Africa Nations Cup 2021 Odds: Senegal's Mane to top score at AFCON 2021
The Africa Cup Of Nations , Cameroon 2021 begins on Sunday 9th January and here at BettingOdds.com we will have extensive coverage including pre tournament prop bets and match previews building up to the final which takes place on the 6th February. Our man OddsTerrier has taken a look at the likely top scorers in the tournament and their betting odds.
Sunday sees the first game of the AFCON 2021 tournament taking place and here at BettingOdds.com we are excited! We are mainly pumped to see so much attacking talent on show. We have Premier League and Champions League winners, top scorers and assist makers and this is sure to be a thrilling event to watch. Every game is shown at afternoon and evening times in the UK live on Sky Sports and we'll have match previews on all the big games as well as previewing all 24 teams taking part and put up the latest Africa Cup of Nations Odds. Stick with us for all your Africa Nations Cup betting needs.
BettingOdds.com Top Goalscorer Selection
Mohamed Salah - 4/1
The Egyptian King has had a ridiculous few years in the Premier League. Since joining Liverpool he has scored 111 goals in 165 starts whilst also providing 43 assists. He is is favourite for the 2022 Ballon D'or and in most people's minds is the best player on the planet right now. The diminutive left footed forward is lightning fast, tough to knock off the ball and is one of the most clinical finishers in world football. Against the weaker defences he will face in the AFCON he will surely score a bagful of goals. The only real questions are how deep the Egyptians go in the tournament and whether the team can provide enough support to Salah. He is The Pharaohs leading all time scorer with 43 goals.
Riyad Mahrez - 8/1
Another fantastically talented left footer is the next in the betting. Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez is a star for Algeria too. He captains the team and led them to their second AFCON title back in 2019. Mahrez has six goals and four assists in the Premier League this year and the Algerian captain was involved in six of Algeria's goals in just four appearances in qualifying. The one thing that may be stopping Mahrez is his own teammate Islam Slimani who is The Greens leading scorer of all time with 40. Mahrez is second with 26 and he will be sure to add to that here.
Sadio Mané - 17/2
The 29-year-old has scored more than 60 per cent of all the goals in the Senegalese squad and in qualifying scored two goals and assisted two more. His form has recovered after a patchy spell at Liverpool and he's scored 10 goals in all competitions this season. Can Mané break Henri Camara's record goal tally of 29 in this tournament? He's currently standing on 26. If Senegal go all the way as many predict he will surely be a good bet to win the top goalscorer award.
Sébastien Haller - 11/1
Haller has exploded onto the international scene and takes over the role of Cote D'Ivoire key player from Milan's Franck Kessie. The Ajax star has been in sensational form in the Dutch league(24 goals) and in the Champions League, where he is the leading scorer with 10 goals. The French born player switched to the Ivory Coast set up as recently as 2020 and will be a massive threat for them here. While I have no doubt that Haller will continue to find the net I have doubt's in my mind as to how far the Ivory Coast will go in the tournament and this could cost him here.
Islam Slimani - 13/1
As mentioned earlier, Slimani is Algeria's leading scorer of all time and is a massive threat for the Fennec Foxes. Speaking of Foxes , Slimani was seen as a bit of a flop after signing for a club record £28 million for Leicester City back in 2016. Since then he has established himself at Lyon and has scored some important goals in the Europa League this year. With Mahrez providing the assists he is an interesting proposition to do well in Cameroon.
Vincent Aboubakar - 13/1
Last up we have the home hope - Cameroon's Vincent Aboubakar. The 29 year old is Cameroon's second highest ever scorer (25 national goals) after Samuel Eto'o (50) and together with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (15) will be a twin threat for the Indomitable Lions. The 29-year-old has played football in France, Portugal and Turkey but currently plays his football for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia. Whilst Cameroon should have some fervent local support driving them on I can't see them getting to the latest rounds of the tournament and that could cost Aboubakar.