Parma, 7 November 2020 – Here are all the facts and figures you need to know ahead of Parma vs. Fiorentina:

PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS
Parma and Fiorentina have played each other on 46 occasions in Serie A, with the Crociati’s record against the Viola reading as follows: 14 wins, 16 defeats, 16 draws. In the last eleven encounters between the sides, there have been three wins apiece and five draws. Fiorentina emerged victorious when they last came up against Parma, and the Viola could record a second successive win against the Crociati for the first time since the 2007/08 season. The most frequent scoreline that the two teams have played out is 1-1: this is been the result on ten occasions, including last season’s draw at the Franchi.

FORM GUIDE
Parma have played out two consecutive 2-2 draws in the league. The Crociati haven’t drawn three consecutive Serie A matches since May 2019 (five back then). Parma have scored twice in each of their past three league fixtures and haven’t scored 2+ goals for more consecutive matches in Serie A since October 2013 (five in that case). Four of Parma’s five points so far have come at the Tardini. The Ducali haven’t remained unbeaten for three home matches in a row since January. Fiorentina are yet to win on the road this campaign (D1, L2). In the past seven seasons, only once have they failed to record a victory after four away fixtures (in 2018/19).

PLAYER FOCUS
Gervino has scored three goals against Fiorentina in Serie A: only against Inter has he been more successful (five). The Ivorian could potentially find the net for two consecutive matches in the Italian top flight for the first time since November 2018. Gervinho has bagged 20 goals for Parma in Serie A and is just two shy of Sebastian Giovinico’s tally of 22, with the latter currently sitting in tenth place in the ranking of Parma’s all-time top scorers in the Italian top flight. Juraj Kucka has scored two goals in 13 Serie A matches against Fiorentina, including the penalty he converted in Parma’s most recent clash against the Viola in July.

Jasmin Kurtic made his Serie A debut for Palermo against Fiorentina in February 2011. The Slovenian has come up against the Viola 13 times in Serie A and managed to score against them for Torino in May 2014. Roberto Inglese found the net against Fiorentina in the only previous Serie A encounter he had with them in a Crociati shirt. Previously, he’d been unable to get on the scoresheet in six matches against the Viola while on Chievo’s books. Luigi Sepe wore the Fiorentina shirt in the 2015/16 season but never took to the pitch in Serie A, although he did play once in the Coppa Italia and six times in the Europa League. Vincenti Laurini made 37 appearances for Fiorentina between 2017 and 2019 but never managed to get on the scoresheet. Meanwhile, Jasmin Kurtic took to the pitch 21 times for the Viola in Serie A in 2014/15 and scored once. Gastón Brugman made his Serie A debut under Giuseppe Iachini in October 2015, turning out for Palermo against Napoli.