Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Buoyed by the Coppa Italia win (4-2) over Serie A side Lecce, Parma will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Sudtirol on Sunday afternoon. The Gli Emiliani are eager to return to the Italian top flight, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to turn the dream into reality. Lautaro Valenti continues to miss out with an ACL injury, while both Roberto Inglese and Anthony Partipilo are major doubts and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Sudtirol, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Cremonese and Sampdoria, but seeing that Parma have turned their Stadio Ennio Tardini into a real fortress, home win should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Emilia-Romagna. In their last meeting in a competitive match the two teams played out a goalless draw.
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.