Italian Serie A is slowly returning to its past glory. This competition seems pretty interesting with a number of top-quality teams competing in it. Of course, there’s only one team that seems like a clear title favorite. I’m talking about Juventus, who are hoping to continue their Serie A reign. But, being the ruler means that everyone wants your head on the plate. So, you can be certain that Parma are gonna be extra motivated on Saturday evening at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. To learn more about this game, make sure to read this Parma vs Juventus match preview till the end.
At the turn of the century, Parma were one of the strongest clubs in Europe. But, then in 2004, the club got bankrupt as a result of the problems with its parent company, Parmalat. Rewind 10 years and there’s a born-again Parma. Starting in Serie D, they’ve managed to reach the top Italian tier in 2018. And now, their goal is to stay there!
Judging by their start of the season, they’re going to have a difficult job this season to avoid relegation. They did manage to win a point against Udinese in the opening round, but then lost to SPAL in the second game. That’s actually a game they needed not to lose as SPAL are their direct rivals for a spot above the drop zone.
But, that’s all in the past now, Parma have to focus on the future. And the future doesn’t seem very bright as this weekend, Juventus are coming to town. Parma’s coach will have no other option but to instruct his players to defend with all they got. But, will that be able against Ronaldo and his team-mates?
It seems that Juve haven’t been this strong in while. Since the arrival of one of the best players this world has ever seen, Juve are not just absolute favorites for winning Serie but also one of the contenders for the Champions League trophy.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now their biggest star, but the legendary player is still without a goal in Serie A. Two rounds have passed already and he still hasn’t scored a single goal for Juve, which for his standard is too much. Actually, the last time Ronaldo failed to score in more than two games was around the New Year.
Of course, Juve are much more than just CR7. They have a team that could beat Parma any time. And I’m sure they will beat them. Even if Ronaldo doesn’t score, Juve have plenty of players who can do it for him. Mandukic, Bernardeschi, Dybala, are just some of the guys who seem destined to score against Parma, or at least play a part in the action leading to goals.
- Alessandro Bastoni (injury)
- Jacopo Dezi (injury)
- Matteo Scozzarella (injury)
- Gianni Munari (injury)
- Amato Ciciretti (injury)
- Emanuele Calaio (suspension)
- Antonio Vacca (suspension)
- Leonardo Spinazzola (injury)
Sepe – Gagliolo, Alves, Iacoponi, Gobbi – Stulac, Barilla, Grassi – Gervinho, Da Cruz, Inglese
Szczesny – Chiellini, Bonucci, Cancelo, Alex Sandro – Khedira, Matuidi, Pjanic – Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Dybala
Parma vs Juventus Match Prediction
The difference in player quality is so much in favor of Juventus that I just can’t see any other scenario but a big away victory. Furthermore, I really think it is the right time for Ronaldo to score his first ever Juventus goal in Serie A.
Parma vs Juventus Betting Tips
- Juventus @1.16 (bet365)
- HT/FT Juventus/Juventus @1.62 (bwin)
- Juventus -1.5 AH @1.55 (Unibet)
- Cristiano Ronaldo to Score Anytime @1.62 (William Hill)