Nantes to hold Juventus

Nantes to hold Juventus

Nantes and Juventus battles for the second leg of their Europa League knockout stage, as the playoff spot is up for grabs. This will be the decider match for these two teams as their first leg ended in a 1-1 draw. That first leg is a closely-fought match, as none of these two teams are wanting to give up their chances. A spot in the quarterfinals of the Europa League is at stake for this match. With that, expect a more competitive, and more exciting match to be played in this game. This match happens on February 24, 2023, at 1:45 AM (GMT+8), as Nantes host Juventus.

Including their meeting for the first leg of their knockout round, these two teams only played three games across all competitions. All of these three meetings happened in a UEFA-related competition, as both teams have one win each. Their first meeting was dated back in the semi-finals of the Champions League in the 1995-96 season. Moreover, the hosts are not doing well recently as they failed to score in two of their last matches at home. As for the visitors, they are confident in this match. They are currently unbeaten in their last five games across all competitions.


Europa League: Nantes
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After being held in a draw on their first leg, Nantes suffered a 3-1 defeat versus Lens on their domestic league. However, this defeat is not a good momentum for them, if they want to stand a chance in this match. Moreover, they are hoping to finally enter the playoffs of the contest for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Additionally, Nantes managed to show resiliency at home this season. In fact, they only lost three of their 14 matches at home across all competitions, a record they want to continue. During their group stage in the Europa League, they were already able to record a home win. However, winning against Juventus at home would probably a boost in their confidence.

Unfortunately, they will be without Quentin Merlin due to his groin injury. Ignatius Ganago on the other hand has been granted for a time away due to personal reasons. Meanwhile, Jean-Charles Castelletto, and Nicolas Pallois are both a doubt due to their health issues.


Europa League: Juventus

Juventus is coming in this match with a comfortable 2-0 win against Spezia, which is a boost in their confidence. A win on their last match give them the confidence to go against another football giants. Just like their opponent, this squad is also hungry for a spot in the quarterfinals. They last made it to the knockout stage of the contest during the 2013-14 season. With that, they are aiming to progress to the next round to prolong their stay in the Europa League. This squad actually played in the Champions League, but their disappointing form demoted them in the Europa. This is the only chance this squad see to have a spot in the Champions League next season. They eye to continue their excellent form on the road with a win in this match.

They have remarkable guys who will still sidelined in this match. Paul Pogba, Arkadiuszx Milik, Fabio Miretti, and Kaio Jorge all remain in the sidelines due to their long-term injuries. Bremer on the other hand served a one-match ban on their last match, but can now play in this game.


Juventus (2.5)
Odds: -0.91

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