PARMA vs. CHIEVO: OPPOSITION FOCUS

Parma, 4 December 2018 Chievo Verona will be Parma Calcio’s next opponents in the 2018/19 Serie A TIM season with the match kicking off at 15:00 CET on Sunday 9th December at the Stadio Tardini. Let’s take a closer look at the Veneto outfit.

CHIEVO’S CLIMB UP THE LADDER

Chievo Verona were founded as Opera Nazionale Dopolavoro Chievo in 1929. During the Second World War, they came to be known as A.C Chievo. Over the years, the club went from the regional leagues before moving up to Serie A and European football. At the end of the 1993/94 season, they were promoted to Serie B for the first time under Alberto Malesani, leading to a first derby against Hellas Verona. With Luigi Delneri, Chievo were promoted in the 2000/01 season to Serie A for the first time in history. The following season, a fifth-place finish secure a UEFA Cup place. They returned to Europe in 2006/7 with a spot in the preliminary round of the Champions League followed by a place in the UEFA Cup. That would be followed by relegation to Serie B and an immediate return to Serie A in 2008. The current season is Chievo’s eleventh-straight in the top flight. 

CHIEVO IN 2018/19 

Chievo currently have two points (starting from a deduction of -3) after five draws and nine defeats. They’ve scored 11 and conceded 31. Lorenzo D’Anna started at the helm with the Chievo icon taking on at the end of the prior season before being replaced by former Italy Coach Gianpiero Ventura. They’re currently on their third coach of the season with Domenico Di Carlo.


SOME STATS 

Mariusz Stepinski is Chievo’s top scorer with three goals from 13 games. Emanuele Giaccherini has run the most with an average distance of 11,517 km covered from 781 minutes played. According to Serie A’s statistics, Chievo have the ball for an average of 22 minutes and 6 seconds per game and they’ve had 101 shots so far, with 45 of them being on target.

THE COACH’S PROFILE 

After starting at the Vicenza Primavera side, Domenico Di Carlo led Mantova, taking them from Serie C2 to Serie B, just missing out on promotion to the top flight. He was later in charge of Parma in the 2007/8 season before moving to Chievo. He later had roles at Sampdoria, Chievo again, Livorno, Cesena, Spezia and Novara. This is his third spell at Chievo. In his career, he has been the coach in 500 matches with a record of 172 wins, 165 draws and 163 defeats.