Serie A Match Preview: Parma vs. Napoli

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Updated: April 3, 2014
Parma and Napoli

Match Date: 06 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini

 

Parma missed out on yet another golden opportunity to seal its Europa League qualification as it suffered its 3rd consecutive defeat this week. The club had to endure a 4-2 beating from the keen and determined capital club, AS Roma. As the squad encounter problems against stronger teams, questions on how it will fare against Napoli, slowly crops out of Stadio Ennio Tardini.

 

The Crociatis are one of Serie A’s top performers this season. From the 10th spot, it catapulted to the 6th spot of Italy’s top flight league. Although, this is already an achievement, the squad can make it even more memorable if they can take their squad to the international scene.

 

There are only 2 points that separate Parma and its closest contender, Inter. But since its next match is pitted against Napoli, which happens to be very focused in securing the 2nd spot of the league, Parma’s chances of qualifying seems to be at risk.

 

After Parma, Napoli has 7 more matches left. But it has already survived the Juventus acid test and this gives a total boost to their morale and confidence. Evidently, they will carry this confidence at Ennio Tardini.

 

The Partenopei is as desperate as Parma in terms of collecting points. Compared to Roma, its last batch of pitch battles are more difficult as they still have to go against Fiorentina, Lazio and Sampdoria. Meanwhile, Roma has the privilege to relax a little while since their remaining matches are pitted against rock bottom squads such as Catania, for example.

 

The game against Parma is one of the best opportunities to score more points and Rafael Benitez has no plans of letting go of this great chance, much to the dismay of Parma’s head honcho, Roberto Donadoni.

 

Needless to say, Napoli is the online betting favorite of this particular match.

 

Prediction: Napoli

 

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