Serie A Preview: Parma - Inter

Jose Mourinho's side would be looking to go 11 points clear at the top of the table.....
Kick-Off: February 10, 2010, 20:45 CET.
Ennio Tardini Stadium, Parma.
Struggling For Points

Parma's second half of the 2009-2010 campaign is gradually transgressing into a disaster. The Gialloblu are currently 13th in the Serie A table with 29 points from 22 matches.

But Parma have been struggling since the resumption of the league in January and have lost their last two league matches and haven't won in their last five. The situation is worsening to such a degree that Parma are now just seven points above the relegation zone.

However, Parma have a strong record at home as they have won six league games and lost twice, conceding just seven goals in the process.

Wrapping Up The Scudetto

Inter have been garnering the points with ease and have gone eight points clear at the top of the Serie A table. The Nerazzurri conquered Cagliari with relatively little effort and without Lucio and Wesley Sneijder at the weekend, defeating them 3-0 in Milan.

A win on Wednesday evening would put Jose Mourinho's side 11 points ahead of the chasing pack and with Milan having lost their momentum since their Derby della Madonnina defeat and Roma's ambition limited to finishing second and nothing more, Inter would have effectively secured their fifth successive Serie A title.



February 7 v Cagliari (H) - WON 3-0 (Serie A)

February 3 v Fiorentina (H) - WON 1-0 (Coppa Italia)

January 28 v Juventus (H) - WON 2-1 (Coppa Italia)

January 24 v Milan (H) - WON 2-0 (Serie A)

January 16 v Bari (A) - DREW 2-2 (Serie A)


February 6 v Palermo (A) - LOST 2-1 (Serie A)

January 23 v Catania (A) - LOST 3-0 (Serie A)

January 17 v Udinese (H) - DREW 0-0 (Serie A)

January 10 v Livorno (A) - LOST 2-1 (Serie A)

January 6 v Juventus (H) - LOST 2-1 (Serie A)



Damiano Zenoni, Hernan Crespo and Blerim Dzemaili all are unavailable while Hernan Paolo Dellafiore, Alberto Paloschi and Antonio Mirante are struggling with injuries. Both Christian Panucci and Massimo Paci are suspended.

Probable Lineup (4-3-1-2): Mirante, Zaccardo, Lucarelli, Dellafiore, Castellini; Valiani, Morrone, Galloppa; Jimenez; Biabiany, Bojinov


Both Cristian Chivu and Dejan Stankovic are out with injuries while Wesley Sneijder is suspended. But Lucio returns.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Santon; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Thiago Motta; Balotelli, Milito, Eto'o


Valeri Bojinov (Parma)

The Bulgarian international striker has started eight matches for Parma so far this campaign in the league but has racked up four goals. The 23-year-old would again be spearheading the hosts' attack and would be a key player for them.

Goran Pandev (Inter)

The Macedonian international was sensational against Cagliari at the weekend and scored a goal. It was Pandev's third goal in five league matches for the Nerazzurri and he has also supplied two assists. Goran Pandev has been hugely important for Inter and has replaced Sneijder in the creativity department and would again be at the centre of things on Wednesday evening.


Inter are unstoppable in the league at the moment and although Parma are no easy pushovers, it would be difficult for the Gialloblu to get anything from this fixture.

Parma 0-2 Inter