Egypt Offer Value In The Betting To Be Top African Team At The World Cup

African nations have a relatively poor record at World Cup finals as they are yet to make the semi-finals - could 2018 be the year in which they finally challenge at the business end of the biggest tournament in football? It is Senegal who are the leading hope this year according to the latest Top African Team betting odds, although Egypt could be the ones to cause a stir...

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Top African Team Odds

Senegal were quarter-finalists when they made their World Cup debut back in 2002 and they are making their first appearance at a finals since then. Led by Head Coach Aliou Cisse, Senegal went unbeaten in qualifying but they have been given a very tricky draw in Russia as they have been placed in Group H alongside Poland, Colombia and Japan.

Senegal are 9/4 favourites to be top African team (i.e. best performing) at this World Cup but their draw ensures we prefer to look elsewhere, with Nigeria next best at 5/2. The 'Super Eagles' have reached the second round of a World Cup on three occasions previously but their sixth appearances at the finals looks dreadfully difficult as they come up against Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D.

It is hard to imagine Nigeria making it out of their group and the same can be said of Morocco, who are appearing at the finals for the first time since 1998. Herve Renard's men didn't concede a single goal during qualification for their fifth finals and they are clearly well organised but it is difficult to see them making it through a group that includes Portugal, Spain and Iran.

Tunisia are another side that went unbeaten during qualification and they are the highest ranked African team in world football. They are currently 14th in the FIFA World Rankings - one place behind England - and they are in an intriguing group that includes Belgium, England and Panama.

The 7/1 for Tunisia to be top African team looks very big as they will be in prime position to take advantage of a potentially familiar England collapse at a major tournament...

Top African Nation Betting Tips

It is Egypt who have arguably been handed the easiest group stage draw of the African teams as they come up against Saudi Arabia, Russia and Uruguay in Group A. None of those sides should hold any fears for a team appearing at the first World Cup finals since 1990 and last year's Africa Cup of Nations runners up are good value to be top African team at 5/2 with Bet Victor.

Obviously much will rest on the fitness of their talisman Mo Salah as he will provide the goals for a team that focuses on defence. Head Coach Hector Cuper has been criticised for his defensive approach but it gets results and recent World Cup tournaments have shown that the best organised teams tend to progress.

World Cup Top African Team Odds

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*Odds correct as of 25th Jun, 07:42. Odds are subject to change.


Posted: Wednesday, 30th May 2018
Author: Chris Knight

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