Napoli-Olympique Marseille Betting Preview: Classy Higuain can help hosts to claim crucial win

Rafael Benitez's side need a victory here as they battle to reach the Champions League knockout stages and our tipster expects the Argentine striker to lead the hosts to victory
Napoli will look to move closer to the Champions League knockout stages when they play host to out-of-sorts Marseille on Wednesday night.

Rafael Benitez’s men enjoyed an impressive 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in their opening group game but suffered defeat against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium last month.

Napoli, though, reinvgorated their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Marseille in France two weeks ago and the Serie A side are 4/11 (1.36) with Coral to claim another victory against Elie Baup’s side on Wednesday.

Marseille are chalked up at a chunky 8/1 (9.0) with Coral to claim a shock victory at Stadio San Paolo while the draw is available at 7/2 (4.50) with the same firm.

Napoli have lost just two of their 14 competitive fixtures so far this season and can justify their favourites tag by enjoying a comfortable victory over Marseille on Wednesday.

Napoli have led at half-time in eight of their last 10 matches in all competitions and there is value here in backing Rafa Benitez’s men to lead at both half-time and full-time at a juicy even money (2.0) with Coral on Wednesday.

Gonzalo Higuain has made a fine start to life at Napoli following a move from Real Madrid in the summer and the Argentina international looks to offer outstanding value at even money (2.0) with Coral to net at any time on Wednesday night.

Higuain has bagged six goals in his opening 12 games for Rafa Benitez’s men thus far this term and given that the former Real Madrid striker is Napoli’s designated penalty taker, punters are advised to snap up the even money (2.0) quote for the 25-year-old striker to score at any time against Marseille.

Napoli can keep the pressure up on group rivals Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal by seeing off Elie Baup’s men here and those looking to back bigger prices should take a chance on the 6/1 (7.0) quote for Napoli to win 2-0 on Wednesday.

Gonzalo Higuain to score at any time at even money (2.0) 2pts stake with Coral  Napoli to win 2-0 at 6/1 (7.0) 1pt stake with Cora

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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