AC Milan v Parma Preview

March 15, 2014 | By

Juventus v Roma PreviewItalian Serie A action on Sunday Afternoon comes from the Stadio Giuseppe and features hosts AC Milan versus Parma.

View our Betting Preview, Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 14:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

AC Milan v Parma Preview, Serie A, Sunday 16th March 2014

The situation is becoming dire at the AC Milan camp and the good start under new manager Clarence Seedorf seems to have filtered away with them now back to losing ways. I have often wrote in the past that it is a shame to see a club of AC Milan’s stature fall so far from their previous glories. They have been struggling against sides below them in Serie A let alone to clubs above them in the league so the game to Parma even though they are at home could prove to be an extremely tough test indeed.

Parma will be looking forward to this game as they look to continue their positive league form when traveling to AC Milan. With fifteen games unbeaten in the league to take into account you would have to be positive for them to earn a good result against an AC Milan side who are clearly struggling with life right now. Fiorentina and Inter Milan have been Parma’s toughest tests in the league lately where they did reasonably well and earned draws in both games. The club last lost in January to Lazio in the Coppa Italia which see them exit after a 2 – 1 ending result.

AC Milan v Parma Team News

AC Milan Team News:

AC Milan have been struggling for goals as of late having only scored three goals in their last five matches in all competitions which has seen Italian hothead Mario Balotelli become frustrated and earning himself his usual bookings. Balotelli is still the clubs top scorer with ten goals in nineteen games and manager Seedorf will be hoping the Italian international can find his scoring ways sooner than later.

Parma Team News:

Parma are not worried about goals being scored right now with the whole team pitching in and taking up the goal tally. The clubs top scorer is Italian veteran Antonio Cassano who has so far scored nine goals in twenty five games. Amauri and Biabiany have been chipping in with a few here and their but Cassano’s closest competition is midfielder Marco Parolo who has so far scored seven this season.

AC Milan v Parma Head to Head Statistics

In the last 5 head to head encounters we can clearly see AC Milan come out winners with 3 wins to Parma’s 1, and even if we look further in to the past at the previous 40 games played in total we can see it is still AC Milan who have dominated the fixtures with 20 wins to Parma’s 9. We also include the 11 draws  with 5 of them seeing Parma on their travels.

27/10/13 SEA Parma – AC Milan 3 : 2
15/02/13 SEA AC Milan – Parma 2 : 1
29/09/12 SEA Parma – AC Milan 1 : 1
17/03/12 SEA Parma – AC Milan
0 : 2
26/10/11 SEA AC Milan – Parma 4 : 1

Average Goals Per Game?

In the last 40 games played between these two sides we have seen a total of 102 goals scored over the years, which is giving us an average of 2.55 goals per game and with looking at the last 5 encounters we can see that average is pretty close if placing a stake on such a statistic. Hopefully on Sunday we should see more of the same which could be quite possible with looking at each teams recent form.

AC Milan v Parma Recent Form (Last 5 Games – Left to Right)

AC Milan: L L L W L

Parma: W W D W D

Dark times as of late for the historic and famous club of AC Milan with four loses in their last five games and once again linger in the middle of the league, which is starting to show they are a shadow of their former selves. Parma are themselves in great form with three wins and two draws in their last five matches which is now allowed them to climb the league and into 6th position.

AC Milan v Parma Match Betting Odds Market.

AC Milan are solid favourites for this game which has totally surprised me if taking their recent form in account means anything. Yet the bookmakers believe the game is Milan’s to lose and have set the best odds currently available here @ 17/20 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

The Draw is a good option for Sundays Italian Serie A clash although I still fancy Parma to steal it from the struggling mid table side. Bookmakers are setting the best odds here @ 13/5 with Bet365 – £200 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

Parma may have a bad record in the past when paying visit to AC Milan but you must consider their opponents extremely poor form and lack of confidence here and the win for Parma I feel could well be on the cards. The best odds available right now are here @ 19/5 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

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AC Milan v Parma Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Sundays Italian Serie A clash see’s struggling historic club AC Milan play hosts to Parma who haven’t lost in the league in fifteen games. Something Milan could only hope for as they sit disappointed in mid table. Bookmakers are still favoring Milan for the win here which is extremely risky I feel when looking at their form against opponents below them let alone Parma who are clearly above them and fighting for a Europa League finish.

AC Milan are at home and you can only sit back as a neutral and wonder if they are going to start playing to their full potential. Their start under new manager Clarence Seedorf started reasonably well but lately things seem to have taken another tumble for the worse as they have now only won once in their last five games. You wouldn’t be so harsh if those other four results ended with a few draws, but no, four loses with the only bad one being Udinese who are now in 14th after their win. In the old days fixtures against Juventus, Napoli and Inter would of been a closer battle, yet AC Milan seem to be easy picking for most sides this season.

Parma are the side I am backing for this game and even though the bookmakers are strongly disagreeing with me I seriously need to consider their current form when making my predictions. So my first will be for both teams to score and for Parma to win the game which will be giving some good odds right now. The other I am going for is a total match goals of 2 – 3 which will sit nicely when looking at the average goals scored over the years when these two sides face each other.

The Verdict

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