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Arsenal vs Fiorentina Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:28 PM WAT 19/07/2019
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Having started pre-season in encouraging fashion, Al Hain-Cole is backing Emery's men to extend their winning streak against a poor Viola side

Arsenal will be looking to extend their pre-season winning streak when they take on Fiorentina at the Bank of America Stadium in Saturday’s International Champions Cup clash.

Unai Emery’s men ran out 3-0 winners over Colorado Rapids in their first friendly clash before kicking off their ICC campaign with an impressive 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.

Latest odds

They are now 9/10 (1.90) favourites with 888Sport to make it three wins from three by coming out on top in Charlotte.

Meanwhile, La Viola beat Guadalajara 2-1 in their opener on Tuesday and are available at 13/5 (3.60) to make it six points from six with another victory.

Draws in this competition go straight to penalties, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on this one being decided by a shootout following a stalemate.

Team news

Hector Bellerin is absent as he continues his recovery from a ruptured cruciate ligament, while captain Laurent Koscielny refused to join the squad on tour as he seeks a move away.

Cristiano Biraghi should be in contention after returning from injury, although Federico Chiesa will not be involved due to his recent international duty with the Italian Under-21 team.

Preview

If Gunners fans thought their campaign ended in disappointing fashion last season, they should spare a thought for their Italian counterparts on Saturday.

Vincenzo Montella’s team did not win any of their final 16 matches, losing six of the last seven and finishing just three points above the relegation zone.

While they will have been encouraged by Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Guadalajara, it is worth keeping in mind that the Mexicans have also lost their two previous friendly matches this summer 5-1 to River Plate and 2-0 to Boca Juniors.

Predictions

With two wins already under their belt, those 9/10 (1.90) odds are well worth backing on Arsenal proving too strong for an under-par Fiorentina side in North Carolina.

Arsenal to win at 9/10 (1.90) for a 1.5pt stake with 888Sport