Senegal aims to start their round of 16 runs on a good note as they take on Cape Verde at the Kouekong stadium on Tuesday.
Sadio Mane and co qualified for this stage as a top-seeded side in Group B, although they accumulated just five points during that run whilst Cape Verde made it as one of the best third-placed teams in the showcase.
Elsewhere, Morocco hopes to solidify their status as one of the favourites in this tournament as they battle less favoured Malawi at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.
These two matches are expected to be intense with lots of drama as already seen in another round of 16 games.
Senegal, Morocco to book quarter-final places
Cape Verde has created a beautiful chapter in the competition thus far, but their story is set to end against Senegal with the Lions of Teranga set to reach the next stage.
Senegal started the competition relatively slowly and have overall struggled against each opposition, but the upcoming game on Tuesday will provide the perfect opportunity to make a statement victory. Sadio Mane will be in the spotlight.
Morocco will also be expected to make light work of Malawi thanks to a quality squad spearheaded by PSG defender Achraf Hakimi.
The Atlas Lions have the needed personnel to overpower the relatively less favoured side.
Senegal is huge favourites to win the game against Cape Verde, with their odds priced at 1.65. Cape Verde’s odds are pinned at 7.00. A draw has been priced at 3.15.
Morocco has also been favoured to win by Betway, with their odds priced at 1.34 whilst that of Malawi stands at 10.0. A draw has been priced at 4.40.
Senegal potential XI: Mendy, Sarr, Koulibaly, Diallo, Ciss, Gueye, Mendy, Gueye, Dia, Diallo, Mane
Cape Verde potential XI: Vozinha, Tavares, Stopira, Lopes, Fortes, Jeffrey Fortes, Rodrigues, Andrade, Semedo, Monteiro, Semedo
Morocco potential XI: Kajoui, Hakimi, Chakla, Aguerd, Masina, Ounahi, Chair, Amrabat, Fajr, Kaabi, En-Nesyri
Malawi potential XI: Thom, Chirwa, Chembezi, Chaziya, Sanudi, Madinga, Christopher, Idana, Mhone, Mhango, Muyaba
Senegal v Cape Verde head-to-head
8th June 2022: Senegal 2-0 Cape Verde (International Friendly)
7th October 2017: Cape Verde 0-2 Senegal (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
8th October 2016: Senegal 2-0 Cape Verde (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
11th August 2010: Senegal 1-0 Cape Verde (International Friendly)
31st May 2003: Senegal 2-1 Cape Verde (International Friendly)
Morocco v Malawi head-to-head
22nd March 2019: Malawi 0-0 Morocco (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)
8th September 2018: Morocco 3-0 Malawi (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)
16th June 2007: Malawi 0-1 Morocco (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)
2nd September 2006: Morocco 2-0 Malawi (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)
4th June 2005: Morocco 4-1 Malawi (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers)