The Germany vs Algeria round of 16 match will be played on Monday, June 30th (1:00 PM Pacific), at the Estadio Beira-Rio (Porto Alegre). This match will be very significant to the Algerian national team, since this is their biggest success in World Cup Finals in 4 appearances overall.
Germany is definitely one of the main contestants to win this World Cup and they are progressing towards that goal pretty well. They started this World Cup with an unexpected display of domination over Portugal, a 4:0 win with a marvelous performance by Thomas Mueller scoring a hat-trick and getting close to being the best goal scorer in history of World Cups.
The match with Ghana was a bit of a surprise, since they were more competent opponents than the Portuguese, and they were very close to beating Germany, but Miroslav Klose saved the day in the 71st minute.
The match with USA was crucial for both, because getting a draw wasn’t a great option for either of the teams. USA didn’t create so many chances with 38% of ball possession and three poor shots off target, and yet Germany should have taken advantage of such a performance of the opposing team, but it seems that they were satisfied with the minimal result.
Algeria, on the other hand, came to this tournament as an outsider. Although they weren’t so lucky against Belgium in the 1st game despite their excellent defense, they managed to smash South Korea in the 2nd game with a more than amazing score, 4:2. You could see their emotions burst after the loss from Belgium.
This was maybe the most surprising win on this World Cup and the coach Vahid Halilhodzic showed that he is capable to make a team which can go against all odds, and that was a very big morale lift-off before the match against Russia, who started the tournament unexpectedly poorly. Algerians took advantage of their opponent’s weakness, although they started that match in a way which didn’t benefit them. They had the same amount of chances like Russia did and they managed to score a goal after an hour of playing – a great header by Islam Slimani, his 2nd goal in three matches on this World Cup, was more than enough for making it through to the knockout phase.
Germany vs Algeria Prediction
This match will be very interesting if Germany underestimates Algeria, yet the Algerians will play a far more careful and defensive game than Germany, since they will want to grab every chance for goal. This may give Germany a chance for full-match domination. Considering all the facts, we can expect Germany to win against Algeria very easily. Germany 3-0 Algeria.
Germany vs Algeria Television
The Germany vs Algeria match will be televised on ESPN, and Univision this Monday at 1:00 PM Pacific.