England vs Algeria preview – Group C

England play Algeria in a second round Group C match of the 2010 World Cup on Saturday 19th June at 4:30am Melbourne time at Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa.

England and Algeria will be meeting for the first time in World Cup competition and they are yet to play any International friendly matches.

England had a 1-1 draw with the United States in their opening game and Algeria lost 1-0 to Slovenia so will be hoping for points in this match.

England England vs Algeria America

When: Saturday 19th June
Time: 4:30am AEST Melbourne time
Where: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met

Recent History

England and Algeria World Cup form

United States 0-0 England

WCI Rating: 6.5
1st half: 3.5
2nd half: 3.0

England probably deserved to win as they had more of the play and provided most of the attacking moves for the game but were unrewarded for their effort after taking the lead at the 4 minute mark thanks to Gerrard.

Slovenia 1-0 Algeria
79m R. Koren (Slo)

WCI Rating: 4
1st half: 2.0
2nd half: 2.0

Held their own during the game and were a little unlucky not to get a draw after playing the last ten minutes with 10 men and conceding a late goal due to a mistake by the keeper.

England vs Algeria Preview

England will be looking for the win here against arguably the weaker of the four nations in the group and the the Poms are ranked 8th in the world compared to Algeria at 30 and anything but a win will not be tolerated by the passionate English fans.

Algeria must get points after losing their first match and they will make it difficult for England in this match and the Algerians are very capable of just defending then waiting for an opportunity to present itself.

Sportsbet odds for England vs Algeria

England 1.25
Draw 6.00
Algeria 11.00

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England vs Algeria Match Prediction

England will see this as a game they can win and by all rights are expected to win given their world rankings and the quality in the English side.

The Three Lions can make things tough for themselves at times and while on paper they should win this one, we wouldn’t entertain the thought of taking the Poms at the very short odds on offer.

Algeria is definitely the value here at $11 plus Switzerland showed against Spain that you can win at $12 or more, although you couldn’t really entertain the thought of backing Algeria for the win.

England at $1.25 are no value and we prefer not to bet on this game for that reason.

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