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  • June 7, 2014
  • • 19:45
  • • Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires
  • Referee: Martín Vázquez
  • • Attendance: 53000
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Argentina-Slovenia Preview: Sabella seeks cutting edge

Argentina-Slovenia Preview: Sabella seeks cutting edge

Only five of the Albiceleste's shots found the target in the 3-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, but they will be hopeful of goals against Fifa's 25th-ranked side

Alejandro Sabella will be hoping to see a more clinical Argentina when his side take on Slovenia on Saturday.

Despite picking up a 3-0 friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, the South Americans squandered numerous opportunities to pile on the goals in Buenos Aires.

Only five of Argentina's 17 shots found the target in that match, which could prompt Sabella to rotate his front line for the nation's final World Cup warm-up.

Rodrigo Palacio, Lionel Messi and Ezequiel Lavezzi led the line for Argentina on Wednesday, but Sergio Aguero is a doubt with a thigh problem.

Slovenia have put up little fight in their role as pre-World Cup opponents in recent months, losing 2-0 to both Algeria and Uruguay.

They sit 25th in the latest Fifa rankings, and Argentina should record a comfortable win ahead of their tournament opener against Bosnia and Herzegovina a week on Sunday. 

As well as the Bosnians, Sabella's men will also face Nigeria and Iran in Group F.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Argentina

Slovenia

Wins
1
0
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Argentina ARG
Argentina Argentina
Draw
Slovenia SVN
Slovenia Slovenia
89%

Top 3 Predictions

Argentina ARG
4 - 0
Slovenia SVN
Argentina ARG
3 - 0
Slovenia SVN
Argentina ARG
2 - 0
Slovenia SVN

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