Serie A Preview: Inter v Parma
The Nerazzurri will be looking to extend their winning streak to five games when they welcome Franco Colomba's men to San Siro on Saturday
By Max De Luca
Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Nagatomo
Zanetti, Motta, Cambiasso, Alvarez
Zaccardo, Santacroce, Paletta, Gobbi
Biabiany, Morrone, Galloppa, Modesto
Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder is still sidelined with a thigh injury and will miss Saturday's clash. Diego Forlan sustained an ankle knock in training earlier in the week and is also likely to sit out the encounter, while Jonathan and Cristian Chivu will have to pass late fitness tests in order to feature at San Siro.
Parma coach Franco Colomba has the luxury of choosing from a fully-fit squad, with Cristiano Lucarelli the only absentee as he is serving a suspension.
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- Inter have kept four clean sheets in their last six Serie A matches and have conceded just two goals during that span.
- The Nerazzurri have won six out of their last seven league encounters and are currently enjoying a four-game winning streak.
- The Coppa Italia holders have outscored their opponents 8-3 in their last four matches at San Siro.
- Parma are winless in their last five games (D4 L1).
- Franco Colomba's men have conceded six goals in their last two encounters.
- Parma have picked up just two wins in their last 10 league matches.
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Top 3 Predictions
FC Internazionale 2-0 Parma
- 22.47 %
FC Internazionale 3-0 Parma
- 18.8 %
FC Internazionale 9-0 Parma
- 13.7 %
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Apr 19, 2014||Parma 0 - FC Internazionale 2|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Dec 8, 2013||FC Internazionale 3 - Parma 3|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Apr 21, 2013||FC Internazionale 1 - Parma 0|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Nov 26, 2012||Parma 1 - FC Internazionale 0|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||May 2, 2012||Parma 3 - FC Internazionale 1|
|Apr 19, 2014||Parma 0 - FC Internazionale 2||ITA1|
|Apr 13, 2014||Sampdoria 0 - FC Internazionale 4||ITA1|
|Apr 5, 2014||FC Internazionale 2 - Bologna 2||ITA1|
|Mar 31, 2014||Livorno 2 - FC Internazionale 2||ITA1|
|Mar 27, 2014||FC Internazionale 0 - Udinese 0||ITA1|
|-||Jardim Goncalo Brandao||Defender|
The 23-year-old had his best game for the Nerazzurri in the 4-1 victory over Lecce before the Christmas break and will look to replicate that performance when Parma pay a visit to San Siro on Saturday.
The pint-sized dynamo leads the team in scoring with seven goals and will no doubt be eager to add to his tally as Parma look to spring a surprise over the resurgent hosts.
The Nerazzurri should kick off the New Year in style with a comfortable win over the visitors at San Siro, and continue their recent run of good form.