Parma, 29 February 2020 – Serie A TIM returns: Parma take on SPAL on Sunday at 15:00 CET. Here is the Match Pack with all the facts and figures about the game.
PREVIOUS HOME GAMES AGANST SPAL
Parma have only played SPAL at the Tardini once in Serie A, back in January 2019. This was also the only clash, out of the three overall, in which both teams have scored as it ended 3-2 to SPAL.
Parma are, alongside Udinese, one of the two teams in Serie A who have yet to score a penalty this season (having missed the two penalties they’ve been awarded). The last goal from the spot for Parma in the league dates back to 5 May 2019 when Kucka slotted from twelve yards against Sampdoria at the Tardini. No team has scored more goals (ten) than Parma from crosses in the league this season, with their last three goals coming from these situations. The last time Parma found themselves with a two-goal advantage in Serie A and lost was against SPAL in January 2019 (2-3).
Gervinho’s next appearance will be his 50th for Parma in all competitions: SPAL are also the team against whom the Ivorian forward has played the most in Serie A without contributing to a single goal (196 minutes). All five of Gervinho’s goals in the league this season have come away from home; the last goal scored by the Ivorian at the Tardini was in March 2019 in the Crociati’s 3-1 loss to Atalanta. Parma signed Jasmin Kurtic from SPAL in January; the Slovenian played for SPAL from 2017/18 onwards for 62 games scoring nine goals in Serie A. Dejan Kulusevski and Andreas Cornelius together account for 59% of Parma’s total goals in the league this season: 19 out of 32.