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  • October 31, 2010
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 13562
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Serie A Preview: Parma – Chievo

Serie A Preview: Parma – Chievo

The Flying Donkeys will aim to maintain their great run of form against the division’s basement-dwellers…

Bottom Of The Pile

Like Bari, Parma had a good time in Serie A last season but have started to struggle for survival this time around. At the moment the Ducali are at the foot of the league table with just seven points from eight matches.

However, things have looked somewhat promising this month. After narrowly losing to Milan at home, Pasquale Marino’s side held Cesena to a 1-1 draw away and last weekend stopped Roma from scoring in their draw at the       Stadio Ennio Tardini.

But what Parma now need is a win and they will have to use home advantage to get that against Chievo. The Crociati haven’t won in the league since the opening weekend of the season and indeed there will be some nerves.

Yes, Donkeys Can Fly

Chievo are fast turning out to be this season’s surprise package in Serie A as after eight rounds of matches the Verona-based side are fourth in the league with 13 points, six points behind leaders Lazio.

Chievo defeated Cesena 2-1 last weekend in the league to bounce back from a comprehensive 3-1 defeat by Milan and carried on their momentum with a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo in Verona in the third round of the Coppa Italia.

Stefano Pioli’s side have looked very comfortable in their away matches as well as they have picked up two wins out of a possible three on their travels. A win on Sunday in Parma is not out of reckoning.

TEAM NEWS

Parma

Galloppa and Paloschi are out injured. Giovinco will start on the right of a three-man attackline in a 4-3-3 formation with Marques on the left and Bojinov in the centre.

Chievo

Luciano and Rigoni are unavailable for the trip to Parma because of injuries. Chievo will start in a 4-3-1-2 system with Thereau and Pellissier as the two strikers and Bogliacino as the playmaker behind them.



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Players to watch

S. Giovinco

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Giovinco has promised to return to form and rescue Parma from relegation. The former Juventus playmaker has just returned from injury and will look to make more impact that he did against Roma last weekend.

S. Pellissier

Position: Attacker

Games: 30

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  • 1
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Pellissier is Chievo’s talisman and he will again be at the forefront of the Flying Donkeys’ attackline. Chievo are doing extremely well in Serie A at the moment and Pellissier will be looking to augment their form by scoring a couple of goals against Parma.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Parma

Chievo

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Parma Calcio 1913 PAR
Parma Calcio 1913 Parma
Draw
AC Chievo Verona CHI
AC Chievo Verona Chievo
44%
46%

Top 3 Predictions

Parma Calcio 1913 PAR
0 - 0
AC Chievo Verona CHI
Parma Calcio 1913 PAR
2 - 0
AC Chievo Verona CHI
Parma Calcio 1913 PAR
2 - 1
AC Chievo Verona CHI

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