It’s the Emilia-Romagna Derby with Antonio Cassano leading out Parma, but Alessandro Diamanti won’t start for Bologna.
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This is a local rivalry at the Stadio Tardini and a fixture Bologna won last season with a surprise 2-0 scoreline.
The Ducali are in great shape after a shock 1-0 victory away to Napoli last week and again put themselves in the hands of FantAntonio Cassano and Nicola Sansone.
Stefano Okaka and Daniele Galloppa are injured, while Walter Gargano and Aleandro Rosi sit out bans.
Bologna are fresh from holding Inter to a 1-1 draw and are eager to cause another upset in the home of their neighbours.
However, Diamanti has not trained for the last few days due to flu symptoms and is only fit for a place on the bench to begin with.
Jonathan Cristaldo, Henry Gimenez and Niccolo Cherubin are all on the treatment table.
Therefore ex-Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi is the focal point for the attack with support from Panagiotis Kone and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos.
Parma: Mirante; Cassani, Paletta, Lucarelli, Gobbi; Acquah, Marchionni, Parolo; Biabiany, Cassano, Sansone
Parma bench: Bajza, Coric, Felipe, Mendes, Benalouane, M Kone, Mesbah, Mauri, Munari, Valdes, Palladino, Amauri
Bologna: Curci; Sorensen, Natali, Antonsson; Garics, Perez, Khrin, P Kone, Morleo; Christodouloupoulos, Bianchi
Bologna bench: Agliardi, Stojanovic, Radakovic, Mantovani, Cech, Crespo, Della Rocca, Laxalt, Pazienza, Diamanti, Moscardelli, Acquafresca
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