Roma vs Parma by JerryDrake
Parma have won 4 in a row, the only team in Serie A to win all games in 2014. Now they have 32 points and they can fight for a Europa League place.
As Roma will play the first semifinal against Napoli they will have to keep some energies for the Coppa Italia. Garcia stated that they will start thinking of Napoli and Lazio only after a win over Parma. After playing with Parma and Napoli Roma will play also the derby. A lot of work this week.
Garcia is unmistakable: if he says that they want to win always, then it must be true. Proof is the big number of wins obtained by Roma and the high number of goals scored.
Even if Amauri is dreaming of playing in Europe, while Cassano is dreaming to play in the World Cup, I can not see Parma winning in Rome. There has been a lot of rain in Rome in these days so the only thing that I consider relevant for this match is that the pitch might be heavy for both teams.
Roma has won 16 out of 22 meetings played with Parma at home: 16 wins, 5 draws and only 1 loss. The referee will be De Marco. The only reasonable bet I see is “Under 2.5 goals”. Parma will defend and try to remain undefeated in 2014, Roma will have many chances and score one and then try to keep the result and energies for Napoli and Lazio. Correct score: 1-0
Roma: De Sanctis, Maicon, Benatia, Castan, Torosidis, Pjanic, De Rossi, Strootman, Florenzi, Totti, Gervinho. Reserves: Skorupski, Lobont, Jedvaj, Romagnoli, Bastos, Taddei, Battaglia, Ricci, Destro, Ljajic. Trainer: Garcia
Parma: Mirante, Cassani, Paletta, Lucarelli, Acquah, Gargano, Marchionni, Parolo, Gobbi, Amauri, Cassano. Reserves: Bajza, Coric, Rossini, Sall, Galloppa, Biabiany, Molinaro, Schelotto, Mauri, Munari, Palladino, Cerri. Trainer: Donadoni
Suspended: Nainggolan (Roma), Felipe (Parma)
Injured: Dodo, Balzaretti (Roma), Pavarini, Obi (Parma)
Not called up: Toloi (Roma), Pozzi, Jankovic (Parma)
Bet: Under 2.5 goals, odds: 2.20 Marathonbet, stake: 7/10
|Under 2.5 goals||Marathonbet||2.20||8||Abandoned PUSH (Stake return)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.