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AFCON – Cameroon vs Ethiopia: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Cameroon and Ethiopia and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.


Following a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations opener, hosts Cameroon take on Ethiopia in their second game of Group A.

Meanwhile, Walias look to recover from their defeat at the hands of Cabo Verde in their opening fixture. However, it will a difficult task for them to overpower the Indomitable Lions who are in perfect shape at the moment.

Catch the live action straight from Stade Olembe on Thursday evening because this will an entertaining affair.


Stats and facts for Cameroon and Ethiopia.

Facts are calculated for Africa Cup of Nations

  • Cameroon unbeaten the last 15 matches in a row at home;
  • Cameroon scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Cameroon’s last 2 of 4 matches.
  • Ethiopia has lost the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Ethiopia has lost in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away;
  • Ethiopia conceded the last 17 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Ethiopia conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches.

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Current form — Cameroon v. Ethiopia

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Cameroon look indestructible

Cameroon keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out against Burkina Faso. Before that, they have collected maximum points with four victories.

Ethiopia wish for opening points tally

Ethiopia will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. In their last three fixtures, they have seen everything. First they drew against Zimbabwe by 1-1 followed by a 3-2 win over Sudan. Their recent encounter was a defeat against Cabo Verde in the AFCON opener.

Cameroon v. Ethiopia — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

With Ethiopia being new to this division they never played against Cameroon before in the Africa Cup of Nations. However, they have previously faced each other in other competitions.

Full Time Betting

Bookmakers offer prices on this upcoming match, whether you like to bet accumulators or singles. Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Cameroon have a 78% chance of beating Ethiopia. That equals odds at 1.28 on the home side to win, while the draw is 5.00. One could also add the away win at 13.00 to a nice accumulator. Cameroon were able to win 7 of their previous 10 home league games, while also managing 3 draws. They were 0 times in this series of matches. Ethiopia won 2 of their last 10 league games away and drew 1 match. They also suffered 7 defeats in this run.

Only 3 of the previous 10 Africa Cup of Nations matches at home for Cameroon had over 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 goals only came up 1 time. In 7 of the last 10 league games away with Ethiopia, the match had over 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 goals came up 5 times.


BTTS 3.75 vs 1.22 Over / Under – stats message


Over/Under Betting

The bookies seem to think this match will see plenty of goals and betting on over 2.5 goals pays out at odds 2.40. A price that equals a 42% chance of this match seeing a minimum of 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 1.53 for under 2.5 goals. Cameroon’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 1.7 goals a game. 3 of Cameroon’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Ethiopia’s last 10 away league games averaged 3.6 goals per game. 2 of the last 10 away matches for Ethiopia went over 2.5 goals.

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