In-form Parma will fancy their chances of inflicting further misery on Inter as the clubs go head-to-head in league action this weekend. The Crociati are in the mix for a European berth, while the Nerazzurri will reflect on a draw – their seventh from 27 games, that could prove fatal to their championship hopes.
Where and when: Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma – 28 June, kick-off 20:45
Where you can see Parma vs. Inter: Premier Sports 1
Last time: Romelu Lukaku earned Inter a point when the squads met last October after Yann Karamoh and Gervinho had put Parma ahead. Team-mate Antonio Candreva struck first.
Parma vs. Inter Predictions and Preview
Hosts Parma sit in seventh. The Crociati have enjoyed another good season and on course to comfortably eclipse last year’s 14th place, 41-point finish.
Roberto D’Aversa’s troops thumped Genoa 4-1 in their last match with Andreas Cornelius bagging a treble. The Dane has 11 goals to his name and has flourished in Emilia-Romagna after a number of inconsistent spells elsewhere.
Cornelius joined Atalanta in 2017 but only scored on three occasions. The burly striker was swiftly moved on to Bordeaux but put in similar numbers before moving to Ennio Tardini last summer.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Lautaro Martinez to score first||11/4||Offer|
|Draw and both teams to score||18/5||Offer|
|Inter to win 2-0||13/2||Offer|
The Scandinavian is likely to seal a permanent switch to Parma and is 13/5 to strike anytime. Strike colleague Dejan Kulusevski is 9/2 in the same market and has contributed six efforts and seven assists this campaign.
Inter took part in a six-goal thriller on Wednesday. Antonio Conte’s side thought they had won it late on but Giangiacomo Magnani’s 89th minute leveller earned Sassuolo a share of the spoils. The ex-Chelsea tactician was visibly irate at the final whistle and the Nerazzurri now find themselves eight adrift of Juventus.
On a more positive note, Conte will be delighted by the form of winter recruit Christian Eriksen. Cornelius’ compatriot looked well off the pace on his first handful of showings for the club but has been the Nerazzurri’s standout performer since the domestic calendar resumed play.
Eriksen is playing in his preferred position behind the forwards and has linked up well with Lukaku in particular. The ex-Tottenham Hotspur ace is 12/5 to net anytime and Inter are 8/15 to chalk up victory.
One to watch for Parma: Gervinho completes the front three and still retains blistering pace despite his advancing years. The Ivorian is 8/1 to record the final goal of the contest.
One to watch for Inter: Candreva has edged out Victor Moses for the right wing-back role and is 15/2 in the same market. The veteran midfielder is a trusted lieutenant of Conte and is capable of the spectacular.
Long shot: Inter are strong on the road and have avoided defeat on 11 of their 13 trips to date. The Nerazzurri know they have no margin for error if they are to resurrect their Scudetto hopes and a 3-0 away success is available at 12/1.