Africa Cup of Nations 2017 Odds: Winner, Top Goalscorer & More

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the way for hosts Gabon (Getty)

The 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations begins Saturday, with hosts Gabon facing Guinea-Bissau in the first match of the event. Sixteen teams will look to win the event, with Ivory Coast looking to defend the title it won in 2015. Les Éléphants needed a penalty shootout to defeat Ghana in the 2015 final, winning 9-8 after the two sides played to a scoreless draw in 120 minutes.

Eight of the 16 teams that qualified for this year’s edition have won the Total Africa Cup of Nations at least once, with Egypt being the most successful with seven titles to its credit. Most book makers view Ivory Coast as the favorites to win the tournament, with Bet365 giving Les Éléphants odds of 7/2. In 22 of the 30 tournaments held the host has managed to finish fourth or better, which could bode well for Gabon. However, of the eight times in which that hasn’t been the case three have come in the last four editions of the Total Africa Cup of Nations.

Also on the board of multiple sports books is a bet for the top goalscorer of the event. Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’s scored 20 goals in Bundesliga (16) and UEFA Champions League (four) competition for Borussia Dortmund this season, leads the way with odds of 5/1 with Ivorian forward Jonathan Kodjia (nine goals for Aston Villa) next at 9/1.

Below are some of the odds available to bettors, with the sports book that the odds are from being noted in parentheses. Full odds lists for these bets, plus others for the Total Africa Cup of Nations, can be found at

Odds to Win the African Cup of Nations (Bet365)

Ivory Coast 7/2
Senegal 5/1
Algeria 7/1
Gabon 8/1
Egypt 9/1
Ghana 9/1
Cameroon 9/1
Morocco 16/1
Mali 20/1
Tunisia 20/1
DR Congo 25/1
Burkina Faso 25/1
Uganda 80/1
Togo 100/1
Zimbabwe 100/1
Guinea Bissau 100/1

Odds to Finish Runners-Up (SkyBet)

Ivory Coast 13/2
Algeria 7/1
Gabon 15/2
Senegal 15/2
Ghana 9/1
Cameroon 10/1
Egypt 10/1
DR Congo 14/1
Morocco 14/1
Mali 16/1
Tunisia 16/1
Burkina Faso 25/1
Uganda 50/1
Togo 66/1
Zimbabwe 80/1
Guinea Bissau 150/1

Odds to Win the Group (Bet365)

Group A

Cameroon 6/5
Gabon 13/10
Burkina Faso 9/2
Guinea Bissau 25/1

Group B

Senegal 5/4
Algeria 6/4
Tunisia 7/2
Zimbabwe 20/1

Group C

Ivory Coast 4/9
Morocco 4/1
DR Congo 5/1
Togo 20/1

Group D

Egypt 11/8
Ghana 11/8
Mali 4/1
Uganda 16/1

Top Goalscorer Odds (Bet365)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) 5/1
Jonathan Kodjia (Ivory Coast) 9/1
Islam Slimani (Algeria) 10/1
Mohamed Salah (Egypt) 10/1
Moussa Konate (Senegal) 12/1
Sadio Mane (Senegal) 12/1
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) 12/1
Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast) 12/1
Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) 14/1
Andre Ayew (Ghana) 16/1
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) 20/1
Jordan Ayew (Ghana) 25/1
Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) 25/1
Youssef El Arabi (Morocco) 25/1
Moussa Sow (Senegal) 25/1