The 2019/20 Serie A season kicks off on Saturday as Parma vs Juventus takes place at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. The reigning champions start off the new campaign with the quest of earning a ninth consecutive Serie A title. Will the hosts have what it takes to give the champions a run for their money? Let’s take a closer look as Parma face Juventus in the opening match of the 2019/20 Serie A season.
Parma vs Juventus Prediction & Match Preview
Saturday, August 24 – 12:00 EST – Stadio Ennio Tardini
The reigning champions Juventus start off their title defense for yet another season as they travel to Parma on Saturday. They looked poised for another successful season with the arrivals of Danilo, De Ligt, and Rabiot to name a few. On top of that, Gianluigi Buffon announced his return to the Old Lady as he’s looking to give himself one last go at a Champions League run. Juventus were capable of winning 13 of their 19 road matches last season. However, they are winless in four consecutive matches away from home. Furthermore, they conceded a total of 17 away goals throughout the season. Historically, they are unbeaten in their last four opening day fixtures in the Serie A when playing away.
On the other hand, Parma are unbeaten in their last four home matches in the Serie A. They will look to improve on a 14th place finish this season, but it won’t be an easy task. One of the main players to keep an eye on is their striker Gervinho who managed to finish the season with 11 goals to his name. Furthermore, he also managed to score three goals against the reigning champions. Parma finished last season as the third worst team when playing at home, winning only 5 of their 19 matches at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. In that span, they conceded an average of nearly 2 goals per game. We believe that the champions will have what it takes to earn an opening day victory on Saturday. We’re also expecting a couple of goals in Parma between the two teams.
OUR PICK: JUVENTUS TO WIN + OVER 1.5 GOALS @ 1.57 ON BET 365