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Napoli vs Parma Match Preview: Prediction & Lineups

Sat 14 December 2019 | 9:34

Another Serie A is coming up and tonight Napoli and Parma are going to go against each other in an exciting match.

Napoli

and

Parma

will lock horns together as

Gli Azzurri

will host

I Gialloblu

at San Paolo in Matchday16 of

Italy Serie A

.

Both sides have collected 21 points from the 15 matches they have played so far.

Napoli are currently 7th in the League table with a better goal difference, while Parma are 8th with same points.

Napoli vs Parma News

Here is all you need to know about

Napoli vs Parma 

match in advance:

Napoli in details

The hosts needed to win their match over Udinese on Matchday15 but the match wasn’t over as they wished for and The Blues drew that match 1-1 in the end. That is how they are currently 17 points behind the leaders.

I Partenopei will have to start their match against Parma missing   Maksimovic due to suspension, while Malcuit, Ghoulam, and Tonelli are also out due to injuries.

Parma in details

On the other side of the pitch I Crociati have most recently won their match over Sampdoria with a 1-0 result last weekend. Six wins, six defeats and three draws; that is how the team have performed so far this season. 

D'Aversa will have to send his squad into the pitch, missing a group of players including Inglese, Karamoh, Kucka, Scozzarella, and Grassi all die to injury.

Teams’ background

These are the facts worth mentioning from the history books:

Napoli and Parma have drawn only one of their last 13 Serie A meetings, which goes back to May 2015 where the match ended in a 2-2 resuly. Besides that tie, Napoli has won eight to Parma’s four in that time.

Napoli have won their last two Serie A games against Parma at San Paolo: they have never won three home consecutive matches against the Crociati in the competition.

Napoli have picked up 21 points in Serie A this season, the last time they collected fewer points in their first 15 games was back in 2000/01 where they picked 14.

The last time Napoli haven’t won in four consecutive home Serie A matches was back in March 2010 – they are currently on a streak of three in a row at San Paolo without a win as they have drawn two and lost one match.

Parma have won two of their last seven Serie A games as they drew 3 and lost 2, having won three of their previous four before that.

Parma are looking to remain unbeaten in five consecutive Serie A away games for the first time since 2014 as they have currently won one match and drawn three.

Napoli have six players with two or more goals in the current Serie A campaign, no other team has more.

Napoli have hit the woodwork 10 times in Serie A this season, more than any other side. If all woodwork hits counted as goals, Napoli would have eight more points than they currently have, the biggest difference in the division.

Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik has scored four goals against Parma, against no other team he netted more in Serie A.

Parma’s Dejan Kulusevski is the only player born since 2000 to have started at least 15 matches in the top five European Leagues this season.

Possible lineups

Napoli

: Meret, Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Fabian Ruiz, Allan, Zielinski, Insigne, Milik, Callejon.

Parma

: Sepe, Darmian, Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo, Brugman, Hernani, Barilla, Kulusevski, Cornelius, Gervinho​.

Match info

Date:

Saturday, 14 December

​Time:

18:00 CET

Venue:

San Paolo

​Referee:

​Marco Di Bello

Prediction

​Napoli sacked Ancelotti and replaced him with former AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso a while ago. Now with their new coach and being the host at the same time, there is more possibility for the home side to win the match but not with that much of goal difference.

Which team will be the winner in your opinion? Leave your comment in the comment section.


source: SportMob