Napoli vs Parma
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021
Kick-Off at 17.00 UK
Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples.
Just when their fans start hoping of a potential title contention, Napoli come up with a shocking result. This has been the team’s story of the last decade we’d say.
The Partinopei produced the best performance of the season in a 6-0 thumping of Fiorentina just two weeks ago. Nevertheless, they backed it up with a pair of straight defeats, conceding as many as five goals in the process.
While the Super Cup loss to Juventus can be justified (2-0), the last weekend’s 3-1 defeat to the likes of Hellas Verona certainly can’t.
Gennaro Gattuso’s men have thus received yet another significant blow to their ambitions. They dropped down to 6th place in the Serie A standings.
On the bright side, I Partinopei should have a great opportunity to bounce back right away on Sunday when they play host to out-of-form Parma at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Napoli vs Parma Head-to-head
- Napoli lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into the 34th match against I Crociati.
- However, teams have snatched two wins apiece in the last four H2H encounters.
- Napoli took a comfortable 0-2 victory when the two sides met each other in the reverse fixture in September last year at Stadio Ennio Tardini.
Napoli vs Parma Prediction
Parma have not been pulling up any trees this season in Serie A. They are winless in the last 11 games in all competitions (10 in the league). They took just one point in the last seven league affairs and scored no more than two goals in the last eight games in Serie A. They re-appointed Roberto D’Aversa at the managerial position, but the Italian coach seems powerless at the moment.
This will be the clash between the second-best defence of the league (Napoli conceded just 19 goals in 18 games so far) and by far the worst attacking line of the division (Parma scored 14 goals in 19 matches).
Since the visitors failed to find the back of the net more than twice in the league eight league outings, we just can’t go past the home win to nil bet at the odds of 2.25 here.
Napoli vs Parma Bet Tips
Napoli to win to nil @ 2.25
Napoli to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.00.