Arsenal vs Fiorentina Betting Tips & Predictions
Arsenal enjoyed a morale-boosting victory in their 2019 International Champions Cup opener, with the Gunners landing a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich thanks to a late goal from Eddie Nketiah.
Unai Emery declared himself satisfied with his team’s performance at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, with the Spaniard hit by the bombshell that Laurent Koscielny wants to leave the north London club after several years of loyal service.
Arsenal now travel to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte where they will face a Fiorentina side who are only just starting to prepare for the 2019/20 Serie A season, with the Italian top flight not kicking off until late August.
The Viola endured a difficult 2018/19 campaign which saw them finish fourteenth in the table, with Vincenzo Montella’s team only managing to keep their heads above the Serie A relegation zone by three points.
There were thirteen defeats suffered throughout the season and just eight wins against Fiorentina’s name, with Argentina German Pezzella captaining the team from a central defensive position, while Federico Chiesa is the vice captain.
All things considered, Arsenal look a decent shout to continue their winning ways in America. They had a tough workout against Bayern and might find this weekend’s opposition easier than their first game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are likely to line up in attack once again, with Sokratis now looking like the defensive anchor of the team and he’s likely to team up with Shkodran Mustafi in central defence.
Fiorentina will use this game to assess where they are in terms of fitness ahead of the new campaign, although they were ultimately one of the weaker teams in the Italian top flight last term and might be short of the quality and fitness to challenge their English opponents.
Arsenal @ 2.10 with bet365