The sides head into the game in contrasting moods as Cape Verde opened their campaign with all three points, while Burkina Faso are looking to bounce back from a defeat last time out.
Burkina Faso were narrowly beaten 2-1 by host nation Cameroon in their Group A curtain-raiser at Stade d'Olembe on Sunday.
That was a first loss in nine outings for the Stallions, who have only little time to pick themselves up ahead of a crunch clash in Yaounde.
The west Africans will be taking on an opposing side on a run of back to back defeats in this fixture after winning each of the first three encounters.
Having not lost consecutive competitive games in over two years, Burkina Faso will back themselves to get their AFCON journey back on track with a positive result in this one.
Cape Verde saw off the threat of Ethiopia in a narrow 1-0 victory on Sunday to get off to the perfect start.
The Blue Sharks have now won four of their last five games across all competitions since a 2-1 defeat to Nigeria last September.
A place in the knockout stages now beckons off the back of four straight group-stage exits, and Cape Verde will aim to get the job done as soon as possible.
Cape Verde had to make do without the services of 11 of their 28 players last time out, with nine of them having tested positive for COVID-19.
Julio Tavares's winner on Sunday saw him climb up to fourth in his nation's all-time scoring charts, and the forward is now eight goals away from top spot.
Bertrand Traore recently became the latest Burkina Faso player to rack up 60 international caps, while only eight of his compatriots in history have featured on more occasions.
Twenty-year-old Abdoul Tapsoba could drop to the bench for this one after he showed signs of rustiness in his first start since returning from injury.
Cape Verde possible starting lineup:
Rosa; Stopira, Lopes, S. Fortes; D. Tavares, Santos, Borges, J. Fortes; Rodrigues, J. Tavares, Monteiro
Burkina Faso possible starting lineup:
Koffi; Malo, Yago, Dayo, Kabore; Toure, Guira, Sangare; Konate, Bayala, Traore
We say: Cape Verde 1-1 Burkina Faso
Cape Verde know that avoiding defeat here would put them in pole position to make it through to the last 16, while Burkina Faso will be desperate to come away with all three points. We expect a feisty and tense affair with both teams having to settle for a point apiece.
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