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Nic Ladds 7th Apr 2010 - 12:06

Serie A Opta Facts – 10-11 April

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Bologna v Lazio

  • These two sides have shared the points only once in their last eight league meetings, in the reverse fixture back in November.
  • At the Dall'Ara, Bologna and Lazio have not drawn since 1989/90; since then, the hosts have won six times, the guests five.
  • Bologna are on a run of four consecutive defeats in Serie A, and have scored only one goal in the process.
  • At home, Franco Colomba's side have won only one of their last five league fixtures - two draws and as many defeats complete the record.
  • Lazio are unbeaten in the last four match-days of this campaign: two wins against Cagliari and Siena, and two draws with AC Milan and Napoli.
  • However, away from home the Biancocelesti have won only one of their last four games, losing two and drawing once.

Fiorentina v Inter

  • Fiorentina have picked up only one point from their last seven Serie A meetings with Inter; that was in the last meeting played at the Franchi between these two sides.
  • The Viola have failed to score a single goal in their last five meetings with the Nerazzurri in the league.
  • Fiorentina have managed to beat Inter only once in their last six meetings at the Franchi (2-1 in February 2006).
  • Cesare Prandelli's side have won their last two fixtures at home, however they have still lost four of their last seven at their own ground.
  • Inter have won only one of their last seven games on the road in the league (against Udinese, back in February); four draws and two defeats complete the record.

Juventus v Cagliari

  • Cagliari have had the better of Juventus in their last two meetings in Serie A; prior to this, the Bianconeri were unbeaten against the Sardinians in nine Serie A games.
  • Prior to the Sardinians' 3-2 win in January 2009, Juventus were unbeaten at home against Cagliari in 23 league games.
  • Alberto Zaccheroni's side have won only one of their last five league fixtures, and lost three of the last four.
  • Last Saturday's defeat against Udinese was Juventus' 12th in this campaign; only in 1962/63 did the Old Lady lose more games in a Serie A campaign (15).
  • Cagliari have collected only two points form their last eight Serie A games.
  • Away from home, the Sardinians have lost five of their last six fixtures, a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria completes the record.

Livorno v Udinese

  • Livorno have won only one point from their last four Serie A meetings with Udinese.
  • The Amaranto have failed to score a single goal in these games.
  • The record of the four previous meetings played at the Picchi between these two sides sees the guests winning in the first two; one win to the hosts and a draw completing the record.
  • Livorno are winless in their last 13 Serie A fixtures (eight defeats and five draws).
  • Following such a poor run, manager Serse Cosmi has been replaced by Gennaro Ruotolo, who was in charge of Livorno at the start of this campaign.
  • Under Ruotolo, Livorno picked up only three points in eight match-days, as a result of three draws and five defeats.
  • Livorno have scored only 22 goals so far this term (a league-low), as many as Antonio Di Natale has netted in this campaign.

AC Milan v Catania

  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 17 Serie A games with Catania, and have won the last three without conceding a single goal.
  • The Rossoneri are unbeaten at home against Catania in the top-flight - nine wins and three draws so far.
  • Catania have never scored more than a single goal when they have visited AC Milan in Serie A (five goals in 12 games).
  • At home, the Rossoneri are still unbeaten in 2010 (five wins and three draws), but have been held to a draw in their last two fixtures at the San Siro, against Napoli and Lazio.
  • Catania have picked up only two points from their last four away games, and have won only once far from the Massimino in seven games in 2010.
  • The Sicilians boast the joint-best defence of Serie A in the first 30 minutes of play (only eight goals conceded).

Napoli v Parma

  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last three Serie A meetings with Parma (two wins for the Partenopei and a draw).
  • These two sides have met at the San Paolo 10 times: Parma have won only once, the hosts have had the better on five occasions, four draws complete the record.
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last four Serie A fixtures (two wins and as many draws).
  • Walter Mazzarri's side have won their last two games at home, against Juventus and Catania.
  • Parma are unbeaten in the last seven match-days of this campaign (three wins and four draws).
  • In each of these seven games, neither side has managed to score more than a single goal.
  • Parma have failed to win in their last nine away games, and are on a run of three consecutive draws.

Palermo v Chievo

  • Chievo have beaten Palermo 1-0 in their last two Serie A meetings, but both times in Verona.
  • In fact, the Rosanero are unbeaten at the Barbera against Chievo in Serie A (three draws and a win in the last meeting, back in November 2008).
  • Palermo have won only one of their last five league fixtures, at home against Bologna; two defeats and as many draws complete the record.
  • At home, the Sicilians are still unbeaten in their last 22 league fixtures, and have won eight of the last nine at their own ground.
  • Chievo are winless in their last six league games, as result of three defeats and as many draws.
  • Away from home, Domenico Di Carlo's side can boast only one win in their last eight games - five defeats and two draws in the process.

Roma v Atalanta

  • These two sides have not shared a draw in their last 12 league meetings - eight wins to the Giallorossi (including those in the last four meetings), four to the Nerazzurri.
  • Roma are unbeaten in their last 22 league games (16 wins and six draws).
  • Claudio Ranieri's side are on a run of four consecutive wins in the league, and have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three games.
  • Atalanta have won three of their last four Serie A games; a defeat against Juventus completes the record.
  • However, away from home Bortolo Mutti's side are on a run of three consecutive defeats, and have picked up only two points from their last nine on the road.
  • Roma have been the most prolific side after half-time so far this season (29 goals scored).

Sampdoria v Genoa

  • This will be the 54th derby of Liguria in the top-flight: Sampdoria lead by 20 wins to 11, with 24 draws so far.
  • However, Genoa have had the better of Samp in the last three derbies in the league, conceding only one goal in the process.
  • The Blucerchiati have lost only one of their last six league games - three wins and two draws in the process.
  • Samp are unbeaten at home in 24 league games, and have won four of their last five at the Marassi.
  • Genoa are winless in their last four Serie A fixtures, and are on a run of three consecutive draws.
  • Away from home, Giampiero Gasperini's side are winless in 11 games in Serie A (seven defeats and four draws).
  • Genoa have conceded the most goals after the break in Serie A so far this season (30).

Siena v Bari

  • Bari's 2-1 win in the reverse fixture at the San Nicola is the only previous meeting between these two sides in the top-flight.
  • Siena have collected only one point from their last three league fixtures, in which they have always kept a clean sheet.
  • At home, Alberto Malesani's side are unbeaten in the last four games, and have not conceded a single goal in the process.
  • Bari have won only one of their last four league games.
  • Giampiero Ventura's side have won only one of their last 12 games on the road - three draws and eight defeats complete the record.
  • Siena have the worst defence in Serie A (55 goals conceded).

 

 

 
 
 

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