22-year-old Braian Alvarez could get a start on the left side of the midfield if Union’s pre-season matches are anything to do by.
Nicolas Mazzola and Franco Troyansky are expected to continue up front.
Jonathan Bottinelli and Yeimar Gomez Andrada remain the first choice central defensive pairing.
Carlos Quintana and Jonathan Sandoval missed the end of 2019, but are both back fit to be named in a first choice back four.
Fausto Vera is away with Argentina under-23s and so Matias Romero gets a chance in midfield with Francis Mac Allister.
Damian Batallini and Gabriel Hauche were linked with moves away, but remain to support Santiago Silva in attack.
With very little activity in the transfer window, Union are almost unchanged from 2019, but will be hoping for improved results. El Tatengue finished the year with one win in six and continue to struggle to find the net with any consistency.
Argentinos Juniors remain underdogs, but with seven games remaining are joint top of the table with River Plate. Los Bichos have based that form on defensive solidity – only Boca have conceded fewer goals – and they must now continue that into 2020. Unbeaten at home where Argentinos do need to improve is on the road, where they have picked up half the tally accrued in La Paternal.
Will Argentinos Juniors carry their momentum through from 2019? That’s the question and if they do then they should be aiming to leave Santa Fe with three points.
Both teams to score @ 1.90 – BET HERE
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 – BET HERE