Fiorentina vs Guadalajara – Fiorentina good enough to win goal filled match

Serie A club to begin ICC campaign with a victory over Guadalajara
Fiorentina vs Guadalajara
Fiorentina are favoured to get past Guadalajara in opening ICC clash (Getty Images)

Fiorentina vs Guadalajara Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


An open contest is expected when Fiorentina face Guadalajara in an International Champions Cup fixture at the SeatGeek Stadium in Illinois. Both teams have struggled defensively but Fiorentina have the extra bit of quality in attack and are tipped to secure the victory.

ACF Fiorentina Form & Team News 


This will be the first pre-season outing for Fiorentina, who have not tasted action since their disappointing end to the Italian Serie A campaign. Their last fixture was a 0-0 draw at home against Genoa back in May.

Vincenzo Montella's men are making a return to the ICC having last played in the competition back in 2015, when they claimed victories over Barcelona and Chelsea. La Viola are often plagued by defensive problems and head into their opening match with just one clean sheet in their last three outings. 

Fiorentina often make up for their shortcomings at the back with their exciting attack. Giovanni Simeone and Valentin Eysseric were one of their better players last season and should feature against Guadalajara while Federico Chiesa is ruled out having played in the European U-21 Championship.

Vincenzo Montella
Vincenzo Montella's Fiorentina team have won their last two matches in the ICC (Getty Images)

CD Guadalajara Form & Team News 


Guadalajara are coming off a 2-0 defeat against Argentine giants Boca Juniors in a club friendly last time out. It was the second straight pre-season defeat for the Mexicans who were also beaten by River Plate.

Tomas Boy's men are making their debut in the ICC and do not go into their opening match in good form. They have lost three of their last four matches, conceding nine goals in that run and scoring just four.

Veteran striker Oribe Peralta is expected to start in attack despite failing to score in his last five matches. He should be joined by Alan Pulido, who has found the net just once in that run.

Fiorentina vs Guadalajara Head to Head


There are no previous meetings between Fiorentina and Guadalajara.

Fiorentina vs Guadalajara Match Up


Fiorentina will be banking on their exciting attack of Giovanni Simeone and Valentin Eysseric. Both men showed great understanding for the Serie A team last season and should combine well to get the better of Guadalajara.

The major problem for Fiorentina has been their shaky defence. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in two of their last three matches and could face some problems from Oribe Pelralta and Alan Pulido up front for the Mexicans.

Giovanni Simeone
Giovanni Simeone is expected to be a key man for Fiorentina (Getty Images)

Fiorentina vs Guadalajara Key Statistics


  • Fiorentina have won their last 2 matches (ICC).
  • Fiorentina have failed to keep a clean sheet in 2 of their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Guadalajara have lost 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Guadalajara have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).

Verdict


Fiorentina are not convincing at the back and are not expected to keep a clean sheet against Guadalajara. Their superior attacking quality, however, means they are tipped to edge an outcome of over 2.5 goals.

Best Bet: Fiorentina Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 3.20 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Fiorentina Win 2-1 @ 9.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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