Germany meet Algeria today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre.
The two sides have met twice before, with Algeria taking the win on both occasions.
Germany were undefeated in the opening round, defeating Portugal (4-0), tying with Ghana (2-2), and then defeating USA (1-0).
Algeria lost out in their first game against Belgium (2-1), before bouncing back against South Korea (4-2) and drawing against Russia (1-1).
Injuries & Suspensions
German midfielders Sami Khedira and Bastian Schweinsteiger continue to play on even though both are not at full fitness. There are no concerns for Algeria.
Prediction & Tip
Germany stung the tournament alive when they defeated Portugal 4-0 in the opening round. Since then things haven’t been quite so easy, with only 3 more goals in their next two games. Algeria have been steady without being outstanding, and qualified for the Round of 16 with only one Group stage win under their belts. At 2/7 for the win Germany go in to this match as the biggest favourite in the Round of 16, so we’ll have to go looking for value elsewhere. We’re thinking a 2-1 or 2-0 win to Germany will be the result, so will take the 11/10 Ladbrokes are offering for 2 or 3 total goals scored.
Germany defeat Algeria 2-1