Europa League action is in headlines again where the Ligue 1 club Nantes will be hosting the Serie A giants Juventus. Both the clubs are on different tangents in their respective point tables. The first leg between both clubs ended as a draw with a scoreline of 1-1 and we are in for another thrilling fixture between the two.
Nantes are going through a major dip in their performance in the ongoing season of club football. They finished at the 2nd spot in the group stage of Europa Club with three wins and nine points.
Juventus have embarrassed themselves with the financial allegations and penalty of points in the Serie A point table. It is now time for them to focus on the future and revive the image of the club. The top bookmakers are giving out some amazing odds for the Europa League fixture.
Nantes vs Juventus will be an absolute thriller and in the end, Serie A side will win 2-1.
The betting tip is...
Juventus to win.
Nantes are coming to play the second leg of the Europa League after witnessing a loss against Lens by 3-1. It was an away fixture and now the team will be hosting Juventus. With possession of 42%, Nantes struggled to keep the ball against Lens and it was in the 40th minute, Florent Mollet scored the only goal for his team. The loss would have affected the overall morale of the team.
Ignatius Ganago and Quentin Merlin are in the injury room and won’t be part of the Thursday fixture. The probable XI could be:
Predicted Lineup: Alban Lafont, Nicolas Pallois, Andrei Girotto, Charles Traore, Marcus Coco, Pedro Chirivella, Moussa Sissoko, Samuel Moutoussamy, Fabien Centonze, Ludovic Blas, Mostafa Mohamed
Juventus, even after going through a penalty in the ongoing season, are coming out to be a strong team. They did witness an early exit from the Champions League but the team has achieved positive outcomes in the Serie A fixtures. The Old Lady will be travelling to Nantes after scoring a 0-2 away win against Spezia which will be a huge boost to the overall confidence.
Juventus has a long list of injured players which includes Federico Chiesa, Mohammedan Ihattaren, Kaio Jorge, Arkadiusz Milik, Fabio Miretti, Daouda Peeters, and Paul Pogba.
Predicted Lineup: Wojciech Szczesny, Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Adrien Rabiot, Manuel Locatelli, Filip Kostic, Dusan Vlahovic, Moise Kean
Both the teams witnessed a draw in the first leg but Juventus looks to be the stronger outfit on paper. Juventus are also in better form than Nantes and we predict them to win the encounter and make it to the next round.