Juventus take their unbeaten run to Parma on the penultimate round of Serie A fixtures before the season pauses for the festive period. The Bianconeri trail league leaders Milan by four points, while the hosts sit in lowly 14th after collecting just two victories from their first 11 matches.
Where and when: Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma – 19 December, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Parma vs. Juventus: Premier Sports 1
Last time: Cristiano Ronaldo netted either side of an Andreas Cornelius’ effort.
Parma v Juventus Predictions and Preview
Parma were seconds away from handing Milan their first loss of the campaign in the previous gameweek. Theo Hernandez salvaged a share of the spoils for the Rossoneri and despite not being able to hold on, Fabio Liverani can take a number of positives from the encounter.
Forward line Gervinho, Cornelius and Yann Karamoh caused Alessio Romagnoli’s backline problems throughout and the big Dane is 13/5 to score anytime. The former Copenhagen attacker is back to full fitness after suffering a couple of knocks and has been backed to replicate his form from last season.
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|Paulo Dybala to score last||4/1||Offer|
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Gervinho averages one in two this campaign and still retains blistering pace. The speedster was close to joining Inter in the summer and Antonio Conte is reportedly weighing up whether to make a move in the January transfer market. The Ivorian is 3/1 to register anytime, while Karamoh can be found at 11/2. Parma are 15/2 to claim the spoils and a draw is 4/1.
Elsewhere, Dejan Kulusevski will be hoping to feature against the team that gave him his opportunity to shine. The skilfull Swede contributed 10 strikes and eight assists at Ennio Tardini last year and is destined for a bright future. Kulusevski is likely to feature after the break and is 6/1 to score last.
Dybala was surprisingly favoured over Alvaro Morata for the trip to Genoa and gave Andrea Pirlo a welcome reminder of his class with the opener. La Joya’s future remains a hot topic and with Paul Pogba set to stay at Manchester United until May, any suggestion of a swap deal is now off the table. Dybala is expected to make way for the Atletico Madrid loanee who is 10/3 to register first. Ronaldo is available at 21/10 in the same market and Juventus are 1/3 to emerge triumphant.
One to watch for Parma: Hernani failed to score from 32 matches in 2019-20 but already has three from his first ten this campaign. The South American is 9/1 to notch anytime.
One to watch for Juventus: Aside from Ronaldo, Juan Cuadrado has probably been the Bianconeri’s standout performer this term. The ex-Fiorentina ace has laid off eight assists and occupies dangerous positions throughout. The 32-year-old is 10/1 to bag last.
Long shot: The Crociati’s last success over Juventus dates back to April 2015. The club were bottom, had just been declared bankrupt but there was brief respite for 90 minutes as they got the better of the champions courtesy of Jose Mauri’s strike. A repeat 1-0 outcome for one of Italy’s most popular clubs is 30/1.