African Nations Cup 2010 Betting Odds still have Ivory Coast as the favourites to win the tournament despite a lacklustre opening performance which saw them draw 0-0 with outsiders Burkina Faso.
Ivory Coast Still Favourites After Goalless Opener:
Ivory Coast remain available at 5/2 with Stan James and Totesport to win the African Nations Cup after their opening match where despite dominating they just couldnâ€™t score against Burkina Faso, who are considered outsiders at 66/1 with Sportingbet. A few bookies did extend Ivory Coastâ€™s price slightly but the bookies still think they are the team to beat, after all they are the shortest priced of all the African teams at the forthcoming World Cup, they can be backed at 28/1 with Boylesports and William Hill to win the World Cup in 2010 in South Africa.
Cameroon And Ghana Are Next Best In African Pecking Order:
Most likely to take advantage if Ivory Coast continue to misfire are Cameroon and Ghana. Cameroon, who have world class players such as Samuel Etoo, are rated at 9/2 with Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Coral whilst Ghana, who have Chelseaâ€™s world class player Michael Essien in their midfield, are slightly bigger at 5/1 with Bet365 and Blue Square. Egypt, who are the most successful team in African Nations Cup history, are also the current holders of the African Nations Title and they are a decent bet at 8/1 with Bet365 and Paddy Power. The same odds of 8/1 apply to Nigeria, they are that price with Ladbrokes and Coral. For more African Nations Cup Odds, including Golden Boot odds.