Mancini's men have only one one of their last five outings, having lost two and drawn two. The Nerazzuri will have welcomed the recent international break in order to re group, and will be hoping to bounce back against a stuggling Parma side.
Parma will once again be playing for nothing but pride, with the club officially declared bankrupt and the future looking bleak. If that wasn't bad enough Roberto Donadoni will have to do without his inspirational leader an club captain, Alessandro Lucarelli, the veteran picking up the eight red card of his career in Parma's last outing where they lost 2-0 at home to Torino.
One positive for The Ducali is that they welcome back the trio of Antonio Mirante, Massimo Gobbi and the talanted, young Jose Mauri who all missed out throught suspension last time out. As for Roberto Mancini, he will have to do without start striker Mauro Icardi and veteran stopper Nemanja Vidic both of whom sit out with suspenstions.
The last time these two sides met back in November, Parma ended a horrendous run of six staright defeats by conquering The Nerazzuri thanks to a Paolo De Ceglie double at The Tardini, Parma no longer have De Ceglie in their ranks so will be looking to Inter old boy Ishak Belfodil to finally find his goal scoring touch as he returns to The Guiseppe Meazza.
Inter; Handanovic, Santon, Juan Jesus, Ranocchia, D'Ambrosio, Medel, Guarin, Kovacic, Shaqiri, Podolski, Palacio
Parma; Mirante, Cassani, Santacroce, Mendes, Costa, Lila, Nocerino, Mauri, Varela, Coda, Belfodil
By Giovanni Dougall