Atletico Madrid vs Napoli
Audi Cup 2017
Date: Tuesday, 1st August 2017
Kick-off at 16:45 UK/ 17:45 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich.
Atletico Madrid and Napoli lock horns in the first match of the 2017 edition of the Audi Cup.
Diego Simeone’s men enjoyed a lengthy summer break and had returned to action last week against Mexican outfit Toluca. It was a drab outing with teams settling for a goal-less draw.
With the transfer ban imposed, Atleti won’t be able to sign any players this summer. However, this worked well in the club’s favour as they were able to hold on to majority of their key players. The flamboyant Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann will wear the red and white stripes for at least another season.
On the other hand, Napoli have had a busy summer. They started their pre-season in the second week of July against local minnows Anaunia and then went on to face three more Italian clubs. They remain unbeaten with three wins and a draw from those outings.
Napoli will face Premier League club AFC Bournemouth and La Liga outfit Espanyol after the Audi Cup. They will taken on the newly promoted Hellas Verona on matchday 1 of the 2017/18 Serie A season on 20th August.
Atletico Madrid vs Napoli: Head-to-head
Interestingly, this is the first meeting between the two clubs.
Atletico Madrid vs Napoli: Prediction
Napoli come good in terms of fitness and game-play aesthetics after having played four games already in the current summer. While, Madrid have just 1 game under their belt. Therefore, the Italians have a clear advantage here.
Predicted Correct FT Score is 2-1 in favour of Napoli, priced at 11.00 by Bet365.
Atletico Madrid vs Napoli: Bet Tips
Value is in backing BTTS & Over 2.5 goals for 2.00 odds with Bet365.
Napoli to win for 2.75 odds with Betway.