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Jon Riley 23rd Mar 2010 - 11:46

Serie A Opta Facts – March 24-25

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Atalanta v Cagliari

  • These two sides have shared two wins each in their last four Serie A meetings.
  • In Bergamo, the hosts are unbeaten since 1991 against Cagliari (five wins to the Nerazzurri and three draws).
  • Last Sunday's win against Livorno ended a run of five consecutive games without a win for Atalanta in Serie A.
  • At home, Atalanta have shipped only one goal in their last five league fixtures.
  • Cagliari have collected only one point from their last five games in Serie A, and have conceded two or more goals in each of these.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's side have picked up only one point from their last five games on the road, and are on a run of four consecutive defeats in Serie A.
  • The Sardinians have conceded an average of three goals over their last four away games of this campaign.
  • Cagliari have been the most prolific side in the last 15 minutes of play (12 goals).

Bari v Sampdoria

  • Bari have won only once in their last 19 meetings with Sampdoria in the top flight (3-1 at home in January 1999); eight draws and 10 wins to the Blucerchiati complete the record.
  • That win was in the last game played between these two sides at the San Nicola.
  • Prior to that game, Bari had last beaten Sampdoria at home back in 1963/64.
  • Bari have failed to score in five of their last six Serie A meetings with the Doriani.
  • Samp have won six of their last nine league fixtures - two draws and a defeat complete the record.
  • However, Luigi Del Neri's side have picked up only two points from their last three games on the road, and managed only two wins away from Marassi so far this term in 13 games.
  • Bari have lost only once in their last 11 games at the San Nicola (seven wins and three draws in the process).

Bologna v Roma

  • Roma are unbeaten in their last four Serie A meetings with Bologna, and have won the last two by 2-1.
  • At the Dall'Ara there has been perfect balance between these two sides over the past 10 years: three wins to each side and a draw.
  • Bologna have netted exactly one goal in each of their last four Serie A clashes with Roma.
  • At home, Franco Colomba's side have lost only one of their last six league games.
  • Last Saturday's 4-2 win over Udinese extended Roma's unbeaten run in the league to 19 games.
  • However, away from home Claudio Ranieri's side have been held to a draw in four of their last six games, wins against Juventus and Fiorentina complete the record.
  • The Giallorossi have already scored 25 goals from set pieces this season - a league-high.
  • 12 of these goals have come from corner situations.

Catania v Fiorentina

  • Fiorentina have won their last nine Serie A meetings with Catania.
  • The Sicilians have managed to score only two goals in these last nine games against the Viola.
  • Overall, the Viola are unbeaten against Catania in the last 15 Serie A meetings; the Sicilians' last win was back in May 1964.
  • That was also the last time Catania managed to score at home against Fiorentina; since then, the Sicilians have failed to score a single goal in the ensuing seven fixtures at home against the Viola.
  • Catania are unbeaten in the last four match-days of Serie A (two wins and as many draws).
  • At home, Sinisa Mihajlovic's side are unbeaten in their last six games (four wins and two draws, including the win against Inter).
  • Fiorentina have won their last two league games, scoring three goals in each.

Genoa v Palermo

  • Palermo have won only one of their last 10 Serie A meetings with Genoa, at home in September 2008.
  • The Grifoni are still unbeaten at home in Serie A against Palermo (six wins and as many draws).
  • Giampiero Gasperini's side have won four of the last five games at home, the incredible 4-3 defeat against Bologna completes the record.
  • However, the Rossoblu have won only one of their last four games, conceding 10 goals in the process.
  • Palermo have lost three of their last four games on the road, in which they have always conceded three or more goals per game.

Inter Milan v Livorno

  • Inter are unbeaten in their last 12 Serie A meetings with Livorno (10 wins and two draws).
  • At home, the Nerazzurri have won their last six games with the Amaranto, conceding only two goals in the process.
  • Livorno's last win at Inter was back in 1942/43.
  • Josè Mourinho's side have won only one of their last seven Serie A games - five draws and a defeat against Catania complete the record.
  • Inter have collected only 15 points in the second half of the season: the Nerazzurri would sit seventh in the table, nine points behind Roma at the top in this period.
  • Inter are unbeaten at home in more than two years (Inter v Juventus 1-2, 22nd of March 2008), but have been held to goalless draws in their last two fixtures at the San Siro.
  • Inter have the best defence in Serie A this season (26 goals conceded), and also boast the best attack (54 scored).
  • Livorno are winless in their last 10 games in the league (three draws and seven defeats), and have picked up only one point from their last six on the road.
  • Livorno have netted only 20 goals so far this term, a league-low.

Lazio v Siena

  • On Wednesday these two sides will meet for the 14th time in the top flight: four wins to each and five draws, including the 1-1 result in the reverse fixture.
  • At the Olimpico, the hosts are unbeaten against Siena in Serie A (three wins and as many draws).
  • Last Sunday's 2-0 win at Cagliari ended a run of four games without a win in the league.
  • At home, the Biancocelesti have picked up only two points from their last four games, scoring only two goals in the process.
  • Siena are unbeaten in the last six match-days of this campaign (three wins and as many draws).
  • Away from home, Alberto Malesani's side have collected seven points from their last three games; prior to this run, they suffered 10 consecutive defeats in Serie A away from home.
  • Siena have conceded 51 goals this term, the most in the league.

Napoli v Juventus

  • Napoli and Juventus have alternated wins over the last six meetings in Serie A.
  • Napoli have beaten Juventus in the last two meetings at the San Paolo.
  • Napoli are winless in their last eight Serie A games (five draws and three defeats), and with only one point from their last three.
  • At home, Walter Mazzarri's side are winless in their last five games (four draws, three of which by 0-0, and the defeat against Fiorentina).
  • Juventus have won only one of their last four league fixtures - a draw and two defeats complete the record.
  • However, away from home the Old Lady have lost only once in their last four games, last Sunday against Sampdoria.

Parma v AC Milan

  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 11 Serie A meetings with Parma (eight wins to the Rossoneri and three draws).
  • Overall, Parma have beaten AC Milan only once in the last 16 meetings, back in April 2003 at the Tardini).
  • The Rossoneri have won three of their last four games at Parma, but were held to a goalless draw in their last visit to the Ducali in February 2008.
  • AC Milan have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five meetings with Parma in the league.
  • Parma are unbeaten in their last four league games (two wins at home and as many draws).
  • Leonardo's side are unbeaten in the last nine match-days of this campaign (five wins and four draws).
  • Away from home, the Rossoneri have conceded only one goal in their last four fixtures.
  • Ronaldinho has already assisted 13 goals this term, a league high.

Udinese v Chievo

  • These two sides have met 15 times in the top flight; there is a perfect balance so far, with five wins to each side and as many draws, including the 1-1 of the reverse fixture.
  • At the Friuli, the hosts lead by three wins to two, with two draws completing the record.
  • However, the guests had the better in the last meeting at Udinese (1-0 in November 2009).
  • Pasquale Marino's side have won three of their last four home games of this campaign.
  • The Bianconeri have drawn only once at home this term, 1-1 with Lazio in January.
  • Chievo have picked up only one point from their last three league games, and have lost three of their last four games on the road, always by 1-0.
  • Domenico Di Carlo's side have netted only two goals in their last seven away games of this campaign.
  • Last Saturday's brace has taken Antonio Di Natale goal-scoring tally for this season to 21 goals, currently a league-high.

 

 
 
 

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