The first live streaming and TV soccer match on today’s 2014 World Cup schedule consists of a lopsided battle between Belgium and Algeria. Opening kickoff for this Group H clash is slated for 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT) from Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, live on ESPN (national TV) and ESPN3 (free live stream online).
According to a June 17 NY Times report, Belgium kicks off group play as the clear favorite to advance to the next stage of the 2014 World Cup. In contrast, Algeria will have to defy some formidable odds in order to gain a single point in this matchup.
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2014 FIFA World Cup oddsmakers have Belgium as a whopping -300 favorite to defeat an Algerian side with long (+875) odds of an upset. The OVER/UNDER for this TV and soccer live stream match is set at a combined total of 2½ goals and the odds of a draw are calculated at +425.
But despite coming in as the outright favorites to win Group H, a FIFA article on June 17 depicts some of Belgium’s deficiencies. According to South Korea’s midfielder Ji Dongwona, the Belgian and the Russian side both lacks experience, which could play a role in the outcome of this pool.
Much like we’ve see over the first week of the 2014 World Cup, TV and live stream coverage for all matches is extensive and available to all. For those watching on television, ESPN’s pre-match coverage gets underway at 11:30 a.m. ET on DirecTV channel 206.
For this watching the 2014 World Cup experience online there’s great news. Courtesy of ESPN3 soccer fans can watch all the pre and post-match proceedings live and free via the Internet. For more information please visit Watch-ESPN, or click on the link provided above to launch the free live stream of Belgium vs. Algeria.