Italian Serie A Opta Facts 15th - 16th January
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Brescia v Parma
Parma have won 11 of their 17 meetings against Brescia in the top-flight, including the last two.
Brescia have won just one of their last 11 clashes with Parma, in the last meetings between the sides at the Rigamonti in October 2004 (3-1).
Brescia have lost three consecutive league games and managed just one win over the last 15 match-days of this campaign.
Brescia have already lost 12 games in Serie A, more than any other side so far.
Last Sunday against Fiorentina, Brescia scored more than once (two) for the first time in 15 games.
Parma have won two and lost three of their last five league games on the road.
Brescia are the only Serie A side yet to score with a header this season.
Cagliari v Palermo
Cagliari have beaten Palermo only once in their last seven Serie A meetings; the Sicilians came out on top four times, and two draws complete the record.
These two sides have shared the points in their last two meetings in the league.
At the Sant'Elia, the Sardinians have lost only once against Palermo in Serie A, winning five times and drawing three.
Cagliari have not shared the points in the last nine match-days of this competition (four wins and five defeats).
At home, the Sardinians have not drawn any of their last seven fixtures, winning on three occasions.
Palermo have lost only one of their last eight games in Serie A (0-1 at the San Paolo against Napoli).
Away from home, however, the Rosanero have managed to take all three points only once in the last six games, losing three times and sharing the points twice.
Pastore & co. have scored only one goal in their last three games on the road.
Cagliari have already scored five goals in the opening 15 minutes of play, more than any other Serie A side this season.
Since former Italy manager Roberto Donadoni has been in charge, Cagliari have picked up 12 points from seven games, and would be fifth in the Serie A table, three points from top.
Catania v Chievo
Catania are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Chievo in Serie A (two wins and two draws).
The Sicilians have scored in each of their seven previous games with Chievo, though they have netted more than one only once, back in May 2007.
Catania have lost four of their last five fixtures in this competition, winning the other against Brescia (1-0).
Chievo are winless in their last six games, and have managed only one win in the last 11 match-days of Serie A.
Chievo have now not won away from home in seven games (five defeats and two draws).
Five of Catania's last six goals in the league have been scored by Argentinean players (Maxi López, Silvestre and Gómez), the other by Japanese Morimoto.
Stefano Sorrentino has made the most saves in Serie A this season (79).
Cesena v Roma
Roma are unbeaten against Cesena in their last 11 league meetings: five wins for the Giallorossi and six draws.
Cesena have failed to score in seven of these 11 games, netting exactly one in each of the other four.
At home Cesena have never lost against Roma in Serie A in 10 games, however eight of these meetings at the Dino Manuzzi ended as draws.
Roma have never scored more than one goal in any of their previous visits to Cesena's ground in the league.
Cesena have picked up seven points from their last three league games.
Roma have won only two games away from home this season, losing five times.
Cesena have lost all nine of the games they fell behind in this season.
The attacking pair of Vucinic and Borriello have scored all of Roma's last six goals in the league (three each).
Genoa v Udinese
Genoa have lost only one of their last 10 meetings with Udinese in the league, winning eight. The Grifoni have come out on top in the last five occasions they hosted Udinese at the Marassi, keeping four clean sheets in the process.
Genoa have failed to score in five of their last six league games.
Only one goal was scored in the last three Serie A games involving Genoa.
Genoa have won only one of their last five games at home, losing three of them.
Last Sunday's 4-4 draw against AC Milan ended a run of four consecutive defeats away from home for Udinese.
Genoa have conceded only 15 goals this season in Serie A, currently the best defence of this competition.
Antonio Di Natale has scored 11 of Udinese's last 18 goals in this campaign.
Overall, Di Natale has netted 13 in Serie A this season, currently the joint-most alongside Edison Cavani.
Inter Milan v Bologna
This will be the 130th meeting between these two sides in Serie A: the Nerazzurri lead by 61 wins to 37, with 31 draws.
Inter are unbeaten against Bologna in their last 11 Serie A meetings: nine wins and two draws, including in the reverse fixture at the Dall’Ara (0-0).
Inter are unbeaten at home against Bologna since 1997/98; since then, they have notched up seven wins and two draws against the Felsinei at the San Siro.
Inter may have won their last two games against Napoli and Catania, but they had won only one of their previous six fixtures prior to Leonardo’s appointment.
Bologna have lost only one of their last six fixtures in Serie A.
Away from home, Bologna have taken seven points from their last three games, without conceding a single goal.
Inter have gained the most points from losing situations this season (11), including three points having been 1-0 down against Catania last Sunday.
Marco Di Vaio has scored in each of the six games won by Bologna so far in this campaign.
Juventus v Bari
This will be the 60th meeting between these two sides in Serie A: the Old Lady currently lead by 36 wins to seven.
However, Bari came on top in two of their last three meetings with Juventus, including the 1-0 in the reverse fixture at the San Nicola.
At home the Bianconeri have never lost against Bari in Serie A (24 wins and five draws).
Juventus haven’t won any of their last three matches (one draw and two defeats).
The last time Juve conceded more than six goals over two consecutive games in Serie A was in November 1998.
Juventus have already conceded 16 goals at home this season, more than any other Serie A side.
Bari have managed only one win in the last 14 match-days of Serie A.
Prior to their win in the derby against Lecce, Bari had not won away from home since last March.
Bari have the worst attack of this competition (only 12 goals scored so far).
The side from Puglia have won only three games so far this season, fewer than any other side.
Lazio v Sampdoria
Sampdoria are unbeaten in their last four meetings against Lazio in Serie A (three wins and a draw).
However, at the Olimpico Lazio are unbeaten in the last five occasions they received Sampdoria (four wins for the hosts and last season's 1-1 draw).
Lazio have won only one of their last four Serie A games,
Sampdoria have lost three of their last four games on the road.
Sampdoria have drawn the most games in this competition so far (eight).
Lazio have won each of the 10 games in which they have taken the lead in this campaign.
Sampdoria's goals this season have been scored by only five different players, the fewest amongst Serie A teams.
Lecce v Milan
Lecce have won only one of their last 16 meetings against AC Milan, with the Rossoneri victorious eight times in the process.
However, at home Lecce are unbeaten in four against Milan in Serie A (one win and three draws for the hosts).
Lecce have not shared the points in the last eight match-days of this competition (two wins and six defeats).
Lecce have lost three of their last four Serie A games.
AC Milan have lost only once in their last 10 Serie A games (0-1 at home against Roma).
After losing their first game on the road of the season, the Rossoneri have remained unbeaten in the ensuing eight games away from home in the league.
AC Milan boast the best attack of this competition (34 goals in 19 games).
Lecce, on the other hand, have the worst defence (36 goals conceded, 13 of which in the final 15 minutes of play).
20 of AC Milan's 40 points this season came away from home, the most in Serie A so far.
Antonio Cassano has already assisted three goals in his first 37 minutes played as a sub for AC Milan against Cagliari and Udinese.
Napoli v Fiorentina
Napoli have won only one of their last four meetings against Fiorentina in the league, while the Viola won two.
Prior to last season's defeat (1-3), the Partenopei had won three consecutive games against Fiorentina at the San Paolo.
Napoli have won four of their last five Serie A games; a 3-1 defeat against Inter at the San Siro completes the record.
Napoli have not conceded a single goal in each of these four wins.
Napoli have won their last six home games in all competitions (five in Serie A and one in Europa League), conceding only one goal in the process.
Fiorentina's last away win in the league was back in March, at Napoli's ground (3-1).
Napoli have scored the most headed goals so far in this competition: eight (including Cavani's three last Sunday against Juventus).
Overall, the Uruguayan striker has netted 20 goals in all competitions this season: 13 in Serie A (joint-most alongside Di Natale) and seven in Europa League (including play-off stage).