Arsenal – Napoli 03.08.2013
Two strong opponents will face each other. Both teams played some friendly matches and both of them won all their friendly games.
Napoli was very active in the transfer window till now, they signed some very quality players like : Higuain, Albiol, Callejon, Reina, Armero, Mertens, Calaio and Rafael. While they sold their main offensive player Edinson Cavani, but I expect Higuain with Pandev will replace the place of Cavani without any problems. They already proved that they dont have any problems in offensive line by scoring 11 goals only in 3 friendlies. While Arsenal didnt make any transfers yet, only small transfers like: Bendtner, Denilson and Yaya Sanogo. But Arsenal always played solid game under control of Arsene Wenger, and I expect them to do same in this season too.
Match: Arsenal – Napoli 17.20h
League: Emirates Cup
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.70
There are some interesting rules in this competition:
Teams are awarded an additional point for every goal they score. Also, shots on target will be used to decide the cup winner if two teams are level on points at the end of the tournament.So because of this rules I expect all 4 teams to perform very offensive, so that means we will watch interesting games with full of goals. All 4 teams; Porto, Arsenal, Napoli and Galatasaray have very strong offensive line. So for this game i will go with Over 2.5, as I expect goals in both nets.