Our football match prediction:
Lazio take on Nice at their Stadio Olimpico in what is expected to be the most entertaining game of Thursday’s program. The Biancocelesti have been producing thrilling performances in all competitions this season and they are on the right track to clinch top position in Group K in the Europa League. Simone Inzaghi is doing a great job with the capital club and despite the fact that he is going to mix the squad against Nice, we predict that the Serie A side will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Thursday evening. Les Aiglons experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Lazio at their Allianz Rivieira and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Biancocelesti’s party at Stadio Olimpico. Serbia international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored a brace for Lazio in the triumph over the Ligue 1 side, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highligted Player (Nani):
Nani is a product of Sporting CP’s famous youth academy. The pacey winger played 58 games for the capital club in Primeira Liga, scoring nine goals and in 2007 he joined Premier League side Manchester United. He signed a five-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit for a fee of €25.5 million. He joined his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd and it has to be noted that Nani he spent eight seasons at the club. In 2014 he returned to Sporting (loan) and at the end of the 2014/2015 Primeira Liga campaign he moved to Turkish side Fenerbahce. In 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Valencia for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, Nani did remarkably well to win the 2016 European Championship trophy with Portugal and it has to be noted that he started against France in the title game. The Portuguese winger won the 2007/2008 Champions League trophy with Manchester United.
Highlighted Team (OGC Nice):
Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac. Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white. The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.