Roma vs. Parma 7/8/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Roma 14-6-10, Parma 11-6-13
7/8/20 3:45 pm
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Roma is welcoming Parma to Stadio Olimpico in round 31 in Italian Serie A.
Roma isn’t playing well, and they have lost their last 3 straight games in Serie A. during this stretch, Roma has conceded 6 goals while they scored only 1. Despite losing these games, Roma is still in the Europa League spot, in 5th place with 48 points, but Napoli is just behind them with the same amount of points. In their latest Serie A game against Napoli on the road, Roma was the weaker team with 41% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and 86% of the correct passes. Roma has lost this match 2-1. With 54 scored goals this season, Roma is among the best offensive teams in Serie A, but that offense was nowhere to be seen in their last few games, but Roma better gets it back if they want to stay where they are. Dzeko is Roma’s top goalscorer with 14 goals, while Mkhitaryan added 7 goals. Pellegrini added 9 assists. Jesus and Smalling are injured, while Dzeko, Mkhitaryan, Santon, and Crisante are all in danger of being suspended if they concede one more yellow card. I guess the injury of Chris Smalling, their starting defender had too big of an impact on Roma, but hopefully, they can sort it out and get back on winning track soon.
Same as Roma, Parma is on a 3-game losing streak during which they conceded 7 goals while scoring 4 goals. Parma has conceded and scored at least 1 goal in every one of their games since the restart. Parma is in 12th place in the standings with 39 points, 41 scored goals, and 40 conceded goals. Cornelius has scored 11 goals for Parma, while Kulusevski added 7 goals and 7 assists, and Gervinho has 6 goals and 5 assists. Inglese is the only injured player for Parma and he will not be in the lineup. In their most recent Serie A game against Fiorentina at home, Parma has had 55% of the correct passes, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 85% of the correct passes. It was a solid game for Parma, but the luck wasn’t on their side, and in the end, Parma has lost this match 1-2. Parma is not a bad team, and they have shown us this season that they can play fantastic soccer, but there just isn’t enough consistency in this team to be fighting for the Europa League, at least not yet. I’m sure that everyone in Parma is happy with this season and the result they have accomplished, but they are expecting more from next season, and rightfully so. With just a couple of signing to increase the competition within the team, Parma could do a lot more.
When playing at home, Roma has not lost to Parma in their last 19 games. Both Roma and Parma are in crappy form, and home-field advantage doesn’t mean anything right now. Even though I would give a slight advantage to Roma, Parma was consistent in one thing, and that is scoring goals. Once again, I will pick something on goals here.