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Simon Gott 29th Jan 2015 - 14:15

Serie A Opta Facts - 31 Jan - 1 Feb


Atalanta - Cagliari

  • Atalanta lead by 16 wins to 15 in Serie A against Cagliari (12 draws).
  • Atalanta are unbeaten in Serie A at home against the Sardinians since October 1991 (W8 D4).
  • Cagliari haven't scored in three of their last five trips to Bergamo.
  • Atalanta have won only two of their last 13 league fixtures (L4 D7).
  • Atalanta have lost only one of their last six games at home (2-1 vs Roma).
  • After losing 5-0 against Palermo, Cagliari have picked-up seven points from the following three games under Gianfranco Zola - this is their best run in the league since last April.
  • Cagliari's last away win was against Empoli back in October - since then, they've lost two and drawn three on the road.
  • Atalanta have scored only one headed goal this season - a league-low.
  • German Denis has netted only two goals in 12 previous appearances against Cagliari in Serie A.
  • Two of the four goals scored by Gugliemo Stendardo in Serie A have come against Cagliari.


Cesena - Lazio

  • Lazio have won their last four games against Cesena in Serie A, scoring nine goals in the process.
  • Cesena have beaten Lazio only once in the top-flight, in November 2010 thanks to a goal from Marco Parolo (currently part of Lazio's squad).
  • Cesena have found the net in each of their last three meetings against Lazio at the Manuzzi.
  • Six of the nine previous meetings played at Cesena's ground have ended 0-0.
  • Last Sunday at Parma, Cesena won their first game after 18 rounds (D6 L12).
  • Cesena have lost their last four games at home, conceding always 3+ goals.
  • Cesena have collected only seven points at home soil this term - a league-low.
  • Lazio have lost only one of their last eight league fixtures, winning four.
  • However, the Biancocelesti have won only one of their last six games on the road (D4 L1).
  • Lazio are the only side yet to see a defender score this season.
  • Lazio instead, have scored the most goals with their midfielders (24).
  • Cesena have conceded 10 goals following a corner - more than any other side.


Chievo - Napoli

  • This will be the 14th meeting between these two sides in Serie A - both have six wins, with only one draw.
  • The same result has never happened twice in a row over their last five meetings in the league.
  • Napoli won the last game against Chievo at the Bentegodi (4-2); previously, Chievo had won three in a row at home against the Partenopei, without conceding a single goal.
  • Chievo have always scored at home against Napoli in Serie A.
  • Chievo have scored only one goal over their last four games at home soil.
  • Napoli have won four of their last five league games, losing the other 3-1 against Juventus.
  • Rafa Benitez's side have won their last two away games, after they had won only one in five before that.
  • Chievo have the worst attack in Serie A (14 goals, only seven of which were scored at home).
  • Gonzalo Higuain has scored five goals in his last four Serie A appearances - only Lionel Messi has bagged more than him since start of 2015 (six).
  • Marek Hamsik scored a brace in the last game against Chievo in Verona - overall, he has netted four goals in 14 appearances against the Veneti in Serie A.


Genoa - Fiorentina

  • Genoa's last win in Serie A against Fiorentina was in October 2009 (2-1 at the Marassi).
  • Fiorentina have had the better of Genoa in five of the last eight meetings.
  • The Viola lead by 42 wins to 16 against Genoa in Serie A (D29).
  • Fiorentina have scored in each of their last six games away to Genoa (13 goals in total).
  • Genoa have picked up only two points from their last six games in the league.
  • However, the Grifoni have lost only one of their last seven games at home (1-0 vs Roma).
  • Fiorentina have lost only one of their last nine league games, winning five.
  • Vincenzo Montella's side have won four of their last five games on the road, losing the other against Parma 1-0.
  • Fiorentina have failed to score in only one of their last nine games away from home.
  • Alberto Aquilani has scored five goals in Serie A against Genoa, at least three more than against any other opponent (including a hat-trick in January 2014).
  • Juan Guillermo Cuadrado has won an average of 5.1 fouls per game - more than any other Serie A player this season.


AC Milan - Parma

  • AC Milan's 5-4 win in the reverse fixture is the game with the most goals of this Serie A campaign.
  • AC Milan lead by 24 wins to 11 against Parma in Serie A (D12).
  • AC Milan have scored in each of their last nine games against Parma (an average of 2.5 goals per game).
  • Parma have scored 3+ goals in each of their last three games against the Rossoneri.
  • AC Milan have taken only two points from their last five league games - their worst run in the league since May 1998.
  • Parma have scored only five goals over their last 10 Serie A fixtures.
  • AC Milan have lost their last two home games - the last time they lost three in a row at the San Siro was in November 2006.
  • Parma have a record of eight losses and a win away from home in this campaign.
  • Should they lose, Parma would record eight consecutive away defeats in Serie A for the first time in their history.
  • Nine of the 25 goals conceded by AC Milan have come from a cross - a negative record shared with Palermo.
  • Jeremy Menez is AC Milan top-scorer this season on 10 goals, including a brace against Parma in the reverse fixture.


Palermo - Verona

  • Palermo have won only one of their seven previous meetings against Verona in Serie A, with three wins for the Scaligeri (incl. the 2-1 in the reverse fixture).
  • Palermo have netted only three goals over these seven games against Verona.
  • In the three previous meetings between Palermo and Verona at the Barbera, only one goal has been scored.
  • Palermo are unbeaten in their last seven games at home (W5 D2).
  • Verona have failed to score in two consecutive away games for the first time since March 2014.
  • The Veneti have kept a clean sheet only once over their last eight games away from home.
  • Verona have faced 107 shots on target so far - more than any other side in this Serie A.
  • Only Barcelona (13) have scored more goals than Palermo (10) since start of 2015 amongst Europe's top five leagues.
  • Luca Toni scored 20 goals in 35 league appearances for Palermo in 2004/05.
  • Toni has scored only two goals in eight appearances against his former team in Serie A.
  • Franco Vázquez is the player with the most successful dribbles in this competition (66).


Roma - Empoli

  • This will be the 20th meeting between these two sides in Serie A: Roma lead by 13 wins to three.
  • The Giallorossi are unbeaten against Empoli at the Olimpico (W8 D1).
  • Roma are unbeaten in their last 10 league games (W5 D5).
  • Roma have drawn their last three home games, previously they had won seven in a row.
  • The last time Roma went four home games in a row without a win in the league was in September 2012.
  • Empoli are winless in their last eight games (D6 L2).
  • The Tuscans have kept only one clean sheet away from home so far in this campaign.
  • Roma have lost only two of the seven league games in which they've been trailing (W1 D4).
  • The Giallorossi have dropped only three points from leading situations in this campaign.
  • Empoli are the only side yet to concede a goal in the last 15 minutes of play in this Serie A.
  • Nine of the last 11 goals scored by Roma have come in the second half.


Sassuolo - Inter

  • Inter's 7-0 win in the reverse fixture is the biggest win for the Nerazzurri this term.
  • Sassuolo have conceded 15 goals in three previous meetings against Inter in Serie A, more than against any other opponent.
  • Inter are the only side against which Sassuolo is yet to score in the Serie A.
  • Sassuolo have both scored and conceded goals in each of their last eight league games.
  • Sassuolo are unbeaten in their last six home games (W2 D4).
  • Inter instead have won only one of their last six games on the road (D3 L2).
  • Inter have collected only 1.1 point per game under Roberto Mancini, while they had taken 1.5 per game under Mazzarri in this campaign.
  • Last Sunday against Torino, Inter conceded their first headed goal of this campaign.
  • Nicola Sansone has scored three goals in four previous appearances against Inter in Serie A.
  • Mauro Icardi's only hat-trick of the season came against Sassuolo in the reverse fixture.


Torino - Sampdoria

  • Torino lead by 43 wins to 33 against Sampdoria in Serie A.
  • However, Torino are winless against Sampdoria since October 2007 (1-0).
  • Torino have never scored more than a single goal over their last seven home games against the Blucerchiati.
  • The Granata are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures (W3 D4).
  • Samp have lost only one of their last 11 league games, winning four.
  • Sampdoria have drawn 10 games in this competition - no sides have shared the points more times this term.
  • 35% of Torino's goals (6 of 17) have been headers - the highest ratio in this competition.
  • Torino have scored more goals with their defenders (eight) than with their strikers (seven) so far in this Serie A.
  • Amauri has netted six goals so far against Sampdoria, all in home games.
  • Stefano Okaka has scored a goal in both his last two appearances against Torino in the league.


Udinese - Juventus

  • Udinese and Juventus have met 81 times so far in Serie A: the Old Lady leads by 51 wins to 11.
  • Juve have had the better of Udinese in their last six league games, keeping a clean sheet in four of those.
  • Udinese's last home win against Juve in Serie A was in April 2010 (3-0).
  • Udinese have taken only one point from their last four home meetings against Juventus.
  • Udinese's last home win in the league was back in October against Atalanta (2-0) - since then, there have been three losses and two draws for them.
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their last five away games in Serie A (W4 D1).
  • Udinese have faced the most shots (321), Juve have the fewest (179) in Serie A.
  • Udinese have scored only three goals from set-piece situations - a league-low.
  • Udinese have won no penalties, and conceded seven - both are records in this competition.
  • Paul Pogba has scored the opener in each of Juve's last three league games.
  • Antonio Di Natale has scored only four goals in 22 league appearances against Juventus so far.
  • Allan is the Serie A player with the most tackles attempted this season (92).


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