Date: 24th October 2020 at 7:37am
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welcome Spezia to the Stadio Ennio Tardini for the first time ever in when they meet on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 15:00).

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Parma (4-3-1-2): Sepe; Laurini, Iacoponi, Gagliolo, Giu. Pezzella; Hernani, Cyprien, Kurtic; Kucka; Karamoh, Cornelius.

Unavailable: Brunetta, Bruno Alves, Busi, Dezi, Inglese, Mihaila, Osorio, Scozzarella, Sprocati, Valenti.

Spezia (4-3-3): Provedel; Ferrer, Terzi, Chabot, S. Bastoni; Deiola, Ricci, Acampora; Verde, Nzola, Gyasi.

Unavailable: Capradossi, Galabinov, Maggiore, Marchizza, Mastinu, Mattiello, Ramos, Zoet.

KEY STATISTICS

– After losing five of their first six matches (all in Serie B) against Spezia (W1), remain unbeaten in the most recent four (W1 D3).

– Since their return to in 2018/19, have won only two of their five home games against newly promoted sides (D2 L1); however, one of those victories came in the most recent such match, 2-0 against Lecce in January 2020.

have conceded goals in nine of their last 10 games at the Tardini (16 in total): however, they kept a clean sheet in their most recent home match against Verona (1-0).

have lost 10 Serie A matches since football restarted in June (W5 D2): the joint most in the division, alongside SPAL. Three of these defeats have come this season (W1).

– Spezia have picked up three points from their first two away Serie A games; the last team to have gained at least four points from their first three matches on the road in the competition was Chievo in 2001/02 (six).

– Spezia have used the most players (26) in Serie A 2020/21: a record after the first four Serie A games in a season during the three points for a win era (following by Genoa with 25, also in the current season).

and Spezia are two of the three teams that have conceded the most goals in the second half of games in Serie A this campaign (six, alongside Bologna).

– After scoring two goals in his first three matches against newly promoted teams in Serie A with Parma, Gervinho hasn’t found the net in the following six games against such opponents.

– Parma’s Yann Karamoh has been involved in five goals in Serie A, four of these in the month of October (two goals, two assists).

– Julian Chabot scored his only goal in Serie A last July against Parma, with Sampdoria; he is one of only three Spezia footballers to have played in each of the four games this season.