Italian Serie A Opta Facts - Week 10
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Bologna have won just one of their last five games against Atalanta in the top flight, 1-0 away in January 2009.
Atalanta have managed just four wins in 41 games at Bologna's ground, though three of these wins came in their last six visits to the Dall'Ara.
Bologna are without a win at home since February (1-0 vs Palermo); since then, they have taken just three points from 10 home games in the league.
Bologna have netted just one goal in their last seven games at home (Diamanti from the penalty spot vs Inter last 24 September).
Atalanta have already taken seven points from their four games on the road this term, losing only to Roma.
That loss against the Giallorossi was Atalanta's only defeat of this campaign: the Nerazzurri would be second in the table without the six point penalty.
Marco Di Vaio has failed to score in his last 15 Serie A appearances, his longest run without a goal so far between Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga.
Cagliari v Lazio
Cagliari and Lazio have met 52 times in Serie A: the Biancocelesti lead by 22 wins to 16, 14 draws (including nine 1-1 and five 0-0).
However, these two sides have not shared the points in their last nine meetings: four wins for the Sardinians, five for Lazio.
Cagliari have never scored more than a single goal in the last 12 times they hosted Lazio.
The Sardinians are on a run of three consecutive draws in Serie A (two 0-0 with Siena and Napoli, followed by a 1-1 with Cesena).
Cagliari are unbeaten in their last five games at home, however they have been held to a draw four times in the process.
Lazio have notched up four wins and two draws in the last six match-days of this campaign.
Lazio are unbeaten in their last five games on the road between this and last season (four wins, one draw).
In each of their last five away games, Lazio have always scored two or more goals (on average 2.4 per game).
Napoli are unbeaten in their last four league games with Catania, and shared the points in their last two visits to the Massimino.
Over these last four meetings, Catania have scored just one goal against Napoli.
However, Catania are still unbeaten at home against Napoli in Serie A (five wins and five draws).
Napoli have managed to score just three goals overall in their previous 10 visits to Catania in the top flight.
Amongst the teams who played at least 10 games at Catania's ground, Napoli are the only one yet to win a game there.
Catania are unbeaten in the last five Serie A match-days, but have been held to a draw in four of these.
At home the Sicilians are unbeaten in six games between this and last season (four wins, two draws).
Catania have drawn the most games so far in this Serie A campaign (five out of eight).
Cavani has not scored in any of his last five Serie A appearances, the longest goalless run since he joined Napoli.
The next victory will be the 10th win for Montella as a manager in Serie A, and the 100th for Mazzarri.
Genoa have won just one of their last 12 meetings against Fiorentina, 2-1 at the Marassi in October 2009.
Fiorentina are unbeaten at home in their last 13 games with the Grifoni, and won eight of these, including the last five.
Genoa have failed to score in their last three games at the Franchi against Fiorentina.
Alberto Gilardino has already scored three goals in six league meetings against Genoa for the Viola.
Sebastien Frey played 175 Serie A games in six seasons for the Viola, keeping 57 clean sheets.
Fiorentina are winless in the last five match-days (three draws, two defeats).
However, at home Sinisa Mihajlovic's side have lost just one of the last seven games, 1-2 against Lazio.
On Wednesday against Roma, Genoa ended their four-game winless run, beating the Giallorossi 2-1
After winning the first away game of the season, Genoa have not won on the road since.
Last time Genoa kept a clean sheet away from home was in February.
It is the 157th derby of Italy between Inter and Juventus: the Old Lady leads by 73 wins to 44, 39 draws complete the record.
In Milan, the hosts lead by 34 wins to 19, with 25 draws.
Inter didn't score in last season's two fixtures against Juve.
The only goal in the games between these two sides last season was netted by Alessandro Matri, who also scored three goals in the last two games of this campaign.
Inter have won only one of their last four Serie A games (1-0 vs Chievo).
That goal scored by Thiago Motta against Chievo is Inter's only goal scored so far at home this season.
This is the first time since 2005/06 that Juventus have remained unbeaten after the first eight games of Serie A.
Juventus' last six Serie A away games have produced just five goals.
Inter have already faced five penalties, saving two (a league-high).
Juventus have made 14 shots on target in their last time out against Fiorentina, a record by a team in a single Serie A games this season.
Claudio Ranieri has won just one of his previous 13 meetings against Juventus as a manager in Serie A, when he was at Roma.
Lecce v Novara
This will be the first ever meeting between these two sides in Serie A.
Lecce have picked up just one point from their last six Serie A games.
Lecce are on a run of five consecutive defeats at their ground between this and last season, and conceded on average 2.8 goals per game in that run.
Novara have taken just two points from their last five Serie A games, as a result of their draws against Catania and Siena.
Novara have won just one point away from home so far, following a 2-2 draw at Chievo.
After that draw, Novara lost away to Cagliari, Atalanta and Udinese.
Only Parma (17) have shipped more goals than Novara (16) in this Serie A campaign.
Attilio Tesser has won just one of the 20 games he has recorded so far as a Serie A manager (that against Inter this season).
Parma are unbeaten in the four meetings played so far in Serie A against Cesena, but both fixtures last season ended in a draw (1-1 at the Manuzzi and 2-2 at the Tardini).
Parma are the only Serie A side yet to draw their first game this season (for them three wins and five defeats).
In their four games at home, Franco Colomba's side have alternated a win and a draw.
Cesena are on target for their first win of the season, after three draws and five defeats in the first eight games.
That scored by Candreva against Cagliari on Wednesday was Cesena's only goal in the last five match-days of this campaign.
Cesena have lost all their three games on the road this season, without scoring a single goal.
Erjon Bogdani has already scored three goals against Parma, only against Palermo (four) he netted more in Serie A.
Roma and AC Milan have met 152 times in Serie A: the Rossoneri lead by 69 wins to 38, 45 draws complete the record.
The strike netted by Marco Borriello in the game won 1-0 by Roma at the San Siro last season was the only goal scored in the last three Serie A meetings between these two sides.
AC Milan also lead in the meetings played at Roma's ground: the Rossoneri have won 26 games at the Olimpico, the hosts just 22 times.
However, the Giallorossi are unbeaten in the last six times they have hosted AC Milan, winning two and sharing four draws.
After losing against Cagliari, Roma have recorded one draw and two wins on home soil in the league.
AC Milan are on a run of three consecutive wins, in which have scored overall 10 goals.
Last Sunday's 4-3 win at Lecce from 0-3 down was the first away from home for AC Milan after four winless games on the road.
Antonio Cassano has already assisted seven goals in this campaign, at least three more than any other player.
The record in Serie A between these two sides is perfectly even: both Siena and Chievo have won five times, with two draws.
However, at home Siena have beaten Chievo only once in the top-flight, 2-1 in January 2007, with the guests taking all three points four times in Tuscany.
Chievo have failed to score in three of their last four Serie A games, while Siena have not found the net in four of their last five games on home soil.
Siena have suffered just one defeat in the last six match-days of this campaign.
At home the Tuscan side have won their last two games against Lecce and Cesena, without conceding a single goal.
Emanuele Calaiò has scored four of Siena's last five goals in this competition.
Udinese have won their last three Serie A games against Palermo, including last February's incredible 7-0 victory at the Barbera.
That was Udinese's biggest ever away win in Serie A, as well as Palermo's worst home defeat.
Udinese are unbeaten in their last four home games against Palermo: a draw followed by three consecutive wins.
In the first half of their last game against Napoli, Udinese conceded two goals after having conceded just one in the previous nine Serie A games between this and last campaign.
Udinese have won all three games at home so far, scoring seven goals without conceding.
On the other side, Palermo are yet to score their first goal away from home this term.
Guidolin will face his former team for the fifth time: he has already beaten Palermo three times, losing once when he was at Parma.
With Guidolin, Palermo were promoted from Serie B to Serie A in 2003/04, and also reached for the first time the qualification to the Uefa Cup: Guidolin was sacked twice by Palermo's boss, and reappointed twice.