Parma-Juventus Preview: Donadoni's side on a high after AC Milan heroics
Marco Parolo's last-minute strike secured a 3-2 win over the Rossoneri last time out and the reigning champions have not won at Ennio Tardini since January 2010
By Holly Gillett
Antonio Conte's men recorded convincing home wins over Genoa and Catania to undo some of the damage inflicted upon them by the 4-2 loss at Fiorentina, when they surrendered a two-goal half-time lead.
|Bet:||Returns:||Benfica £27.00||Draw £32.00||Juventus £27.00|
|Bet:||Returns:||Benfica £27.00||Draw £32.00||Juventus £26.30|
|Bet:||Returns:||Benfica £25.00||Draw £31.00||Juventus £25.00|
That result saw the champions lose ground on Serie A leaders Roma but their overall form, which has seen them drop just five points from the 30 available, still has them in a strong position heading into Saturday's match.
And their response to the setback has been impressive, with six goals scored in the previous two games without reply - while only Roma and Inter can better Juve's haul of 22 strikes this term.
Parma's home record has bailed them out of trouble after Roberto Donadoni's charges kicked off the campaign with a four-match winless run.
A three-game winning streak at the Stadio Ennio Tardini - including a dramatic 3-2 triumph over AC Milan - has lifted them to the relative safety of mid-table, but they have not beaten this weekend's visitors in the last four meetings.
Parma have fared relatively well against Juve on home soil in their two most recent title-winning seasons, holding them to a goalless stalemate in the 2011-12 campaign and a 1-1 draw last term.
Juve's last win in Parma came in January 2010, when a Paolo Castellini own goal sealed a 2-1 victory for the visitors.
The hosts will look to Marco Parolo for inspiration, with the 28-year-old midfielder having scored five of their 16 league goals, including a double in the win over the Rossoneri.
Neither side has any fresh injury concerns, with Fabio Quagliarella and Mirko Vucinic unlikely to return from their thigh injuries for Juventus. Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal - with seven and eight goals apiece in all competitions this season - will look to carry the Bianconeri threat.
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Top 3 Predictions
Parma 0-2 Juventus
- 21.23 %
Parma 0-3 Juventus
- 17.4 %
Parma 1-2 Juventus
- 12.06 %
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Mar 26, 2014||Juventus 2 - Parma 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Nov 2, 2013||Parma 0 - Juventus 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Jan 13, 2013||Parma 1 - Juventus 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Aug 25, 2012||Juventus 2 - Parma 0|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Feb 15, 2012||Parma 0 - Juventus 0|
|Apr 13, 2014||Bologna 1 - Parma 1||ITA1|
|Apr 6, 2014||Parma 1 - SSC Napoli 0||ITA1|
|Apr 2, 2014||Roma 4 - Parma 2||ITA1|
|Mar 30, 2014||Lazio 3 - Parma 2||ITA1|
|Mar 26, 2014||Juventus 2 - Parma 1||ITA1|
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|Returns:||Draw £38.00||Sign up with bet365 for a 100% deposit bonus up to £200|
|Returns:||Juventus £17.50||Sign up to Paddy Power for £250 in free bets|
|11||Paolo De Ceglie||Defender|