The hosts' stunning 4-0 defeat to Equatorial Guinea to round off a miserable group stage somehow failed to send them home, because a disastrous showing from rivals Ghana helped them qualify as the fourth-ranked third-placed team.
The draw has given them little in the way of a reprieve however as defending champions Senegal bring their 100 per cent record at this AFCON to their showdown in Yamoussoukro.
Confident victories over Gambia, Cameroon and Guinea have marked them out as the favourites to retain their crown.
Yet they face an Ivorian side which sacked coach Jean-Louis Gasset ahead of their qualification being confirmed, with a bid to parachute in two-time Cup of Nations winner Herve Renard rebuffed by his bosses at the France women's national team before Emerse Fae took the reins.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Senegal vs Ivory Coast is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Monday, January 29, 2024.
The match will take place at Stade Charles Konan Banny in Yamoussoukro.
Where to watch Senegal vs Ivory Coast
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BBC Three, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting at 7.55pm.
Live stream: The game will be aired live and free online via the BBC Sport and iPlayer portals. Sky subscribers can also catch the contest via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Senegal vs Ivory Coast team news
Ivory Coast XI: Y. Fofana; Aurier, Kossounou, Ndicka, Konan; S. Fofana, Seri, Sangare; Diakite, Krasso, Gradel
Senegal XI: E. Mendy; Diatta, Koulibaly, Niakhate, A. Diallo, Jakobs; P. Sarr, Camara; I. Sarr, H. Diallo, Mane
Senegal vs Ivory Coast prediction
Unless a miracle unfolds, this could well be curtains for the hosts.
Senegal to win, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The Ivorians have not won any of the last three meetings with Senegal.
Senegal wins: 8
Ivory Coast wins: 14
Senegal vs Ivory Coast match odds
Senegal to qualify: 4/7
Ivory Coast to qualify: 5/4
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).