Serie A Preview: Cesena vs. Parma

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Updated: August 28, 2014
Parma

Match Date: 31 August 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Dino Manuzzi

 

In its attempt to move higher in the Serie A table, Parma shall not waste the opportunity to score three (3) points during its match against the newly-promoted Cesena.

 

The contenders

Cesena

It is going to be a tough debut for Cesena, who is pitted against an experienced Parma during the opening of Serie A.
Cesena is one of the new faces that will grace the top-flight league after dominating the promotion play-offs against the Latina.

 

There is a strong chance that survival will be Cesena’s main priority this season. But they can also make an impression should they really want to keep their Serie A status.

 

Parma

Parma made a loud noise during the last season via securing a 6th place finish. It was one of their best performances in Italy’s top-flight league despite missing out on the Champions League qualifiers.

 

This season, it is not surprising to see the club battle it out against bigger teams. Definitely, they will be eyeing for a repeat of what they have previously accomplished or perhaps, clinch a higher rank.

 

Ishak Belfodil is also returning to Parma’s camp, thus adding more depth to the club’s attacking department.

 

Possible head turners

All eyes are set on Belfodil. His loan spell at Inter barely gave him enough playing time at the field. Returning to Parma gives him another chance to unleash the scoring machine in him.

 

What the odds say

In the sports betting site, 12BET, Parma is considered as the heavy favorite with winning odds valued at a profitable 2.33.

 

 

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