Parma go into this red hot favourites yet again, having conceded just twice this season and yet to taste defeat in the league, Apolloni will be confident his side can come away with all three points.
Luigi Apolloni spent Thursday afternoon casting his watchful eye over his players as Parma ran out 7-1 winners over local side US Arsenal Parma, leaving the boss with some difficult decisions to make before Sunday.
Parma's hosts on Sunday sit comfortably in eight position, Marcello Chezzi will be hoping his side can be the first to take all three points off Parma this season. Chezzi's men will be high in confidence, last weekends 2-1 victory away at struggling Mezzolara sees Castelfranco stretch there unbeaten run to five, picking up three wins and two draws.
Once again the Parma faithful will travel in there numbers taking over the tiny Stadio Fausto Ferrarini, turning it into a sea of yellow and blue making this feel more like a home game for the visitors as they look to witness yet another Parma victory.
If Chezzi's side are to get anything out of this game they are going to have to find away to stop Parma's Senegalese goal machine Yves Baraye, the 22 year old is on blistering form this season, scoring six times in four matches, the young striker who has taken to Parma like a duck to water will be determined to add to his already impressive tally this season.
If the hosts do manage to keep Baraye at bay the still have the mammoth task of finding a way through the best defence in the league, led by Mr Parma himself, Alessandro Lucarelli, they have been solid with young Latvian goalkeeper Kristaps Zommers impressing behind the veteran Lucarelli.
Apolloni is expected to go into this relatively unchanged from last weeks outing, with Yves Baraye leading the line in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Christian Longobardi, Fabio Lauria supporting along with either Mussa Balla Sowe or Matteo Guazzo making up the three behind Baraye, the team will of course be lead from the back by inspirational skipper Alessandro Lucarelli.
Parma Probable XI - Zommers, Messina, Saporetti, Corapi, Cacioli, Lucarelli, Lauria, Giorgino, Longobardi, Baraye, Sowe.
By Giovanni Dougall
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