Parma vs Napoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma)
Mid-table Parma is winless in seven Serie A matches but their pleasant run could not find a win, courtesy of their faltering defense, which hasn’t kept a clean sheet in the last ten games.
Napoli has been chasing for the Europa League spot and has lost just one of their previous 11 league fixtures in their schedule and will probably up that number by one after this match.
Parma vs Napoli Match preview
If it was not for the draw with Bologna at home in an earlier clash, Parma would have been on a seven-game losing streak in the campaign before hosting the Blues.
The 2-3 loss at home against Sampdoria in their previous match was their sixth loss within the last nine fixtures after the league restart this season.
With 9 losses over 6 wins from their 17 home matches so far, the host cannot argue for having any home ground advantage. Besides, the host has been winless for the past six clashes at home.
In the meantime, Napoli has lost only 4 of their 17 trips on the road this season until now. Only one of their recent five tours has ended in a defeat in their schedule.
To make things worse for the host, the Blues have only one loss in the past ten league clashes and are on a five-game unbeaten run in the campaign schedule.
They will visit after a 2-1 win at home against Udinese in their previous encounter and will probably aim to carry on their winning streak from that clash forward against the weaker away side.
Parma vs Napoli Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only one of their last five matches has ended in a draw.
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-2 away win for Parma.
- The host is winless in their recent two fixtures at home.
- Seven of their last ten clashes here have seen both teams score.
Parma vs Napoli Prediction
Parma’s winless run in the campaign doesn’t put up a firm case for a home win and they are unlikely to use any ground advantage in the game. Napoli is in a decent form in the league and more urgent for the three points in the table.
With their strong overall form and 16 points lead over the host in the league table, the Blues will be closer to the win in the match. The away win in full-time with 1.50 odds will be the best bet for the punters to yield decent returns from the encounter.
Most of the recent clashes in the visitor’s schedule have been high scoring affairs. The host doesn’t have a powerful defense to stop the Blues and hence, the tip for over 2.6 goals with 1.66 odds will probably be a suitable option for the punters in ninety minutes.
Parma vs Napoli Betting tips
Napoli to win @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (4/6).