Champions League | Ajax vs Napoli: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

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Napoli Have a Stronger Attack


Nevertheless, Ajax find themselves in an encouraging position as the group reaches its midway point. They are the joint-third highest scorers in the competition with five goals, whilst Kudus and Berghuis have been particularly threatening in the final third with two goals and two assists, respectively.


Schreuder’s men have translated this offensive prowess into domestic competition, scoring 23 goals in the Eredivisie, which is the second-best conversion record in the Dutch top flight.


The four-time Champions League winners will be hoping to achieve qualification to the knockout rounds of the tournament, something they managed last campaign before crashing out to Benfica in the round of 16 under Erik ten Hag.


Across the entire Champions League group stage campaign, Napoli have scored seven goals from their two matches which is the most out of any team participating in the tournament. Domestically, they have the best offensive record in the Italian top flight, where they have netted 18 goals in eight matches while they have also been tight at the other end, conceding just six times.


Napoli have never been a household name as far as advancing to the latter stages of the Champions League, with their best efforts coming in 2019-20, 2016-17, 2011-12 and 1990-91, where they managed to reach the round of 16 or second round equivalent.

DPP Verdict

In what will be a tightly contested game in Amsterdam, we expect both sides to create plenty of chances and to play an open game that could leave them susceptible to counter-attacks. Nevertheless, Napoli will manage to find a way through the Ajax rearguard due to their sheer quality in the final third. Their offensive arsenal will prove to be too much for Ajax to handle in the end, handing them a narrow victory.