• Parma and Chievo will meet for the 21st time in Serie A, with the Ducali leading by eight wins to seven to date.
  • Chievo have managed to win only one of their 10 previous league games at the Tardini (1-0 in November 2002).
  • Parma have lost their opening Serie A game in the last two campaigns, both against Juventus.
  • Parma have drawn 11 of their last 14 opening games of the season.
  • In fact, the Ducali have drawn the highest proportion of games on matchday one in Serie A history amongst all teams with 20 or more campaign in the top-flight (59.1%).
  • Chievo have scored exactly two goals on MD1 over the last three Serie A seasons (W2 D1).
  • Parma and Sampdoria were the only two sides that failed to score in the opening 15 minutes of matches last season in Serie A.
  • Chievo conceded only one goal from the penalty spot last term, fewer than any other side in Serie A.
  • Amauri played for Chievo for three seasons between 2003 and 2006, scoring 17 goals in 90 league appearances, but he is yet to score against his former team since his departure.
  • Roberto Donadoni boasts a 100% win record in three previous meetings against Giuseppe Sannino in Serie A.