Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Parma play host to Frosinone at their Stadio Ennio Tardini in the Coppa Italia round 4. Parma have been performing above expectations in the first half of the season, with the team sitting in the 8th position in the Serie A standings, while Frosinone occupy 9th place in the Serie B table ahead of the trip to Emilia-Romagna. The Gli Emiliani aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Parma, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Ivory Coast international Gervinho, who has been in a fine form in the Serie A this term. Frosinone are fully focused on securing promotion to the Italian top flight, meaning that the hosts want this win more than the visitors. In their last meeting in a competitive match, Frosinone defeated Parma 3-2, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Vincent Laurini):
Vincent Laurini started his senior career at the age of 19 as he played for Italy amateur club Fossombrone. The full-back made 54 league appearances for the club between 2008 and 2010 and during that period Carpi scouts spotted him.
He signed for Carpi in 2010 and one year later he signed a new five-year deal with Biancorossi. Laurini played 57 games for Carpi and in 2012 he decided to move to Empoli. The Empoli full-back was born in Thionville, France, but he is eligible to play for both France and Italy. Laurini wears No. 2 shirt for the Azzurri and he made 25 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign.
He scored one goal for Empoli during the season as he helped the team pick up one point from the match against Sampdoria. Despite being right-footed, he is capable of playing as a left-back. Laurini’s contract with Empoli expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Frosinone):
Back in 1912 Frosinone were founded as Unione Sportiva Frusinate and it has to be noted that the colors of the team were originally red and blue. They were later changed to the current yellow and blue and the Canarini have been wearing those kits ever since. Frosinone made their first ever appearance in the Serie A in the 2015/2016 season, but they failed to secure the promotion.
The Canarini finished the season in 19th place in the standings, eight points behind Udinese, who eventually avoided relegation to Serie B. However, two years later Frosinone returned to the Italian top flight as they defeated Palermo 3-2 on aggregate in the play-offs final.
The club play their home games at Stadio Benito Stirpe, the stadium that was opened in 2017. The venue can hold 16,227 spectators and it is owned by the Municipality of Frosinone. The construction cost €20 million.