Algeria vs Slovenia preview – Group C

The second Group C match in the 2010 World Cup takes place on Sunday 13th June at 9:30pm Melbourne time between Algeria and Slovenia at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

Algeria and Slovenia have yet to meet in International competition in any capacity.

Algeria scored goals at an average of 1.31 per game in qualifying matches with Yahia, Rafik Saifi and Karim Ziani scoring 3 goals each.

Slovenia scored goals at the better rate of 1.67 per game with Milivoje Novakovic scoring 5 goals and Zlatko Dedic 3.

Algeria Algeria vs Slovenia Slovenia

When: Sunday 13th June
Time: 9:30pm AEST Melbourne time
Where: Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
TV: Televised live on SBS

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Latest Algeria and Slovenia Form

Algeria (#30)
05.06.10 WON Algeria 1-0 UAE Friendly
28.05.10 Lost Ireland 3-0 Algeria Friendly
17.04.10 Lost Libya 2-1 Algeria African Nati…
13.03.10 WON Algeria 1-0 Libya African Nati…
03.03.10 Lost Algeria 0-3 Serbia Friendly

Algeria do not really have the most encouraging form leading into the World Cup losing two of their last three matches and scoring only 3 goals in their last five games. They won their most recent friendly by one goal over the U.A.E.

Slovenia (#25)
04.06.10 WON Slovenia 3-1 New Zealand Friendly
03.03.10 WON Slovenia 4-1 Qatar Friendly
18.11.09 WON Slovenia 1-0 Russia World Cup Qualifying
14.11.09 Lost Russia 2-1 Slovenia World Cup Qualifying
14.10.09 WON San Marino 0-3 Slovenia World Cup Qualifying

Slovenia has been in top form in their most recently friendlies scoring 7 goals in their past two games, 3 against New Zealand who are competing at this tournament. The Slovenians are in good shape for their first match in Group C.

Algeria vs Slovenia Preview

Algeria
Algeria had a dramatic qualifying battle with Egypt to earn the right to go to South Africa. The Algerians got through after an Antar Yahia goal secured World Cup entry in a sudden-death play-off against Egypt.

Karim Ziani scored the winning penalty in the recent friendly against the U.A.E.

Slovenia
Slovenia qualified the hard way in a group that included Slovakia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Poland and they finished second in their group.

Slovenia got to South Africa on the back of Zlatko Dedic away goal in the play-offs and they certianly earned their right to be here.

Milivoje Novakovic grabbed a double and Andraz Kirm one goal in the recent win over New Zealand.

Sportsbet odds for Algeria and Slovenia

Algeria 3.30
Draw 3.20
Slovenia 2.25

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Match Prediction

This game could go a number of ways with Algeria capable of anything on their day. Slovenia has been impressive all the way through qualification and their recent win over New Zealand shows they are in good form for this tournament. The Algerians will find it hard to get through the Slovenia defence and we fancy Slovenia to grab one or two without conceding and take the win.

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