Parma vs SPAL
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 27 January 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma).
Parma broke into the top half of the Serie A ladder after a 1-2 victory over Udinese away at Dacia Arena last weekend. Roberto Inglese and Gervinho were goalscorers in a victory which practically allowed Crociati to join the battle for the European football next term. Parma are just four points short of Lazio in 6th place. They have a great opportunity to keep the good form going and pick up their third win in four games on Sunday when relegation strugglers SPAL come to visit Stadio Ennio Tardini.
Spallini sit at the 16th position and are four points adrift of the danger area at the moment. They are, however, winless in past 12 matches in all competitions. It’s hard to see the thread coming to an end against an in-form opposition on the road, but can Leonardo Semplici’s men at least avoid a defeat in the 21st round tie against Parma?
Parma vs SPAL: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between these two likes.
SPAL took a narrow 1-0 victory when they met each other for the first time ever in late-August last year at Stadio Paolo Mazza.
Parma vs SPAL: Prediction
SPAL were lucky to have saved a point seven days ago against Bologna. Jasmin Kurtic cancelled Rodrigo Palacio’s opener for Rossoblu on the occasion. However, it was yet another disappointing performance from Spallini who scored only 7 goals in 10 away fixtures so far in the season.
Leonardo Semplici’s troops lost five and drew one of past six away matches in all competitions. They scored only two goals in last five Serie A outings. Since Parma were fairly tough to break down of late, the hosts to keep a clean sheet looks to be just the way to go here. Brave tipsters can back in-form Parma to claim the spoils at the odds of 2.40.
Parma vs SPAL: Bet Tips
Parma to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Parma to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).