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Korea Republic v Algeria: Fennec Foxes to pounce early

| 22.06.2014

Buoyed by giving Belgium a fright, we’re backing Algeria to save their World Cup skins by downing Korea Republic in Porto Alegre.

The Fennec Foxes’ brave resistance was eventually broken in their 2-1 defeat to the Maraoune Fellaini-inspired favourites.

However, the Korea Republic are unlikely to pose the same threat, making the 23/10 on Algeria to secure all three points an appealing proposition.

Back the draw at 11/5 with Ladbrokes, opt for Korea at 13/10 or for markets that are even more enticing, check out these three betting beauties below.

Algeria to score first @ 6/5

Sofiane Feghouli’s 25th minute penalty to give Algeria the lead against Belgium surprised some but not keen followers of trends and statistics.

Feghouli’s opener was the 12th time in the last 14 games that Algeria have gone ahead. And with Korea conceding first in six of their previous 10 matches we’re backing Vahid Halilhodzic’s side to steal another early march on their opponents.

Over 2.5 goals @ 5/4

Given Algeria’s defensive set-up and a possible lack of attacking threat from both sides you’d think the obvious choice here would be to plump for a low scoring affair.

But don’t be too hasty to write off a potential goal-fest.

Three or more goals have been scored in four of the last six games involving Algeria while Korea’s previous four World Cup finals matches have featured a combined total of 14 goals.

Son Heung-Min to score anytime @ 9/4

Some erratic finishing from Bayer Leverkusen striker Son Heung-Min prevented him from getting on the scoresheet in his team’s 1-1 draw with Russia.

But should the 21-year-old continue to find himself in scoring positions then the South Korean poster boy is a value bet to strike having done so 10 times in 31 starts for his club side last term.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.