African Cup Of Nations Betting Guide


The 2010 African Cup of Nations tournament in Angola kicked off on January 10th and already the betting opportunities have been incredible……

Initial excitement surrounding the tournament was dampened by the tragic events surrounding the Togo team as they travelled by bus through the Cabinda region, and the subsequent withdrawal of the team. The tragedy has been marked by a minute’s silence at the start of every match to honour those who lost their lives.

However, once the football got underway we were treated to an incredible opening match, and the Cup of Nations betting opportunities just haven’t stopped since then.

So far, at the time of writing not one single pre-match favourite has won their game!

Betting on the long odds outsiders in the first round of group matches would have netted you an incredible profit. You could have got odds of over 10/1 on Gabon to beat Cameroon, but they duly obliged with a 1-0 win courtesy of Hull City’s Daniel Cousin.

The best place to bet on the Cup of Nations is Betfair. Not only do you get better odds, especially on the big priced outsiders, you can also bet in-play up until the final whistle and take advantage of the incredible in-play prices.

Speaking of which, back to that opening game again where the hosts Angola were 4-0 up against Mali with around quarter of an hour left, only to end up drawing the match 4-4. In-play bettors had an absolute field day, you could back the draw at an incredible 1000/1 in-play!

Remember that when you join Betfair you get a £25 no lose bet which means you could have backed the draw in this game without risking a penny, and banked a mind blowing £25,000 profit from a bet you placed with somebody else’s money!!

What many people do not realise is that you can have more than one Betfair account. All you need is a different way of funding each account, for example debit card for one account, credit card for another, and you can potentially open as many accounts as you like.

Remember on Betfair you can also lay favourites to lose, which means you profit if the match is a draw or if the outsider wins. In the Cup of Nations this is a great way to profit. Who would have predicted that the mighty Ivory Coast, one of the tournament favourites, would only manage a 0-0 draw with minnows Burkina Faso? Well if you’d bet against Ivory Coast on Betfair by laying them at short odds, you would have made a 100% profit with hardly any risk.

The tournament won’t come around again for another 2 years, so don’t hang around or you will miss your chance! Join up with Betfair and start making money from betting on the African Cup Of Nations now!

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