Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After beating ten-man Bayer Leverkusen at Sinobo Stadium, Slavia Prague will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Nice in yet another home fixture. The Czechs aim to climb to top two in Group C, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Thursday’s football game. Nigerian midfielder Peter Olayinka, who scored as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen, is pushing for a start.
Les Aiglons, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 6-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen, with the team beating Hapoel Beer Sheva thanks to Amine Gouiri’s goal. Nice are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Czechs. The likes of Danilo and Nsoki are both likely to miss the game through injury for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Ondrej Kolar ):
Born in Liberec, Czech Republic on October 17, 1994, Ondrej Kolar is a towering goalkeeper who plays for Slavia Prague. Kolar started his youth career at his hometown club Liberec, and he continued playing for the White-Blues at senior level.
After making 30 league appearances for the club, he move to Slavia Prague in 2018. It has to be noted that he played for Varnsdorf on loan as well during his spell with Liberec. The Czech shot-stopper has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague where he became the most expensive goalkeeper in the Czech First League history.
Speaking of his international career, the 193-cm-tall goalkeeper made his debut for the national team on November 17, 2019 in the Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bulgaria. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the No. 1 jersey at Slavia Prague. His contract with the capital club should expire in June 2022.
Highlighted Team (Nice):
OGC 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.
OGC 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. OGC 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.