World Cup 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 20:00 GMT (16:00 Local time)
Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Korea Republic vs Algeria Preview
Korea Republic and Algeria introduced themselves in the first round as the teams equal in relation to favored opponents in the Group H and ready to fight for a place in the knockout stage. However, they failed to keep the lead until the end, so the Korea Republic has won only one point, while Algeria has got the worst of a bargain. Their mutual meeting will decide which of these two teams will fight for a place in the last 16.
Korea Republic has always given their best at the World Cup, as it has been in their first match in Brazil as well. They have overcome the severe climatic conditions in Cuiabá easier than their opponents, so their appearance has seemed better than Russin. When it seemed that the match would end in a tie, Russian goalkeeper Akinfeev made a big mistake, so Korea Republic have even had the advantage, which they have let fail due to the persistence of the Russians. Striker Park was the biggest disappointment of the Korean team, but I believe the coach Hong will give him another chance to be in the starting line-up, but if Park repeats a bad performance in the first half, he will be replaced much earlier this time, with goal scorer in the first match, H. Lee, of course.
Probable line-up of Korea Republic (4-2-3-1): Jung – Yong Lee, Hong, Kim, Yoon – Ki, Han – C.Yong Lee, Koo, Son – Park
Coach Halilhodzic scanned the Belgian team very well, and with unexpected tactical solutions he fully neutralized the opponent’s play. The Belgian team was not finding solutions to the solid defense of Algeria, until coach Wilmots not made changes in his team and introduced Fellaini and Mertens in the game. Players of Algeria failed to respond adequately, and Belgium turned result in the last third of the match. The upcoming match is crucial for the continuation of the competition, so the coach Halilhodzic will have to opt for a more offensive line-up, which means that we will see other players compared to those who started the match in Belo Horizonte four days ago.
Probable line-up of Algeria (4-4-2): M’Bohli – Mandi, Boughera, Halillche, Ghoulam – Lacen, Taider, Brahimi, Feghouli – El Soudani, Slimani
Korea Republic vs Algeria Match Prediction
There will be no calculation in this game. Both teams have fast and energetic players, so I expect goals on both sides. Both Teams to Score.