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Juventus vs Parma: Preview & Prediction

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After a costly loss over the weekend, the Serie A champions will hope to get back to winning ways against a relegation-bound side.

Juventus welcome Parma to the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday evening for their 32nd Serie A match of the season.

The hosts do not have long left to save their faltering season as their hopes of securing a top-four finish is still at risk. Fith-placed Napoli are only separated by two points while sixth-placed Lazio, who have a game in hand, are four points behind them.

As for the visitors, they look set to suffer a drop from the Italian top-flight as they currently sit down at 19th with 20 points from 31 games.

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Juve have picked up just two wins in their previous five matches in Serie A.

Andrea Pirlo has massively struggled to deliver up to the expectations in his debut managerial season in Turin, with his team, apart from ruining the title defense, having also crashed out of the Champions League.

The Bianconeri allowed Atalanta to move into the third position in the league table after a 1-0 defeat against them on Sunday. They currently sit at fourth, 13 points behind leaders Inter Milan and four behind second-placed AC Milan.

Parma, meanwhile, are facing their own fair share of problems this season. Relegation is all but ensured for them after the loss to Cagliari last week.

Only once have Roberto D’Aversa’s men tasted victory since the turn of the year. Their leaky defense can be blamed for their poor results, with the team having conceded 63 goals – the second-worst record in the league this season.

The previous meeting between the two sides ended heavily in favor of the visiting team, with Juventus claiming a 4-0 win at Stadio Ennio Tardini in December.

Juventus vs Parma Team News

Federico Chiesa is the only absentee for the Pirlo’s side.

Riccardo Gagliolo, Roberto Inglese, Simone Iacoponi, and Wylan Cyprien remain unavailable. Juraj Kucka may also sit out the game.

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