Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Nice play host to Sheriff Tiraspol at their Allianz Riviera in the first leg of the Conference League, second leg. Les Aiglons won the first leg thanks to Ayoub Amraoui’s goal, and, as a result, they are on the verge of booking their place in the quarter-finals. Atal has joined the likes of Diop, Mendy, Pepe, and Bryan in the recovery room, while Wales star Aaron Ramsey has overcome his injury.
The Moldovans, on the other hand, face an uphill task in Thursday’s clash as Nice have turned their Allianz Riviera into a real fortress. Since Sheriff are not regarded as good travellers, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Burkina Faso international Abou Ouattara continues to miss out with injury, speaking of the visiting team. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Ouattara’s compatriot.
Highlighted Player (Dante):
Dante is a left-footed defender who was born in Salvador, Brazil on 18 October, 1983. The 189-cm-tall centre back, who is capable of playing as a left back as well, started his senior career at Juventude. After making 53 appearances for the club between 2002 and 2004 he moved to Ligue 1 outfit Lille.
He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia M’gladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB.
In 2015 he signed a contract with fellow Bundesliga team Wolfsburg and he played 24 league games for the Wolves in the 2015/2016 season. In 2013 he won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich and he lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil the same year.
Highlighted Team (Sheriff Tiraspol):
Sheriff Tiraspol or simply Sheriff are the most successful Moldavian club. The club was founded in 1997 four years later (2000/2001) they won their first Moldovan National Division trophy. Over the years Sheriff Tiraspol have established themselves as the dominant force in the Moldovan football and you should that they won their 15th domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season.
Sheriff were level on points with Dacia Chisinau, but thanks to a better goal difference Roberto Bordin’s men won the national championship. The Moldovan champions wear yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kits is black. Sheriff Tiraspol host their opponents at Sheriff Stadium in Tiraspol and the venue can hold 12.746 people.
By beating the likes of Dinamo Tirana and Dinamo Zagreb the Moldovan club did well to make it to the Champions League play-off round in the 2010/2011 season, but Basel eventually proved to be a big catch for them.