Parma vs. Juventus: Preview and TV schedule

Marco Luzzani

There aren't many mid-table teams you'd think had a chance of upsetting Juventus, though Parma have made a habit of it recently. They'll look to take points from the Serie A champions once again on Saturday.

The last time Juventus won away in Parma, Alex Manninger played in goal, David Trézéguet started up front and Hasan Salihamidžić scored the opener. It's not an era the bianconeri fans will be too keen to remember. Two back-to-back scudetti and a dramatically improved squad later, and Juve still haven't managed to beat the gialloblu on their own turf.

It's a record Parma will look to maintain on Saturday; buoyed by a spectacular 3-2 win against AC Milan in their last home game. However, while there's no doubting the crociati's quality, consistency has been frustratingly lacking so far this season, and they'll be relying on their tendency to up their performances against the bigger clubs if they'e going to come away with any points.

Coach Roberto Donadoni will be unable to select veteran goalkeeper Nicola Pavarini, striker Stefano Okaka and midfielder Daniele Galloppa, though injured centre-back Gabriel Paletta is the only major first-team regular who'll miss out. For Juventus, attackers Simone Pepe, Mirko Vučinić and Fabio Quagliarella are all out with injuries, alongside wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Parma injuries and suspensions

Out: Daniele Galloppa, Gabriel Paletta, Stefano Okaka, Nicola Pavarini (injured). In doubt: None.

Juventus injuries and suspensions

Out: Simone Pepe, Mirko Vučinić, Fabio Quagliarella, Stephan Lichtsteiner (injured). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Parma: Antonio Mirante; Alessandro Lucarelli, Felipe dal Belo, Mattia Cassani; Massimo Gobbi, Marco Parolo, Marco Marchionni, Walter Gargano, Jonathan Biabiany; Amauri, Antonio Cassano

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon; Giorgio Chiellini, Angelo Ogbonna, Andrea Barzagli; Kwadwo Asamoah, Claudio Marchisio, Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal, Simone Padoin; Carlos Tévez, Sebastian Giovinco

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 6 p.m. local, 12 p.m. ET

Venue: Ennio Tardini, Parma, Italy

TV: beIN Sport USA (U.S.), RAI Internazionale (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Premium Calcio, Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Calcio 1 (Italy)

Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport (U.K.)

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