22 December 2019 live
A shock victory at Napoli (2-1) last time out was Parma’s first game this Serie A (SA) season in which exactly three goals were scored. More importantly, Parma have won four of their last six competitive matches (D1, L1), including their previous two on the road, and are becoming an early European spot contender.
Parma have opened the scoring in six of their seven league victories this season, so the first goal could be important here. That’s amplified further by the fact they have lost six of the seven SA matches in which they conceded first (D1). Furthermore, five of their eight SA home fixtures witnessed just one side hit the net.
After two wins ‘to nil’, Brescia lost 2-0 to Sassuolo midweek continuing a trend that has seen only one team score in their last six SA matches (W2, L4). Yet, four of those games did produce over 2.5 goals, which has been the case in ten of Brescia’s 16 league fixtures this season.
The visitors have won three SA away games this term, all ending 1-0. The first goal looks to be crucial as the team that has scored first has won seven of their eight away fixtures. Notably, there was over 2.5 total goals in four of Brescia’s last five SA road trips.
Players to watch: Dejan Kulusevski (PAR) has opened the scoring within 20 minutes in three of the four SA matches he’s netted in.
Ernesto Torregrossa scored his first ever SA goal as he netted in the first half during Brescia’s last victory.
Stat attack: There’s been one goal scored beyond the 85th minute in five of Parma’s last six competitive matches.
Brescia’s last three SA away matches have been goalless at the break.
There’s been at least four yellow cards shown in all of Parma’s SA home matches bar one.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 15:00.