Parma, 7 October 2018 – Ahead of the lunchtime kick-off in Serie A between Genoa and Parma, let’s take a look back at the stats and previous meetings in the fixture.
There have been 22 previous meetings between the two sides at Marassi with ten Genoa wins (most recently a 2-0 in the 2014/15 Serie A season), nine draws (most recently 1-1 in the 2012/13 season) and three Parma wins (most recently a 0-1 in the 1998/99 Coppa Italia). Since that most recent Parma win on 23 September 1998, Genoa have won four and drawn three.
THE CROCIATI’S LAST AWAY GOAL AGAINST GENOA
Parma haven’t scored in away matches against Genoa for 243 minutes. The most recent was on 26 September 2012 when Lucarelli scored in the 27th minute of a 1-1 draw. Genoa then went on to win 1-0 in the 2013/14 season and 2-0 in the 2014/15 season.
After six matches in the 2018/19 Serie A season (Genoa have played one game less), the Pole Krzysztof Piatek has scored eight and he is alone at the top of the goalscoring charts ahead of Defrel and Insigne who are on five. The Pole has already become the most prolific Polish player in a Serie A season, going ahead of Zbigniew Boniek (Roma 1985/86) and Kamil Glik (Torino 2014/15) who both scored seven goals. Piatek has a better goalscoring return than Gabriel Omar Batistuta did in the 1994/95 season with Fiorentian when he scored seven in the first six matches. The Argentine holds the record for the most goals scored in consecutive games at the start of the season when he scored a total of thirteen goals in the first eleven matches.
THE GRIFONE’S STRONG START
After six matches (their fixture against AC Milan has been rearranged to 31 October), Genoa have picked up 12 points, level with Lazio. That is their best start since the 1929/30 season, if we consider league wins as being worth three points, they took 13 points that season in six matches. Genoa eventually finished as runners-up in Serie A that year behind Inter.
GENOA UNBEATEN AT HOME IN 2018/19
The Grifone have won all four of their matches at Marassi in the 2018/19 season. Genoa 4-0 Lecce (Coppa Italia), Genoa 2-1 Empoli, Genoa 1-0 Bologna and Genoa 2-0 Chievo Verona. It took 189 minutes for them to conceded their only goal at home which was scored by Empoli’s Mraz in the 89th minute. The last team to beat Genoa there was Torino who won 1-2 on 20 May. Should they win again, it would be the first time since the February to April 2016 period that they have picked up five straight wins in Serie A.
NO STALEMATES FOR PARMA ON THE ROAD
Parma don’t know how to draw in away games. In the past 14 away trips, the Crociati have either won or lost. The most recent draw was on 21 December 2017 (Bari 0-0 Parma), there have been six wins for the Ducali and eight defeats.
After seven tough matches, four Parma players have featured in every game without being substituted either. They are the goalkeeper Sepe along with Gagliolo, Bruno Alves and Stulac outfield. Seven full matches played adds up to 630 minutes on the pitch for them!
Data from Calcio & Social Communication