Belgium vs Algeria 06/17/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group H Pick and Preview
Algeria vs Belgium
Tuesday 17th June 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Belgium 1/2 Draw 3/1 Algeria 4/1 See the Latest Odds
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Belgium are everyone's favoured underdogs, expected to deliver a deep run the Belgian side has a tremendous amount of depth and the expectation is heavy. With Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany the Belgians have quality right through the side. Marc Wilmots has added Adnan Januzai the enigmatic young Manchester United player who may not see much playing time but appears to have a bright future in the game. Dembele, Witsel, Hazard and Fellaini will form a midfield with a good mix of tough tackling and intricate passing. This is a team that looks set to give the best in the world a run for the money, the question now is can they perform on the World Cup stage?
Algeria come into this world cup with a very young squad. One of the young stars of the side Tottenham Hotspur player Nicolas Bentalab looks set to take the left wing and is a very promising young talent. Soundani will be the go to guy through the center for the Algerians having scored three in seven games in qualification and eleven in eighteen in all competitions alongside Feghouli the young Valencia attacker that may look a good partnership.
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Tough game here for Algeria with Belgium packed full of stars and Marc Wilmots and his team will be looking to get the tournament off to a strong start. I think that the overs here looks generously priced. The heat seems to have gotten to the majority of teams from the 65th minute on and there has been alot of late goals. I am expecting this to continue in the Group stages at the very least and I think this Belgium team looks capable of notching 2 or 3 goals here. On that basis I am taking the overs. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo