The Old lady will be looking to take a win after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

After a 1-1 draw in Turin, Juventus and Nantes are set for a face-off. Stade de la Beaujoire will be hosting the second leg of Round of 16 games between these two European giants. The first-leg draw has dented Juventus’ campaign in their one of the few occasions of playing in the Europa League in recent years. A loss or a draw will end Juventus’ hopes in Europa League. Ludovic Blas’s strike in the 60th minute of Friday night’s game brought tensions to the Juventus camp. Even after the first-leg draw Juventus look hot favourite to win at Nantes home.

Nantes after struggling had given their best against Juventus in Turin. Nantes in the second half put their best game forward in the first leg of the round of 16. Juventus at Nantes home will try to better themselves in the attack. They scored and took the lead but conceded one in the second half, since then Juventus’ attack looked worried about the scoreline. Nantes took the advantage of complacency shown by Juve’s attack. Not often these two teams have faced each other, yet the no history between the clubs is enough to motivate both. A 2-0 win against Spezia will definitely put Juventus in the front line.

Kick Off

Thursday, 23-02-2023, 11:15 PM (IST)

Thursday, 23-02-2023, 8:45 PM (GMT)

Juventus form (all competitions): W-D-W-W-W

Nantes form (all competitions): L-D-W-W-W

Player to watch out for

Juventus: Dusan Vlahovic

Juve’s jersey number 7 Dusan Vlahovic has been in top form this season. In the first leg game against Nantes, he put Juventus in lead with his brace in the game’s first 15 minutes. Young Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic has scored 9 goals so far for Juventus. Vlahovic with his Polish striker mate Arkadiusz Milik have worked wonders for the team. Vlahovic will be taking charge of to forward Juventus campaign in the Europa league.

Nantes: Ludovic Blas

French midfielder Ludovic Blas gave Juventus a nightmare in the first leg’s second half. Blas’ brilliance gave Nantes an advantage in away goals. Eyes will be on Ludovic for one more time to see if he could manage to further Nantes’ campaign in Europa League. Blas has scored 3 goals in this competition in 7 games. In the Overall season, Blas has put the ball in the nets 8 times and Nantes will be expecting him to replicate what he did in Turin with better numbers.

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Match Facts

  • Nantes will be looking to book their Quarter Final birth after 2000-01. They have failed to qualify for Knockouts in the last 23 years.
  • Nantes are unbeaten in the last games in Europe.
  • Juventus have won only one game in the last 9 they have played.

Head-to-Head Stats

Matches: 1
Juventus: 0
Nantes: 0
Draw: 1

Predicted Lineup

Juventus: Szczesny (GK), Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro, Cuadrado, Fagiolo, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic, Chiesa, Vlahovic

Nantes: Lafont (GK), Centonze, Victor, Castelletto, Traore, Girrotto, Sissoko, Guessand, Mollet, Blas, Mohamed

Match Prediction

Underperforming in European events Juventus will look to secure their place in Quarter Final. Juventus may have failed to save their initial lead in the first leg, yet they are the favourite to win against Nantes. Juventus’s form in European competition is a worrying sign for them. Nantes will look to take advantage of Juve’s vulnerable record.

Prediction: Juventus 2 – 0 Nantes


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