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Juventus vs. Parma Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
16 January 2020
Sunday 19 January
Juventus Stadium – Serie A
Juventus edged out Roma in their last encounter to go back top of the Serie A table alone. Can they stay on top when they welcome Parma? The visitors will look to play on the break and grab a point.
Juventus beat the Gialloblu 1-0 at the beginning of the season, thanks to a goal from Giorgio Chiellini.
Juve will be without defender Merih Demiral for the rest of the season, with the defender tearing his ACL in the win over Roma. €75m defender Matthijs de Ligt is slated to come in for the Turkish centre-back. Mattia De Sciglio is also out with a muscle problem.
Parma meanwhile have no fresh injury worries or players at risk of suspension. Roberto D’Aversa has a full squad to chose from.
Juventus vs. Parma Preview and Predictions
Juventus are showing signs that things are starting to click into place for Maurizio Sarri. They showed flashes of brilliance against Cagliari and against Roma in spells, and there are signs of progress for what Sarri wants his players to do with the ball.
The Old Lady has opened up a two-point gap on Inter after Antonio Conte’s side were held to a draw by Atalanta, and while there will inevitably be more twists and turns before the season ends, it could prove to be a pivotal difference. Juventus are 1.22 to win here and maintain that gap – at the very least – or extend it if Inter drop further points.
Indeed, the Bianconeri will have too much for Parma, who will sit deep and hope to hit on the counter, using the pace of Gervinho to exploit any spaces at the back. Parma are 13.50 for the win and even the draw is 6.50, showing the scale of the challenge waiting in Turin. The Bianconeri will keep their place atop the table for another week.
Juventus to win to nil at 1.95
If Sarri’s methods have taken hold then this should be a comfortable result for the champions, a game they can dominate without being too troubled at the back.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.50
Juventus had struggled to score goals at home before the winter break, but now they have seemed to have found another gear, and they could score several against a Parma side who defensively aren’t one of the most solid in Serie A.