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January 7, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
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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

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PROBABLE LINE-UPS

INTER

Julio Cesar
Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Nagatomo
Zanetti, Motta, Cambiasso, Alvarez
Pazzini, Milito



PARMA


Mirante
Zaccardo, Santacroce, Paletta, Gobbi
Biabiany, Morrone, Galloppa
, Modesto
Giovinco
Floccari


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.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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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Available Squads
30Julio CésarGoalkeeper
4Javier ZanettiDefender
33LúcioDefender
13MaiconDefender
25Walter SamuelDefender
55Yuto NagatomoDefender
8Thiago MottaMidfielder
11Ricardo ÁlvarezMidfielder
19Esteban CambiassoMidfielder
11Giampaolo PazziniStriker
22Diego MilitoStriker
12Luca CastellazziGoalkeeper
23Andrea RanocchiaDefender
16Andrea PoliMidfielder
10CoutinhoMidfielder
-Marco FaraoniDefender
9Mauro ZárateStriker
-Luc CastaignosStriker
Players to Watch
Ricardo Álvarez
Ricardo Álvarez
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
27 4 5 1

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.

Sebastian Giovinco
Sebastian Giovinco
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
15 2 2 0

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.

Prediction

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.

Editor's Prediction
Inter 3
Parma 1
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0