On Wednesday evening, Juventus will play Parma at the Allianz Stadium in their 32nd Serie A match of the season.
The hosts don’t have much time left to save their season, as their chances of finishing in the top four are still in jeopardy. Napoli and Napoli are separated by only two points, while Lazio, who have a game in hand, are four points behind them.
The visitors, meanwhile, appear to be on the verge of being relegated from the Italian top flight, as they currently sit in 19th place with 20 points from 31 games.
Parma vs Juventus
In their previous five Serie A matches, Juve had only two victories.
Andrea Pirlo’s first season as a manager in Turin has been a huge disappointment, with his team not only failing to defend their title but also failing to qualify for the Champions League.
After a 1-0 loss to Atalanta on Sunday, the Bianconeri allowed them to climb to third place in the league table. They are currently in fourth place, 13 points behind Inter Milan and four points behind AC Milan.
Parma, on the other hand, has had its fair share of problems this season. After losing to Cagliari last week, they are almost certain to be relegated.
Since the turn of the year, Roberto D’Aversa’s team has only won once. Their poor results can be attributed to their porous defence, which has allowed 63 goals this season, the second-worst record in the league.
The previous meeting between the two teams ended in a 4-0 Juventus victory at Stadio Ennio Tardini in December.
Team News for Juventus vs. Parma
Juventus: Federico Chiesa is the only player missing from Pirlo’s squad.
Riccardo Gagliolo, Roberto Inglese, Simone Iacoponi, and Wylan Cyprien have all been ruled out for Parma. Juraj Kucka may also be unable to play.