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Champions League Betting Preview: Marseille vs. Napoli

Another good looking match on paper sees Napoli head to France to take on a desperate Marseille side that has yet to win from its first two games. I like the Italians to win.

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Gonzalo Higuain is back in the Napoli lineup as it takes on Marseille in its third Champions League match of the season. The Argentine striker had missed Napoli's last encounter against Arsenal but will look to make a big impact here today to keep pace with Dortmund and the Gunners.

I like Napoli to win on the road, and at 2.50 the odds are definitely sweet enough for the risk. Although the squad is coming off a 2-0 loss to Roma in Serie A, it is second in its domestic league and earned avaluable 2-1 win over Dortmund on Matchday One.

Marek Hamsik has emerged as one of the best players in the world, and his chemistry with Higuain has provided excellent results.

Marseille needs to win here to keep its hopes alive as it has dropped both of its games, against Arsenal and Dortmund, and another loss today would see the French side require a Herculean effort in the final three matches. To win, Marseille will need to shore up its defence as it has conceded five goals in those two games.

Naturally, the French side is the slight underdog, with William Hill listing Marseille at 2.80 to take the win.

The draw result is at 3.25, while the double draw result can be taken at 4.80.

One bet that could pay dividends is the over 2.5 total goals, which is at 2.00 right now. With Higuain back in the lineup and Marseille needing to go hard for a win,G this could prove very fruitful.