Parma, 29 June 2020 – With Parma preparing to return to the pitch in the league, their next fixture coming away to Hellas Verona at 21:45 CEST on Wednesday 1 July, it’s time to take a closer look at the Crociati’s next opponents with the latest edition of our Opposition in Focus.
HELLAS’ SEASON SO FAR
Hellas currently sit on 39 points in the table after ten wins, nine draws and nine defeats. They’ve won 24 points at home and 15 on the road, scoring 34 goals (19 at home, 15 away) and conceding 32 along the way (15 at home, 17 away).
Hellas have taken a total of 243 shots this campaign, 145 of which have been on target at the end of 1,296 total attacks. They’ve also made 413 fouls and won 144 corners. Samuel Di Carmine is the club’s top scorer with five goals this season, followed by Matteo Pessina and Giampaolo Pazzini who have netted four each. In terms of assists, Darko Lazovic leads the ranking with six key contributions, followed by Mattia Zaccagni on four. The player with the most minutes played is Marco Silvestri on 2,703, while Davide Faraoni boasts the highest distance covered with an average of 11.1km per game.
THEIR LAST OUTING
Hellas Verona drew their last league game 3-3 away to Sassuolo, starting the game with the following line-up: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Gunter, Kumbulla (46’ Empereur); Adjapong, Amrabat, Veloso (67’ Badu), Lazovic; Pessina, Stepinski (60’ Pazzini), Zaccagni (90’ Verre). Coach: Juric.
OUR MOST RECENT ENCOUNTER
Hellas won their first fixture against the Crociati this season, coming away from the Tardini with a 1-0 win as Parma deployed the following side: Sepe, Iacoponi, Dermaku, Karamoh, Brugman, Barillà (60′ Hernani Jr), Gervinho (cap.), Kucka, Darmian, Kulusevski, Pezzella (76′ Sprocati). Bench: Colombi, Alastra, Camara, Adorante. Coach: D’Aversa.