Our prediction for this Serie B match:
There will be fireworks when Parma and Perugia face each other at Stadio Ennio Tardini in the Serie B round 17. The Gli Emiliani are not enjoying a season to remember, and, as a result, they occupy 15th place in the standings. Parma are eager to move away from the danger zone, but Sunday’s game will be anything but a walk in the park for the famous Italian club. Forward Brunetta is banned for the match, while both Valenti (defender) and Gui Camara (midfielder) are rated doubtful.
The newcomers, on the other hand, did well to beat Vicenza in their last league match, with the team moving closer to the playoffs berth. Perugia aim to keep on climbing the standings, and given Parma’s anything but good form, away win should be considered. Gabriele Angella is out of contention with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the away side.
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.