Algeria look to upset Germany in their last-16 clash in Porto Alegre for a match that is already steeped in history to decide who will reach the Quarter-Finals stage of the 2014 World Cup.
Germany enter as red-hot favourites to win after a strong start to the 2014 World Cup as they topped Group G, but the history comes from their 1982 World Cup story. Known famously as the 'Disgrace of Gijon', Algeria were condemned to group stage elimination on that occasion 32 years ago despite beating West Germany and winning two games as Austria then lost 1-0 to West Germany, a result that was good enough to see the close nations through and sparked conspiracy theories into overload.
Thoughts of redemption aside, the statistics in fact favour Algeria, who remain one of three countries to be unbeaten against Germany as they have won both of their two meetings.
Germany will still enter as favourites however, thrashing a fancied Portugal side 4-0 with a Thomas Muller hat-trick, before sealing their last-16 place with a 2-2 draw against Ghana and a 1-0 win over the USA as Muller again found the back of the net in their match against the Americans.
Algeria survived a 2-1 loss to Group H winners Belgium at first, beating Korea Republic 4-2 which was enough to qualify for the last 16 after playing out a 1-1 draw with Russia thanks to a late Islam Slimani equaliser.
In terms of goalscorer betting tips, you can only begin by looking at international tournament specialist Muller for Germany, who currently holds four goals as he bids to claim consecutive World Cup Golden Boots. Miroslav Klose is aiming to be the World Cup's highest ever goalscorer and needs just one more to move ahead of Brazil's Ronaldo, while Slimani has been influential for Algeria so far in the 2014 tournament.
2014 World Cup Match Results
Germany - W D W Algeria - L W D
World Cup 2014 Goalscorers
Muller - 4 Goals (1 Penalty, 2 First Goalscorer)
Hummels - 2 Goals (0 Penalities, 0 First Goalscorer)
Götze - 1 Goal (0 Penalties, 1 First Goalscorer)
Klose - 1 Goal (0 Penalities, 0 First Goalscorer)
Slimani - 2 (0 Penalities, 1 First Goalscorer)
Feghouli - 1 (1 Penalty, 1 First Goalscorer)
Halliche - 1 (0 Penalities, 0 First Goalscorer)
Djabou - 1 (0 Penalities, 0 First Goalscorer)
Brahimi - 1 (0 Penalities, 0 First Goalscorer)
World Cup 2014 Top Goal Assists
Kroos - 1
Muller - 1
Höwedes - 1
Medjani - 1
Djabou - 1
Slimani - 1
Feghouli - 1
Brahimi - 1
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