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  • February 19, 2012
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: S. Peruzzo
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Roma - Parma Preview: Luis Enrique's men hope to bounce back from disappointing Siena defeat

Roma - Parma Preview: Luis Enrique's men hope to bounce back from disappointing Siena defeat

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The capital-city club will be looking to put their shock 1-0 loss to Giuseppe Sannino's men behind them when they welcome the Gialloblu to the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
ROMA


Stekelenburg
Rosi, Juan, Heinze, Taddei
Gago, De Rossi, Pjanic
Totti
Borini, Osvaldo
PARMA


Pavarini
Ferrario, Lucarelli, Zaccardo
Valiani, Mariga, Morrone, Gobbi, Modesto
Giovinco, Floccari


Roma boss Luis Enrique will likely be forced to reshuffle his back line due to the absence of Simon Kjaer through suspension and questions over the availability of Brazilian defender Juan. Argentina international Nicolas Burdisso is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Pablo Osvaldo should get the nod up front after his 30-minute cameo against Siena upon his return from a stint on the sidelines.

Parma have not lost since Roberto Donadoni took the reins at the Ennio Tardini in the middle of January. The former Italy international has the luxury of choosing from a full squad with Gabriel Paletta his only injury concern.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Roma are unbeaten in their last six games at the Stadio Olimpico, outscoring their opponents 15-4 during that span.
  • The Giallorossi have failed to score in only four of their 22 Serie A matches this season.
  • The capital-city outfit have picked up just one point since their 4-0 win over Inter on February 5.

  • Roma's and Parma's home and away form, respectively, mirror each other - Luis Enrique's men have won six, drawn three and lost twice as hosts while the Gialloblu have lost six, drawn three and lost two on the road.
  • Parma are undefeated in their last five league encounters (W2 D3).
  • Donadoni's men have conceded eight goals in their last four away matches.
  • The Gialloblu have failed to beat Roma in their last 11 Serie A contests (D2 L9).

Players to watch

P. Osvaldo

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The 26-year-old leads the capital-city outfit in scoring with seven goals in 16 appearances and made his return from a thigh injury with a 30-minute run-out in the 1-0 loss to Siena. Luis Enrique will be counting on the striker to pick up where he left off and provide the firepower up front against Parma.

S. Giovinco

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The diminutive dynamo has nine Serie A goals to his name this term and will need to be at his very best if Parma hope to leave the Eternal City with a positive result. Failed to score in the first meeting between the teams earlier this season and will be eager to ensure that doesn’t happen this time around.

Editor's Prediction

The Giallorossi boast an exceptional track record against Parma in recent Serie A action and should once again take care of business at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Roma

Parma

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

AS Roma ROM
AS Roma Roma
Draw
Parma FC PAR
Parma FC Parma
84%

Top 3 Predictions

AS Roma ROM
3 - 0
Parma FC PAR
AS Roma ROM
2 - 0
Parma FC PAR
AS Roma ROM
3 - 1
Parma FC PAR

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