third final should lead to the first full success this time.


Algeria wants to defend title as Africa championAlgeria

Of course also at the top of the Africa Cup favorites You can find the defending champion Algeria, who defeated Senegal 1-0 in 2019.

The North African squad is not equipped with such prominent players - but still with enough.

The focus is on ManCity attacker Riyad Mahrez, who is complemented by Ismael Bennacer (Milan), Said Benrahma (West Ham) or Remy Bensebaini (Gladbach).

Algeria has Ivory Coast, in contrast to Senegal , another strong opponent in their own group E. But you are already well tested in the knockout phase.

In addition, Algeria comes to the tournament as a freshly minted Arab Cup champion (December 2021). The success could help the team to defend their title.


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Africa Cup odds see Egypt far frontEgypt

The third in the league that the Africa Cup 2022 betting odds see as a hot contender is Egypt.

Above all, they are the record holders with seven titles (2006 - 2010 3x in a row) and have always had the best squad. They only finished fourth at the Arab Cup in December, but the biggest star of the entire continent wasn't there either: Mohamed Salah.

In 2021, Liverpool's “Egyptian King” was one of the most popular three best players. Like his LFC partner, he is also the top goal-getter of his nation, with an insane 43 goals in 73 games.

He gathers a team that no longer exudes the glamor of old days. With Trezeguet (Aston Villa), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) and Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasaray) only three players are active in Europe's top leagues.

A small disadvantage for the Pharaohs: They have to be in the group stage Play the game in Garoua, as group winners you would have to go there again in the round of 16.

The city in the north is an hour's flight from the rest of the venues, which leads to additional travel strain.

Who will be top scorer at the Africa Cup 2022? | || 620
Mohamed Salah 4.50
Sadio Mane 8.00
Riyad Mahrez 9.00
Islam Slimani 12.0
Sebastien Haller 13.0
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 17.0
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The Africa Cup 2022 Groups & Venues:

  • Group A: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia
  • Gruppe B: Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Malawi
  • Group C: Ghana, Morocco, Gabon, Comoros
  • Group D: Nigeria, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan
  • Group E: Ivory Coast, Algeria, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea
  • Gruppe F: Tunisia, Mali, Gambia, Mauritania


Africa Cup of Nations overview:

  • Stade Paul Biya (Yaounde /50,000): opening to final
  • Stade Japoma (Douala / 50,000): group to semifinals
  • Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo (Yaounde / 42,500): group to semifinals
  • Stade Roumde Adjia (Garoua/30.000): Gruppe bis Viertelfinale
  • Stade Omnisports de Bafoussam (Bafoussam / 20,000): group up to the last sixteen
  • Stade Omnisport de Limbe (Limbe / 20,000): Group up to the round of 16


Who will broadcast the Africa Cup 2022 on TV & livestream?

For everyone whose hunger for the fight for the Africa Champion 2022 is now aroused, there is good news in terms of TV broadcasting.

Because all games are played on linear TV as well as also shown in the livestream. The PayTV broadcaster Sportdigital transmits every single game.

With the broadcaster, the streaming service DAZN a cooperation, which is why all the games can also be seen there live.

If you haven't found what you are looking for, the free streams on OneFootball Recommended.

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Philipp Stottan

Philipp Stottan

Age: 28 Nationality: Austria Favorite betting provider: Bet-at-home, Unibet

The topic of sport and all Philipp's facets have been with Philipp since he can remember, when he was at university he also started sports betting. After various positions in journalism, he then decided to pursue his passion for betting professionally. Especially in the areas of soccer as well as US and martial arts, you can rely on his accumulated expertise. Read more