Juventus vs ParmaSerie A, KO: 19:45 Apr 21, 2021, Allianz Stadium
Juventus are set to return to winning ways as they host Parma in an Italian Serie A fixture at the Allianz Stadium. Turin remains a fortress for the Old Lady and they are expected to ease past Parma, who are fighting for survival.
Juventus suffered a 1-0 defeat to Atalanta in their previous Serie A fixture. They struggled in attack without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo with Alvaro Morata showing a lack of composure up front.
The result left Juventus’ hopes of Champions League qualification hanging in the balance as they sit just two points above fifth place Napoli.
One positive for Andrea Pirlo’s team is their solid home record as they have won nine of their last 10 matches at the Allianz Stadium. They claimed a 3-0 victory over Spezia in that run and triumphed 3-1 over Genoa in their previous home fixture.
Parma also suffered a defeat in their last Serie A fixture as they lost 4-3 at Cagliari. They let a two goal lead slip as poor defending meant efforts from Giuseppe Pezzella, Juraj Kucka and Dennis Man came to nothing.
Roberto D’Aversa’s men are looking set to take the plunge into the Serie B as they sit second from bottom, 10 points from safety. They travel to Turin of the back of three defeats and a draw in their last four matches.
Parma have also been bad travellers this season and are winless in their last 10 away matches. Among their results in that run is a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta while they were also beaten 2-0 by Napoli.
How the bookies view it
With Juventus often doing their best work at the Allianz Stadium and buoyed by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, I am leaning towards a comfortable home victory.
Head to head
Juventus have 26 wins from 49 previous matches against Parma, who have been victorious just nine times. There have been 14 draws between both teams while the Turin club claimed a 4-0 victory in the reverse fixture in December.
Players to watch
Cristiano Ronaldo missed the trip to Atalanta as a precaution and is expected to return on Wednesday. The Portugal forward is the Serie A top scorer with 25 goals and is valued at 4/9 with Vbet to score anytime while the first goal is set at odds of 2/1 bet365.
Juraj Kucka carries much of Parma's goal threat and is the team’s top scorer with seven goals. Vbet has the midfielder at 4/1 to score anytime while bet365 is offering 14/1 for the first goal.
Anything else catch the eye?
With Juventus likely to claim a comfortable victory, a -1 handicap bet could be worth considering at 6/7 with Red Zone. A win to nil could also be on the cards at 57/50 with Sporting Index.
Juventus could be backed to win both halves at 8/5 with Sporting Index. It might also be worth a punt backing the Turin club to score in both halves at 10/11 with William Hill.
This Serie A match between Juventus and Parma will be played on Apr 21, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Juventus vs Parma prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.