Group C underdogs look to take advantage of last nights draw in Rustenburg.
Algeria head coach Rabah Saadane has dropped out-of-form captain Yazid Mansouri, with Portsmouth’s Hassan Yebda partnering Medhi Lacen in midfield. Defender Anther Yahia will lead the team.
Goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi and attacking left-back Nadir Belhadj are serving suspensions following their red cards in January’s Africa Cup of Nations
Slovenia head coach Matjaz Kek stuck with a settled starting line-up in the last five World Cup qualifiers, captained by former West Brom midfielder Robert Koren.
Star striker Milivoje Novakovic proved his fitness following an abdominal injury with two goals in a friendly win against New Zealand. Fellow forward Zlatan Ljubijankic has overcome a slight ankle problem. (BBC Sport)
Both Slovenia and Algeria will be heartened by the draw between England and the United States last night that gives messrs Saadane and Kek hope of qualification. However if either team has hopes of reaching the knockout stages they will know that three points from this encounter will be paramount.
Expect midfielder Hassan Yebda to be a crucial player to watch. If the Pompey man is in the right frame of mind he could help the north African side to three important points in Polokwane.
Highlights of recent warm up games the two sides have taken part in.
Ireland 3-0 Algeria
Slovenia 3-1 New Zealand