MATCH PACK: PARMA VS. UDINESE

Parma, 25 January 2020 – Find out all you need to know about Parma vs. Udinese with this week’s edition of our Match Pack ahead of Sunday’s game.

DIRECT ENCOUNTERS
This will be the 46th meeting between Parma and Udinese in Serie A: the Crociati hold the better record with 20 wins compared to the Friulians’ 15, with ten draws completing the balance. The last encounter between the two at the Tardini ended in a draw, whilst this fixture has never seen two consecutive draws at home to Parma in Serie A.

CURRENT FORM
Parma won five of their first ten games at the Tardini this Serie A season (1D, 4L): the Crociati hadn’t won at least five home games from their first ten since the 2012/13 season (six in that case). Parma are in exactly the same place as they were last season, sitting on 28 points after their first 20 games (with an identical record of 8W, 4D, 8L), although the Crociati have scored eight more goals than their 19 at this point last season. Udinese have won three of their last four league games (1L): but had won the same number in their previous 15 (3D, 9L).

GENERAL STATISTICS
Parma have scored the most goals through substitutes out of any team in Europe’s Top 5 leagues with seven, four of which have come from Andreas Cornelius. Udinese have scored a higher percentage of their goals in the final 15 minutes of games than any other team in Serie A (7/19 – 37%), having also conceded the lowest percentage of their goals in that same time period (3/31 – 10%).

PLAYER STATISTICS
Out of all players with at least four goals in the league this season, only Ciro Immobile (one goal every 68’) has a better minutes-per-goal ratio than Parma’s Andreas Cornelius (every 80’); this places our Danish forward sixth in this category across Europe’s Top 5 leagues, only behind Immobile, Agüero, Werner, Mbappé and Lewandowski. Juraj Kucka made his Serie A debut against Udinese while playing for Genoa back in January 2011; the Slovakian has scored two goals against the Friulians in the top flight, having only scored more against Roma in the same competition (three). Jasmin Kurtic has played an active part in three goals (two goal and one assist) in his last six encounters with Udinese in Serie A, after going without any goal involvements in his previous seven games against the same side in the competition. Riccardo Gagliolo has only scored two goals in Serie A, one of which came against the Friulians in Parma’s 3-1 away win last September. Bruno Alves’ next start will be his 50th in a Parma shirt across all competitions.