|2014 World Cup Algeria vs. Russia Free Pick for Thursday, June 26|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:00|
Algeria vs. Russia Free Pick
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Can Russia rally to pick up a win today, or will Algeria move on in the 2014 World Cup?
These two meet in Group H play at 4PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Russia is the favorite in this match, as it has odds of +100 to win, while Algeria has been given a money line of +250 to prevail. The odds of a draw have been listed at +275, while the over/under total has been set at 2.5 goals.
Algeria is 1-1-0 coming into the match, while Russia is 0-1-1. If Algeria wins, it moves to the knockout stage. It can also move on with a draw as long as South Korea doesn’t beat Belgium by a large margin. Russia needs a win to advance along with a Belgium win or draw with South Korea.
WORLD CUP FREE PICK: Russia comes into this match as the favorite, but Algeria has been no slouch in this World Cup. It played Belgium tough, and picked up a win over South Korea. Russia also played Belgium tough, but it has had trouble scoring. Russia has just one goal in two games, while Algeria has five. Algeria has a weaker defense than what Russia has faced, but its aggressive style will be a problem. Algeria has just as much to lose in this match as Russia, and I look for Algeria to find a way to pull off the upset win and move on.
WORLD CUP FREE PICK: ALGERIA +250