Cameroon vs. Egypt odds, picks, prediction, line: Africa Cup of Nations best bets for Thursday, Feb. 3

Host Cameroon hopes for a boost from the home crowd on Thursday when it faces Egypt in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal match in Yaounde. The Indomitable Lions have won the tournament five times, but never as host, while Egypt has a record seven continental championships. The match should be a clash of styles. Cameroon boasts the most goals in the tournament, while the Pharaohs have struggled to find the net but haven’t been conceding often. Egypt got past Morocco 2-1 in extra time on Sunday, with Premier League superstar Mohamed Salah getting the equalizer in the second half, while Cameroon eased past Gambia 2-0 on Saturday.

Kickoff at Olembe Stadium is set for 2 p.m. ET. Cameroon is the +121 favorite (risk $100 to win $121) on the 90-minute money line in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Cameroon vs. Egypt odds. Egypt is the +285 underdog, a draw is listed at +180 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 1.5. Before making any Egypt vs. Cameroon picks or Africa Cup of Nations predictions, you have to see what red-hot soccer insider Jon Eimer has to say

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.

Now, Eimer has broken down Cameroon vs. Egypt, and just released his coveted picks and AFCON predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for the Egypt vs. Cameroon match:

  • Cameroon vs. Egypt spread: Cameroon -0.5 (+120)
  • Cameroon vs. Egypt over-under: 1.5 goals 
  • Cameroon vs. Egypt money line: Cameroon +122, Egypt +290, Draw +180 
  • CAM: Vincent Aboubakar has 69 goals in his last 151 club matches 
  • EGY: Mohamed Salah has 46 goals in 79 games with the national team

Why you should back Cameroon

The Indomitable Lions have scored 11 goals, three more than any other team at AFCON. Those goals have come from just two players, with Vincent Aboubakar leading the tournament with six goals and Karl Toko Ekambi second with five. Cameroon also has two of the three leaders in assists, with Collins Fai and Martin Hongla setting up two goals apiece. The attack has been clicking, and Cameroon’s defense has yielded just four goals in its five matches so far.

Cameroon leads the Africa Cup of Nations with 59 total shots, and it has put 26 on target (44 percent). Veteran Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, who has a 77.1 save percentage in eight seasons with Dutch squad, is tied for second at AFCON with 15 saves. The Indomitable Lions have outscored their last nine opponents 20-6, going 8-1-0 in that stretch. They avenged their only loss in their past 14 matches by beating Nigeria 1-0 in a World Cup Qualifier in November

Why you should back Egypt

Egypt is 15-6-6 all-time against Cameroon. It can count on moments of individual excellence from Salah, who leads the English Premier League in goals (16) and is second in assists (nine). The 29-year-old has scored two of his team’s four goals in this tournament and had four goals and two assists in four AFCON qualifying matches. Mostafa Mohamed also has the skills to be dangerous up top. The 24-year-old has 11 goals in his two seasons with Galatasaray in Turkey.

The Pharaohs lead the tournament in shots on target, putting 29 of their 53 attempts on net (55 percent). They have conceded just two goals in their five matches. Goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy shares the No. 2 spot with Cameroon’s Onana with 15 saves and is second at AFCON with a 93.8 save percentage. He has 17 clean sheets in 32 matches with the Egypt national team.    

How to make Egypt vs. Cameroon picks

Eimer has taken an in-depth look at Thursday’s Egypt vs. Cameroon AFCON semifinal from every angle. He is leaning over on the goal total among his three best bets, and also has a strong play on the match winner. He’s only sharing his African Cup of Nations picks and predictions at SportsLine.

So who wins Cameroon vs. Egypt? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Egypt vs. Cameroon, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.

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