MATCH PACK: HELLAS VERONA VS. PARMA

Parma, 30 June 2020 – The Crociati’s next game is in Verona against Hellas, let’s look at the stats and previous encounters in our Match Pack.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Verona have faced Parma 15 times in Serie A, winning seven, drawing three and losing five of those. Only one of those five defeats has come in the last eight matches, along with five wins for the Venetian side and two draws. The only match between Verona and Parma in Serie A not played on a Sunday was the first fixture this season, which ended 1-0 to Hellas thanks to Darko Lazovic’s goal. After that win and clean sheet, Verona have a chance to not concede in two consecutive matches against the Crociati for the first time in Serie A. Verona have hosted Parma seven times in Serie A, winning five and losing twice.

FORM GUIDE

Verona’s last win on a Wednesday in Serie A was their 2-1 victory over Atalanta in February 2016, when Luigi Delneri was their coach, whilst they lost their last home match in Serie A against Napoli, but have not recorded two home defeats in a row in this competition since May 2018. Parma have not drawn a Serie A match on a Wednesday since September 2012, since then they’ve played 16 times on this day of the week, winning six and losing ten. Parma have won two of their last three Serie A away games (one loss), which is as many as in their previous ten away matches in which they won twice, drew four times and lost four times. Verona have won all seven home games in this league season in which they have taken the lead. Finally, for the fifth time in its Serie A history, Parma have gained at least 20 points after 14 away games, the last time they managed it was in 2013/14.

PLAYER FOCUS

Federico Dimarco played 13 games and scored one goal for Parma in Serie A under Roberto D’Aversa’s management, while Luca Siligardi, on the other hand, played 28 times and scored twice for Verona in Serie A in the 2015/16 season. Matteo Pessina is the third youngest midfielder to have scored at least four goals in the league this season, only Kulusevski and Zaniolo are ahead of him in this regard.

Both of Jasmin Kurtic’s Serie A goals against Verona have come in the 75th minute onwards. Gervinho scored one goal and provided an assist in January 2014 against Verona in Serie A, but has not scored or assisted in his other five games against the Venetian side. However, he has been involved in 23 goals across the last two league seasons for Parma (17 goals, six assists), which is at least nine more than any other Crociati player in this period. Both he and Andreas Cornelius are Parma’s top scorers away from home (five goals each), although the Dane has played 211 minutes less than the Ivorian in away games. Gervinho’s next appearance as a starter will be his 50th for Parma (in all competitions). The Danish striker, Andreas Cornelius, has been involved in seven of Parma’s last nine away goals in Serie A, with five goals and two assists. Meanwhile Dejan Kulusevski has completed 53 dribbles in this Serie A campaign and is one of only five players born after 01/01/2000 to have completed at least 50 dribbles across Europe’s Top 5 Leagues; Takefusa Kubo, Alphonso Davies, Jadon Sancho and Ferran Torres are the other four.