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Michael Taylor 15th Oct 2009 - 7:33

Italian Serie A Opta Facts - 17-18 October

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Catania v Cagliari

  • Catania and Cagliari have met at the Massimino six times in the top flight, with the hosts winning four times - always by the same scoreline (2-1).
  • In each of these six games, Cagliari have always managed to score one goal.
  • Catania are still winless in this campaign so far (alongside both Atalanta and Livorno) and are on a run of four consecutive draws.
  • Cagliari have picked up all of their seven points in the league away from home so far.
  • The Sardinians have only conceded one goal on the road this season in four games.
  • Catania are the only side of the Serie A yet to score after half time so far, with all six of their goals coming in the first half.

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Chievo v Bari

  • After losing on the first two match-days, Chievo have collected 11 points from the following five as result of three wins and two draws (the joint-longest unbeaten run in Serie A this term).
  • Bari have failed to score in the last three league games, and have already played out three goalless draws this term.
  • Bari have always shared the points away from home this season (twice at the San Siro and at the Barbera against Palermo).
  • The side from Puglia have conceded the fewest fouls this term (86), picking up a league-low seven yellow cards.

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Genoa v Inter

  • Genoa have picked up only two points from their last five league games against Inter, scoring only two goals in the process.
  • Genoa are unbeaten at home in the last six league games (four wins and two draws), scoring an average of three goals per game in the process.
  • Inter have been defeated three times in their last six away games between this and last season.
  • Like last season, Genoa are the most prolific side in the second half (nine goals scored), while Inter have scored the most in the league before half time (seven).

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Juventus v Fiorentina

  • Five of the 10 games played between Fiorentina and Juventus in Serie A since 2001 have ended in draws, with four wins to the Bianconeri and only one to the Viola.
  • Juve are winless in four games in all competitions (three draws and one defeat).
  • Fiorentina have collected seven points from the last three match-days (two wins and one draw).
  • The Viola have kept the clean sheet in the last three league games (currently the longest run), and have not conceded a single goal in the last five games played at the Artemio Franchi in all competitions.
  • Cesare Prandelli's are the only side that have yet to concede a goal in the second half this term.

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Lazio v Sampdoria

  • In the last nine league meetings between these two teams, both have managed to win four times with one game ending in draw.
  • However, Lazio have won all of their last four games against Sampdoria at the Olimpico, conceding only one goal in total.
  • Sampdoria have already scored three goals from outside the box this season - a joint league-high alongside Roma.
  • Lazio's manager, Davide Ballardini, is unbeaten against Luigi Del Neri in three Serie A games (two wins and one draw).

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Livorno v Palermo

  • Palermo have beaten Livorno in their last four Serie A meetings, before the Tuscans' relegation to Serie B in 2007/08.
  • The Sicilians have won four of their seven games played in the Serie A at Livorno's ground, with one draw and only two wins to the hosts completing this record.
  • Livorno are winless from the last 19 Serie A fixtures - their last win was in 2007/08 (Livorno v Catania 1-0).
  • Livorno have failed to score in their last five Serie A fixtures - the league's longest run so far this term.

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AC Milan v AS Roma

  • AS Roma are unbeaten against AC Milan in their last six league meetings, during which the Rossoneri have picked up only two points.
  • The Giallorossi have won at the San Siro against AC Milan on the last three occasions in the league, scoring an average of two goals per game.
  • AC Milan have scored only four goals this term (of which only two in the last six match-days), their lowest scoring tally at this point of the league since 1997/98.
  • The Giallorossi are unbeaten in the last five matches, winning three times.
  • Roma are the only side in Serie A to have scored on each fixture of this campaign (14 goals in total - a league joint-high).
  • Totti has already netted six goals against AC Milan in Serie A - the last time coming in their last meeting in May.

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Napoli v Bologna

  • Napoli have managed to win only once in their last seven league meetings with Bologna.
  • Napoli have scored one goal in each of their last four meetings against Bologna.
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last four games played at the San Paolo (three wins and one draw).
  • Bologna are without a win from their last 11 away games in the Serie A.
  • However, Giuseppe Papadopulo's side have managed to hold their opponent to a draw in four of their last five away fixtures in the league.

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Parma v Siena

  • Parma and Siena have met 10 times in the top flight, sharing the points in the majority of these games (six); with three wins to Parma and one to Siena (in the last meeting) completing their record.
  • Parma are unbeaten at the Tardini against Siena in Serie A (four draws and one win).
  • Parma have collected three wins and as many defeats in their last six fixtures at home in the league.
  • Siena have managed only one win in their last 10 Serie A fixtures over this and last season, and have lost their last two away from home.

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Udinese v Atalanta

  • Udinese have won six of the last 10 Serie A meetings against Atalanta, with two wins for the Nerazzurri and as many draws being played out in the process.
  • These two sides have not shared the points at the Friuli in any of their last 10 meetings - the last time they drew was in 1993/94 (0-0).
  • Udinese have kept three clean sheets in their last four Serie A meetings against Atalanta.
  • Pasquale Marino's side are unbeaten in the last eight league games at home (seven wins and one draw).

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