Parma vs SPAL Prediction & Match Preview

Parma vs SPAL
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini.

Well-rested Gialloblu’s are set to host SPAL in the Derby Della via Emilia behind closed doors due to well-known issues with Coronavirus in the region.

Parma vs SPAL: Match Preview

Well-rested Gialloblu’s are set to host SPAL in the Derby Della via Emilia behind closed doors due to well-known issues with Coronavirus in the region.

Roberto D’Aversa’s side is in a decent run of form, having picked up ten points from their last six league fixtures, which puts them on seventh place in the six-game form table.

Overall, Emilia-Romagna giants are ninth in the Serie A standings, one point behind Napoli and AC Milan, with a game in hand.

Parma has recorded six wins, one draw and five losses at the Stadio Ennio Tardini this season, scoring 1.42 goals per match on average and allowing impressive 0.92 goals per bout. They have won two of their last three home games.

SPAL’s disappointing Serie A campaign continued as they slumped to their fifth consecutive defeat, going down 1-2 to Juventus at Paolo Mazza.

The Ferrara-based outfit is a last-placed team on the Serie A ladder, eight points behind Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria, who also have a game in hand. Gli Spalini must raise them and start accumulating points if they are to avoid relegation to Serie B next season.

Luigi Di Biagio’s men have the worst road record in the competition with two wins, one draw and ten defeats to date, averaging measly 0.62 goals scored per game, whilst conceding 1.85 goals per contest in return.

Parma vs SPAL: Team News & Probable Lineups

Inglese (11 games – 2 goals) is month away from return; Laurini (7/0), Seppe (Goalkeeper, 21 games), Adorante (0/0), Barilla (18/1), Kucka (18/3) and Scozzarella (11/0) are considered doubtful.

Parma (4-3-3): Colombi – Darmian, Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Pezzella – Hernani, Brugman, Kucka – Kulusevski, Cornelius, Gervinho.

Cerri (11/1) is unlikely to play against his former side; Strefezza (20/1) is suspended.

SPAL (4-3-1-2): Berisha – Cionek, Bonifazi, Vicari, Zukanovic – Castro, Valdifiori, Missiroli – Valoti –  Petagna, Floccari

Parma vs SPAL: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Overall Stats (37 games): Parma 10 wins, SPAL 14 Wins, 13 Draws.
  • SPAL have won all three Serie A matches against Parma.
  • We would have to dive deep into history books to see their previous meetings in lower leagues.
  • Eight of their last ten head-to-head encounters had Under 2.5 goals.
  • Gli Spalini beat Gialloblu’s 1-0 in the reverse fixture.

Parma vs SPAL: Prediction

The hosts listed as big favorites to land their eleventh win of the season on Sunday, and I fancy them to end their three-game losing streak in the top-flight against regional rivals.

SPAL has conceded at least two goals in each of their last five league games, but also scored at least one in each of the last six. With a 2-0 or 2-1 scoreline feeling, I will take 2 or 3 goals to be scored at Ennio Tardini.

Lastly, I will pick the Ivorian winger Gervinho to net anytime at decent odds. The guests will be forced to attack more than usual, and Parma and Gervinho are known for deadly counter-attacks.

Parma vs SPAL: Betting Tips

  • Parma To Win @ 2.11
  • 2 or 3 Goals @ 2.00.
  • Gervinho (Parma) To Score Anytime @ 2.80.

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