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SSC Napoli vs AFC Ajax betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides a preview, odds and recommended bets for the Champions League meeting between SSC Napoli and AFC Ajax on October 12th, 2022

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SSC Napoli vs AFC Ajax

Napoli to win and Frank Anguissa to score - 17/2


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SSC Napoli vs AFC Ajax

October 12, 2022

5:45 pm BST

Our recommended bet for Wednesday’s clash at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona comes in the form of a Napoli victory, featuring a goal from Partenopei star Frank Anguissa.

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Match preview

The Stadio Diego Armando Maradona is set to act as host on Wednesday, October 12th, when Napoli and Ajax face off in the Champions League’s group stages for the 2nd time in the space of a week.

The former, of course, will head into proceedings hoping for more of the same, after emerging on the right side of the most head-turning scoreline of gameweek 3 in Europe’s elite club competition.

What would generally be regarded as a daunting trip to Amsterdam saw a rampant Napoli emerge 6-1 victors, owing to goals on the part of all of Giacomo Raspadori (2), Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Piotr Zielinski, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Giovanni Simeone.

Bizarrely, this came after it was Ajax who opened the scoring in the Dutch capital, inside ten minutes.

Such efforts kept alive what has proven a scintillating recent spell of form on the part of Wednesday’s hosts, who sit pretty atop both the Champions League Group A table, and, domestically, the Serie A table, too.

Their latest outing in the latter this past weekend saw Luciano Spalletti’s troops run riot in the final third once more, en route to a four-goal haul at Cremonese.

Safe to say, then, that Ajax will have their work cut out for them in Naples in midweek.

The Eredivisie champions, to their credit, did manage to bounce back this weekend, courtesy of a 4-2 triumph at FC Volendam.

All told, though, they have simply not looked up to scratch of late.

The club’s five-goal hiding at the hands of Napoli last week made it four straight outings without victory across all competitions, giving rise to inevitable questions regarding the future of new boss Alfred Schreuder.

Ajax will also be forced to make do with star attacker Dusan Tadic on Wednesday, after the Serb allowed his frustrations to get the better of him to the tune of two yellow cards at the The Johan Cruyff Arena in last week’s reverse fixture.

We at 101, as a result, are backing Napoli to get the job done once more this time round, a result which would see the Partenopei book their spot in the Champions League’s Last-16 with two games to spare.

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