The Partenopei have finally hit form, having won their last four games, and now face Roberto Donadoni's unpredictable outfit with the intention of maintaining their momentum
Zaccardo, Ferrario, Paletta
B'biany, M'iga, Musacci, Galloppa, Modesto
Grava, Cannavaro, Britos
Maggio, Gargano, Dzemaili, Dossena
Parma are set to make three changes from the side that drew 2-2 with Catania last Sunday, all enforced on coach Roberto Donadoni, who also prepares to face his former employers.
Alessandro Lucarelli's red card and Sergio Floccari's injury during the trip to Sicily pave the way for Gabriel Paletta and Stefano Okaka to come into the fold, while Massimo Gobbi is a doubt. Nonetheless, Francesco Modesto will be ready to step into the former Fiorentina man's shoes on the left flank.
Meanwhile, for high-flyers Napoli, four alterations look likely to take effect from their impressive 1-0 win over Inter.
The sacrificial lambs are expected to be Hugo Campagnaro, Gokhan Inler and Juan Zuniga, along with the suspended Salvatore Aronica, as Miguel Britos, Andrea Dossena and Marek Hamsik are to start against the Gialloblu at their expense. Blerim Dzemaili will also be rewarded for his virtuoso display against the Nerazzurri with a place in central midfield.
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- Parma have drawn four of their last six Serie A games, winning just once.
- The Ducali are are unbeaten in their last seven games at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.
- Sergio Floccari has scored five goals against Napoli - his favourite Serie A opponent - making his absence a real blow for the hosts.
- Parma have scored in each of their last 12 trips to the San Paolo in the top flight.
- However, Napoli are unbeaten in their last three visits to Parma, picking up two wins in the process.
- The Partenopei have won their last four fixtures, keeping three clean sheets while doing so.
- Napoli have Serie A's second-best defence away from home, conceding just 11 goals.
- They have lost just one of their last seven games.