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  • September 11, 2011
  • • 11:30
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: D. Celi
  • • Attendance: 41254
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Serie A Preview: Juventus - Parma

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Parma

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The Turin outfit will look to kick off the new Serie A campaign with a win over the visitors in the first competitive match at the Juventus Arena


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Juventus (4-2-4): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, De Ceglie; Marchisio, Pirlo; Pepe, Del Piero, Matri, Giaccherini


New summer signing Mirko Vucinic was robbed in broad daylight in Turin on Thursday but didn't sustain any injuries and will be available for selection while Vincenzo Iaquinta is out with a thigh problem and will not feature on Sunday.

Parma (4-4-2): Mirante; Zaccardo, Paletta, Lucarelli, Rubin; Valiani, Morrone, Galloppa, Modesto; Giovinco, Pelle



Franco Colomba will be without a number of players for the clash in Turin as Massimo Gobbi, Raffaele Palladino, Fernando Marques and Danilo Pereira are all nursing various injuries.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Juventus lost last season's Serie A opener to Bari at the Stadio San Nicola
  • The Old Lady has never succumbed to an opening day defeat at home.
  • The Turin outfit failed to score in 10 encounters in the 2010-11 campaign.
  • Juventus scored 57 goals last season, 12 less than Inter who led the league in that department.
  • Parma kept 13 clean sheet last year.
  • The Ennio Tardini club have a three-game winning streak against Juve.
  • Sebastian Giovinco scored three goals against his former club last season.
  • Parma did not have a player who reached double digits in scoring last year.

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Last Five Matches
Juventus
May 18, 2014Juventus 3 - Cagliari 0ITA1
May 11, 2014Roma 0 - Juventus 1ITA1
May 5, 2014Juventus 1 - Atalanta 0ITA1
May 1, 2014Juventus 0 - Benfica 0EL
Apr 28, 2014Sassuolo 1 - Juventus 3ITA1
Parma
May 18, 2014Parma 2 - Livorno 0ITA1
May 11, 2014Torino 1 - Parma 1ITA1
May 4, 2014Parma 2 - Sampdoria 0ITA1
Apr 27, 2014Cagliari 1 - Parma 0ITA1
Apr 19, 2014Parma 0 - FC Internazionale 2ITA1
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
7Simone PepeMidfielder
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
-Milos KrasicMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
9Luca ToniStriker
11Eljero EliaMidfielder
Prediction
Parma had Juventus' number last season and defeated them both home and away, however, the Bianconeri are formidable at home in Serie A openers and should squeak out a win in their brand new stadium.
Editor's Prediction
Parma 1

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