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Parma will be taking on visiting side Napoli at Stadio Ennio Tardini in this Serie A clash on Sunday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Parma v Napoli can be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Parma, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 3-4 Serie A triumph vs Lecce.
In that match, Parma managed 50% possession and 19 shots on goal with 10 on target. For Parma, the goals were scored by Gianluca Caprari (24'), Andreas Cornelius (52') and Roberto Inglese (66'). For their opponents, Lecce got 16 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Fabio Lucioni (11' Own goal), Antonín Barák (40'), Biagio Meccariello (45') and Gianluca Lapadula (68') scored for Lecce.
I Crociati have been conceding pretty frequently of late, although they have also found ways to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, I Crociati have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. That pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this match, though.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Barcelona in Champions League competition, Napoli will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, SSC Napoli had 50% possession and 18 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SSC Napoli was Lorenzo Insigne (45'). For their opponents, FC Barcelona got 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Clément Lenglet (10'), Lionel Messi (23') and Luis Suárez (45') scored for Barcelona.
The numbers tell their own story, and Napoli have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals in total. At the back, Partenopei seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 18/12/2014 shows that Parma have won 2 of them and Napoli 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 19 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 of them from I Crociati and 13 coming from Partenopei. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 35 on 22/07/2020 when it ended Parma 2-1 SSC Napoli.
That time, Parma managed 31% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The goals were scored by Gianluca Caprari (45') and Dejan Kulusevski (87').
For their opponents, SSC Napoli got 19 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Lorenzo Insigne (54') scored.
The match was refereed by Antonio Giua.
Team News: Parma
Parma boss Fabio Liverani has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
It’s our opinion that I Crociati will possibly use the 4-3-2-1 formation for this game, handing starts to Luigi Sepe, Matteo Darmian, Simone Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Giuseppe Pezzella, Juraj Kucka, Gaston Brugman, Hernani, Alberto Grassi, Roberto Inglese and Andreas Cornelius.
Team News: Napoli
Owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
We’re of the thinking that Partenopei will likely play in a 4-3-3 system, settling for Alex Meret, Elseid Hysaj, Kalidou Koulibaly, Konstantinos Manolas, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Fabián Ruiz Peña, Diego Demme, Piotr Zielinski, Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Matteo Politano.
We’re thinking that Parma have it within them to breach the defence of this Napoli team, although one goal possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
Our tip is for a narrow 1-2 winning score for Napoli when the full-time whistle blows. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ennio Tardini (27,906)
Captain: Bruno Alves
Chairman: Pietro Pizzarotti