Fiorentina vs Parma
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Fiorentina welcome Parma to Artemio Franchi Stadium on Sunday. Both teams will be without their star defenders (Pezzella – Bruno Alves) and important forwards (Ribery – Cornelius). In Ribery’s absence, Viola will rely on Chiesa to deliver three points.
Fiorentina vs Parma: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (42 games): Fiorentina 17 wins, Parma 13 wins, 12 Draws.
- Fiorentina have 12-4-5 record against Gialloblu’s at Artemio Franchi.
- Parma have recorded two 1-0 wins over Fiorentina last season.
- Four of the last six head-to-head games had under 2.5 goals.
- BTTS – NO came was a winning bet in last five H2H meetings.
Fiorentina vs Parma: Predicted Starting Lineups
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Dragowski – Milenkovic, Ceccherini, Venuti – Sottil, Pulgar, Badelj, Castrovilli, Dalbert – Chiesa, Boateng.
Parma (4-3-3): Sepe – Darmian, Iacoponi, Dermaku, Pezzella – Kucka, Scozzarella, Barilla – Karamoh, Kulusevski, Gervinho.
Fiorentina vs Parma: Prediction
Eight-placed Fiorentina bounced back from Lazio disappointment with 2-1 comeback win away to Sassuolo. After being 0-1 down at the break, Vincenco Montella’s team, without suspended Ribery and Caceres, scored two against leaky Neroverdi’s rearguard to claim a new victory, fourth of the season. Nikola Milenkovic was their hero yet again – the Serbian centre-back has scored two late winning goals for La Viola this season.
The hosts will be without injured Caceres and Viola, Ribery and captain Pezzella are suspended.
Parma’s winning streak at home came to an end as they fell to a 0-1 loss to Hellas Verona. Despite being shorthanded, with just six players on the bench, the Gialloblu’s had more of the game, enjoyed 57% of the ball possession and took 15 shots, but they faied to convert any of their goal-scoring chances. Gervinho, Karamoh and Kucka came close, but Marco Silvestri was superb.
Currently 9th in the standings with the win-draw-loss record of 4-1-5, Parma will be looking to upset the odds when they take on Fiorentina at Artemio Franchi stadium on Sunday.
Bruno Alves, Cornelius, Gagliolo, Grassi, Inglese and Laurini are still on the sidelines for the guests.
La Viola have claimed 7pts from five games at Artemio Franchi Stadium this season. They’re scoring and conceding 1.40 goals per bout at this venue. Three or more goals have been scored in three of five games in Fiorentina’s backyard.
The Gialloblu have 1-1-2 record away from home. They played out an entertaining 2-2 draw vs Inter in their latest away fixture. They have an average of 1.25 goals scored per game, whilst conceding 1.50 per match.
Both teams will be without their star defenders (Pezzella – Bruno Alves) and important forwards (Ribery – Cornelius). I expect a lot from Chiesa on one side and Gervinho on the other.
With a 2-1 hunch, I’ll back the hosts to net two or more and Federico Chiesa to score anytime.
Fiorentina’s crown jewel has freedom to do whatever he wants with the ball and he’s taking 4.5 shots per game this season – only Cristiano Ronaldo and Berardi are ahead of him in that department.
Fiorentina vs Parma: Betting Tips
Fiorentina to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.54
Any-time Goal-scorer: Federico Chiesa to score anytime @ 2.40.