France vs. Nigeria betting odds, Germany vs. Algeria previews, predictions

Europe vs. Africa highlights World Cup betting odds action Monday as France faces Nigeria and Germany faces Algeria.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

Germany and France will take the field as heavy favorites in their round of 16 matchups against the two remaining African sides in the World Cup - Algeria and Nigeria.

Les Bleus are 5-11 moneyline favorites to defeat Nigeria in regulation time on Monday, and have even longer odds of 2-9 in World Cup wagering to advance to the quarterfinals.

After entering the tournament with odds of 20-1 in World Cup futures wagering, France dominated in the group stage, recording decisive wins over Honduras and Switzerland to clinch a berth in the knockout stage, and playing to a scoreless draw against Ecuador to lock up top spot in Group E.

As a result, les Bleus are now a solid 8/1 bet to win their first World Cup since 1998.

Prediction: 3-1 France

The Super Eagles return to the knockout stage for the first time since 1998 after a solid performance as 8-1 World Cup group betting underdogs in Group F, including a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina and a gutsy performance in a 3-2 loss against Argentina.

Despite their fine play, Nigeria remain a tournament longshot, improving marginally to 200-1 in World Cup futures betting from the 250-1 odds they sported prior to the tourney.

Oddsmakers expect Germany to continue their march to the World Cup final, pegging Die Mannschaft as strong 2-15 favorites to advance to the quarterfinal in their match against Algeria.

Germany, whose 4-1 odds trail only Brazil in World Cup futures betting, did not disappoint in the group stage. After all but ending Portugal's World Cup hopes with a convincing 4-0 win, the Germans had their hands full in a draw against Ghana, before manhandling the United States in the group stage finale.

Algeria have been one of the surprises of the 2014 World Cup. Pegged as 28-1 longshots in World Cup group betting and 1000-1 in futures betting, many observers expected the Fennec Foxes to struggle to score even one goal.

But after pushing Belgium to the brink in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss and defeating South Korea 4-2, the Algerians cannot be taken lightly. Their four goals against the Koreans were the highest tally ever recorded in a World Cup match by an African side.

However, despite their eye-opening play, Algeria joins Nigeria as World Cup futures wagering underdogs, with odds of 200-1.

Prediction: 2-0 Germany

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