This will be the second match played involving Algeria and Russia. The previous match was a friendly and it ended 2-2.
Russia have won their two games against African sides at the World Cup (6-1 v Cameroon in 1994 and 2-0 v Tunisia in 2002).
Algeria have only won one of their 7 World Cup games against European opposition (D2 L4).
Algeria ended a run of seven World Cup matches without a win by claiming victory in their second group game against South Korea.
The last eight World Cup goals conceded by Algeria have come after half-time.
Russia have kept one clean sheet in their eight World Cup matches since the start of the 1994 tournament.
Russia are without a win in four World Cup group games (D1 L3).
Eight of the last nine World Cup goals shipped by Russia have arrived after half time.
Algeria come into this game having become the first African team to score four or more goals in a World Cup match.