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Parma will be hosting visiting team Fiorentina at Stadio Ennio Tardini in the Serie A clash on Sunday.
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Parma will be wanting a better result here following the 3-2 Serie A defeat last time out to Hellas Verona.
In that game, Parma managed 48% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Parma, the goalscorers were Dejan Kulusevski (14') and Riccardo Gagliolo (64'). On the other side, Hellas Verona got 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Samuel Di Carmine (45'), Mattia Zaccagni (54') and Matteo Pessina (81') scored for Hellas Verona.
It has been seldom in recent games where Parma haven’t conceded. In fact, I Crociati have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals along the way.
Analysis of their past results shows that Parma:
- have not lost a league tie with Fiorentina in their previous 3 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Sassuolo in Serie A competition, Fiorentina and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Fiorentina managed 51% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Fiorentina was Patrick Cutrone (90'). Sassuolo had 10 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Grégoire Defrel (24', 35') and Mert Müldür (61') scored for Sassuolo.
The numbers tell their own story, and Fiorentina have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. In defence, La Viola have not been doing too well. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Their past results show that Fiorentina:
- have not won against Parma in away games against them for the last 7 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/02/2014 shows that Parma have won 3 of them and Fiorentina 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A combined sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from I Crociati and 6 coming from La Viola. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Serie A match day 11 on 03/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Fiorentina 1-1 Parma.
In that game, Fiorentina managed 61% possession and 19 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Gaetano Castrovilli (67').
On the other side, Parma had 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Gervinho (40') was the scorer.
The referee was Luca Pairetto.
Team News: Parma
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Parma gaffer Roberto D'Aversa to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength group. Roberto Inglese (Hamstring Injury) will miss out. Juraj Kucka cannot play in this game through suspension.
We think that I Crociati could opt for a 4-3-3 system for the game featuring Luigi Sepe, Riccardo Gagliolo, Bruno Alves, Simone Iacoponi, Vincent Laurini, Massimo Gobbi, Gaston Brugman, Antonino Barillà, Gianluca Caprari, Andreas Cornelius and Dejan Kulusevski.
Team News: Fiorentina
In an otherwise available group of players, there’s only the lone fitness worry for the Fiorentina manager Giuseppe Iachini to be concerned about. Christian Kouamé (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Martín Cáceres and Dusan Vlahovic.
There’s a good chance that La Viola appear most likely to utilise a 3-5-2 formation with a starting lineup of Bartłomiej Drągowski, German Pezzella, Federico Ceccherini, Nikola Milenkovic, Pol Lirola, Gaetano Castrovilli, Rachid Ghezzal, Eric Pulgar, Dalbert Henrique, Federico Chiesa and Franck Ribéry.
We believe that Parma will have to play well to put one past this Fiorentina side who we reckon will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for Fiorentina at the end of the 90.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ennio Tardini (27,906)
Captain: Bruno Alves
Chairman: Pietro Pizzarotti
Manager: Roberto D'Aversa
Competitions: Serie A position 8
🔑 Star Man: Dejan Kulusevski
Typically used in the Centre Midfield position, Dejan Kulusevski was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for Atalanta in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 6 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 season so far from a total of 26 appearances.