Popular Data Platform Opta Predicts AFCON 2023 Winner

Reigning AFCON champions Teranga Lions of Senegal have emerged as the narrow favourites to lift the trophy in Côte d’Ivoire.

This is according to popular data platform in collaboration with BBC Sport.

Opta has worked with BBC Sport to crunch the numbers and look at who might be crowned champions of Africa.

Using Opta’s artificial intelligence prediction model, holders Senegal have been predicted to retain their title.

The Teranga Lions would become the fourth team to win consecutive AFCONs and the first since Egypt won three in a row between 2006 and 2010.

None of the past six defending champions have gone beyond the competition’s last 16.

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To achieve a more well-rounded picture of who will win the delayed 2023 Afcon, the prediction model estimates the probability of each match outcome – win, draw or loss – by using betting market odds

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