Parma vs Napoli
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma).
Parma generally enjoyed an overwhelming Serie A campaign after joining the top flight football for the first time in three years. However, their form saw a massive slide at the start of 2019 as the team clinched just one point from past four league affairs.
Crociati will have a very tough task to bounce back from such form on Sunday evening when they play host to second-placed Napoli at Stadio Ennio Tardini. The team led by Roberto D’Aversa had troubles keeping things tight at the back lately. They shipped eight goals in last four league matches. It’s certainly not an encouraging form ahead of the tie with one of the most lethal attacking lines in the division.
Napoli bagged 42 goals in 24 league matches so far. The visitors drew last two Serie A affairs and they will be motivated to return to winning ways here against out-of-form opposition.
Parma vs Napoli: Head-to-head
Napoli lead the H2H tie by three wins coming into landmark 30th encounter with Crociati.
Partinopei celebrated a demolishing 3-0 victory when they met Parma in this term of Serie A at Stadio San Paolo.
Croaciati, however, won four points in last two home encounters with Napoli.
Parma vs Napoli: Prediction
Carlo Ancelotti’s men easily advanced into the last 16 round of Europa League past Swiss Zurich (5-1 on aggregate). The Italian manager gave rest to his key men in the second leg if the last 32 round tie on Thursday evening at San Paolo (a 2-0 win for Napoli).
Partinopei were super tough to break down of late. The team did not allow a single goal in last four league matches. Given Parma scored just 11 goals in 12 home ties in this season, we would not be surprised to see such streak continued here.
Sunce the hosts failed to keep things quiet at the back lately, we can hardly expect anything other but Napoli’s win here.
Parma vs Napoli: Bet Tips
Napoli to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1).