Argentina come into the final World Cup Group C fixture needing a win over Poland to guarantee qualification. See Last Word on Football’s Argentina predicted lineup and why Lionel Scaloni might be tempted to make changes if Lionel Messi is to keep his record of never being eliminated in any group stage.
Argentina Predicted Lineup vs Poland
How Argentina Have Lined-up Recently
Argentina start with Emiliano Martinez in goal, with Nicolas Otamendi and Lisandro Martinez sitting in front. Marcos Acuna and Gabriel Montiel play in the full-back positions, with Rodrigo De Paul and Guido Rodriguez sitting in front of the back four.
Angel Di Maria plays on the right wing with Alexis Mac Allister on the left. Whilst the final two players are nominally two strikers, Lionel Messi strolls across the pitch looking for pockets of space whilst Lautaro Martinez plays as a centre-forward.
Argentina Recent Form and Tactics
The South American side’s form has been relatively weak of late. A loss to Saudi Arabia opened World Cup Group C, with a slim victory over Mexico being the side’s only saving grace thus far. Lionel Messi has been one of the only truly creative presences in the side in this tournament so far.
This could cause Lionel Scaloni to consider a restructure at the top of the pitch. Angel Di Maria has far from the pace he used to, with Alexis Mac Allister and Lautaro Martinez also struggling to provide real danger. Julian Alvarez could come in to provide an attacking spark, with Enzo Fernandez bringing more midfield solidity in a 4-3-3 structure.
Argentina Injuries to Consider
Lionel Scaloni’s side do not currently have any injuries affecting the selection, with no real suspension issues either.
Argentina Predicted Lineup
- Emiliano Martinez
- Gabriel Montiel
- Nicolas Otamendi
- Lisandro Martinez
- Marcos Acuna
- Rodrigo De Paul
- Enzo Fernandez
- Guido Rodriguez
- Julian Alvarez
- Lionel Messi
- Lautaro Martinez
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