Parma travel to one of their worst hunting grounds in Serie A on Sunday afternoon when they make the trip to the Stadio Olimpico to take on Roma (kick-of 15:00).
Roma (3-4-2-1): Mirante; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez, Karsdorp, Veretout, Cristante, Spinazzola; Mkhytarian, Pedro; Mayoral.
Unavailable: Pastore, Zaniolo, Kumbulla, Fazio, Pellegrini, Santon, Dzeko.
Parma (4-3-1-2): Sepe; Iacoponi, Gagliolo, Bruno Alves, Pezzella; Cyprien, Hernani, Kurtic; Kucka; Inglese, Gervinho.
Unavailable: Cornelius, Busi, Mihaila, Laurini.
– Roma have won the most Serie A games against Parma: 32/52 (D10 L10) – in addition, the Giallorossi have won nine of their last 12 league matches against them (D1 L2).
– Parma have won only one of 26 their Serie A away games against Roma (D6 L19), 1-0 in April 1997 under Carlo Ancelotti.
– Roma have picked up the most points since last October in Serie A: 13 of the 15 available.
– Parma have drawn each of their last three league games: the last time they recorded a longer streak in Serie A was in May 2019 (five).
– Parma have scored in 13 away league matches in a row (already a record in Serie A for them), however, in each of the last 10 they have also conceded goals; since July 2020 the Gialloblu have lost five league games on the road (W2 D1), fewer only than Bologna (six).
– Six of Roma’s 16 goals in Serie A this season have been scored from set-piece situations, a joint-record alongside Sassuolo: three from corners and three from penalties for the Giallorossi.
– Parma have conceded four headed goals in Serie A this season, a joint-league-low both in basic numbers (alongside Bologna and Atalanta) and in percentage terms (31%, level with Bologna).
– Under Paulo Fonseca, Roma have scored 117 goals in 59 matches in all competitions, only with Herbert Burgess (142 goals between 1929 and 1931) Roma netted more goals under a single coach in his first 60 games.
– Roma’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been involved in seven goals in Serie A this season (three goals, four assists): a record for him in terms of goal involvement in his first seven games of a campaign in the top five European leagues.
– Roma are Juraj Kucka’s favourite opponent in Serie A (four goals); however, Parma’s Slovakian midfielder has only won one of the four games where he has netted against the Giallorossi (D1 L2), in October 2011 with Genoa.
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