Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
Saturday 10th November
Referee: Davide Massa
Parma travel to Turin to open this weekend’s round of Serie A action as they face off against Walter Mazzarri’s in form Torino.
The Ducali, have failed to win any of their last three fixtures, tasting defeat twice and disappointingly seeing out a goalless draw at home to Frosinone last time out. More worryingly for Parma they have failed to score in over 300 minutes of football now.
Roberto D’Aversa will be desperate for Gervinho to find his early season form as the Ivorian has been non-existent in his last two outings. Roberto Inglese should start in place of Fabio Ceravolo in attack, while Leo Stulac will miss out after his straight red card against Frosinone last weekend with Antonio Barilla expected to take the Slovenian Internationals place in midfield.
Despite sitting in 12th place, eight points clear of the relegation zone, Parma will be desperate to pick up points, as another defeat here faced with some tricky fixtures coming up could spell problems for Parma.
Torino will be in confident mood coming in to this one, having hammered Sampdoria 4-1 last weekend as well as having gone six games now without defeat, only tasted defeat twice all season against Roma and Napoli.
Mazzarri will be without Soualihe Meite who is suspended and will look to Iago Falque to continue his fine form and fire his side to an expected home victory.
The last time Torino hosted Parma in Serie A was back in October 2014, Roberto Donadoni’s Parma had won just one of their opening eight games and Torino piled more misery on Parma as they secured a 1-0 victory thanks to a Matteo Darmian goal in the tenth minute.