Missing Players and team news:
Though they have recently welcomed several players back to action, including Joshua Zirkzee and Andrea Conti, Parma’s injury list remains very worrying. Gervinho is expected to remain out with a hamstring injury, joining fellow attackers Andreas Cornelius and Roberto Inglese on the sidelines. It is not just their front line which has been blighted with injuries either, with defenders Simone Iacoponi, Riccardo Gagliolo and Lautaro Valenti all remaining out of contention. However, they will be boosted by the return of top scorer Juraj Kucka, who served a suspension last time out for picking up five yellow cards this campaign. In contrast to Parma, Genoa have managed to keep a fairly fit squad at this stage of the campaign, with Luca Pellegrini remaining the only long-term injury concern. Ballardini’s defence will be strengthened by the return of Andrea Masiello, who served a one-match suspension last time out. They will also be boosted by the return of their top scorer Mattia Destro, who also served a suspension last time out having netted nine Serie A goals so far this season. He will be joined in attack by veteran forward Goran Pandev, who netted his fourth goal of the campaign in the recent draw with Udinese.