Parma vs Bologna
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma).
Bologna held Milan to a goalless draw last Sunday at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara. They were not the inferior side on the pitch in the clash with a high quality opposition which might raise team’s spirits ahead of an important away clash with Parma on Saturday evening at Stadio Ennio Tardini.
A result here would be of a massive importance for the visitors who sit in the danger area with 12 points from 16 Serie A games so far. Filippo Inzaghi has an interesting attacking line-up on paper, featuring Federico Santander and Rodrigo Palacio. However, the former Inter Milan’s forward is yet to start delivering in the final third as only Santander bagged more than two goals for Rossoblu so far in the season.
Parma vs Bologna: Head-to-head
This will be the first H2H encounter in four years for these two likes.
They shared spoils via two separate 1-1 draws when they last met each other in the 2013/14 Serie A campaign.
Only one of past eight head to head games between these two teams saw three or more goals scored.
Parma vs Bologna: Prediction
Bologna found it tough to produce up front so far in the season, especially on travels where they scored six goals in eight games. They took only three points in the process which is why we can’t quite see them as favourites against recently-promoted Parma here.
The hosts started the season in a decent fashion proving they have nothing to be intimidated of in the top flight football. However, their recent form has seen somewhat of a slide as Crociati took only one point from past three league ties. The negative thread includes a disappointing 1-1 draw to rock-bottomed Chievo in their previous home fixture in the league.
Roberto D’Aversa’s side lost 2-0 to Sampdoria last weekend. Since both teams were struggling to create in the final third lately, we find the Under 2.5 goals FT as the best of betting options here. You can back it at the 1.66 odds. As for the outcome, the draw looks to be the most likable of three and we will go for it at 3.10.
Parma vs Bologna: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10).