Algeria v Russia – 10 Vital Statistics


10. Algeria and Russia have never met at international level, although Algeria boast a W3 L1 recent form over European nations. They are 3.60 to win.

9. Algeria’s 4-2 win over South Korea was the nation’s first World Cup victory since Spain ‘82. They are 1.77 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

8. Russia have conceded first in both their World Cup outings, while Algeria have scored first in theirs. Algeria are 2.16 to net the opener.

7. There have been fewer than 3.5 goals in each of Russia’s last nine matches. This clash in Curitiba is priced at 1.25 to witness -3.5 goals.

6. Russia have conceded just three goals in six games. They are 2.48 to keep a clean sheet in Curitiba.

5. Algeria converted 50% of their shots on target against South Korea on Sunday. They are 5.30 to net either side of half time.

4. Alexander Kerzhakov is Russia’s sole goalscorer at this World Cup. The Zenit player netted eight goals for his club last season and is 2.70 to score.

3. Alexander Kokorin has recorded more shots than any Russian player at this World Cup (5) yet recorded just one on target. He is 5.75 to net first.

2. After two rounds of games, Algeria sat second bottom for total shots at the World Cup (18) yet joint fourth for goals scored (5). They are 13.00 to win both halves.

1. Algeria have completed 92% of their 48 clearances this World Cup and won 23 of 49 tackles in two games. They are 5.75 to win without conceding.