Parma, 19 April 2019 – All the facts and figures you need to know ahead of Parma vs. Milan, a match which is set to kick off at 12:30 CEST on Saturday 20 April at the Tardini.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS BETWEEN THE SIDES
The two teams have come up against one other 30 times in competitive matches, with Parma having won eight of those (the Crociati’s last success came in a 3-2 win in the 2013/14 Serie A season) and Milan coming out on top 13 times (this last occurred when they won 5-4 in 2014/15). They have drawn with each other on nine occasions (the last being a 1-1 draw in 2012/13). Milan have scored on each of their last five visits to the Tardini, finding the back of the net eleven times in total. The last time the Rossoneri failed to score in Parma was in their 1-0 defeat in Serie A on 24 March 2010.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS BETWEEN THE COACHES
Roberto D’Aversa and Gennaro Gattuso are set to come up against each other for the second time: earlier on in the season, Gattuso’s Milan defeated D’Aversa’s Crociati side 2-1 at San Siro.
THE CROCIATI’S FAIR PLAY
Together with Sampdoria, Parma have the best record when it comes to the number of players who have seen red: just one Crociati player has been sent off after 32 league fixtures.
RECORD NUMBER OF SUBSTITUTE APPEARANCES
Samuel Castillejo and Patrick Cutrone are the two players who have come off the substitutes’ bench the most during the 2018/19 Serie A season: they’ve both done this 18 times so far.
Paolo Valeri will referee the match at the Tardini. He’s been the man in the middle for 172 Serie A games and overseen 68 home wins, 51 away wins and 53 draws in the process. As regards Parma, the Crociati have won four times, suffered three defeats and drawn six of the matches he was in charge of. Milan’s record with Valeri as the referee reads as follows: 15 wins, three draws and seven defeats in 25 matches. The upcoming game will be the third time he has referred matches between Parma and Milan: he was in charge of the Crociati’s 3-2 Serie A win at the Tardini on 27 October 2013 and the Rossoneri’s 2-1 win at San Siro earlier on this season.
Statistics courtesy of Calcio&Social Communication