Fiorentina vs Benfica
International- Champions Cup
Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019
Kick-off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison).
Despite getting off to a positive start, Fiorentina were handed a 3-0 loss at the hands of Arsenal in their previous game and will be eying the clash with the Portuguese outfit to bounce back to winning ways.
The squad failed to find the back of the net in the eighteen attempts at goal that they took in that clash, with Leno and Martinez standing in their way.
Benfica, on the other hand, have played just one game in the tournament so far, which was a comfortable 3-0 win against Guadalajara. Three different players got their names on the scoresheet for them in that tie, which saw them keep the major share of possession as well as threaten with six shots on target.
The Encarnados are the favorites to take the win in this one, which is bound to turn into nothing short of a high scoring clash at the end of the ninety minutes.
Fiorentina vs Benfica Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other just once.
- The scores were tied 0-0 at the end of regulation time.
- Benfica lost the battle of nerves in the shoot-out, and Fiorentina registered the win.
Fiorentina vs Benfica Prediction
Benfica had an impressive campaign in the league last season and became the champions with a two-point advantage. What deserves even more attention though, is the fact that they did so with 103 goals in the bag, twenty-nine more than the second-best tally.
The squad have already scored three in the Cup so far, and are likely to extend their goal-scoring spree with a couple more against the side from Italy.
The latter were dismal in the attacking third and were wasteful of the opportunities that had opened up in their previous game.
However, the clash on Thursday is likely to see both teams get their names on the score sheet, with Bruno Lage’s side certain to record back to back wins.
Fiorentina vs Benfica Betting tips
Benfica to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).