African Cup of Nations 2019 Top Goalscorer Odds

African Cup of Nations 2019 Top Goalscorer Odds

Prolific players from throughout the African continent set to fight for the AFCON Golden Boot

Whilst we wait for club football to return in August, there are several international competitions to keep us entertained in the off season. The Copa America has been a method of enjoyment for celebrating all of South America’s best footballing nations, and it’s the same situation with the African Cup of Nations in regards to countries within the African continent.

Aside from the obvious similarity between the Copa America and the Africa Cup of Nations for being elite international competitions run exclusively for specific continents, they also share the novelty of being handed prices on the number of goals scored by each player, with bookmakers preparing Copa America Top Goalscorer Odds, as well as the same market for AFCON 2019.

More than sixty players competing in African Cup of Nations 2019 are given a price to be named as eventual tournament top goalscorer, and most of the listed options are recognisable from the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 and Italian Serie A, making it an even more enjoyable edition of the competition.

Mohamed Salah favourite to finish as 2019 African Cup of Nations Top Scorer

Joining Liverpool in 2017 unlocked the ability of Mohamed Salah, who has been a constant threat on goal in the Premier League and Champions League ever since. Gradual efforts to improve have been enough to put Mohamed Salah ahead of every other player in contention for the African Cup of Nations Golden Boot, granting him his position as favourite to be crowned top scorer at a 9/2 price.

Effectively operating within a one-man team, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is only helped by Arsenal defensive midfielder Mohamed El Neny, West Brom centre-back Ahmed Hegazi and Aston Villa full-back Ahmed El Mohamedy for recognisable support. His surprisingly short odds are partly down to this year’s African Cup of Nations being held in his home nation, also playing a significant part in making Egypt favourites to win the AFCON.

If it wasn’t already enough to see Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane finishing as joint-top goalscorers in the Premier League last season, they will be in another fight in the race to be awarded Africa Cup of Nations Top Scorer. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also finished with the same number of goals as Salah and Mane, but with the Arsenal striker’s nation failing to qualify, Senegal international Sadio Mane is seen as the obvious choice to follow closely behind Salah, priced at 8/1 to claim the golden boot.

Mohamed Salah Egypt

Mohamed Salah has won back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots, so playing the African Cup of Nations in his home nation only boosts his already high chances of scoring the most goals.

Lots of convincing alternative options for AFCON Golden Boot winner

Surprising third favourite is former Watford striker Odion Ighalo, who is priced at 10/1 after scoring six goals in ten 2018 appearances for Nigeria, as well as starting the current Chinese Super League season with seven goals in nine games. A bewilderingly large number of notable names appear immediately after Ighalo, in-demand Lille forward Nicolas Pepe at 12/1, and both pacy winger Keita Balde Diao and veteran Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan priced at 16/1.

Almost every name with a price to finish with the most goals in the African Cup of Nations is recognisable from somewhere throughout Europe, even as we delve into the larger prices. 20/1 odds are handed to Porto striker Moussa Marega and exciting Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech, with former Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu appearing at 25/1. All of former Stoke City striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia, Leicester City flop Ahmed Musa, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez, pacy Rennes forward M’Baye Niang, Everton prospect Henry Onyekuru and Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha are priced at 33/1.

There is a practically endless list of other names to mention, but outsiders that could stand a chance of outscoring every other player in contention include Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi at 40/1, former Spurs acquisition Clinton Njie at 50/1, Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi at 66/1, Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita at 80/1, and Huddersfield Town target man Steve Mounie at 100/1.

Hakim Ziyech Morocco

Ajax star Hakim Ziyech is one of many big names playing in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. He could easily cause a shock and rank among the top scorers.

Full African Cup of Nations Top Goalscorer Odds

(All odds taken from bet365)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt) – 9/2

Sadio Mane (Senegal) – 8/1

Odion Ighalo (Nigeria) – 10/1

Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast) – 12/1

Keita Balde Diao (Senegal) – 16/1

Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) – 16/1

Moussa Marega (Mali) – 20/1

Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) – 20/1

Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Egypt) – 25/1

Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo) – 25/1

Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) – 25/1

Paul Onuachu (Nigeria) – 33/1

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon) – 33/1

Jonathan Kodjia (Ivory Coast) – 33/1

Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) – 33/1

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) – 33/1

Christian Bassogog (Cameroon) – 33/1

M’Baye Niang (Senegal) – 33/1

Khalid Boutaib (Morocco) – 33/1

Henry Onyekuru (Nigeria) – 33/1

Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast) – 33/1

Mbaye Diagne (Senegal) – 40/1

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) – 40/1

Andre Ayew (Ghana) – 40/1

Moussa Konata (Senegal) – 40/1

Andy Delort (Algeria) – 40/1

Jordan Ayew (Ghana) – 40/1

Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia) – 40/1

Naim Sliti (Tunisia) – 40/1

Ibrahima Traore (Guinea) – 50/1

Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast) – 50/1

Clinton Njie (Cameroon) – 50/1

Youssef En-Nesyri (Morocco) – 50/1

Abdoulay Diaby (Mali) – 50/1

Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) – 50/1

Islam Slimani (Algeria) – 50/1

Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria) – 66/1

Saido Berahino (Burundi) – 66/1

Marwan Mohsen (Egypt) – 66/1

Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) – 66/1

Britt Assombalonga (DR Congo) – 66/1

Naby Keita (Guinea) – 80/1

Max Gradel (Ivory Coast) – 80/1

Paul-Jose M’Poku (DR Congo) – 100/1

Steve Mounie (Benin) – 100/1

Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo) – 100/1

Percy Tau (South Africa) – 100/1

Jacinto Gelson (Angola) – 100/1

Mateus da Costa (Angola) – 100/1

Caleb Ekuban (Ghana) – 100/1

Stephane Sessegnon (Benin) – 100/1

Lebo Mothiba (South Africa) – 100/1

Mohamed Yattara (Guinea) – 100/1

Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) – 100/1

Francois Kamano (Guinea) – 100/1

Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania) – 100/1

Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe) – 150/1

Djalma Campos (Angola) – 150/1

Frederic Mendy (Guinea-Bissau) – 150/1

Emmanuel Okwi (Uganda) – 150/1

Nyasha Mushekwi (Zimbabwe) – 150/1

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