Match date: 02 Apr 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Italy Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
3-2 - Won
After bankruptcy in 2014 Parma reached Serie B and are seeking for their ticket to Serie A, after 32 rounds they are at 5th position at the table and are serious candidates for promotion, they are in good form but tonight are welcoming another strong team Palermo and to beat them must impose their game from start, in first encounter with them in this season failed to celebrate on the road but here will have better chances.
In previous two rounds Parma achieved two victories, most recently against Avellino away from home scored two times within 8 minutes, until the end they conceded one goal but missed some decent chances, couple of days earlier they defeated Foggia at this field but they played almost whole game with one man more on the pitch and it wasn't so difficult to win that encounter.
Parma must keep their current form until the end to secure position in play off zone, they must earn something in this duel and for sure are capable to confront to a strong Palermo but still to beat them must play really great in defense. Midfielders Scozzarella (23/0) and Da Cruz (6/0) are injured and will remain sidelined for this match.
Palermo are at great third position at the table and if manage to collect all three points tonight they would overtake Frosinone and could climb up to a second spot which would lead them directly into Serie A for the next campaign. They were relegated from Italian strongest league in previous season and how the things stands at this moment they have a great chances to return there.
Guests are in good form, they achieved four victories and got two draws in last six rounds, in previous round defeated relegation placed Entella but had a bit of luck there and didn't impressed with their game, four days earlier smashed Carpi at home and scored four goals without conceding, they are were pretty effective so far but against Parma it won't be easy at all.
Palermo are in good form and victory here is what they are aiming for, however this will be a difficult trip, they failed to beat the opponents in first match at home stadium and it will be only more difficult tonight. Defenders Morganella (10/0), Accardi (3/0) and Bellusci (22/0) are all on list of injured players and won't be available tonight.
These two teams are fighting for promotion and points from this duel could be crucial, anyway Parma are favorites and they must try to exploit advantage of home field, guests are strong team but at this moment Parma seems capable to achieve victory and secure position in play off zone.