OUR man in Rome Marco Di Cosmo (@scioltz) was eager to share his thoughts on Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia match between Parma and Juventus. Take it away Marco!
Parma v Juventus | Wednesday 19:45
Parma are in the middle of a crisis at the moment. They have no president and star striker Antonio Cassano has left the group because of that. Finances are tight and all is not well at the club.
On Wednesday they host the best team in the league, Juventus, in the Coppa Italia and face a mighty task to qualify. Parma are 10/1 with Skybet to win this game and those odds look realistic.
Coach Roberto Donadoni will almost certainly rotate and play a fringe squad. Make no mistake about it, his focus will be on staying in Serie A not winning the Coppa Italia. They’re currently bottom so they need league wins quickly.
Yes, Juventus will rotate players as well, but they have the resources to cope with that. I can see them bringing in Alvaro Morata in place of Carlos Tevez and the Spaniard will be desperate to please here.
Parma have lost eight times in their last 11 home games and I certainly don’t expect things to change here. I’m keen on the champions winning by two or more goals in this match and at 11/10 with BetVictor that looks a fantastic bet.
Parma v Juventus – Juventus -1.5 Asian Handicap (11/10 BetVictor)