Serie A Preview: Atalanta vs. Parma

Updated: October 16, 2014

Match Date: 19 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia


Rock bottom clubs, Atalanta and Parma will take advantage of the opportunity brought by their upcoming match. It is through this particular face-off that the squad can have the chance to change the course of their respective destiny.


The contenders


Atalanta fell to a narrow defeat against Sampdoria. This is despite the scoring opportunities they had during the said match. Even its head honcho, Stefano Colantuono rued the squad’s missed chances.  It was an unfortunate event since the club (Atalanta) has already suffered from 3 consecutive defeats and with their recent breakdown, its number of losses has already increased to 4.


Due to the said loss, Atalanta slipped into the 17th spot of the league table.



From a certified online betting favorite to a relegation contender—this has been Parma’s story so far. The last season’s dark horse plummeted into the 18th spot of the league table after incurring its 3rd consecutive loss.
Parma has only won once since the season started. Majority of its battles ended in frustrating defeats that it has already affected the club’s esteem and confidence. According to its manager, Roberto Donadoni, the club needs to “shake of” its psychological problems if it wants to improve its current situation.


Possible head turner

Parma’s Massimo Coda will definitely stand up to the upcoming challenge. As the sole goal scorer of Parma’s recent match, his aggressiveness could readily generate a positive influence to his teammates.



Atalanta 1-2 Parma


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