Parma, 4 May 2022 – Crotone v Parma will signify the end of the Crociati’s league season, this coming Friday at 18:15 CEST, as we make the journey to Crotone. Let’s take a closer look at all the pre-match stats:

  • The last Serie B meeting between Crotone and Parma was the first match between the sides this season, on 30 January. The game ended level: 1-1 the final score, with goals from Franco Vázquez and Manual Marras.
  • Crotone are unbeaten against Parma in both Serie A and B, with their two victories (both in Italy’s top division) and a draw over the Crociati.
  • Crotone won their last home match in the league, as they defeated Cremonese; the Rossoblù haven’t won back to back home games in the league since July 2020; furthermore, the Calabrian outfit has scored in their last four home games: their best goal-scoring streak at the Ezio Scida, in the league this season.
  • After having gone unbeaten for nine games in a row (4W, 5D), Parma have fallen to defeat in three of their last four league outings (1D); in the opposition camp however, Crotone have only lost once in their last six (1W, 4D), and this comes after having lost seven of their 10 games prior to this run (1W, 2D).
  • Parma have lost their last two games on the road in Serie B (Perugia and Brescia); the Crociati haven’t lost three consecutive away games in Serie B, since February 2018.
  • Crotone’s last seven league goals have come from open play; the last time the Rossoblù outfit scored more consecutive league goals of this nature, was back in February/March 2020 (12 in this instance).
  • Parma and Crotone are among the teams to have scored the fewest headed goals (4 apiece for Parma, Cremonese and Cosenza) in this Serie B season; in particular, only Pisa (5%) has a lower conversion rate than the Rossoblù (6%) at the Gialloblù (7%), with this statistic (excluding saves).
  • Four of Parma’s last six goals in Serie B have come from dead-ball situations (two from direct free-kicks against Como and two resulting from corners, against Alessandria): this is as many as their previous 27 games combined.
  • Manual Marras (the goal-scorer against Parma in the reverse fixture) has contributed to five goals in his last five Serie B appearances (two goals, three assists): that’s one more than in his previous 16 league matches (two goals, two assists).
  • In first game between the sides this season, Franco Vázquez found the back of the net with a free-kick; the only time he’s done so in the league this season.