The two-time champions are still yet to win a game at AFCON since defeating Senegal in the 2019 final.
A shock exit in the group stage two years ago is now at danger of being repeated following a 1-1 draw with Angola to get their campaign in Ivory Coast off the ground.
Burkina Faso are arguably the worst team for them to face in Bouake today too.
Having reached at least the semi-finals in three of their last four trips to AFCON, the confident Stallions kicked off this time around with a late win over Mauritania.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Algeria vs Burkina Faso is scheduled for a 2pm GMT kick-off today, January 20, 2024.
The match will take place at Stade de la Paix in Bouake.
Where to watch Algeria vs Burkina Faso
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 1.55pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Algeria vs Burkina Faso team news
Algeria XI: Mandrea; Atal, Ait Nouri, Bensebani, Mandi; Bentaleb, Feghouli, Zerrouki; Mahrez, Belail, Bouedjah
Burkina Faso XI: Koffi; Nagalo, Kabore, Taposoba, Konate; Dayo, Tapsoba, Sangae; Toure, Guira, Yago
Algeria vs Burkina Faso prediction
The Stallions have picked up a confidence-boosting win and will know any result here virtually puts them in the next round.
A 1-1 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Both of these teams' meetings in qualification for the last World Cup ended in draws.
Algeria wins: 7
Burkina Faso wins: 6
Algeria vs Burkina Faso match odds
Burkina Faso: 4/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).