Barcelona are without Neymar and Lionel Messi in their International Champions Cup pre-season campaign, but Luis Suarez can secure them a win over Fiorentina.
Barcelona have had to battle it out on their pre-season tour without rampant attacking duo Neymar and Lionel Messi, but it’s Uruguayan menace Luis Suarez that the Spanish champions have been relying on in the International Champions Cup.
That reliance is set to continue in what will be the Catalan giants’ final game of their pre-season preparations against Fiorentina, with sublime sharpshooter Suarez set to blast them towards victory, and they are a best-priced 9/4 with Sky Bet to score two or more in the first half.
Suarez is known for making incredibly bright starts to games and is sure to do so against Barcelona’s Serie A opposition, as they aim to cap off their tour with a successful finish.
The treble triumphing La Liga outfit face the Italian club at their home field of Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, and are overwhelming favourites to come away with another victory on their travels.
Luis Enrique has been short of his two key forward threats Messi and Neymar due to their international duties with Argentina and Brazil respectively, at this summer’s Copa America in Chile.
However, hitman Suarez has the clinical capabilities to continue to carry the Nou Camp side on his shoulders against the Italians, with the Spanish giants 11/4 with Sky Bet to secure a winning margin of three or more goals in Florence.
The 28-year-old arrived from Liverpool last summer and went on to incredibly dispatch 25 goals across 43 appearances in all competitions during an extraordinary maiden campaign at the Nou Camp.
Suarez will want to continue that clinical form in this final pre-season clash, ahead of what he hopes will be another sensational campaign, having sensationally earned Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey medals in his debut term.
Barcelona have so far endured a tough time on their tour, having lost two of their three games so far, after being toppled 3-1 by Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United and outgunned on penalties by Chelsea, following a 2-2 draw in normal time.
Although, Enrique’s men will undoubtedly bounce back in their final pre-season clash against the Viola, in what could set them up for another dominant season domestically and in Europe.