Relegation bound Genoa welcome inconsistent Parma for Tuesday 23 June 2020 Serie A fixture at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Kick-off scheduled at 20:45 UK and 21:45 Central European Time at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
The Red and Blues went into lockdown on a positive note having won 3 of the 4 league fixtures and pushed them temporarily out of the bottom three. Yet, they are level on 25 points with Lecce, the later sitting 18th on the ladder due to inferior goal difference.
The state of affairs at the bottom half of the Serie A table after 26 match weeks is so tight that one of two wins could push teams 4 to 5 places up the log. So, no surprise Genoa will be having their tails up when Parma comes to town this midweek.
Meantime, Parma Calcio, did impress with their attractive football in the early parts of the season, but they are devoid of any consistency to string positive results on the bounce.
For the same reason, they are highly unpredictable, not just in terms of results, but also in the 90 minutes span on the football field.
Their form in last 6 games is W-D-L-W-L-D, a solid support of my above argument.
The team in Yellow and Blues are 8th in the standings, their 36 points give a good chance to qualify for Europe, but they have to find some consistency from now on, since 13th placed Fiorentina with 30 points to their name have an outside chance to move into top 6.
Now, let’s take a look at their recent h2h results before moving into predictions and tips.
Genoa vs Parma Head-to-head
Parma crushed Genoa 5-1 when they met on match day 8 of the current season.
This put Parma on a three match winning streak, having won the same fixture of last season 3-1 before bagging a narrow 1-0 win at home.
However, Parma’s win at this stadium last season was their first across all competitions since a cup victory in 1998. The Serie A win even dates back, to 1994.
Thus at home, Genoa are dominant with h2h swaying heavily in their favour with 5 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss from last 8.
Both teams are scored in 6 of the last 8 meetings here.
Genoa vs Parma Prediction
To be fair, this is a match between two evenly matches teams and they are most likely to cancel each other in 90 minutes of play.
Genoa, despite their consistent results at this ground in clashes cannot be trusted, since they have to do this time with the pressure of relegation threat.
So, we draw our picks from the scoring trends. Genoa have scored in all but one of their 9 Serie A games in calendar year 2020, while Parma have scored in 8 of their last 9 away games. Clean sheets are hard to come by for either sides and thus btts is the best option for this fixture.
I do believe, both teams will be reluctant to take any high risks and thus a full-time scoreline of 1-1 looks good to me.
Genoa vs Parma Betting
Both teams to Score @ 4/5 (1.80)
Correct Score: 1-1 FT @ 6/1 (7.00) odd.