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French Cup Preview

PSG will be back in action on Friday evening, as they look to regain the French Cup. The Parisians last won this competition in the 2020-21 season, as they landed their 14th honour. However, they will certainly have questions to answer this weekend, as they were beaten for the first time domestically in their previous fixture. PSG was beaten 3-1 away from home against Lens on New Year’s Day, which saw their unbeaten record in France come to an end. Their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings remains a healthy one, but a second straight defeat could lead to questions surrounding the manager. But, the Parisians have been dominant throughout recent history at this stage of the competition. This will be a big moment in the history of Chateauroux, as they welcome PSG to town for the French Cup tie. They currently sit 14th in National, after winning just four of their 16 games this term. Their form over their previous five games has been sketchy to say the least, as they haven’t won over that period. However, they came through the previous round in excellent fashion, as they beat Lege-Cap-Ferret 4-1 away from home. Florian Bianchini, Ferris N’Goma, and Celal Bozkurt were among the scorers in that win. Their best-ever showing in the competition came in 2003-04, as they were beaten in the final by PSG.

Chateauroux vs PSG Head to Head

The only previous competitive meeting between the sides came in the 2004 French Cup final. On that occasion, PSG claimed victory following Pedro Pauleta’s strike with just 25 minutes remaining.

Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction

This should be a testing fixture on the road for PSG, but it remains extremely difficult to see past the reigning French champions. PSG look to be the best bet to win this game, and they could claim a 3-0 win on the road. Make sure to bet on Chateauroux vs PSG with 22Bet!" ["post_title"]=> string(61) "Chateauroux vs PSG Prediction: French Cup Match on 06.01.2023" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(38) "chateauroux-vs-psg-prediction-06-01-23" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 15:20:25" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2023-02-06 12:20:25" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }
Ajax vs Napoli Prediction: Champions League Match on 04.10.2022

Ajax vs Napoli Prediction: Champions League Match on 04.10.2022

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Napoli will put their 100% start to their Champions League campaign this term in Group A on the line when they step out onto the Amsterdam ArenA to face Ajax on matchday 3 on Tuesday at 20:00 GMT. 

Napoli will be looking to bolster their dominance of Group A, whereas Ajax will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after they lost matchday 2 away to Anfield.

Match Preview

Can Ajax Bounce Back to Winning Ways to Bolster their Standing in Group A?

Alfred Schreuder’s men go into the crunch clash with the Italian league leaders on the back of a damaging loss away to AZ Alkmaar and a surprising draw at home to Go Ahead Eagles.

Ajax will look to bolster their form and confidence ahead of this tough examination by Napoli who are on a fine run of form.

Schreuder will focus on the basics that drive Ajax; these include keeping the ball well in midfield, passing fast, and being brave to advance the ball to attacking areas. Ajax will also need to have the right defensive balance to keep a rampant Napoli attack out. 

Can Napoli make it three wins out of three in Group A?

After an unbeaten start to their pursuit of the Serie A and the 100% start to their Champions League campaign, Luciano Spalletti can be forgiven for being satisfied with his men. Instead, he has called for concentration and professionalism from his side when they face Ajax on matchday three.

Spalletti and his side will focus on maintaining their intensity away from home and coping with the challenges of playing Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA. 

Napoli will emphasize their defensive shape and keep things solid against a dangerous Ajax side. 

Form Guide


After triumphing in the opening six matches of the Eredivisie, Ajax have run into a rough path in the last two matches, where they have dropped five points and dropped off the top of the Dutch league.

In their last five Eredivisie outings, Schreuder’s men have collected 10 points out of the available 15.

In this run, they have won against Utrecht (0-2), Cambuur (4-0), and Heerenveen (5-0). However, they lost 2-1 away to AZ Alkmaar and drew at home to Go Ahead Eagles last weekend. 

Schreuder will be looking to bounce back from this bad run and bolster their chances of making it out of Group A when they clash with Napoli on Tuesday. 


Napoli have been almost flawless over their last five Serie A outings; they have won four times and drawn once. This means that they have collected 13 points and dropped two in this run.

Luciano Spalletti’s men have beaten Lazio away from home (1-2), Spezia at home (1-0), AC Milan at the San Siro (1-2), and Torino at home (3-1). The only dropped points in this run came in the 1-1 draw against Lecce back in August. 

In their Champions League start, Napoli have beaten Liverpool 4-1 at home while overcoming Rangers at the Ibrox Stadium 0-3 to take command of Group A.

Possible Starting Lineups


Pasveer; D. Blind, C. Bassey, J. Timber, D. Rensch; K. Taylor, E. Alvarez; S. Bergwijn, S. Berghuis, D. Tadic; M. Kudus


Meret; G. Di Lorenzo, A. Rahmani, M. KIM, M. Rui; A. Anguissa, S. Lobotka, P. Zielinski; M. Politano, G. Raspadori, K. Kvaratskehlia

Players to Watch

M. Kudus

The 22-year-old Ghanaian forward has been instrumental for Ajax this season. He has notched four goals in eight Eredivisie appearances for the Dutch champions while scoring twice in the two Champions League appearances he has made this term.

The forward will be central to Ajax’s chances of taking something from the Napoli clash on Tuesday.

M. Politano

The 29-year-old Italian has had a considerable impact on the Napoli season domestically and in Europe this term. His two goals in eight appearances in Serie A and one goal in two appearances in the UCL have been crucial for Spalletti’s side.

His pace and drive will be central for Napoli on Tuesday. 


Ajax will seek to dominate possession and play from the back. They will also look for the out-ball to Kudus in the attack when pressed.

Napoli will focus on building from the back and using transitions to hurt the Ajax defense.

Napoli will have too much and will win the match to take all three points.

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