Parma meets Torino on September 30, 2019 at the Ennio Tardini Stadium.
Parma Calcio 1913 or Parma was founded in December 1913. They enjoyed their best success during the decade 1992-2002 where they won a total of 8 trophies. During that period, they won three Copa Italia titles, one Supercoppa Italiana, two UEFA Cups, one European Super Cup and one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. In 2003, the Parmalat scandal caused their parent company to plunge into financial trouble and the club went to administration in 2007. The club reached rock bottom when it became bankrupt in 2015 and was re-founded in Serie D. They have secured three consecutive promotions to return to Serie A in 2018. They finished 14th in the 2018-19 Serie A season.
Parma is tied for 15th in Goal Difference at -2 goals. They have scored a total of 5 goals on the season, 15th overall. On defense, Parma has allowed a total of seven goals this term, tied for 10th in the Serie A. They have four assists this season, ranking them in 10th place in the league. Roberto Inglese, Gervinho, and Antonio Barilla each have one goal for Parma. Midfielder Dejan Kulusevski leads Parma with two assists this season while Gervinho and Matteo Darmian each have one assist for the squad. Goalkeeper Luigi Sepe has conceded seven goals with 22 saves on the season.
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Torino Football Club was established in 1906. Known as Torino or Toro, the club has won a total of seven Italian titles, including five in a row during the 1940’s when they were known as the Grande Torino. That team was acknowledged as one of the strongest football sides ever until the entire squad was killed during the 1949 Superga Air Disaster. Torino also has five Coppa Italia wins, the last of which was in 1993. They also won the 1991 Mitropa Cup and were finalists in the 1992 UEFA Cup.
Torino is ranked 10th in Goal Difference at +1 goal. They have scored a total of six goals on the season which ranks them in 11th place overall. Torino is also ranked 9th with a total of six goals conceded this season. They are tied for 9th in assists with a total of five in four matches played so far. Andre Belottia leads Torino with two goals scored this season. Defenders Kevin Bonifazi and Armando Izzo each have one goal scored this term. Midfielder Daniel Baselli leads the squad with two assists while goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has 24 saves and has given up a total of six goals in four appearances.
Parma is 2-0-3 SU on the season and they are currently in 12th place in the Serie A ladder. The squad recently snapped a two-match losing streak when they defeated Sassuolo 2-1 in their most recent outing. They head to this contest as the soccer betting underdogs against Torino.
Torino is 6th in the Serie A standings with their 3-0-2 record. Torino opened the season with wins over Sassuolo and Atalanta but then suffered consecutive losses to Lecce and Sampdoria. In their most recent match, Torino leaned on Belotti’s two goals to sink the struggling AC Milan.
Head to head, Parma has lost just twice in their last 10 meetings against Torino. Parma has five wins while Torino has two and the teams played to a draw in three matches during that period. In their most recent matchup, these teams played to a scoreless draw last April 6, 2019.
Both these teams head to this matchup coming off a victory. Both these teams have been decent with their attack and both have their shares of struggles on the defensive end. Overall though, Torino has played a more consistent season so far but Parma is playing at their home field. I think this will be a close match and between these two , I’ll take the steadier team and that is Torino. Prediction: Torino