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Nic Ladds 8th Mar 2012 - 16:13

Italian Serie A Opta Facts - 10th-12th March

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.WEEK 27


Atalanta v Parma

This will be the 30th meeting between these two sides: Parma lead by 11 wins to seven, with 11 draws.
The last five meetings have seen Atalanta win four times, with one win to Parma.
Atalanta are unbeaten in their last six meetings against the Ducali at home (four wins and two draws).
Parma have scored just four goals in their last eight visits to Atalanta's ground in Serie A.
In the reverse fixture, Atalanta won at the Tardini thanks to a brace by Maxi Moralez.
Atalanta have alternated a win and a draw over their last five Serie A games, conceding just one goal in the process.
The Nerazzurri have won their last two games at the Atleti Azzurri.
Prior to that, they had taken just one point in three games at home, without scoring a single goal.
Parma have alternated a win and a draw over their last five league fixtures.
The Ducali have won just one of their last 10 games on the road; 2-1 in Verona against Chievo, and losing times five in the process.

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Catania v Fiorentina

These two sides have met 29 times so far in the top-flight: the Viola lead by 18 wins to three, with eight draws completing the record.
Fiorentina are, alongside Inter, the team with the most wins at Catania's ground in Serie A (eight).
Catania have won just one of their last 19 games against Fiorentina in the top-flight, scoring a total of just six goals in the process.
However, at home the Sicilians are unbeaten in their last two games with the Tuscans: a win and a draw keeping a clean sheet in both.
In the reverse fixture, Stevan Jovetic's brace wasn't enough to give the Viola the three points as it ended 2-2.
Catania are unbeaten in their last four games: after beating Siena and Novara they have drawn against Inter and Cesena.
At home, the Sicilians are unbeaten in their last five games (three wins and two draws).
After losing three games in a row, Fiorentina have beaten Cesena at home and drawn away to Parma.
Over their last 17 games, the Viola have either failed to score a goal (10 times), or netted exactly twice (seven times).
Fiorentina scored two goals against Parma on Wednesday at the Tardini, this after netting four in total in their previous 12 games on the road.
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Cesena v Siena

Siena's 2-0 win in the reverse fixture is the only previous meeting between these two sides in Serie A.
Against Catania, Cesena picked up their first point under new manager Beretta, after losing to Chievo and Fiorentina.
However, since appointing Beretta Cesera are yet to score their first goal in the league.
Overall, Siena are winless in their last eight fixtures, and have collected just two points in the process.
Cesena have the fewest points at home so far in this campaign (only 10).
Siena have won their last two league games scoring seven goals in total, more than the total of those they had netted in their previous seven league fixtures (five).
The Tuscans have never scored more than a single goal away from home in this campaign.
Siena are, alongside Palermo, the only two sides still to pick up a win away from home.
In fact, Siena have taken just one point from their last seven games on the road.
Cesena have scored just 16 goals so far; at least five fewer than any other side in this Serie A.
Siena instead have scored the fewest goals away from home (only six).

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Chievo v Inter

This will be the 20th meeting between Chievo and Inter in Serie A: the Nerazzurri lead by 11 wins to three.
However, Chievo have already scored 22 goals in Serie A against Inter, more than against any other opponent.
Inter have scored in each of their last 13 games against Chievo (on average two goals per game).
Following a series of six games in which Chievo had taken just one point at home against Inter, they managed to beat the Nerazzurri in their last meeting at the Bentegodi.
Sergio Pellissier has already scored five goals in Serie A against Inter, only against Lazio he has bagged more so far.
Davide Moscardelli has already scored four goals in this campaign, all coming in the last 20 minutes of play.
Walter Samuel has netted three goals in his career against Chievo, his favourite target in Italy.
Chievo have scored 11 goals at home, only Cesena (nine) have netted fewer at their own ground so far this season.
Inter are winless in their last seven games, and have taken just two points in the process.
The Nerazzurri have lost their last three games on the road (vs Lecce, Roma and Napoli), without scoring a single goal.
Chievo are unbeaten in their last three games (two wins and a draw).
Chievo have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven home games in the league.
On the last six occasions that Inter have scored in the league, Diego Milito scored at least one goal.

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Genoa v Juventus

This will be the 90th meeting between Genoa and Juventus: the Old Lady lead by 53 wins to 18.
The last 44 games between Genoa and Juventus have been fairly balanced, with Juve winning 18 times to Genoa's 16 and the other 10 games ending level.
Against Juve, Genoa have lost more than against any other Serie A opponent, as well as conceded the most goals in the top-flight (189).
Juventus are the Italian side that scored the most goals at Genoa's ground so far in Serie A (72).
The Bianconeri have scored in each of their last 17 meetings against Genoa, netting an average of 2.2 goals per game.
Genoa have won just one of their last seven home games against Juventus (3-2 in April 2009).
Genoa are winless in the last five match-days of Serie A: after losing to Catania, Atalanta and Chievo they have shared two draws with Parma and Lecce.
Alessandro Matri has scored in both of his games for Juventus against Genoa: a goal last season and a brace in the reverse fixture this term.
Genoa's captain Marco Rossi has already scored four goals against Juventus, the only side he managed to score more than a single goal so far in Serie A.
Juventus have been held to a draw in five of their last six league games, including the last three (1-1).
The Bianconeri have also drawn six of their last eight away games in this campaign.

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Lazio v Bologna

There is great balance in the 117 previous meetings between these two sides in Serie A: Lazio lead by 44 wins to 43, with 30 draws completing the record.
Bologna have already scored 166 goals against Lazio, more than against any other Serie A opponent.
However, the Felsinei have won only 10 times at the Olimpico, losing 32 and sharing the points on 16 occasions.
Lazio have scored 105 goals at home against Bologna in Serie A, only against Fiorentina have netted more at their ground.
The record of their last four meetings sees Lazio leading by three wins to one.
Lazio are unbeaten in their last 11 home meetings with Bologna (eight wins and three draws).
Lazio have not shared the points in their last 10 fixtures (six wins, four losses).
At the Olimpico, the Biancocelesti are unbeaten in their last eight games, and have won their last five (taking into account also the derby against Roma as visiting side).
Lazio have had the most headed shots so far in this campaign (62).
Bologna have lost just one of their last 10 Serie A games, 1-3 at home against Udinese, winning four times in the process.
However, Bologna have won just one of their last seven games on the road, 3-0 at the San Siro against Inter.

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AC Milan v Lecce

This will be the 30th meeting between these two sides in the top-flight: AC Milan have won 17 times, Lecce just twice (once at home in 2006 and once in Milan in 1997).
After Bologna, AC Milan are the Italian side that shared the most draws against Lecce so far (10).
The Rossoneri are unbeaten in their last five meetings against Lecce (three wins and two draws), and in the last seven at the San Siro against the Salentini.
At home, AC Milan have scored in each of their last nine meetings with Lecce (on average 2.9 goals per game).
In the reverse fixture, AC Milan came back from 3-0 down at half time to win 4-3 thanks to a K.P.Boateng hat-trick and a winner by Mario Yepes.
Lecce have lost the joint-most points from leading situations so far this term (15), a negative record shared with Catania.
Lecce have picked up more points on the road (15) than at home (10) in this Serie A campaign.
Massimiliano Allegri's side are unbeaten in their last five fixtures in the league, though they have won only one of their last four at home.
The Rossoneri boast the best conversion rate of this competition (17.2%).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his second hat-trick in Serie A last weekend, after that netted right against Lecce for Juventus in 2005.
Lecce have completed the most dribbles in this Serie A campaign (264); Colombian Cuadrado is the player with the most successful dribbles (85).
Lecce have lost just one of their last nine games, collecting 16 points: they would be third in the table in this time frame behind Lazio and AC Milan.

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Napoli v Cagliari

Napoli and Cagliari have met 53 times so far in Serie A: the Partenopei lead by 18 wins to 13.
In March 2011 Napoli ended a run of seven home games without a win against Cagliari (five draws and two losses).
Edinson Cavani scored a brace in the last meeting at the San Paolo between these two sides; he has already scored a hat-trick and three braces so far this season.
Napoli are unbeaten in their last five meetings against Cagliari; the Sardinians' last win was in April 2009.
Napoli have not lost any game in the last six match-days (two goalless draws followed by four wins), and conceded just one goal in the process.
The Partenopei are unbeaten in their last five home fixtures (three wins and two draws), and have kept three consecutive clean sheets at their ground.
Cagliari are winless in their last three games: a draw in Udine, followed by two defeats against Lecce and Siena.
Away from home, the Sardinians haven't scored in their last four games, and are winless in six.
Ezequiel Lavezzi have scored in each of his last three appearances, and is just one goal short from his record of goals in a single Serie A campaign (eight goals for him so far, like in 2007/08 and 2009/10).

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Novara v Udinese

The reverse fixture saw Udinese beating Novara 3-0 at the Friuli, thanks to a brace by Di Natale and a goal by Domizzi.
Novara are unbeaten at home against Udinese: three wins and two draws, all coming between 1951 and 1955.
Novara have won just one of their last 14 Serie A games, managing to score more than one goal just once in the process.
At home, Novara have drawn 0-0 their last two games against Cagliari and Atalanta.
Udinese are unbeaten in the last three match-days, but have won just three of their last nine games.
By beating Bologna in their last away game, they ended a run of three consecutive defeats on the road in the league.
On the last five occasions that Udinese have played away from home, at least three goals were scored in the game.
Novara have already conceded 10 headed goals - a league-high.
Udinese have conceded just seven goals in the first half so far, fewer than any other Serie A side.
Novara have conceded the most goals after half time (23).
Antonio Di Natale; currently the Serie A joint-top scorer on 18 goals with Ibrahimovic, has been involved in 62% of Udinese's goals, the highest ratio amongst Serie A players this season.

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Palermo v Roma

Palermo and Roma have met 47 times in the top-flight: the Giallorossi lead by 23 wins to 13, 11 draws complete the record.
Palermo are on target for their 10th home win against Roma, with the guests having the better seven times so far.
Roma have scored in each of their last 13 Serie A meetings against Palermo (on average 2.08 goals per game).
Palermo have scored 58 goals in Serie A against Roma, more than against any other side.
The Sicilians have not shared the points in their last five fixtures (two wins, three losses), and have conceded 16 goals over their last six games (on average 2.7 per game).
Palermo are the only side yet to share a draw at home (10 wins, three losses, including last Saturday's game against AC Milan).
Palermo have the best attack in home games this season in Serie A (31 goals).
Roma have won just two of their last eight Serie A fixtures, losing four.
The Giallorossi have never scored more than a single goal over their last five Serie A fixtures.
Luis Enrique's side has taken just a point from their last four games on the road, conceding on average 2.5 goals per game.
Fabio Borini has scored six goals for Roma over the last six Serie A match-days.
Fabrizio Miccoli has already bagged seven goals against Roma, only against Inter he has scored more.
Miccoli boasts 12 assists in this campaign - a record, as well as 11 goals (which equals to 59% of Palermo's total goals).

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