Parma surprised everyone actually with a very spirited and fighting performance away to Inter last weekend when they managed to take a point in a 2:2 draw.
They stood behind in the scoreline in the 23rd minute with a goal from Candreva, and when everyone thought their gameplan will fall apart, the guests managed to reply back within minutes and completely revert the scoreline thanks to goals from Karamoh and Gervinho.
Lukaku leveled up at the start of the second half and despite huge amount of ball possession from Inter, the result wasn’t changed.
The home side continues to miss right back Laurini (3/0), central defender Alves (7/0), as well as strikers Inglese (8/2) and Cornelius (7/4).
After a decent performance against Napoli but still a loss suffered, Verona didn’t manage to get anything out of their home clash against Sassulo either on Friday night.
The game was more open than what the final result says, as Djuricic scored the only goal in the 50th minute, while Verona tried to respond back in an uncreative way without really making a difference in the field.
The team is now just two points above the red zone placed sides.
The guests will miss forward Pazzini (2/0) and cental back Bocchetti (2/0). Doubtful is midfielder Veloso (8/2), while a couple of players are long-term absentees without playing so far.
Verona have lost 10 of their last 12 away matches in Serie A.
Parma comes from a very impressive performance and a morale-boosting point taken on the road to Inter and should be able to exploit this against Verona that tends to play passive on the road.
Knowing the quality of both teams, the hosts should use the momentum well and turn it into their victory. Verona doesn’t seem that impressive neither reliable at the back in away games this season.