Parma vs. Fiorentina 7/5/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Parma 11-6-12, Fiorentina 7-10-12
7/5/20 1:30 pm
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Parma is welcoming Fiorentina to Ennio Tardini in part of round 30 in Italian Serie A.
Parma was playing well in their first two games since the restart, but they have lost their last two straight games, one at home and one on the road. The good news for Parma is that they have scored a goal in each of their last 4 games, but they also conceded at least one goal in said 4 games, 7 in total. Parma is safely outside the relegation zone, in 10th place with 39 points, 40 scored goals, and 38 conceded goals. Overall, a very good season for Parma. Cornelius is Parma’s best goal scorer with 11 goals, while Kulusevski added 7 goals and 7 assists, and Gervinho has 6 goals and 5 assists. There are no injuries in Parma, but Hernani is suspended because oy the yellow cards. In their last Serie A game against Verona on the road, Parma was solid with 49% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and 80% of the correct passes. Parma has scored 2 goals in this game, but they still ended up losing this match 3-2. I love Parma, and all the troubles they went through over the last few years makes what Parma is doing even more enjoyable, I just hope they can at least repeat this success next season.
I don’t know what to do about Fiorentina. I know they are a good team capable of much better things, but Fiorentina just can’t get out of the hole they dug themselves. Fiorentina has only 1 win in their last 10 games, and 0 wins since the restart. Fiorentina is in low 13th place with only 31 points, and the danger of them being relegated is getting quite real all of a sudden. Fiorentina has scored only 35 goals while conceding 42 goals so far this season. In their most recent Serie A game against Sassuolo at home, Fiorentina has had 52% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 87% of the correct passes. There were some good moments for Fiorentina in this game, but both their offense and defense have failed them, and Fiorentina has lost this game 1-3. Vlahovic and Chiesa have both scored 6 goals for Fiorentina so far, while Pulgar added 4 goals and 4 assists. Kouame is injured, while Vlahovic is suspended because of the red card. There are a lot of rumors who will be the next head coach in Fiorentina, because there will certainly be a change, and apparently Roma’s legend Daniele De Rossi has been offered to take over after the season ends. Possibly a good choice where Fiorentina can expect a step forward on the defensive end, but it could go the other way because this is De Rossi’s first coaching job. The main goal for Fiorentina now is to stay in Serie A next season.
Oh man, this is a tough one. Parma and Fiorentina are teams of similar quality, but Parma has shown a lot more since the restart. Both teams are conceding a lot of goals as of late, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals here.