Athletic Club vs Napoli 08/27/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Pick and Preview
Athletic Club (0-1-0) Napoli (0-1-0)
Wednesday 27th August 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Athletic Club Draw Napoli See the Latest Odds
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In one of the ties of the round two of the better sides in Europe come head to head. Athletic Club (Or Athletic Bilbao) will host Napoli after the first leg finished 1-1, that means that if Athletic can get a 0-0 draw they will advance on away goals so goals will be at a premium tonight in Bilbao. Napoli come here with an exciting team full of goalscoring talent, Higuain, Callejon, Inler, Mertens can all find the net and you can be sure that Rafa Benitez side will be well prepared for this game. Napoli have had an excellent preseason and a loss here or exit from the Champions League would be a devestating blow. I expect the Italian side to come out with all guns blazing in search of an away goal that could level up matters.
Athletic Club played well in Napoli, putting themselves in front before succumbing to a Higuain equalisermidway through the second half. Aduriz and Muniain will be key figues for the Ernesto Valverde's side and it will be interesting to see how they approach the game. A good solid team with hard working players this Atheltic side will not be easily beaten and their defensive strengths will be essential if they are to repel a potent Napoli attack.
Overall here I think this could be a cracking game, although we had an unders game in the first leg I think that we will see goals here in the second leg. I fancy Napoli to go for it and with their attacking talent I think they will eventually break down the Spanish side even if they are away from home. I am taking Napoli to get the victory here. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo