Serie A Match Previews: Match Week 33 (Part 2)

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Updated: April 10, 2014
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Bologna vs. Parma

Match Date:  13 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Renato Della`Ara

(Featured image: Parma | Source: foxsportsasia.com)

 

Bologna and Parma were both successful at putting a break in their respective streaks of poor results, but the only difference is that the former did it with a stalemate while the latter sealed it with a victory. These results automatically warrant a superior Crociati side. In fact, they would remain so even if the gauge would only be measured with their defeats. Bologna were goalless on their most recent upsets while Parma did not succumb to their rivals without giving them a good fight. Roberto Donadoni’s men delivered a total of five goals from their last three losses.

 

The squads are 23 points, 11 places, and 35 goals apart, with Parma largely dominating the statistics. These records alone already indicate how massive of an opposition will the visitors be for their hosts. Manager Davide Ballardini may capitalize on his men’s excellent aerial duel skills but he cannot deny the fact that they will inevitably result into being underdogs with Parma’s soaring faculties in the attack (particularly down the wings), resilience, possession, and conversion.

 

Online betting tip: Parma are on course to bagging their 14th win this season.

 

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Hellas Verona vs. Fiorentina

Match Date: 13 April 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Marc`Antonio Bentegodi

 

Fiorentina are almost certain of a Europa League seeding for next season, although they also have a slim chance at securing berth in the Champions League play-offs. Verona, meanwhile, must overtake at least three clubs for them to obtain a spot in UEFA’s second-tier continental competition.

 

Gialloblu and Viola are meeting the second time since December 2013, when the former won the battle on a very narrow 4-3 result away from home. This time around, Verona are expected to exude a piece of their vengeance. However, the odds do not necessarily agree on them. Andrea Mandorlini’s men had to suffer four successive defeats (all goalless) before they seized back-to-back wins at Genoa and local rivals Chievo. Fiorentina, by comparison, only incurred one upset from their past five matches—of which, three concluded successfully.

 

Football betting tip: Verona and Fiorentina are on track to creating another thriller but as with their previous result, Viola would still finish as the better side.