Seria A Match Preview: AS Roma vs. Parma

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Updated: April 1, 2014
AS Roma and Parma

Match Date: 02 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Olimpico

 

Despite its slim chances of securing the Scudetto, one can still expect AS Roma to dominate the match against the equally aggressive, Parma.

 

In terms of the title race, it is still, mathematically possible for the Giallorossi to snatch the title from Juventus. With a little more than 7 matches left, the squad simply needs to win 4 of them and they will be the next king of Italian football. However, AS Roma cannot do this on its own. It will require the (cooperation) of other squads for in order for their title ambitions to materialize, Juventus will have to endure a series of unfortunate events, which is less likely to happen.

 

Given this aspect at hand, this leaves the capital club with no other option, but to simply extend its lead against other clubs, such as Napoli and Fiorentina, for example. At any rate, Roma has readily evolved as a squad. Who would have thought that the 6th best club last season is now a title contender?

 

Rudi Garcia has nothing to be ashamed of what the squad has accomplished. And until the end, the Giallorossi’s show of force, continues. So far, the club has been successful in 30 of their last 32 matches and has dominated its last 12 matches against Parma. Definitely, the squad is up for a good show at Stadio Olimpico.

 

But there is no room for an early celebration yet.

 

Just like Roma, Parma has also shown a tremendous improvement. Last season, it was the 10th best club in Serie A. But look at them now. Roberto Donadoni and his boys may not be a title chaser, but they are currently one of the strongest contenders for a spot in the Europa League and if not for the disappointing loss to Lazio, they could have easily outranked Inter.

 

Parma’s may have suffered from its second consecutive defeat, but they can also use this as a source of inspiration when they visit Roma.

 

Prediction: Roma

There is no question that Roma stands out as the heavy favorite of football betting. However, there is also a slim possibility for Parma to pull off a draw.

 

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