The Ducali travel to Genoa tomorrow evening to play the last of their postponed games due to financial trouble. Roberto Donadoni’s men will arrive at the Luigi Ferrari stadium in confident mood, the draw against Inter was seen as an embarrassment to many, the victory against Udinese a week ago perhaps a fluke, but Saturdays win against Juventus will have made the rest of Serie A take note, Parma aren’t finished yet.
Parma will have to do without, Alessandro Lucarelli, Daniele Galloppa and McDonald Mariga all of whom miss out through injury, there are also doubts over, Antonio Mirante, Jose Mauri, Andrea Costa and Andi Lila, all four are expected to make it though.
Genoa got back on track at the weekend as they overcame struggling Cagliari 2-0, and Gian Piero Gasperini will be hoping Il Grifone can build on this as victory over Parma would see them leapfrog both Milan clubs and Torino leaving them in seventh place, five points off city rivals Sampdoria.
Gasperini will be without number one Mattia Perin again as well as Luca Antonini, Tino Costa and Lorenzo Ariaudo. With Andrea Bertoacci a minor doubt.
Parma have only one once on the road this season but with their new found belief and enthusiasm they will believe they can change that come tomorrow night.
Alessandro Matri broke Parma hearts the last time these two sides met back in October as his 93rd minute strike sealed a 1-2 win for Genoa at the Ennio Tardini. You can’t help but feel the Parma side they came up against that day will be shadow of the one they go toe to toe with tomorrow night.
Genoa – Lamanna, Roncaglia, Burdisso, De Maio, Marchese, Rincon, Bertolacci, Edenilson, Niang, Perotti, Falque.
Parma – Mirante, Santacroce, Mendes, Feddal, Gobbi, Nocerino, Jorquera, Lila, Varela, Belfodil, Ghezzal.
Bu Giovanni Dougall