Parma vs. Fiorentina – Serie A, November 7, 2020

By Admir Aljic in Soccer
| November 4, 2020 3:42 pm PDT

Two old foes meet each other Saturday, November 7, as the Italian Serie A continues with Matchday 7. Parma will search for its second win of the season, and it’s always a special occasion when the Violets come to town. 

I bring you the best Parma vs. Fiorentina betting pick, expecting to see a great battle at Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma, as both teams have played well over the last few weeks.

Parma vs. Fiorentina Odds

BTTS YES-175
BTTS NO+125
Parma to Win+250
Fiorentina to Win+105
Draw+260
Over 2.5-145
Under 2.5+127

Fiorentina is sitting at the 11th spot of the Serie A standings with seven points and a 10:12 goal difference. Parma is 15th with five points and an 8:13 goal difference.

I cannot argue with the bookies who set the visitors as +105 favorites. Parma is winless in three straight Serie A outings, but the Crusaders earned a couple of points in that span including a 2-2 draw at Inter as massive road underdogs.

Parma vs. Fiorentina Preview

Before that stalemate against Inter, Parma easily defeated Pescara 3-1 at home in the Coppa Italia. The Crusaders’ previous home clash in the Serie A ended in a 2-2 draw against Spezia, while they outlasted Verona 1-0 at Ennio Tardini back in Matchday 3.

Parma’s defense has been a problem since the opening week, but the Crusaders’ offense has improved a lot in the last few weeks.

They had a 2-0 lead at Inter last weekend thanks to Gervinho’s brace, but the Crusaders couldn’t withstand the pressure, allowing the second goal in the dying moments of the second half.

Parma has struggled with injuries and will miss a few players Saturday including the starting right-back Vincent Laurini, while centre-back Bruno Alves is sidelined with a COVID-19.

On the other side, Fiorentina will be without defender German Pezzella. All other players are ready to go, but the Violets have a lot of defensive issues.

Fiorentina failed to keep its net intact in five straight Serie A games. The Violets suffered three losses in that span, but they’ve won two of their previous three contests overall.

After a 3-2 home victory over Udinese in the Serie A Matchday 5, the Violets beat Padova 3-2 at home in the Coppa Italia. They are coming off a 2-0 defeat at AS Roma in the Serie A Matchday 6.

Parma vs. Fiorentina Pick

Pick
  • Both Teams to Score YES
    -175

With all the defensive problems on both sides, I expect to see some goals when Parma welcome Fiorentina this Saturday.

Parma’s last four games saw both teams scoring and produced four or more goals in total each. On the other side, five of Fiorentina’s previous six outings saw both teams finding the net.

I got burned on the Violets last weekend, as they failed to score against AS Roma. Fiorentina prefers an attacking approach and won’t defend in this one on the road, so I think they’ll bounce back attacking-wise and score at least a goal.

Parma has netted in each but one of its last nine Serie A contests. Last season, the Crusaders lost to Fiorentina 2-1 at Stadio Ennio Tardini, while their duel in Florence was ended in a 1-1 draw.

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