AFCON Fantasy Gameweek 1: Tips, Picks, Captain, Team Selection

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AFCON Africa Fantasy Gameweek 1 starts in a few days! In this article, we will discuss odd and team selection for GW 1 of Africa Fantasy. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive into our AFCON Fantasy Gameweek 1 Tips. 

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1. Where to play AFCON Fantasy?

Realfevr launched their Africa Fantasy game two weeks before the tournament start. While it is not an “official” AFCON fantasy competition, it is played in a very similar format then we are used to from FPL, UCL Fantasy, EURO Fantasy and FIFA World Cup fantasy.

2. Fixtures to target in Gameweek 1 of Africa Fantasy

Let’s look at who are bookies’ main favorites to do well in MD1:

  • Ivory Coast vs. Guinea Bissau: Ivory Coast 80 % to win, 35 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Morocco vs. Tanzania: Morocco 74 % to win, 32 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Egypt vs. Mozambique: Egypt 72 % to win, 30 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Senegal vs. Gambia: Senegal 72 % to win, 28 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Tunisia vs. Namibia: Tunisia 70 % to win, 27 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Nigeria vs. Equatorial Guinea: Nigeria 68 % to win, 25 % to score 2.5+ goals

Find more probabilities in our article: Africa Fantasy Over 2.5 Goals Odds GW1

Note: Bookies has much higher clean sheet odds for AFCON Fantasy than Over 2.5 goals odds. That suggests there could be more clean sheets then we are used to from FPL or UCL Fantasy. Going with a formation on 5 defenders with high clean sheet odds could be a good strategy.

3. Teams to target in AFCON Fantasy

Hottest favorites

Their players will likely score the most goals, keep the most clean sheets, and bring you the most fantasy points. Pick your premium assets from those teams and captain them.

TeamOdds of winning AFCON
Senegal11.29 %
Algeria10.53 %
Ivory Coast9.88 %
Morocco9.88 %
Cameroon8.78 %
Egypt7.9 %
Cape Verde7.9 %
Tunisia7.18 %
Nigeria7.18 %


Mid-table teams, that will score some goals, win some games, but also lose some games. Pick some cheap talismans that are key players for these teams to your fantasy squad.

TeamOdds of winning AFCON
Ghana5.27 %
Mali3.95 %
DR Congo2.39 %
South Africa1.98 %
Burkina Faso1.58 %
Zambia1.22 %
Guinea1.22 %


They will likely concede a lot, and score just a few goals. Avoid these teams, and focus rather on players that will play against them.

TeamOdds of winning AFCON
Equatorial Guinea0.79 %
Tanzania0.79 %
The Gambia0.16 %
Angola0.16 %
Mauritania0.16 %
Namibia0.16 %
Mozambique0.16 %
Guinea-Bissau0.11 %

4. Clean sheet probabilities for Africa Fantasy Gameweek 1

Let’s continue analyzing bookies odds for AFCON Fantasy Matchday 1. We used our Odds to probability calculator to convert other odds to probabilities as well, which helps us assess the potential of the following matchday.

Clean Sheet Odds GW1

Bookies expect clean sheets mainly from Ivory Coast, Senegal, Tunisia, and Morocco on Gameweek 1. See the numbers here: AFCON Fantasy Clean Sheet odds.

5. Team selection for AFCON Fantasy Gameweek 1

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AFCON fantasy team selection
Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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