Argentina: Romero; Basanta, Fernández, Rojo, Zabaleta; Mascherano, Di María, Gago; Higuaín, Agüero, Messi.
Martin Demichelis, Rodrigo Palacio and Sergio Aguero are all doubts for Saturday’s match.
Slovenia: Handanovic; Brecko, Samardzic, Cesar, Jokic; Kurtic, Rotman, Stevanovic, Novakovic; Kirm, Ilicic.
101GG Betting Tip:
Argentina are hosting Slovenia for their second and final friendly ahead of the World Cup. Following a n 3-0 over Trinidad and Tobago, Alejandro Sabella’s men are set to continue the momentum and arrive in Brazil on a positive note.
La Albicelste will look to become more efficient on top, after only finding the target 5 out of 17 attemots in the previous fixture. However, Argentina’s offence is not so much of a concern for Sabella, the 59 year old is much more troubled by the way his defence looked at times in the win against the weak African side.
With Martin Demichelis a doubt for Saturday’s game, this will serve as a true test for the Argentinian back-line, and they may need to rely on their strong midfield to cover for the fullbacks’ vulnerability.
This is the second match of Slovenia in June. Previously, they lost 2-0 against Uruguay last week.
Argentina will open their World Cup campaign one week from Sunday, against Bosnia- Herzegovina, a team with a similar style of play as the Slovenians.
101GG Prediction: Argentina 3 – Slovenia 1
Some essential facts and stats to help with online betting:
Slovenia have not won a game since November of last year.
Argentina only lost one match in their last ten internationals (W 6, D 3)
Slovenia won six and lost four in their last ten fixtures.