This is a knockout tie in every sense the winner of this match is going to the join Belgium from this group in the knockout stages, Although Algeria can just get a draw which will be enough for them to qualify for knockout stages given Belgium dont lose against South Korea with big margin.


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Russia must win this game to get through to the next round, Fabio Cappelo side has been a big disappointment in the first two games but the kind of results we had in this group they are well and truely in with a chance of making it to the next round. Below as the short match preview and possible starting lineups of both sides.

Match Statistics & Preview:

  1. This will be the second ever meeting between these two sides, the only game played before ended in a 2-2 result.
  2. Algeria dont like playing against European sides as they have only won once in 7 world cup games against European teams losing 4 and drawing twice.
  3. Algeria are prone to late goals as all of their last 8 goals conceded have come in the 2nd half, Russians also have the similar record having conceded 8 of their last 9 goals in world cups in secon half.
  4. Russians find it very difficult to get a clean sheet as they have only done once since 1994 world cup, while Algeria became the first African side who scored 4 goals in one world cup.
  5. So we are all set for another thriller here, I can see goals glore and some late drama.

Possible Starting Lineups of Russia-Algeria:

Both teams are bound to make couple of changes in the last group game and here is how I expect both sides to lineup.

Match Predictions:

This game is promises to be a cracker of a game, Russian have been very defensive but they have to come out and attack Algeria and try to win the game as they can qualify for next round with a victory, Algeria on the other hand are a team full of confidence after the tore South Korea apart in their 2nd group game scoring 4 goals which is a record by a african side.

ALgeria are a very physical side with speed on the wings, which can cause all sort of problems for Russian defence but I think Capello will be able to organize his defence in a manner which can make life difficult for Algeria. I am going with a Russia win in this one, possible a late winner.

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