Parma vs. Atalanta 7/28/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Parma 13-7-16, Atalanta 22-9-5
7/28/20 1:30 pm
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Parma is welcoming Atalanta to Ennio Tardini in round 37 in Italian Serie A.
Parma has won their last 2 games, and they have played some of their best soccer this season during this stretch. With these two wins, Parma has climbed the standings to 11th place with 46 points, and even though they can’t reach the Europa League or get relegated, it's always nice to end the season with a couple of wins. Offensively, Parma has been playing well this season with 51 scored goals, while their defense needs a lot of improvement as Parma conceded 52 goals. Cornelius is still Parma’s top goalscorer with 11 goals, while Kulusevski added 9 goals and 8 assists. Scozzarella and Cornelius are both injured, while Hernani is still questionable. In their latest Serie A game against Brescia on the road, Parma was dominant with 59% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and solid 88% of the correct passes. The first half ended in a 0-0 draw, but the second half was eventful. Parma was the better team, and they deservedly won this match 1-2. There is nothing Parma can gain in this season anymore, but it sure is better for morale to win games than to lose them, and Parma can certainly win a game against anyone if they play on their highest level.
Juventus has secured the title this past weekend, which means Atalanta is now competing for second place with Inter and Lazio. At the moment, Atalanta is in 3rd place with 75 points, 1 point less than Inter, and the same amount as Lazio in 4th place. Technically it doesn’t matter on which spot Atalanta ends the season because all 4 top spots are leading straight to the group stage of the Champions League. Atalanta has been the best offensive team in Serie A this season with massive 96 scored goals in 36 games, while their defense has been solid with 45 conceded goals. Since the restart, Atalanta is still undefeated with 8 wins and 3 draws. In their latest Serie A game against Milan on the road, Atalanta was a slightly better team with 53% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and 76% of the correct passes. With 1 goal on each side in the first half and a missed penalty by Atalanta, this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Zapata and Muriel have scored 18 goals each, while Ilicic added 15 goals. Gomez still has 14 assists. There are no injuries for Atalanta, but Ilicic is still questionable. Even though Atalanta can reach the top in Serie A anymore, it’s extremely important for them to maintain this excellent form because the Champions League will start again in just over a week, and Atalanta is facing mighty PSG.
The trends are evenly split here, and both Parma and Atalanta are playing great in the attacking end, but when it comes to the defense, Atalanta is the better team. Parma is doing well, but I wouldn’t step in front of this Atalanta train.