Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Stade de la Beaujoire will host Thursday’s Europa League game between Nantes and Freiburg. Les Canaris are not enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting in the penultimate position in the Ligue 1 standings after ten rounds, and they must be low on spirits following a 3-0 loss to Rennes. Since Nantes failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Freiburg at Europa-Park Stadion, home win should not be considered.
All Centonze, Fabio, and Traore should miss out with injuries for the home side. Christian Streich's men, on the other hand, look unstoppable in Group G, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive triumph of the process. Considering that Christian Streich can count on key players for Thursday’s showdown, we are tempted to put our money on the Bundesliga outfit. The likes of Gulde, Ezekwem, and Sallai are injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Alban Lafont):
Alban Lafont is a French goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 side Toulouse. Born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Lafont joined AS Lattoise youth school at the age of nine and he stayed at the academy until 2014 when he moved to Toulouse.
The 193-cm-tall goalkeeper has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Toulouse and it has to be noted that he made 36 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 season, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process. Due to his dual citizenship, Alban Lafont is eligible to represent both Burkina Faso and France on international stage, but he has yet to play for the African team.
Alban Lafont represented les Tricolores at youth level and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of the talented shoot-stopper who was born on January 23, 1999. The rising star has a contract with Toulouse which expires on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Freiburg):
Freiburg are a professional football club that compete in
Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals
The likes of Levan Kobiashvili, Papiss Cisse, Sascha Rieter, Joachim Low, Zlatan Bajramovic, Mohammadaou Idrissou, Roda Antar, Sebastian Kehl, Richard Golz are the notable footballers who played for Augsburg in the past. It is well known that Joachim Low helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a coach.