Parma vs Juventus
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Saturday 1 September 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma).
Two wins from two games have Juventus on top of the league table and the reigning Scudetto champs will be aiming to make it three from three as they travel to face Parma on Saturday.
New signing Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to finally open his account after featuring for all two of Juve’s first two games, whilst Parma will be the latest side to try to frustrate him once again.
The Portuguese star was painfully close to giving Juve fans something to cheer about against Lazio but miscued his shot, and it thus ended up being an assist for Mario Mandzukic.
Meanwhile, Parma come into this game having lost 1-0 to SPAL last round which was a big disappointment as that was a game they had hoped to win.
The Crociati threw away a two goal advantage against Udinese as the Zebrette clawed their way back into that contest and now will have to take on Juventus in a game they will likely struggle in.
That being said, Juventus did look suspect in their first away game of the season. Chievo managed to trouble them, and they had to work really hard to earn a 3-2 result on the road.
Parma will try to give them some problems, as Juventus are still trying to figure out their defensive shape and despite keeping a clean sheet against Lazio, the Bianconeri are still working out their defensive issues and settle down.
The newly promoted side could look to exploit that, although any goal they may score will certainly be wiped out by Juve’s potent attack.
Parma vs Juventus: Head-to-head statistics
Parma have scored 22 goals in their last 22 matches at home against Juventus
Juventus have won back to back visits to Parma and have four of their last five encounters between these two sides
Parma vs Juventus: Prediction
Juventus have had their issues defensively on the road and have seen both teams score in four of their last five away games in Serie A.
More important, last season, both teams scored in five of their six games against newly promoted sides, and in all of their trips to bottom three sides, those teams managed to grab a goal.
That could give Parma some respite here as the Crociati are playing at home.
Parma vs Juventus: Betting tips
BTTS – YES at 2.55 (31/20)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.60 (3/5)
Total goals HT – Over 1.5 @ at 2.30 (13/10).