Parma vs Fiorentina Preview: Stalemate Appeases Parma And Fiorentina

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Updated: February 20, 2014
Parma and Fiorentina

Rivals and strong contenders for the European tournament next season, Parma and Fiorentina are keen on sharing spoils in their upcoming match. With their strength and performance, the two (2) online betting favorites will most likely to settle for a draw.

 

Match Date: 24 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini

Team Form

 

Parma

Parma’s 4-0 victory against Atalanta marked their 5th win during their last six (6) matches. The club has found itself parading a spectacular and strong display of pitch performances, which catapulted their rank to the 6th spot of Serie A.

 

Trailing Inter by three (3) points, it will not be a surprise to see the club as one of the favorites to qualify for the Europa League this season, although their head honcho, Roberto Donadoni refused to discuss such matter any further.

 

Pitted against Fiorentina, the club can be hardly considered as the match’s minnow. Other than their undefeated record, they have also kept a clean sheet in their last three (3) matches. It is highly possible for them to give Fiorentina a headache during their upcoming encounter.

 

Fiorentina

A narrow defeat to Inter struck Fiorentina and prevented them from moving closer to Napoli.

 

While the club’s top brass, Vincenzo Montella admitted their  “lack of energy,” their sporting director, Daniele Prade stated that the result was “hardly a reflection” of Viola’s true strength. He added that the loss was the consequence of injury issues they confront. However, he expressed an ounce of hope with the return of striker, Mario Gomez.

 

Fiorentina sits comfortably on the 4th spot of the Italy’s top-flight league. Their form however is a bit weaker than their upcoming opponent, Parma. They have drawn twice, lost twice and also won twice within their last six (6) matches.

 

Prediction: Draw

Donadoni may not openly talk about their chances of participating in the European competition, however, their desire to be one of Italy’s elite clubs, is evident.

 

Meanwhile, expect Fiorentina to stand up to the challenge and take advantage of the return of their key players.

 

With the collision of two (2) equally aggressive and strong clubs, there is a high possibility for the match to end in a draw.
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