Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Parma will be looking to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Napoli when they host Verona at their Stadio Ennio Tardini on Matchday 21. The Gli Emiliani did suffer the defeat in Naples, but their display in the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona clash was anything but poor. Parma failed to win the previous eleven league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are low on spirits ahead of Sunday’s clash. The likes of Valenti, Bruno Alves, Laurini, Caviglia, and Karamoh are all out of contention with injuries for the hosts.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Juventus and Milan. Bologna faced a tough fixture list in late January, but they are surely capable of beating the out-of-sorts hosts behind closed doors. Since Sinisa Mihajlovic has no fresh injury worries, away win should be considered.
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 (Bologna):
Bologna FC 1909 is an Italian football club founded in 1909 and playing in the Serie A. The club hosts its games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara which holds a capacity of 40500 seats. The stadium is named after their former chairman. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara since 1927.
The club colors of Bologna are blue and red and is one of the most successful football clubs in Italy winning the Serie A 7times and the Coppa Italia 2 times in the clubs history. Lately Bologna is not performing like their glory times anymore. The club is often relegated to the Serie B but manages to get back to the Serie A on and off. Another important person in the club is Joey Saputo, Canadian but with Italian roots, which is owner of Bologna.
Well known football players that wore the blue red colors of Bologna in their career are: Falcone, Dokovic, Nakata, Gillet, Pagliuca, Vieri and Zagorakis.