Mexico look to extend winning streak against Algeria


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 16, 2017 - Mexico and Algeria come head-to-head Sunday in Caracas for the fifth time in FIVB World Grand Prix history. Mexico have won all four of their previous encounters, but are currently o a three-match losing streak after opening their 2017 campaign with two wins. Algeria are stil winless this season and on an 11-match losing streak overall.

• Mexico have won each of their four previous meetings with Algeria at world level, all in the World Grand Prix.
• Algeria came closest to a victory in their 2015 meeting, when Mexico needed five sets for the win.
• Their most recent encounter came in last year's edition when Mexico won in straight sets.

• Mexico opened their World Grand Prix campaign with two 3-1 victories, which were followed by three defeats, all in straight sets.
• Mexico could lose four consecutive matches for the third time, after doing so once in 2015 and in 2016. These are their longest losing streaks in the competition.
• Against Venezuela, Dulce Carranza (14) and Andrea Maldonado (11) reached double figures in scoring for Mexico.

• Algeria are still in search of their first victory in the 2017 World Grand Prix.
• Since the start of the 2016 season (11 matches in total), all opponents managed to beat Algeria in straight sets. This came after a four match streak in which they took at least two sets per match, at the end of 2015.
• Eight different Algerian players contributed with at least one point in the 32-point scoring effort against Hungary on Saturday, with Celia Bourihane being the most prolific scorer with seven points.


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