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  • May 2, 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
  • Referee: D. Orsato
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Parma - Inter Preview: Nerazzurri look to extend unbeaten run under Stramaccioni

Parma - Inter Preview: Nerazzurri look to extend unbeaten run under Stramaccioni

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The Nerazzurri will be hoping to continue their late push for a Champions League spot when they lock horns with Roberto Donadoni's men on Wednesday night

  PROBABLE LINE-UPS

PARMA

Pavarini
Santacroce, Paletta, Lucarelli
Jonathan, Valiani, Valdes, Galloppa, Modesto
Floccari, Giovinco

INTER

Julio Cesar
Maicon, Lucio, Ranocchia, Nagatomo
Guarin, Cambiasso, Stankovic
Alvarez, Sneijder
Milito

Parma boss Roberto Donadoni will be without the services of goalkeeper Antonio Mirante, who is out for the rest of the season after picking up a muscle knock during the 2-1 win over Lecce last weekend.

Cristian Zaccardo will also miss out through injury while Francesco Modesto will replace Massimo Gobbi, who is serving a suspension.

Meanwhile, Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni will likely name the same back four he used in the 2-1 win over Cesena on Sunday, as Cristian Chivu, Javier Zanetti and Walter Samuel are all nursing injuries.

Wesley Sneijder and Ricky Alvarez are starting to round into form after their injury lay-offs and should play in behind striker Diego Milito in a 4-3-2-1 formation.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Parma have not conceded at home in their last two fixtures at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.
  • Robero Donadoni's men are currently riding a four-game winning streak and have outscored their opponents 9-2 during that span.

  • The Gialloblu have won their last three matches at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.
  • Inter have scored 14 goals in six games since Stramaccioni took charge of the first team.
  • The Nerazzurri are undefeated in their last three matches away from San Siro.
  • The Beneamata have won 10 games by a one-goal margin this season.

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Available Squads
1Julio CésarGoalkeeper
33LúcioDefender
13MaiconDefender
-Walter SamuelDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
10Dejan StankovicMidfielder
10Wesley SneijderMidfielder
-Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
5Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
20J. ObiMidfielder
22Diego MilitoStriker
-Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
16Andrea PoliMidfielder
6Marco FaraoniDefender
-Joseph DuncanMidfielder
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
10M. ZárateStriker
Players to Watch
Sebastian Giovinco
Sebastian Giovinco
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The diminutive dynamo leads the team in scoring with 13 Serie A goals this season, including three in his last four encounters. The Italy international will be hoping to continue his rich vein of form against the Nerazzurri on Wednesday and extend the Gialloblu’s winning streak in the process.
Diego Milito
Diego Milito
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 22
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Argentine striker has scored 17 goals since the turn of the calendar year, almost single-handedly vaulting Inter back into the Champions League race. The veteran will hope to add to his 20-goal tally in Serie A when the Nerazzurri face Parma in a vital encounter on Wednesday.
Prediction
Both teams are firing on all cylinders at the moment, which should make for an entertaining encounter but Inter desperately need a win in their quest for Champions League football and should do just enough to secure the points.
Editor's Prediction
Parma 2
Inter 3

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