Parma FC vs Modena FC – 26/11/2022
Parma go into matchday No 14 of the Serie B season in fourth place. Eight points separate Parma from first-place Frosinone, who are setting the pace in the second division of Italian football.
Modena are down the table and fighting for their survival in Serie B. The team is 15th after 13 games with 14 points. Modena are just one point above the bottom three and go into the weekend in Parma in poor form.
The Canaries went winless in their last four Serie B games. Modena took eight points from the last 18 points on offer. They scored 10 goals and conceded nine in the last six matches.
Parma go into the fixture in up-and-down form. They took 10 points from the last six games in Serie B. However, wins have been followed by draws or losses. Parma need to mount sustained winning form to have a chance of winning Serie B – or at least finishing second.
Defence is the key to Parma’s play. They conceded just three goals in their last six matches. Goals scored weren’t plentiful for Parma as they tallied just six in the last six fixtures.
Parma are Serie B’s second-best home team with 16 points from seven matches. Parma are on a four-game winning streak at home in Serie B and will be confident of getting another victory at the Stadio Tardini.
Modena have been one of Serie B’s worst away teams in 2022-23. The Canaries have a mere four points from six games away from home. All four away points came in Modena’s last three games on the road.
The Canaries have just five goals scored in six games away from home this season. Meanwhile, the team has conceded nine times to opponents.
Parma and Modena have not played a head-to-head fixture since 2016. There are no recent trends between these teams.
Modena’s Mario Gargiulo and Thomas Battistella are both on the injury list and could miss the fixture. The team is led in goals by David Diaw with four of the club’s 17 league goals.
Parma could be without goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon due to a hamstring injury. Elias Cobbaut and Simone Romagnoli are both doubts to make the squad for the game. Centre-forward Robert Inglese leads Parma in scoring with four goals.
Parma are coming off a strong performance on matchday No 13 with a 3-1 win over Cittadella. The Crociati should post another win, as they down Modena 2-1 at the Stadio Tardini.