Nantes vs Juventus Preview and Prediction UEFA Europa League Finals 2023

Juventus is going head to head with FC Nantes starting on 16 Feb 2023 at 20:00 UTC at Allianz Stadium stadium, Turin city, Italy. The match is a part of the UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage.  After three months in hibernation, the Europa League returns on Thursday, when Juventus welcome Nantes to Turin for the first leg of the teams’ playoff round tie.

Nantes vs Juventus Preview and Prediction UEFA Europa League Finals 2023
Nantes vs Juventus Preview and Prediction UEFA Europa League Finals 2023

With a place in the last 16 at stake, the crisis-hit Italian giants will want to take a lead to France, but their visitors are enjoying a purple patch at the moment, having lost just one of their last seven Ligue 1 games.

The make-up of this year’s Europa League last 16 will be decided over the coming week, as eight runners-up from the competition’s group stage and those sides that finished third in the Champions League groups will clash over two legs. Then, the winners will be pitted together with eight seeded teams who have already qualified.

Juventus are among the drop-outs from the latter competition, having crashed and burned in Group H, where they lost five times – including to relative minnows Maccabi Haifa.

While the Bianconeri bounced back from such a humble on Europe’s grandest stage by embarking on a long winning run in Serie A without conceding a single goal, events since the turn of the year have left the Europa League as one of their last feasible targets between now and June.

Match Details:

  • Match: Juventus vs Nantes
  • Date: 17 February 2023
  • Time: 1:30 AM
  • Venue: Juventus Stadium

Juventus Vs Nantes Prediction

Juventus are currently ninth in the league, and it would not be controversial to say that they have bid sad adieu to their dream of lifting the league title this season. A poor Champions League campaign saw them demoted to the Europa League, and Juventus’ precarious financial and domestic situation means that they can’t afford to scoff at any chance of lifting silverware this season, especially that which would see them play Champions League football next season.

Goalkeeper Alban Lafont, once regarded as one of the best young goalkeepers around, has also done fairly well. It is hard to look past Juventus for this game.

Prediction: Juventus 1-0 Nantes

Juventus Vs Nantes Head-To-Head

  • Juventus have not faced Nantes in the Europa League before.
  • Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic has scored eight goals in 12 league starts for Juventus this season.
  • French midfielder Adrien Rabiot has managed six goal contributions in 17 league starts for Juventus.
  • Midfielder Ludovic Blas has six goal contributions in the league in 19 starts for Nantes this season.
  • Nigerian forward Moses Simon has five goals in the league in 19 starts so far for Nantes.

Juventus Vs Nantes Live Stream Time

This match will start at 1:30 AM

Juventus Vs Nantes Date

This match will take place on 17 February 2023

Juventus Vs Nantes Team News

Since their ignominious exit from the Champions League in November, Juventus have welcomed back Federico Chiesa from a long-term injury and captain Leonardo Bonucci is now also back in the fold. Juan Cuadrado has apparently recovered following illness, too.

However, Weston McKennie recently departed for Leeds United, and Arkadiusz Milik sustained a hamstring injury against Monza last month, which could keep the Polish striker sidelined until March.

In addition, rookie midfielder Fabio Miretti saw his breakthrough campaign disrupted by a sprained ankle last week and also misses out; Paul Pogba’s absence continues, too, amid curious circumstances. The latter is yet to play a minute of competitive football for Juve since suffering a knee injury in July.

After Max Allegri loosened his cautious selection policy on Sunday to pick Chiesa, Dusan Vlahovic, and Angel Di Maria together up front for the first time, he could continue that experiment in midweek. Alternatively, young Nicolo Fagioli would come in to provide an extra body in midfield.

Juventus Vs Nantes Lineups

Juventus:- Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Sandro; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria; Vlahovic

Nantes:- Lafont; Centonze, Castelletto, Girotto, Hadjam; Sissoko, Moutoussamy; Blas, Mollett, Guessand; Delort

Juventus Vs Nantes Odds

  • 1.42
  • Fezbet
  • DRAW
  • 5.20
  • Fezbet
  • 9.80
  • Suprabets

Juventus Vs Nantes Stats

  • FC Nantes have lost none of their last 7 away matches.
  • Juventus Turin wins 1st half in 40% of their matches, and FC Nantes in 25% of their matches.
  • Juventus Turin wins 40% of halftimes, and FC Nantes wins 25%.
  • When Juventus Turin leads 1-0 at home, they win in 80% of their matches.
  • When FC Nantes leads 0-1 away, they win in 58% of their matches.
  • When Juventus Turin is down 0-1 at home, they win 0% of their matches.
  • When FC Nantes is down 1-0 away, they win 8% of their matches.

Juventus Vs Nantes Tips

  • Juventus to score first
  • Over 2.5 goals
  • Both teams to score – yes

Juventus come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win over Vincenzo Italiano’s Fiorentina in the league. A first-half goal from French midfielder Adrien Rabiot secured the win for Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus.

Nantes, on the other hand, beat Regis Le Bris’ Lorient in the league. A second-half goal from midfielder Ludovic Blas sealed the deal for Antoine Kombouare’s Nantes.

Juventus Vs Nantes Where To Watch Live Score UEFA Europa League 2023 Telecast Today Match

In India, Sony Sports Network will broadcast the Live TV telecast of the UEFA Europa League matches like Barcelona vs Manchester United on February 16. You can also live stream the UEFA Europa League 2023 on JioTV, Sony LIV App, and Airtel XStream on your mobile

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