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Jon Riley 5th May 2010 - 9:33

Italian Serie A Opta Facts - 9 May

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Fiorentina v Siena

  • This will be the 12th Tuscan derby between Fiorentina and Siena: the Viola have won six times, including the last two, with two draws and three successes for Siena.
  • In Florence, the hosts are unbeaten in this fixture, in light of a draw followed by four consecutive wins.
  • Siena have managed to score only one goal in their five visits to Fiorentina in the league.
  • Fiorentina are on a run of three consecutive defeats (against Atalanta, Chievo and AC Milan); prior to those, they shared the points with Juventus and Catania.
  • Siena have shipped 65 goals so far this season - the most in the league.
  • Managers Cesare Prandelli and Alberto Malesani have shared the points only once in their previous nine Serie A meetings.

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Genoa v AC Milan

  • Since 1989, Genoa have beaten AC Milan just once in 17 Serie A meetings.
  • Genoa's only win against the Rossoneri in the last 20 years came in their last meeting at the Marassi, in September 2008, when the hosts had the better of Carlo Ancelotti's side by 2-0.
  • Six of the last eight meetings played in Genoa between these two have ended as draws.
  • Giampiero Gasperini's side have managed only one win in their last five fixtures at home - two draws and as many defeats in the process.
  • After losing to Sampdoria and Palermo, AC Milan got back to winning ways last Saturday at the San Siro against Fiorentina, courtesy of Ronaldinho's 10th goal of the campaign.
  • Genoa have conceded the most goals in the second half so far in Serie A this season (35).

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Inter v Chievo

  • Inter and Chievo have met 15 times in the top-flight so far: Chievo have won only twice (last in February 2003), eight wins for the Nerazzurri and five draws in the process.
  • Inter have won their last three meetings at home with Chievo, scoring four goals in each of the last two.
  • Since losing to Roma at the Olimpico, Inter are unbeaten in their last five fixtures, and have won the last consecutive three.
  • At home, the Nerazzurri are unbeaten in Serie A in over two years - overall, they have not lost at the San Siro in their last 40 games (30 wins and 10 draws).
  • José Mourinho is unbeaten at home in the league in his last 135 games between Serie A, the Premier League and the Portuguese League.

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Juventus v Parma

  • Juventus are unbeaten against Parma since 2002/03 (11 meetings), and have won their last two against the Ducali.
  • At home, Juventus have managed six wins and two draws in their last eight meetings against Parma in the league; Parma's last win in Turin was in February 1999, and following that defeat manager Marcello Lippi was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti.
  • Alberto Zaccheroni's side are on a run of three consecutive wins at home, and have kept a clean sheet in their last two against Cagliari and Bari.
  • However, after drawing at Catania the Bianconeri had to give up hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
  • Parma have lost their last three consecutive league games, and have won only one of their last 11 games on the road.
  • Alessandro Del Piero has netted eight goals so far - all have come at home in the second half of this campaign.

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Livorno v Lazio

  • Lazio are unbeaten in their last six league meetings against Livorno, and have won the last four.
  • Livorno have scored only one goal in their last four meetings with Lazio in Serie A.
  • The Tuscans have won only one game in the second half of this campaign, their last game at home against Catania (3-1); despite winning they were still relegated to Serie B.
  • Over the last four match-days, Lazio have alternated two wins (against Bologna and Genoa) and as many defeats (against Roma and Inter).
  • Away from home, the Biancocelesti are unbeaten in their last four games, and have won the last two against Bologna and Genoa.
  • Livorno have scored the fewest goals in Serie A this season - 25.

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Napoli v Atalanta

  • Atalanta have failed to score in three of their last four meetings with Napoli in the top-flight.
  • The Nerazzurri have netted a total of only two goals in their last 10 visits to the San Paolo in Serie A.
  • Napoli have failed to score in four of the last five occasions they have hosted Atalanta.
  • Napoli have suffered only one defeat in their last eight Serie A games (3-2 at home against Parma); four wins and three draws complete their record.
  • Atalanta are winless in their last 11 away games, and are on a run of five consecutive defeats on the road in Serie A.
  • Atalanta have collected only nine points away from home this season, a Serie A-joint low alongside Livorno and Udinese.

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Palermo v Sampdoria

  • Palermo are unbeaten in their last three Serie A meetings against Sampdoria, but have been held to a draw in the last two.
  • At home, the Rosanero have managed to beat Sampdoria only once in their last four Serie A meetings (in November 2006); the 2-2 draw of the reverse fixtures and two 2-0 wins to the guests complete the record.
  • Palermo have notched-up three wins and a draw in their last four Serie A games.
  • At home, the Rosanero boast a 24-game unbeaten streak in the league (18 wins and six draws).
  • The Blucerchiati are on a run of five consecutive wins (including the last two away from home) in Serie A, three of which they won 2-1.
  • At home, only Inter (46) have collected more points than Palermo (44) in this campaign.
  • Fabrizio Miccoli has netted eight goals in his last six starts, taking his total tally this season to 18 goals, his most in a single campaign so far.

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Roma v Cagliari

 

  • Roma are unbeaten in their last five Serie A meetings with Cagliari, but have been held to a draw in the last two.
  • At home, the Giallorossi are unbeaten against the Sardinians in 26 league meetings; Cagliari's last win at the Olimpico was back in November 1968.
  • Roma have won their last five meetings at home with Cagliari, scoring at least two goals in each match.
  • Cagliari are winless in their last 12 league games (seven defeats and five draws, including those in the last three fixtures).
  • Away from home, the Sardinians are winless in nine games, and have picked up only three points in the process.
  • Roma have recouped 21 points from trailing situations this term - a league-high, while Cagliari have lost the most from leading (28).

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