A quarter-final clash against hosts Ivory Coast is the prize, and it is Mali who are the slight favourites to book their place in that match.
They finished top of Group E, beating South Africa and then drawing with Tunisia and Namibia, and they now look to avoid a third successive AFCON exit at the last-16 stage.
Burkina Faso finished fourth two years ago and made a confident start to this tournament when beating Mauritania, but then drew with Algeria and were beaten by Angola, as they went through as runners-up in Group D.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Mali vs Burkina Faso is scheduled for 5pm GMT kick-off today, Tuesday, January 30, 2024.
The match will take place at Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo.
Where to watch Mali vs Burkina Faso
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 4:45pm.
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.
Mali vs Burkina Faso team news
Mali XI: D. Diarra; H. Traore, Kouyate, S. Niakate, Sacko; Haidara, A. Traore, Coulibaly, Camara, Doumbia; Sinayoko
Burkina Faso XI: Koffi; Kabore, Dayo, E. Tapsoba, Yago; Sangare, Ouedraogo, Toure; B. Traore, F. Tapsoba, Konate
Mali vs Burkina Faso prediction
Mali's three group matches produced a total of just four goals, and knockout matches are always likely to be nervy occasions anyway.
It promises to be a tight encounter, with Burkina Faso's recent experience of deep AFCON runs potentially just giving them the edge and overturning a recent record of eight defeats in ten matches against Mali.
Burkina Faso to win, 1-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Frederic Kanoute scored in a 3-1 win for Mali in their last Cup of Nations meeting, in the 2004 group stage.
Mali wins: 14
Burkina Faso wins: 11
Mali vs Burkina Faso match odds
Mali to qualify: 4/7
Burkina Faso to qualify: 5/4
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).