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  • February 20, 2011
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 14095
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Serie A Preview: Parma – Cesena

Serie A Preview: Parma – Cesena

The Seahorses are in desperate need of a win and so are the hosts...

Still Struggling For Survival

Parma have shown their urgency for salvation but the Ducali still find themselves one of the main contenders for a place in the bottom-three in Serie A at the end of the season. With 26 points from 25 encounters, the Gialloblu find themselves just four points and three places above the dropzone.

Last weekend Parma went down 4-0 to Milan at San Siro to stretch their winless run to five matches. This weekend, though, Pasquale Marino's side are at home and will be confident of getting maximum points against Cesena.

Relegation Looks A Certainty

With every passing week, Cesena are going deeper and deeper into the hole. Having managed just 21 points from 25 matches, the Seahorses are second from bottom and are three points from safety.

Last weekend Cesena were dumped 3-0 at home by Udinese and the weekend before they suffered a expected loss to Napoli in Naples. Massimo Ficcadenti's side have won just once on the road in the league this season and they may not be able to add to that tally in Parma this weekend.


TEAM NEWS

Parma

Calvo and Marques are out injured for the home side.

Cesena

Fatic is injured and Parolo is suspended.

Players to watch

S. Giovinco

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Giovinco will start in attack and the Italian youngster will hope to revive some of his old magic against the Seahorses. Giovinco has shown his class intermittently and he will hope to raise his game in what is a crucial relegation six-pointer.

I. Budan

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Igor Budan will be deployed as the lone striker upfront for Cesena and he will be looking to make a difference for the Seahorses. Cesena have struggled for goals upfront and he will be keen to change that record.

Editor's Prediction

A win for Parma seems to be the most likely result as Cesena, like the hosts, are struggling for survival in the Italian top flight and have a poor away form.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Parma

Cesena

Wins
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2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Parma FC PAR
Parma FC Parma
Draw
AC Cesena CES
AC Cesena Cesena
80%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Parma FC PAR
2 - 0
AC Cesena CES
Parma FC PAR
1 - 0
AC Cesena CES
Parma FC PAR
2 - 1
AC Cesena CES

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