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.
Calvo and Marques are out injured for the home side.
Fatic is injured and Parolo is suspended.