Barcelona Favourites To Beat Fiorentina in Italy

Published on August 1st, 2015 6:47 pm EST
The 2015 International Champions Cup is coming to a close.

One of the last remaining games of the international tour, which has been an absolutely smashing success, will see Fiorentina square off against Barcelona in Florence, Italy. As has been the case with all of the other International Champions Cup matches, large and boisterous crowds of people are expected for this game.

Barcelona has been fairly uneven so far in this year's International Champions Cup, but they have been resting many of their key players thanks to recent international commitments.

Barcelona, however, is expected to play all of their top players on Sunday, as Lionel Messi, Neymar, Jr. and Luis Suarez are all expected to participate. After all, the start of the season is just a few weeks away, and this game will provide Barcelona one of their last chances to participate in real games before the season officially kicks off. In addition, Barcelona will be squaring off against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup next weekend, so it is important that Messi, Neymar and the rest get some game time this weekend.


With Barcelona fielding a full line-up, they are the clear favourites to win on Sunday. Here are the current betting odds:

Fiorentina, 6.00
Draw, 4.40
Barcelona, 1.50

According to the bookmakers, the most likely outcome of Sunday's match is a 2-1 victory for Barcelona.


Four players have better than even money odds of scoring on Sunday - they are:

Lionel Messi, 1.75
Luis Suarez, 1.83
Neymar, 1.95
Pedro, 1.95

With the Spanish Super Cup just a week away, don't be surprised if Barcelona elects to play their top players for most or all of the match.

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