Juventus would be looking to continue their dominance of the Italian game by the end of this season and they would be looking to build on their recent three games winning streak to earn a routine win here.
Parma would feel this is not the right time to play Juve, having been beaten by AS Roma in the Italian Cup last week, they would have wished for an easier tie to help them get back to form.
Juve seemed to have worked very hard during the winter break and they come into the new year with some of the finest football that has also been producing goals this month.
Parma are currently pushing to end the season in a European place and they are currently 7th ahead of this game, but just one point separates them from the last European place on the league table.
Rodrigo Bentancur, Sami Khedira, and Giorgio Chiellini are all injured for Juventus, while Parma has no injury concerns.
Head to Head
Juve has won three of their last five head to head meetings with Parma.
Juventus are on a run of three consecutive wins and they have won 4 of their last five games in all competitions:
Juve last five matches in all competitions: WLWWW
Parma has been inconsistent lately, they have lost two and won two of their last five matches in all competitions.
Parma last five matches in all competitions: WDLWL
Juve and Parma played out a 1-0 win for the defending champions in the first leg of this fixture and that was the first of several other games that Juve has won by a difference of just one goal this season, four of the last five head to head between them has also been separated by a single goal.
Juve’s recent matches have seen lots of goals scored with all their last seven games seeing at least 3 goals scored.
Parma comes here with three wins from their last five league games and two of those wins have been away.
However, Parma has tasted victory in just one of their last 16 visits to Juventus in the league.
Parma is early starters on the road as they have led at half time on five occasions this season and four of those games have been away matches.
Christiano Ronaldo is on a fine run of form ahead of this game as he has scored in his last six consecutive games, he should get a goal here.
Cristiano Ronaldo Anytime Scorer @ 4/9
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1/2
Juventus 3-1 Parma @ 10/1