Our prediction for this Serie B match:
There will be fireworks when Parma and Monza square off against each other at Stadio Ennio Tardini on day 8 of the new Serie B campaign. The Gli Emiliani aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against the Biancorossi. Even though Argentina midfielder Franco Vazquez is banned for the match, home win should be considered as Parma are desperate to get back on course in the Serie B.
Monza, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and seeing that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss at Lecce before the international break, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. You should know that Monza have yet to record a win on the road this season.
Highlighted Player (Andreas Cornelius):
The 23-year-old Danish international Andreas Cornelius plays as a striker for F.C. Copenhagen. Product of the youth set-up, Cornelius started his professional career at F.C. Copenhagen in 2012 when he joined the first-team of the Danish giants. His first goal for Copenhagen came in the very first game of the new season 2012-13 against Odense, when Cornelius scored an opening goal in a 2-2 draw.
Cornelius’ immediate impact and impression in the first-team quickly made him the fan favourite. The Danish striker became one of the most popular players of the club despite playing only one full season with the first team before he was transferred to Cardiff City in 2013. Cornelius was unfortunate to sustain a recurrent ankle injury which prevented him from making his stamp in the new team and which also reduced his playing time to only 8 Premier League performances.
Not only did Cornelius miss three months of club football, but he also failed at the chance to compete for his country in their final qualification games for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Cornelius ended up returning to Copenhagen in January 2014, where he has so far played more than 65 matches and enjoyed 18 goals.