Athletico Madrid vs Napoli 1 Aug 2017: Audi Cup Preview and Predictions
1 August 2017/1245ET
Atletico Madrid (151/100) Draw (13/5) Napoli (37/19) See the Latest Odds
Athletico Madrid take on Napoli in what should be a pretty good preseason friendly. Both teams would want to build from where they were last season and both sides have a lot of potential to do that so I think we can be expecting a game with a lot of quality.
Athletico have wanted to build to their team further this summer but unfortunately this has not been the case so far. It is notable to say that they have managed to hang onto many of their star players and that will ensure that the Spanish side will be strong at the start of the season. Diego Costa has wanted a move back to this club but that is unlikely at the moment so it will be interesting to see how they line up for this game.
Napoli on the other hand have also failed to strengthen. This team relies heavily on Dres Mertins who is still at the club but other than that they need some more quality players. This side will have competition for their spot in Serie A with AC Milan and Inter Milan on the rise so it will interesting to see how this team builds.
As far as this contest is concerned, it is hard to see how Athletico Madrid not win here. They are the better side and even without additions, they should be a force in Europe. Napoli on the other hand will look to play on the counter but that is not going to be easy since the Napoli defence is just not strong enough in my opinion to hold Athletico out. We are getting a very good price on Athletico Madrid winning this game so that is going to be my bet