A spirited showing from Algeria in their opening game will have instilled belief in their ability to record a World Cup win over South Korea, who will be ruing their inability to capitalise on a humdrum Russia in match one.
Not to be underestimated, the Fennec Foxes can be backed at 21/10 to keep their interest in the competition alive, while their Far Eastern adversaries are available at 5/4.
Siding with the shared spoils could pay dividends at 23/10, but the match-betting stakes should be swerved in favour of these three prize punts news.bwin.com/en/ have sounded out.
Algeria to keep a clean sheet @ 21/10
The North Africans may have played out three straight matches in which both teams have bagged, but South Korea are specialising in the art of not scoring goals.
They got against Russia thanks to a goalkeeping calamity, but hadn’t done so in five of the six matches that preceded.
Total goals to be fewer than 2.5 @ 57/100
Conservative it may be, but assuming the outsiders are going to stymie the Taeguk Warriors, it’s still well worth punting on fewer than three goals being scored here.
Removing two meetings with Benin from the equation, only once in 18 matches have Vahid Halilhodzic’s outfit rustled the net on three occasions.
Correct score – Algeria to win 2-0 @ 17/2
Okay, so we’re placing a great deal of faith in the Algerian rearguard here, but if they can keep it tight brace yourself to be stampeded by thousands of chickens all eager to get home to roost.
If South Korea’s malfunctioning attacking unit hasn’t been repaired this correct score punt stands a great chance of copping given that their foes have scored exactly two in six of their last eight.
Two of the 2002 hosts’ last five defeats have been by the scoreline we seek here so definitely don’t rule it out.