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Ajax v Celtic Odds : Punters eye generous price on away win in Champions League

Celtic will be hoping to continue their impressive start to the season when they travel to Holland to face Ajax tonight, as the price on the away win (3/1) is attracting plenty of attention (KO 19:45GMT).

Neill Lennon’s side are currently five points clear at the top of the SPL are an unbeaten 11 game start to the season.

Narrow defeats to AC Milan and Barcelona were cast to one side after they claimed their maiden three points of the three Champions league season last time out against Ajax, and Lennon is confident he side can make it two wins on the trot in Amsterdam.

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“The game in Amsterdam is pivotal,” he told Celtic’s official website.

“It’s a huge game and we started working on it – the team selection and the way we’ll play – as soon as Saturday’s game finished.

“If we can play like we did in Milan, then we’ve got a good chance.

“But you can never predict these games. Ajax are a class side, very fluid with the ball and they will create chances, but I think we can create chances too.

“We’ll have to be positive, and to get something out of the game would give us a great chance in the last two games.

“I think the atmosphere will be fantastic, but it’s the Champions League and I don’t think the players need any extra incentive to play there.”

Celtic will head into the game without Adam Matthews (broken collarbone) and Steve Mouyokolo (Achilles) however Georgios Samaras, Kris Commons, Mikael Lustig, Teemu Pukki and Beram Kayal could all return to the starting line-up.

Nir Biton is suspended following his sending off in the reverse fixture Ajax last month.

Frank de Boer’s Ajax side meanwhile are currently in the midst of their worst ever group performance having lost two and drawn one of their three games so far although a win on Wednesday would see them leapfrog their opponents into the Europa league spots.

Ajax currently sit 6th in the Dutch standings, three points off leaders AZ but without a win in their last three league games and with just one win in their last five games.

The club will head into the game without Bojan Krkic (hamstring), Niklas Moisander (knee) and Lerin Duarte (ankle).

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