Parma vs Juventus Serie A Predictions

Serie A Parma vs Juventus
PArma vs Juventus Serie A

The match is over.
Score: 0-1.

Serie A is back and it kicks off the new season with Scudetto winners Juventus travelling to face Parma in a game that will test the mettle of both sides on show and give a good indicator on how well Juve’s summer has been on the pitch.

Predictions

This should be a win for Juventus although with the start of the season you can never be too sure on how well either side will play.

Parma will be seen as underdogs for this game and perhaps rightly so given the talent Juve have in their ranks, but this could be a huge opportunity for Parma to perhaps have themselves as dark horses for a Europa League place.

Juve will be looking to retain their title for yet another season and this would be the best possible way to stake their claim as the immovable and dominant force in Italian calcio yet again.

Parma have only beaten Juve once in the past nine years, so they’ll need to move that object out of the way in their minds before even thinking about causing an upset.

The visitors know that they’ll be favourites and will probably relish that, especially with Cristiano Ronaldo looking to really make a huge impact in Italy after coming off the back of a season that was relatively poor, albeit by his own incredibly high standards.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be a big a margin as many suggest. A 3-1 triumph for Maurizio Sarri’s side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Juventus are overwhelming favourites for this clash so an away win carries very little risk while it is also highly likely that both teams will score and you certainly wouldn’t bet against it – 888sport have it as 19/2 when combined with the Bianconerri win.

These are lengthy odds for an outcome which is more probable than they reflect. Could you see Juve winning the game? Absolutely, but could you see them a goal down at half time? There’s a strong argument that you could.  Home advantage should significantly shift the momentum in this game and the scoreline being in Parma’s favour at the break before Juve pull away in the second half is a likely outcome, rated at 20/1 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

Parma and Juve have played each other 63 times in history with Juve being the dominant team with 32 wins compared to Parma’s 13, with 18 draws being played out too.

Stats

  • The top scorer in this fixture is the legendary Alessandro Del Piero, who tops the charts with a staggering 13 goals.
  • Trailing him is a who’s who of Italian legends with Roberto Baggio on seven, Fabrizio Ravanelli on six and Gianluca Vialli on six also, with Hernan Crespo the only Parma player involved, also on six goals.
  • Parma once went 13 games without beating Juventus from 2003 to 2010, a whole seven years without picking up even one win in the Coppa Italia.
  • The highest recorded attendance for this fixture was in 2000 when 55,000 people saw Juventus win 1-0 at the old Stadio Olimpico di Torino, courtesy of a goal from none other than Del Piero against a Parma side containing the likes of Gianliugi Buffon, Lillian Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro and Hernan Crespo.

A life-long Bury fan, Clay has realized his dreams of seeing his boyhood club reach the lofty heights of Premier League glory are very unlikely. Though currently living in London, Clay never misses the opportunity to watch his team on the stream. Often spotted at centre-back in Sunday League, Clay has settled for reporting on the top teams throughout Europe. He has recently taken a liking to the NFL, and hopes to be able to attend an NFL game at Wembley this year.

All Predictions by Clay McGibbon

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