We are currently in the knockout or round of 16 stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup that is being hosted by Brazil. The 54th match of this tournament will have Germany locking horns with Algeria. The match will be played on 30th June at Estadio Beira Rio, a stadium that is located in Porto Alegre city of Brazil.
The match will officially kickoff at 17.00 Brazilian time. Germany finished at the top of Group G after it managed to win a total of 2 matches and one ending up in a draw. The team is therefore determined and psyched for the task ahead.
Its target is to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup title hence will have to take every match remaining seriously. Algeria on the other hand made it to this level after winning one match drawing one and losing one too. It finished in the second place of the group F.
Germany vs Algeria: 2nd Round Match Preview
Germany started the world cup campaign on a very high note after hammering Portugal a total of 4 goals during their opener match. With this results, the team had showcased to the world that it is on a mission not yet to be accomplished.
The Germans however did not find it an easy a task when they played against Ghana in their second match. The match ended in a 2-2 draw hence Germany secured only a point from the match.
In their third match, they faced USA, a match in which they knew wherever the outcome, they won’t be eliminated from reaching the round of 16 level. The team however deserved a win so as to boost their morale more so after being disappointed by Ghana.
They clinched the 3 points after a 1-0 win over the Americans. The team is now determined to play Algeria, the African based team. However, the Germans have to take this match seriously since Algeria has the potential of pulling surprises more so when playing against the big teams.
It was not an easy task for Algeria to qualify for the round of 16 stage. This was made possible after their match against Russia ended up in a 1-1 draw.
From history, this is the first time Algeria have made it past the group stages. Despite qualify for the knockout stages, the team’s general performance has not been promising. The team has not played to its maximum and hence failed to work to the expectations of the very many fans and supporters.
The team managed to win only one match, which they played against Korea Republic. This was the match that helped the African team as far as making it to the knockout stages is taken into considerations.
The team is however prepared and determined to win against the giants from Europe as they have the potential of making it rain.
Germany in 2014 World Cup:- Germany 4-0 Portugal, Germany 2-2 Ghana, and Germany 1-0 USA. With 7 points in hand, Germany topped in Group G.
Algeria in 2014 World Cup:- Algeria 1-2 Belgium, Algeria 4-2 Korea Republic, and Algeria 1-1 Russia. With 4 points in hand, Algeria become the Group H runner-up.
Germany vs Algeria: Key Players
Thomas Muller is a player who have been on the lookout as far as Germany’s victory is concerned. He is the key player in this match. He has the potential of helping the Germans secure victory against Algeria.
He will work with Lukas Podolski to form a very tough combination aimed at nothing but victory. Algeria as a team will have their attention directed to Yacine Brahimi and Islam Slimani.
The two players will have a very crucial role as far as winning against Germany is concerned. They will have the mandate of unifying the other team players to work in one common spirit and clinch the 3 points.
Germany vs Algeria: Head To Head Encounters
From history, the two teams, Germany and Algeria have ever faced each other a total of two times. In the two matches played, they all ended in favor of Algeria.
4 out of the total 5 goals were scored by Algeria, Germany only managing to net once. This will be the 3rd time the teams will be playing against each other.
Germany vs Algeria: Possible Lineups and Formation
Germany played with 4-5-1 formation against Portugal and USA. In against Ghana, Germany played with 4-5-1 formation. So, Germany may come up with the same 4-5-1 formation against Algeria on 30th June.
On the other side, Algeria have played all 3 matches with the same formation of 4-5-1. So, there is a bigger chance for Algeria to play with 4-5-1 formation against Germany.
Possible squad of Germany:- M. Neuer, J. Boateng, Mertesacker, M. Hummels, B. Howedes, P. Lahm, Schweinsteiger, M. Ozil, T. Kroos, Podolski, and Muller.
Possible squad of Algeria:- A. Mbolhi, A. Mandi, Belkalem, Halliche, D. Mesbah, C. Medjani, Bentaleb, Feghouli, Y. Brahimi, A. Djabou, and I. Slimani.
Germany vs Algeria: Match Prediction, Links, and TV Channels
Although the history speaks that Algeria have always been superior over the Germans, it will be a different story this time round. With the way Germany has been playing this tournament compared to Algeria, they will turn out this round to be stronger. The match will end in a 4-1 win in favor of Germany.
Now, here are the top 10 channels for Germany vs. Algeria match:- beIN Sports 1, Unitel En Vivo, Astro On The Go, Mai TV, beIN Sports Arabia 13 HD, SuperSport HD3 Africa, YLE Streaming, Canal 7 Televicentro, Telesport Live Streaming, and WATCH ESPN.
Match Result:- Germany 2-1 Algeria. Goal Scorers:- Andre Schurrle at 92′ and Mesut Ozil 120′ for Germany; Abdelmoumene Djabou at 120+1′. So, Germany have been qualified for the Quarter Final match against France on 4th July 2014.