Juventus and FC Nantes face off on Thursday in a UEFA Europa League showdown at Juventus Stadium.
Juventus vs FC Nantes Odds
Juventus is currently the favorite sitting at -225 while FC Nantes is the underdog sitting at +800. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over hitting at -115 if it cashes.
Juventus Betting Prediction
Juventus finished in 3rd place in Group H in the Champions League picking up three points. They were one of the most disappointing teams in the Champions League, but now they get a chance to win the Europa League. On Sunday against Fiorentina, Juventus was able to secure the 1-0 victory. Last Tuesday against Salernitana and they were able to secure a 3-0 victory. Juventus seems to be getting healthy, and they need him to be strong here. Federico Chiesa is finally healthy, and captain Leonardo Bonucci is also back. Juventus is dealing with some issues with the strikers now though, and they need more production here. It might be tough getting through the Nantes back line but they need ot put the pressure on.
FC Nantes Betting Prediction
On the other side of this matchup is Nantes who sits in second place in the standings having picked up nine points. On Sunday against Lorient, Nantes scored a goal and that was enough to secure the victory. Over the last 11 games, Nantes has given up only one goal total and they need the defense to have a strong game here. Quentin Merlin is dealing with an adductor injury and now having him is going to be a big loss for this team. Moses Simon is still banged up, but he’s fighting through the injuries and should still be able to play in this game. Back sure to check out the preview for Thursday’s game between Barcelona and Manchester United.
Shane’s Free Pick
It wouldn’t shock me if this game ended 0-0. Nantes defense has been strong, but their offense isn’t going to be much of a threat here to the Juventus back line. Juventus is going to have issues getting anything going with the offense, and that will lead to this game being lower scoring. Back the under 2.5 goals.