Our prediction for this match:
Fiorentina kick off their pre-season with a game against Chivas Guadalaraja at the 2019 International Champions Cup. The Viola failed to impress in the last season finale and, as a result, Vincenzo Montella’s troops finished the 2018/2019 Serie A campaign in 16th position in the standings, only three points clear of the relegation zone. Fiorentina are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign, but the club chiefs will have to be very active in the summer transfer window if they are to bring glory days back to Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The Liga MX side, on the other hand, have been struggling in recent friendly games, with the team suffering back-to-back losses to the likes of River Plate and Boca Juniors, but seeing that Fiorentina are no longer considered one of the best Italian teams, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Patrik Schick):
Patrick Schick is a Czech Republic international who plays for Sampdoria as a striker. Schick was born in Prague on January 24, 1996 and he started his career at the youth team of his home-town club Sparta Prague. The 187-cm-tall attacker, played only four games for the capital club before moving to Bohemians 1905 on loan in 2015.
After ending his loan spell with the Klokani, Patrick Schick moved to Italy, signing a deal with Serie A side Sampdoria for a fee of €4 million. The Czech footballer has been playing for La Samp ever since and you should know that he scored 11 goals in 32 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign.
The talented striker, who is very good in the air, scored on his debut for Czech Republic in a 6-0 win over Malta in May 2016. Patrick Schick’s preferred foot is left and his contract with Sampdoria should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Chivas Guadalajara):
Founded on May 8, 1906, Club Deportivo Guadalajara are a Mexican club that are one of the ten founding members of the Mexican First Division. Las Chivas have never dropped to the Mexican second tier and it has to be noted that they are one of only two teams who managed to do so.
CD Guadalajara play their home games at Estadio Akron, the stadium that can hold up to 46,232 spectators. Las Chivas wear white shirts with red stripes and dark blue shorts when hosting their rivals, whilst the team away colour is white with little dark blue and red. The Mexican side has 12 Liga MX titles, but winning of CONCACAF Champions League in both 1962 and 2018 is considered the club’s biggest success.
CD Guadalaraja did well to beat Toronton in the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League final and, as a result, they booked their place at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in United Arab Emirates.