Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Last 16 Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:57 AM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2019 5:57 AM UTC

"in Mohamed Salah, they have arguably the best player"
<div><h2>Morocco v Benin</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/africa-cup-of-nations/morocco-vs-benin-3830972/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Friday, July 5, at Al-Salam Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Morocco won all three of their group games to soar into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations. That included a 1-0 victory over a strong Ivory Coast team, and they are yet to concede a goal in the tournament. Former Juventus defender Medhi Benati sits alongside Roman Saiss of Wolves at the back and they have looked solid. Benin could only finish third in their group qualified for the last 16 with three points from a possible nine. They have drawn all three games, showing that they are stubborn and difficult to break down. Yet Morocco should find a way to edge a narrow victory in this game, as they have more quality in every department.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betway"><em><strong>Tip: Morocco to win and under 3.5 goals at 19/20 (1.95) with Betway</strong></em></a></p><h2>Uganda v Senegal</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/africa-cup-of-nations/uganda-vs-senegal-3830973/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Friday, July 5, at Cairo International Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Liverpool’s Sadio Mané banged in a brace as Senegal beat Kenya 3-0 in their final group game to set up this clash with Uganda. That should boost their confidence levels after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Algeria in their second group game. They have arguably the strongest team at the Africa Cup of Nations, with Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli leading the defence, Mané wreaking havoc up front and plenty of top Premier League and Serie A players in the mix. They should fancy their chances of beating Uganda to reach the quarter-finals. Sebastien Desabre’s men beat DR Congo in their opener, but then drew with an unheralded Zimbabwe side and lost 2-0 to Egypt. This looks like a mismatch in terms of quality.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365"><em><strong>Tip: Senegal -0.75 Asian handicap at 33/40 (1.82) with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><h2>Egypt v South Africa</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/africa-cup-of-nations/egypt-vs-south-africa-3830975/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, July 6, at Cairo International Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Egypt sailed through to the knockout stage of the tournament by winning all three group games in comfortable fashion. They are the host nation, so they benefit from strong home support, and in Mohamed Salah, they have arguably the best player in the tournament. The Liverpool forward has scored in his last two games and he is in devastating form right now. Egypt have not conceded yet at the tournament and they are the favourites to go on and lift the trophy. South Africa also qualified despite finishing third in their group. They lost to Ivory Coast and Morocco, but beat Namibia and three points was enough to make it through. But this looks like the end of the road for them.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betfred"><em><strong>Tip: Egypt to win to nil at 19/20 (1.95) with Betfred</strong></em></a></p><h2>Algeria v Guinea</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/africa-cup-of-nations/algeria-vs-guinea-3830977/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday, July 7, at 30 June Stadium</strong></a></p><p>The Algerians have been in magnificent form thus far and they did really well to beat Senegal in their second group game. Man City’s Riyad Mahrez provides a great deal of quality going forward, and they look solid at the back too. They have kept three clean sheets, and they clinched the group with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Tanzania. That teed up a comfortable tie against Guinea, who finished third in their group after losing to Nigeria and drawing with Madagascar. Algeria really should prevail in this one.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betfred"><em><strong>Tip: Algeria to win at 4/5 (1.80) with Betfred</strong></em></a></p><h2>Mali v Ivory Coast</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/africa-cup-of-nations/mali-vs-ivory-coast-3830978/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Monday, July 8, at New Suez Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Mali topped Group E after beating Angola and Mauritania and drawing with a highly rated Tunisia side. They fired in six goals in the process and attacked with purpose, pace and dynamism throughout. However, they now face a difficult challenge against an Ivory Coast team packed full of big names. Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha was on target for the Ivorians in a 4-1 win over Namibia last time out, and he has the quality to take this team deep into the tournament. AC Milan’s Franck Kessie is another very good player, Max-Alain Gradel is a handful and Wilfried Bony is a decent finisher. That could be enough to see them past Mali.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betfred"><em><strong>Tip: Ivory coast to win at 23/20 (2.15) with Betfred</strong></em></a></p></div>
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