It’s the final day of group stage action at this Africa Cup of Nations, with the remaining spots in the round of 16 up for grabs.
Here are our betting tips for the day’s action.
AFCON Betting Tips - Wednesday 24 January
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South Africa vs Tunisia Betting Tips
Prior to this tournament, only two African teams ranked higher than Tunisia in the FIFA World Rankings.
Now though, having failed to win either of their matches so far, Jalel Kadri’s team are on the brink of an embarrassing early exit.
In their opener, the Eagles of Carthage were on the wrong end of one of the biggest shocks in modern AFCON history, beaten 1-0 by Namibia, a team who’d never won a tournament match beforehand.
On Saturday night, Tunisia did get off the mark, with Hamza Rafia’s equaliser holding Mali to a 1-1 draw, but they remain bottom of Group E.
Only twice in 22 years have the North African side gone out in the first round, knowing this fixture in Korhogo is must win if they’re to avoid adding to that tally.
South Africa meantime require just a draw to get over the line.
Bafana Bafana were beaten 2-0 by Mali eight days ago, but responded in some style on Sunday, smashing Namibia 4-0.
Percy Tau converting a penalty, Themba Zwane scoring twice and then Thapelo Maseko securing the win.
So now, will Hugo Broos’ side get the result they need, or can Tunisia salvage their own campaign with victory at Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly?
Namibia vs Mali Betting Tips
Happening simultaneously over at Stade Laurent Pokou, the fates of both of these sides are very much in their own hands.
Mali are already guaranteed a spot in the round of 16, sat top of Group E at kick off with four points to their name.
Les Aigles beat South Africa 2-0 on opening night, before Lassine Sinayoko’s second of the tournament broke the deadlock against Tunisia on Saturday in a game that ultimately ended 1-1.
Unless South Africa win at the same time, just a draw will see Éric Chelle’s side remain in first place thereby, in theory, earning an easier tie in the second round.
Namibia though have their own ambitions of getting through for the very first time.
Before this year, the Brave Warriors had never won a Cup of Nations match in nine attempts, but changing this fact in dramatic style in their opener, with Deon Hotto the scorer of a last-gasp winner against Tunisia.
However, at the weekend, Collin Benjamin’s team came crashing right back down to earth, hammered 4-0 by South Africa in Korhogo.
So, while their tally of three points might be enough to see them through, a draw is required here because, if Tunisia are victorious at the same time, they’d drop down to last place and be eliminated.
It is all to play for in San-Pédro so which team, or perhaps both, will be celebrating come full time?
Tanzania vs DR Congo Betting Tips
Over in Group F, given that three of the four matches so far have ended in draws, it’s all to play for, with each member of the quartet in with a shout of getting through.
Tanzania are yet to win an Africa Cup of Nations match to date but, should they change this fact at the ninth attempt, they’d be through to the knockout phase for the first time.
The Taifa Stars were swatted aside 3-0 by Morocco in their opener, but bounced back well against Zambia on Sunday, taking an early lead through Simon Msuva, only to be thwarted by a very late equaliser.
As for DR Congo, they kick off in Korhogo as favourites to prevail, needing three points to be sure of a spot in the last 16.
Both of les Léopards’ matches so far have resulted in 1-1 draw, with Yoane Wissa on target against Zambia, before Silas Katompa Mvumpa was the scorer late on against Morocco at the weekend.
Sébastien Desabre’s side have reached the knockout phase at each of the last three AFCONs they’ve qualified for, and we do expect DR Congo to claim the win they need at Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly.
Zambia vs Morocco Betting Tips
Back at Stade Laurent Pokou, Morocco are guaranteed a place in the round of 16, needing to avoid defeat to be sure of top spot.
The Atlas Lions were pre-tournament favourites before a ball was kicked, and showed exactly why on matchday one, swatting aside Tanzania 3-0, with Romain Saïss, Azzedine Ounahi and Youssef En-Nesyri all scoring.
However, on Sunday, the North African side could not make it two wins out of two; despite taking a very early lead through Achraf Hakimi, they were ultimately held to a 1-1 draw by DR Congo.
Nevertheless, Walid Regragui’s team are still in pole position at the top of Group F, favourites to win this one.
Zambia meantime have been involved in a pair of 1-1 draws, with Kings Kangwa scoring a wonder goal against DR Congo, before Patson Daka’s late equaliser salvaged a point against Tanzania.
The Copper Bullets have still not won an AFCON match in eight attempts since hoisting aloft the trophy 12 years ago and, if Avram Grant’s team fail to change that in San-Pédro, they could be heading home.