World Cup Group H Betting


Belgium

Odds: 15.00

Qualifying form: Unbeaten in a group that contained Croatia and Serbia. Eight wins from ten games, with 18 goals scored, finishing nine points clear.

Previous best: Fourth place in 1986.

Key man: Kevin De Bruyne

The Chelsea man scored four goals in qualifying, more than any other Belgian player. And that’s from midfield. Hazard, Lukaku, Miralles and Benteke could only manage two each.

Potential wildcard:

Romelu Lukaku. He’ll still be just 21 when the World Cup starts, yet the striker will be one of the stars of the tournament. If he gets among the goals, Belgium can go far.

If they were a musical act they’d be…

Little Mix - This exciting young group have the world at their feet, but must make sure they focus on the task in hand.




Algeria 

Odds: 750.00

Qualifying form: A solid home record counted for a lot as Algeria made up for their poor recent run of African Cup appearances by qualifying for the biggest competition of all courtesy of an away goals victory over Burkina Faso.

Previous best: Group stage exits in each of their previous three finals appearances, but they did famously beat West Germany at Spain '82. 

Key man: Madjid Bougherra - The talismanic French-born defender is a key component of Algeria's rock solid defence and, as captain, will hope his experience of top level football will rub off on his team mates in Brazil. 

Potential wildcard: Islam Slimani emerged as the most prolific option in attack during the qualifying campaign. The Sporting Lisbon man is sharp in the final third and possesses a deadly eye for goal.  

If they were a musical act they'd be...

So Solid Crew - this plucky lot possess the ability to frustrate rivals with their style, but ultimately lack the quality to reach the very top of the charts.  




Russia

Odds: 60.00

Qualifying form: Lost two games of ten, but still managed to top a group containing Portugal. Conceded only five goals – definitely a Capello team!

Previous best: Fourth in 1966.

Key man: Aleksandr Kerzhakov – Russia’s top scorer in qualifying, the Zenit striker has been the preferred striker under Capello and, previously, Dick Advocaat. A danger.

Wildcard: Viktor Fayzulin – At 27, the Zenit winger is relative latecomer on the international scene, only making his debut in August 2012. But he’s kept his place under Capello and is a threat on the flank for the Russians.

If they were a musical act they'd be...

Gogol Bordello - With so many people to choose from you'd expect them to be a bit better.





South Korea

Odds: 300.00

Qualifying form: Secured automatic qualification after finishing second in their group behind Iran. Did enough to qualify.

Previous best: Semi-finals in 2002.

Key man: Lee Chung-Yong - The Bolton man is crucial in the South Korea setup. His speed and dynamism is a useful weapon for teams that lack pace or organisation.

Wildcard: Koo Ja-Cheol - He may be unable to get a game at Wolfsburg, but this 24-year-old is more than capable of scoring a few goals.

If they were a musical act they'd be...

Blur - Always slightly nervous of the threat from the north.




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