All four teams still have hope of reaching the knockout stages, as ml, but it is Tunisia who have the most work to do if they are to avoid an early AFCON exit.
The 2004 champions have not failed to make it out of their group since 2013, but they sit on just one point after their opening two matches.
Defeat would send Tunisia home but victory would likely be enough for a spot in the last-16, even if it was as one of the best third-placed teams.
South Africa hammered Namibia last time out and are second in Group E with three points as a result, with a draw expected to be good enough for them to progress.
Date, kick-off time and venue
South Africa vs Tunisia is scheduled for a 5pm GMT kick-off time on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.
The Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo will host.
Where to watch South Africa vs Tunisia
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Coverage starts at 4.55pm GMT ahead of the 5pm kick-off.
Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
South Africa vs Tunisia team news
South Africa XI: Williams; Mudau, Kekana, Mvala, Modiba; Sithole, Zwane, Mokoenia; Morena, Makgopa, Tau :
Tunisia XI: Ben Said, Elabdi, Talbi, Meriah, Kechrida; Laidouni, Skhiri, Rafia, Slimane, Jaziri, Achouri
South Africa vs Tunisia prediction
It has been a difficult group to predict so far and it would be no surprise if there were more twists and turns to come on Wednesday.
Tunisia have been far from impressive and have produced little to suggest they can find the victory they need here, even if they are favourites to do so.
In what is set to be a nervy encounter, South Africa may do enough to earn a point that should see them through to the knockout stages.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
South Africa wins: 3
Tunisia wins: 3
South Africa vs Tunisia latest odds
South Africa to win: 5/2
Tunisia to win: 6/5
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.