Algeria vs Russia 06/26/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Soccer Group H Pick and Preview
Russia vs Algeria
Thursday 26th June 2014 21:00(GMT)
The Line: Algeria 11/4 Draw 11/4 Russia 1/1 See the Latest Odds
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This Group is really up in the air a win for South Korea or Russia could put Algeria out and the Algerians know that although their faith is their own hands they must get a result against Russia. With a terrific 4-2 victory over South Korea under their belts and a hugely credible 2-1 loss to Belgium a game which they led for the majority of the game there is no doubt that this Algerian team believes they can make it to the last sixteen. The big question I guess is can they now deliver in the big game. With Bentalab, Feghouli and Taider all having great World Cup's its now the time to belive in this Algerian teams ability to get to the last sixteen.
Russia come into this game having only conceded three goals in their last six games, Fabio Capello's teams success will be based on their defensive strengths. The Russians though have looked devoid of inspiration up front Kokorin, Kerzahkov and Shirkov just are not on the same wave length and the russian fans may have to accept that this team is in the middle of a rebuilding phase. Can Russia win to qualify for the last sixteen? They can, will they? I dont think they will.
I like Algeria on the handicap here, this game feels like it finishes a draw and I will take the one goal head start with the Algerians. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo