• Parma are unbeaten in Serie A against Cesena (W3, D3).
  • Their three previous meetings at the Manuzzi ended with two draws and a win for the visitors.
  • Over these six previous meetings in the top-flight neither side has ever scored more than two goals.
  • Cesena have never won their first game over their 12 Serie A participations (D5, L7).
  • Parma have drawn 12 of their last 15 debut games in Serie A, winning only one in the process.
  • 47 of Parma’s goals last season were scored by Italian players – no side have scored more goals courtesy of Italians in 13-14.
  • Last season Roberto Donadoni’s side picked up just two points from their first four Serie A fixtures.
  • Cesena instead opened their Serie B campaign with two wins in their first two games, against Varese and Crotone.
  • Antonio Cassano was the player who created the most goal scoring chances last season in Serie A (95, including six assists).
  • Two of Gabriel Paletta’s five Serie A goals have come against Cesena, in the two clashes played in the 2011-12 season.