Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Mario Rigamonti when Brescia and Parma lock horns in a highly-anticipated Boxing Day clash. Brescia have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating both Como and Catanzaro in the previous two league matches, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the league leaders. Keep in mind, though, that both Dimitri Bisoli and Maria Dickmann are banned for the match.
The Gli Emiliani, on the other hand, defeated Ternanan 3-1 at the weekend to retain top position in the standings. Parma are eager to give fans yet another reason to celebrate and given Brescia’s absentees, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion hopefuls. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Lombardy. In their last meeting in the Italian second tier Parma defeated Brescia 2-0.
Highlighted Team (Parma):
Founded in 1913, Parma is considered one of the most famous Italian clubs. The Gialloblu play home games in white shirts with a dark blue cross and dark blue shorts. Speaking of their away colours, Parma footballers wear yellow-blue kits on the travels. Parma have yet to win the Serie A trophy, but they did well to lift the UEFA Cup trophy on two occasions (1994/1995, 1998/1999).
To make things even better for Parma fans, the Gialloblu won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1992/1993 season, with the team beating Royal Antwerp in the title game 3-1. A number of top-class footballers played for Parma in the past: Hernan Crespo, Roberto Mancini, Juan Veron, Roberto Mancini, Dino Baggio, Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluigi Buffon.
The Gialloblu welcome their rivals at Stadio Ennio Tardini, which was opened in 1923. The venue can hold up to 27,906 spectators. Bologna are considered Parma’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in matches between the two sides.