Ajax will feel like they have a point to prove when they play Napoli in their UEFA Champions League return leg on Wednesday.

Ajax will feel like they have a point to prove when they play Napoli in their UEFA Champions League return leg on Wednesday.

Napoli humiliated Ajax 6-1 last week, their joint-heaviest defeat at home and are top of the table with 9 points.

Ajax are in third place with 3 points and need to avoid defeat if they are to keep their qualification hopes alive.

One of only two unbeaten sides left in Serie A after 9 rounds, Napoli have scored 22 goals, allied to a tally of 13 goals in the Champions League already.

Nine games into the 2022-23 season, Ajax lie second in the standings and have lost just once, while racking up 27 goals and conceding 8.

The pressure is on for the Dutch champions to get their European campaign back on track and they have to avoid defeat.

What do you think will be the outcome in this encounter?

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What time does Napoli vs Ajax start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the Armando Diego Maradona Stadium.

Napoli vs Ajax team news

The return of prolific forward Victor Osimhen from injury is the biggest news and boost for the hosts.

Giacomo Raspadori and Giovanni Simeone will battle it out for the remaining spot in the final third after the Nigerian’s return.

The rest of the team will remain unchanged from last week’s emphatic win.

For the visitors, Dusan Tadic is suspended and will miss the match.

In his absence, Francisco Conceicao and Lucas Ocampos are both pushing for spots in the starting XI.

Napoli vs Ajax head to head

Last week’s game was the first competitive fixture between these two sides and Napoli won in fine form.

Napoli vs Ajax current form

The home team are looking for their 10th consecutive win in all competitions while Ajax have won just once in their last 5, losing 3 times.

Napoli vs Ajax prediction

Despite the pressure on Ajax, they may not have what it takes to win in Italy, meaning Napoli are favorites to win on the night.

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