On December 14 2019 at 17:00 at the Stadio San Paolo in the upcoming regular match of the 16th game week of the Italian Serie A the local Napoli will play against their guests Parma.
After five unsuccessful matches played by Napoli against Roma, Genoa, Milan, Bologna and Udinese made the ambitious team go down to the seventh position in the standings with 21 points gained with 24:19 goal difference. The crisis in that team leads to Carlo Ancelotti’s retirement and now he is already replaced by Gennaro Gatuso.
Parma have also gained 21 points and yet they take the 8th position in the standings with slightly worse goal difference of 21:18. They aren’t really expected to be very stable as in their latest matches they drew Fiorentina and Bologna, outplayed Roma and Sampdoria and lost to Milan.
The teams are really close to one another in the table of the league and yet the class of Napoli is significantly higher. We think that the factor of the domestic stadium and the new manager will help the hosts break their long winless series and get back to the race for the places in the Champions League zone.