AFCON 2019 Desmond TwoTwo market from #WhatOddsPaddy

AFCON 2019 Desmond TwoTwo market from #WhatOddsPaddy

Paddy Power unveil bookmaker market which pays tribute to religious figure Desmond Tutu

For those who regularly bet on football match results, referring to a fixture ending as a ‘Desmond’ is likely to be something that you’ll be aware of. In tribute to South African human rights activist, cleric and theologian, Desmond Tutu’s name is used as rhyming slang for a 2-2 resulting scoreline, and Paddy Power are now capitalising on the playful wordplay surrounding the running joke for the upcoming African Cup of Nations.

As one of the many international tournaments to take place during the summer break, the Africa Cup of Nations pits all of the African continent’s best players against each other in one of the most underrated football tournaments around. Bookmakers have made it possible to predict the outright winner of AFCON 2019, and one bookie is going as far as pricing up the number of fixtures that finish 2-2.

Desmond TwoTwo odds available in preparation for AFCON 2019

Sticking almost exclusively to the 2-2 match result scoreline, you can back several outcomes whereby each team scores two goals and holds out for a draw through Paddy Power. The shortest price within this market is seen when EVENS is handed to two or more group stage matches finishing at 2-2, before 5/2 odds are given to Group C or Group D featuring one or more 2-2 match.

A larger 11/4 price is available regarding one or more matches to see a 2-2 scoreline for Group B, Group E or Group F, with it surely being down to a lesser chance of this occurring as opposed to Group C and Group D. Stepping up to three or more group stage matches where it could result at 2/2, odds of 7/2 are available, and a broader any group to have two or more matches that result at 2-2 is priced a 5/1.

Looking more specifically, the odds move higher based on each group’s chances of possessing two or more 2-2 matches. Group A, Group C and Group D are priced at 25/1, and Group B, Group E and Group F are priced at 33/1, with a 2-2 result appearing in four or more group stage matches being given 11/1 odds. The final market available on Paddy Power is priced at 50/1, where you’re able to get behind the option of a ‘Double Desmond’ occurring, whereby any group stage match finishes at 4-4.

Wilfried Bony Ivory Coast AFCON 19 Desmond TwoTwo

2-2 draws don’t occur often in the AFCON, with the last being between Ivory Coast and DR Congo in Group C’s third game of the last edition of the tournament, where former Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony got on the scoresheet.

#WhatOddsPaddy – AFCON 2019 Desmond TwoTwo Odds on Paddy Power

2+ group stage matches to finish 2-2 – EVENS

1+ match in Group C to finish 2-2 – 5/2

1+ match in Group D to finish 2-2 – 5/2

1+ match in Group A to finish 2-2 – 11/4

1+ match in Group B to finish 2-2 – 11/4

1+ match in Group E to finish 2-2 – 11/4

1+ match in Group F to finish 2-2 – 11/4

3+ group stage matches to finish 2-2 – 7/2

Any group to have 2+ matches to finish 2-2 – 5/1

4+ group stage matches to finish 2-2 – 11/1

2+ matches in Group A to finish 2-2 – 25/1

2+ matches in Group C to finish 2-2 – 25/1

2+ matches in Group D to finish 2-2 – 25/1

2+ matches in Group B to finish 2-2 – 33/1

2+ matches in Group E to finish 2-2 – 33/1

2+ matches in Group F to finish 2-2 – 33/1

The Double Desmond – Any group stage match to finish 4-4 – 50/1