Al­ge­ria pile more pres­sure our way

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - WORLDCUP -

Al­GE­riA have is­sued a col­lec­tive call to arms ahead of tonight’s World Cup clash with Eng­land, in­sist­ing the re­sult is not as cer­tain as Wayne rooney seems to think.

on Wed­nes­day, Rooney expressed to­tal con­fi­dence that Eng­land would win their sec­ond Group C match, a re­sult that would take them within touch­ing dis­tance of a place in the last 16.

Hav­ing lost their first match to Slove­nia last Sun­day, al­ge­ria are also in dire need of a re­sult.

But they view Rooney’s bullish stance as a sign that Eng­land are not quite so sure of them­selves. and they in­sist the Three lions can be beaten at the Green Point sta­dium.

“Eng­land are the team un­der pres­sure,” said striker Ryad Boude­bouz.

“They are the ones who claimed that they came to win the World Cup.”

It was a sen­ti­ment echoed by coach Rabah Saadane, who sees signs of a team un­der pres­sure.

“Eng­land have their backs to the wall,” said Saadane. “We have noth­ing to lose and ev­ery­thing to win.”

and Portsmouth’s nadir Bel­hadj feels he knows ex­actly how al­ge­ria will do it.

Fabio Capello is ex­pected to stick with Jamie Car­ragher as John Terry’s de­fen­sive part­ner, even though the liver­pool vet­eran strug­gled to cope with the United States’ pacy front-men dur­ing Satur­day’s 1-1 draw.

With Rio Fer­di­nand and led­ley King both ruled out through in­jury, Eng­land’srear­guard­does seem to be lack­ing in speed.

and Bel­hadj be­lieves al­ge­ria can ex­ploit the ob­vi­ous achilles heel.

“The de­fence is one of Eng­land’s weak points, it’s easy to cre­ate chances against them,” the Portsmouth de­fender told al­ge­rian sports weekly Le Bu­teur.

EnG­lanD are 1/4 favourites to beat al­ge­ria with Wil­liam Hill. al­ge­ria are 11/1 with the draw at 9/2.

Eng­land to win 3-0 - 5/1; 4-0 11/1; 5-0 - 25/1; 6-0 - 66/1.

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