Parma will host the league leaders and in-form Inter at the Ennio Tardini Stadium on Thursday for the midweek clash.
Inter thrashed Genoa 3-0 in the previous match and put themselves at the top of the table with a 4 point lead.
Meanwhile, Parma is reeling at the bottom of the table fighting to come out of the relegation spot.
Conte has mentioned how important this fixture is after the Derby and would not want his men to take this match any lightly. Inter’s fate is in their own hands.
Statistics & Encounters
The reverse fixture between Inter and Parma took place in October 2020 and ended in a 2-2 draw.
Parma’s Gervinho has scored in each of the last three games against Inter, totaling four goals.
Historically, Inter holds a clear advantage in a head-to-head comparison. But in recent times, Inter has managed only 3 wins in the last 8 encounters whereas Parma has won 2 of them. 3 have ended in draws.
Last 7 Serie A matches for Inter:
Juventus 2-0 (W)
Udinese 0-0 (D)
Benevento 4-0 (W)
Fiore 2-0 (W)
Lazio 3-1 (W)
Milan 3-0 (W)
Genoa 3-0 (W)
Goals for: 17
Goals against: 1 (a deflected free-kick)
Clean sheets: 6
Parma’s form in Serie A: D-D-L-L-L
Inter’s in Serie A: W-W-W-W-W
Suspensions, Injuries, and Team News
Stefano Sensi is the only Inter player who will be sidelined for this fixture due to an injury. His muscular problem seems more like a long-term issue. His fate is quite uncertain at Inter going forward.
Roberto Inglese and Graziano Pelle are injured for Parma and will not take part in this fixture.
Inter (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic, Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar, Achraf Hakimi, Marcelo Brozovic, Nicolo Barella, Christian Eriksen, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku
Parma (4-3-3): Luigi Sepe, Giuseppe Pezzella, Riccardo Gagliolo, Yordan Osorio, Andrea Conti, Jasmin Kurtic, Hernani, Juraj Kucka, Valentin Mihaila, Andreas Cornelius, Gervinho