Parma vs. Bologna Preview (Week 14): After Defeating Napoli, Parma Has Its Eyes On Bologna

Updated: November 25, 2013
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Roberto Donadoni’s encouraging words did magic for Parma during the Partenopei match. As such, the club enters the match against Bologna with confidence and certainty that they shall enter Serie A’s top 10 soon. It is therefore evident that among sports betting sites, Parma takes the heavy favorite role.



Match Date: 30 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Ennio Tardini


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Donadoni’s call for Parma to “go above call of duty” reaped good results as the club snatched a narrow win against the elite Napoli.


The final whistle came and it was the Gialloblu who emerged as the match’s victor. Several minutes prior to the match’s end, Parma’s late rally paved way for Antonio Cassano’s right footed shot, much to the surprise of the host. Waving the white flag in their own ground was just too much humiliation and disappointment to bear. Adding more insult to the injury is the Partenopei’s almost perfect record.


Parma’s Napoli surprise was indeed, unexpected. They were almost at the bottom of the table and they were pitted against one of Serie A’s top 3 clubs. From an objective point of view, it was close to impossible. Yet, it happened.


The victory was Parma’s 2nd during its last 6 matches. Other than adding extra points and therefore, making an upward move in the table, the win opened a great opportunity to enter the league’s top 10.


Parma play the strongest at home. They have won 3 of their last 6 matches at Ennio Tardini and is confident that they shall overcome Bologna and with their current performance, this is indeed, very possible. And perhaps, a little dose of Donadoni’s motivating call will do the trick for them.



Forcing a draw against Inter Milan gives Bologna is already an achievement for Bologna. Such success can be carried through the match against Parma and this should be enough for them to either settle for a draw or end the host’s growing popularity.


However, Bologna should be wary of their away form. They already lost 4 of their last 6 matches and once again, they need to test their skills in a different territory. The club needs to take more shots and focus more on their pass success. This will ensure that they shall convert every scoring opportunity that comes along their way.


Football betting tip: Parma 2-1 Bologna

Three (3) of Parma and Bologna’s last 6 matches ended in a draw, which brings the possibility that their upcoming encounter will soon end in a stalemate. However, two (2) of them ended in Parma’s favor. This shows the strong probability that they shall take the upper hand in the battle.


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