Parma host AC Milan in Serie A this weekend, as they look to gain momentum for their push for a European place.
The home side are four points ahead of their opponents and will be hoping to extend the gap further against a Milan side completely devoid of confidence. Parma are unbeaten in three league games, including a 2-0 victory over Roma, and are rising up the table.
Milan are sinking without a trace and sit just four points above the relegation zone. A run of two wins from ten has seen the former European champions free-fall down the table, without any signs that things will turn around.
Where to Watch
|When is Kick Off?||Sunday 1 December|
|What Time is Kick Off?||14:00 (BST)|
|Where is Kick Off?||Ennio Tardini Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream||FreeSports|
Roberto Inglese has missed out on Parma's previous five matches, and looks set to sit out again after suffering a distortion of the ankle during his side's 5-1 victory over Genoa in October. Yann Karamoh will miss Milan's visit as he continues to nurse a t
|Parma||Sepe; Darmian, Alves, Dermaku, Iacoponi, Gagliolo; Barilla, Poli, Kulusevski; Sprocati, Kucka.|
|AC Milan||Donnarumma; Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Paqueta, Biglia, Krunic; Rebic, Piatek, Bonaventura.|Head-to-Head Record Recent Form
Although Parma have only managed one victory in their last five matches, they have also only lost once. A victory against Roma and a draw against Inter will have filled the side with confidence ahead of this fixture, where
Here's how both teams have fared in their last five matches.
|Bologna 2-2 Parma (24/11)||AC Milan 1-1 Napoli (23/11)|
|Parma 2-0 Roma (10/11)||Juventus 1-0 AC Milan (10/11)|
|Fiorentina 1-1 Parma (03/11)||AC Milan 1-2 Lazio (03/11)|
|Parma 0-1 Verona (29/10)||AC Milan 1-0 SPAL (31/10)|
|Inter 2-2 Parma (26/10)||Roma 2-1 AC Milan (27/10)|
Although Parma are not winning matches, they also are not losing. Their opponents, on the other hand, are losing. With Parma being the home side, they will certainly be the favourites.
Milan have faced difficult opponents in recent weeks and their confidence will be shot, so all signs would point to this being a win for Parma.
Prediction: Parma 1-0 AC Milan