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  • October 2, 2010
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
  • Referee: D. Orsato
  • • Attendance: 19615
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Serie A Preview: Parma – Milan

Serie A Preview: Parma – Milan

The Rossoneri will be eager to win again this weekend and close the gap on leaders Inter and Lazio…

Reaching Out For The Mid-Table

Parma are expected to finish in the mid-table in Serie A this season and as per those terms the Ducali have been doing well, although last weekend they went down 2-0 in Florence to a resurgent Fiorentina side.

At the moment Parma are 16th in the league table with five points from five matches and are actually one of a host of clubs on that point.

Parma are strong at home and have defeated Brescia and drawn with Genoa at the Stadio Ennio Tardini this season. A win against Milan isn’t perhaps very likely but it is not impossible either.

Picking Up Form

Milan’s successive draws with Catania and Lazio following a 2-0 defeat to Cesena in Serie A had piled up pressure on coach Massimiliano Allegri but since last weekend things have eased for the Rossoneri.

Milan’s 1-0 defeat of Genoa at the San Siro, thanks to a sensational Zlatan Ibrahimovic strike, saw them climb up the league standings to fifth place. The Diavolo are currently perched on eight points from five matches, just two behind leaders Inter and Lazio.

Milan gained a priceless point in the Champions League group stage in midweek when they drew 1-1 with Ajax in Amsterdam and will attempt to sustain their momentum.

TEAM NEWS


Parma

Galloppa, Paloschi and Giovinco are out injured but the home side will field a 4-3-3 system with Angelo, Bojinov and Marques as the three front-men. However, there is a suggestion that Crespo could start and that would then shift the formation to 4-2-3-1.

Milan

Ambrosini is still out injured but Pato has returned to full match fitness. Allegri is likely to deploy Robinho in his starting line-up on the right and Ronaldinho on the left. Seedorf could start as well on the left side of the three-man midfield.

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Players to watch

V. Bozhinov

Position: Attacker

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Bojinov will be the centre-forward for Parma against Milan and he will be looking to make life even more difficult for Rossoneri centre-back Alessandro Nesta with his runs and eye for goal.

Z. Ibrahimovic

Position: Attacker

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Ibrahimovic has scored two goals in four Serie A appearances and has been on target for the former Italian and European champions for the last three matches in all competitions. The former Barca striker is still not at his best but played as a centre-forward in a three-man attackline, the 28-year-old is doing the business and scoring the crucial goals for Allegri’s side.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Parma

Milan

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Parma FC PAR
Parma FC Parma
Draw
AC Milan MIL
AC Milan Milan
85%

Top 3 Predictions

Parma FC PAR
0 - 2
AC Milan MIL
Parma FC PAR
0 - 3
AC Milan MIL
Parma FC PAR
1 - 2
AC Milan MIL

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