Germany v Algeria Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Germany v Algeria Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
There were scenes of elation for Algeria as they fought out a 1-1 draw with Russia in their final group match, which was enough to put them through to the knockout stage. This is the first time that they have been past the group stage. After opening with a defeat against Belgium, in which they barely raised an offensive threat in the ninety minutes, they came out a rejuvenated side to thump South Korea 4-2 in their second match. When they fell behind against Russia, they never gave up and just kept plugging away, getting their deserved reward. Their six goals so far at the tournament have come from five different players.
But this is a huge step up for them now in having to face Germany. However, Germany have lost their previous two meetings with Algeria in all competitions, conceding four and scoring just one. There has been much talk about their 1982 Group Stage clash, when Germany took a 1-0 win over Austria in their final group match, which was the exact result that both Germany and Austria needed to progress. Algeria kicked up a fuss amid claims of match fixing, and it was that game which promoted FIFA to play the final group matches at the World Cup at the same time.
It was back in 1982 that Algeria took a shock win over Germany in the group, and it is their only victory over European opposition at the World Cup, drawing three and losing four since then. Germany are aiming to become the first side ever to make it to the semi finals for the competition four times in a row, and they look strong enough to take a step towards that here. No other side attempted more passes than them in the group stage, and they have Tomas Muller. Muller has now netted nine goals in nine World Cup appearances, three so far from four shots in 2014.
Muller is up as 5/6 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, and so far Germany have scored the opening goal in each of their games. The Germans are unbeaten in 2014, winning four and drawing seven, with clean sheets in four of those matches.
Germany v Algeria Odds
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Germany v Algeria Betting Tips
Thomas Muller is value to back in the anytime goalscorer market
Germany to win to nil is trading at 6/5 value