Aguero returned up top against Qatar after being left out for the
draw with Paraguay and scored the killer second goal for his side, which
should see him retain his place.
Juan Foyth was handed a first competitive start at the back last week, but German Pezzella is ready to return and the versatile Tottenham Hotspur defender may be shifted to the right of the back four.
has had a hand in 10 Argentina goals against Venezuela in all
competitions – four goals and six assists – which is his most against
any national team (also 10 vs. Paraguay).
Further up the pitch, Salomon Rondon has performed well and, along with Martinez and Jhon Murillo, is responsible for six of his side’s last seven goals against Argentina in all competitions – all three scoring two apiece.
Venezuela possible starting lineup:
Farinez; Hernandez, Chancellor, Villanueva, Rosales; Savarino, Herrera, Moreno, Rincon, Machis; Rondon
Argentina possible starting lineup:
Armani; Foyth, Pezzella, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Paredes, Acuna; Messi; Martinez, Aguero