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

10:17 AM WAT 24/07/2019
Federico Chiesa Fiorentina
These two sides have been involved in some entertaining matches in this year's International Champions Cup and we are backing the goals to flow again

Portuguese champions Benfica play their second match of the International Champions Cup when they meet Fiorentina at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on Wednesday night.

The Lisbon outfit enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 victory against Chivas in their opening game, while Fiorentina have won one and lost one in the competition so far. 

Latest odds

Bruno Lage's side are clear favourites priced at 73/100 (1.73) with 888Sport for the win, while La Viola are offered at 57/20 (3.85).

These two sides previously played each other in the ICC in 2015, with the match ending as a draw before the Tuscans went on to win on penalties. Another stalemate after 90 minutes can be backed at 3/1 (4.00).

Team news

Fiorentina striker Federico Chiesa has been linked with a move to Juventus and it remains to be seen whether he will feature for the first time this summer. Otherwise, Vincenzo Montella is unlikely to change his tactics too much in his side's final game in the US.

Benfica are likely to start with new boy Raul De Tomas and former Fiorentina striker Haris Seferovic up front, both of whom scored against Chivas.

Preview

Benfica have enough firepower to cause Fiorentina problems and the Primeira Liga champions were in devastating form during their 3-0 win over Chivas.

They created plenty of chances against the Liga MX outfit and could have doubled that scoreline, so should be able to produce a similar showing against a Viola side that only narrowly avoided relegation from Serie A last term.

Nevertheless, the US tour has been positive for Montella's men, who have also beaten Chivas and showed some impressive glimpses in their 3-0 loss to Arsenal.

Matches in the International Champions Cup tend to produce plenty of goals and this clash should be no different.

Tips and predictions

Over 2.75 goals on the Asian goal line is priced at 3/4 (1.75) and is worthy of consideration. This bet delivers a half win if there are three goals while paying out in full if there are four goals or more, and looks like a solid option to back a high scoring game. 

Over 2.75 goals Asian goal line at 3/4 (1.75) for a 2.5pt stake with 888Sport