Gabon feature in AFCON group game tips.

AFCON group game tips for tournament openers featuring hosts Gabon

AFCON group game tips

This weekend sees international football hit the headlines as the Africa Cup of Nations returns for its latest instalment in Gabon.

The 31st edition of this biennial event runs from January 14th to February 5th and will feature the biggest names from the continent.

Ahead of the opening tournament fixtures, FootyOn provide AFCON group game tips to back for the action ahead.

This includes hosts Gabon and tournament front runners Ivory Coast, who are aiming to defend their crown.

Gabon’s Aubameyang to strike first past Guinea Bissau

FootyOn’s AFCON group game tips features Gabon and Borussia Dortmund frontman Aubameyang.

It’s the hosts that get proceedings underway as they face off against debutants Guinea Bissau.

Jorge Costa’s side possess plenty of talent capable of mounting a strong challenge on home soil.

Although, it’s Borussia Dortmund frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that is their leading man.

The striker is 13/5 with bet365 to open the scoring.

Cameroon to down Burkina Faso to nil

Cameroon are looking to start strongly and are a pick in our AFCON group game tips.

Four-time winners of the AFCON, Cameroon find themselves up against minnows Burkina Faso in their opening match-up.

The former champions are a promising 21/10 with Paddy Power to prevail without conceding.

Algeria’s Slimani to net against Zimbabwe

Leicester City frontman Slimani is another attacker hoping to make an impact in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Leading the line for Algeria will be Leicester City striker Islam Slimani.

The Foxes forward had begun to gain form in the Premier League before international duty.

He will look to maintain that against Zimbabwe and is 13/8 with William Hill to dispatch anytime.

Senegal’s Mane to find target v Tunisia

Liverpool winger Mane features on our AFCON group game tips too.

Liverpool fans will be hoping star man Sadio Mane can make it through the AFCON without injury.

The in-form Anfield wideman has been superb this season so far.

He will be key for Senegal and is a tasty 5/2 with BetVictor to find the target anytime.

Ivory Coast to lead Togo after 15 minutes

Zaha will look to show exactly what England are missing out on when playing for the Ivory Coast.

Next in our group game tips for the AFCON are tournament favourites Ivory Coast.

The African juggernauts face Togo in their opener and are 15/4 with William Hill to lead after 15 minutes.

Ivory Coast boast an abundance of attacking talent and will be keen on making a swift start.

Morocco to overcome DR Congo

Morocco will aim to make an early impact during the AFCON.

In what could be a close contest between DR Congo and Morocco, the latter are 6/4 with Betfred to prevail.

The 1976 victors look more than capable of edging their opponents and gaining three points.

Ghana’s Gyan to strike past Uganda

Gyan is currently his nation’s most famous face and features in our AFCON group game tips.

Ghana take on Uganda in their opener and will be helped by a familiar face.

Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan will be their main man in attack. Remember him?

The former Premier League poacher will take to the pitch at 15/8 with bet365 to fire in anytime.

Egypt to beat Mali and both score

Decorated Egypt are Africa’s most successful nation with seven AFCON victories.

Egypt always have plenty of expectation and pressure due to their illustrious history.

They are the most successful African nation ever. This includes seven titles over the AFCON’s history, with their last coming in 2010.

The Egyptians are a promising 5/1 with Betfred to oust Mali here with both sides scoring.

So make sure to back them from the AFCON group game tips.

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