South Korea vs. Algeria Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Both South Korea and Algeria can pick up a rare World Cup victory when the two meet today at 3PM ET.
This match is in Group H with South Korea coming off a 1-1 draw with Russia while Algeria suffered a 2-1 loss to Belgium. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, South Korea is the slight favorite to win this match, as it has odds of +120 to prevail, while Algeria has a money line of +230 to win. The odds of a draw have been set at +240, while the over/under has been put at just 2 goals.
South Korea is now 5-15-9 in its World Cup history, having scored 29 goals while allowing 62. South Korea seemed somewhat fortunate to earn its draw with Russia. Despite possessing the ball 52% of the match, Russia held a 16-10 shot edge in the match and Russia also had a 20-14 tackle advantage over South Korea. South Korea’s lone goal in the match came from forward Lee Keun-Ho on his lone shot of the game.
Algeria is 2-6-2 overall in its 10 World Cup matches, having scored a total of seven goals while allowing 14. Algeria had a 1-0 lead on Belgium, but was soundly outclassed most of the match. The goal was the lone shot on goal for Algeria in the loss and Belgium held a 16-3 total shot advantage. Algeria did play aggressive, racking up 20 tackles, but it wasn’t able to turn that into ball possession. The lone Algeria goal came from Sofiane Feghouli, who scored on a penalty kick.