Bet on the AFCON Final and the Biggest Scottish and French Derbies this WeekPublished January 31, 2022 by Florin P
Senegal and Cameroon start with the first chance in the Africa cup of Nations semifinals while Celtic and Rangers play a highly contested Scottish Derby this week.
The first days of February will determine the winner of the Africa Cup of Nations and the finalists of the Belgian cup. Elsewhere, Celtic and Rangers play the eternal Scottish Derby, while Lyon and Marseille resume a postponed match. You can bet on all of them at bet365 Sports and 1Xbet sports at competitive odds.
High Likelihood for Draw in Lyon vs Marseille
There is a great rivalry between Lyon and Marseille and a direct match is always a source of tension. Lyon has a home pitch advantage, which means a great deal given their strong performance in front of the fans. Marseille is also strong on the road, with a single defeat the entire season and they would gladly settle for a draw. There are no injured or suspended players in either team, so this match looks like the perfect coin flip. We think that an undecided match is the most likely outcome and the odds exceed 2/1.
Celtic and Rangers Play for the First Place
The latest draw recorded by Rangers brought them within striking distance and so they cannot take advantage. The derby will be played without spectators, so Celtic’s home pitch advantage will be less important. Even so, the hosts are credited with the first chance and only get odds of 11/10 at 1Xbet, while the visitors are priced at 27/10. Rangers dominated the latest matches, winning five out of six, but on February 2 at 7:45 PM UK time we expect Celtic to pick up all three points.
Senegal in Cameroon Favorites for the Finals
Senegal is one of the two undefeated teams at the AFCON and they are likely to extend that record against Burkina Faso. The team ramped up goal production in the quarterfinals and is expected to advance to the final stage of the competition. Punters get odds of 4/5 at bet365 Sports on them to win in regulation time, while an upset caused by the underdogs is priced at 5/1.
Cameroon finished a single match undecided and won the other four played at the Africa Cup of Nations. They will face the toughest opponent yet in Egypt on February 3, but they start with a slight advantage. Odds of 11/10 offered by bet365 Sports to win after 90 minutes are tempting. Egypt has the quality to push the game into overtime and the experienced players to win against the home team.
Narrow Margins in Gent vs Club Brugge Match
Gent and Club Brugge have reached the semi-finals of the Belgian cup and play the first leg on February 2. Gent has a home pitch advantage, but the visitors are the stronger team and the one in better form. That’s why punters who bet on this match at 1Xbet will get identical odds of 17/10 on each team to win. 11 goals were scored in the last two direct matches, so we expect another high-scoring game.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Monday, January 31 at 8 P.M. UK time.