Parma, 9 March 2019 – Up next for Parma is a home match against Genoa. Let’s take a look at a few relevant stats ahead of the Crociati’s 27th league fixture of the season:
The two teams have met each other 22 times in Emilia-Romagna, with Parma coming out on top on ten occasions (the last being a 3-1 victory in the 2011/12 Serie A season) and Genoa winning twice (the last came in a 2-1 win in 2014/15). There have been ten draws (a 1-1 draw in 2013/14 was the last time it ended all square). Roberto D’Aversa and Cesare Prandelli have not yet faced one another as coaches.
After 26 games played in the league, Parma have only had one man sent off. Along with Sampdoria and Roma, they are the team that have received the least amount of red cards.
300 FOR SCOZZARELLA
Matteo Scozzarella is close to playing his 300th game in professional football. So far, he has appeared 15 times in Serie A, while he has also made 193 and 72 appearances in Serie B and Lega Pro respectively. In the Coppa Italia, he has taken to the pitch eight times. He has played a further eleven times in other competitions. The clubs where he’s made those appearances are as follows: Portogruaro, Juve Stabia, Atalanta, Ternana, Spezia, Trapani and Parma. His debut came on 26 August 2007, when Portogruaro beat Prato 1-0 in Serie C2.
200 FOR CRISCITO
Domenico Criscito is set to make his 200th appearance for an Italian club. So far, he has played for Genoa and Juventus and has appeared 148 times in Serie A, 37 in Serie B, 8 in the Coppa Italia and six in European cups. His debut came on 7 June 2003, when Genoa beat Cosenza 3-0 in Serie B.
In scoring his ninth goal of this Serie A season against Empoli, Gervino equalled his record number of goals for an Italian club over the course of a single season. He achieved this feat for Roma in 2013/14.
Genoa come into the match on the back of two wins and four draws in their last six games in Italy’s top division – their longest unbeaten run this season. Their last defeat was a 2-0 loss against Milan at the Marassi on 21 January. The Grifone’s last two games ended 0-0, meaning they’ve gone 180 minutes without scoring. However, they haven’t conceded for 226 minutes.
Juan Luca Sacchi of the Macerata section will be the referee at the Tardini. In the three Serie A matches he has been in charge of so far, there has been one home win, one away win and one draw. Parma have never won when he’s been the man in the middle (one draw and two defeats). Sacchi has only refereed Genoa once, when the Grifone recorded a 2-1 win against Frosinone on 30 September.
Statistics from Calcio&Social Communication