Celtic’s glory nights in Europe have generally been confined to Parkhead of late, but the Bhoys are a good bet to claim three points away at a poor Ajax side.
Neil Lennon’s team are 17/5 to win the match, with the hosts priced at 3/4 and the draw 1//4.
There is better value still in backing England hopeful Fraser Forster to keep a clean sheet in a Celtic win at 6/1, as Ajax have looked clueless in front of goal of late.
Hamstrung by the summer departure of Christian Eriksen, the Lancers have failed to find the net in each of their past two home games.
After winning three Eredivisie titles in a row, Ajax will be happy to even mount a challenge for the league this season following a string of high profile summer sales.
Creative force Eriksen left for Tottenham Hotspur, taking all of the Dutch side’s set piece prowess with him. The Sons of the Gods have not scored from a dead-ball situation in the league since the Dane departed.
In the four games Eriksen played in the Netherlands this season, they netted ten goals, but they have managed just 15 in the 11 since he left, six of which came in one match.
The Hoops have won three and lost just one of their past five meetings with the Eredivisie champions.
A trip to Amsterdam holds no fear for Celtic, who have been victorious on each of the past two occasions they have ventured into the canal-lined streets of the Dutch capital.
Of the past four games the pair have played, the Bhoys have won three, and with half an eye on AC Milan’s rank recent form, Lennon will target a win in the hope of securing a knockout berth for the second consecutive season.
Ajax rank 25th out of 32 teams for average shots at home in this season’s competition, after finishing 21st last term.
Despite their reputation for attacking football, the Eredivisie champions have made little impact on their opponents’ goal in recent matches at home in the Champions League.
Even with Eriksen in the team they averaged just 13 shots per home game in their group last year, a tally that slipped to just ten in the match against AC Milan.