Belgium meet Algeria today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.
Historically, the two sides have met 2 times before, with Belgium taking 1 win, and the other game being played out for a draw.
Belgium’s most recent International resulted in a 1-0 win over Tunisia.
Algeria were able to take a 2-1 win over Romania in their most recent fixture.
Injuries & Suspensions
Belgian will be without Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke for the entire competition, who has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. There’s also ankle concerns aplenty, with Kevin De Bruyne and Divock Origi nursing injuries, though striker Romelu Lukaku looks to of overcome his recent problems and should start up front.
Nigerian midfielder Hassan Yebda will undergo a test right before the match to check his availability.
Prediction & Tip
Belgium look to be experiencing a golden generation and should be quite a force for years to come, and many are tipping them to progress beyond the round of 16 at this years World Cup. Algeria are definitely the underdog here, and have not scored in their last five World Cup games. We’re tipping this trend to continue, and will take Belgium to win to nil at 13/10 at Ladbrokes.