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Nic Ladds 17th Sep 2009 - 21:38

Italian Serie A Opta Facts - 19-20 September

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19 September

Napoli v Udinese

  • Both of last season’s meetings between these two sides ended in a draw (0-0 the first game at the Friuli and 2-2 the second at the San Paolo).
  • Napoli have alternated wins and losses in their last five league fixtures, sharing the points only once in the last 10.
  • Udinese have shared the points only twice in the last 13 match-days of Serie A.
  • Udinese striker, Antonio di Natale, is currently Serie A’s top scorer this season with six goals in the first three games.

Juventus v Livorno

  • Livorno’s last win against Juventus in Serie A was back in 1941/42 – since then these two sides have met 15 times, with 11 wins to Juventus and four draws.
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their last 10 Serie A games, and have won the last five, conceding only one goal along the way.
  • Livorno have failed to win in their last 15 Serie A games – nine defeats and six draws.
  • The Tuscans have picked up only one point from their last 10 league games away from home (at the Olimpico against Roma last April), failing to keep a clean sheet in the process.
  • Ciro Ferrara has won every game since taking charge of the Bianconeri (five).

20 September

AC Milan v Bologna

  • Bologna have managed to beat AC Milan in their last two visits to the San Siro in Serie A.
  • These two sides have not shared the points in the league since October 2001 – since then the Rossoneri lead by six wins to three.
  • AC Milan have managed to take only one point from their last three home fixtures in the league.
  • Bologna have failed to win in their last nine away games, and have drawn the last three, with the last two being goalless draws.

Bari v Atalanta

  • Bari have won only one of their last eight league games against Atalanta – four wins to the Nerazzurri and two draws complete the record.
  • The club from Puglia have picked up just two points from their last four meetings with Atalanta at the San Nicola in the top flight.
  • Bari have drawn all three fixtures this season in the league, and are winless in their last 13 Serie A games.
  • Atalanta are on a run of four consecutive defeats in Serie A, between this season and last.
  • Atalanta are the only side yet to score their first goal in this campaign.

Cagliari v Inter Milan

  • Cagliari were the only side not to lose against Inter in the Serie A 2008/09 season (a draw in the first game at the San Siro and a win to the Sardinians in the second at the Sant’Elia).
  • Inter’s defeat back in May was their first after nine consecutive unbeaten games for the Nerazzurri at Cagliari’s home in Serie A.
  • Massimiliano Allegri’s players have picked up only one point in the last four games they have played in Serie A between this season and last.
  • The four goals conceded by Cagliari so far this term have all been headed goals.

Catania v Lazio

  • These two sides have shared the points only once in their last 10 Serie A meetings.
  • Catania are unbeaten at home in their last eight league games against Lazio, and they have won the last three consecutive fixtures played at the Massimino, conceding only one goal.
  • The Sicilians have lost eight of their last nine Serie A fixtures, including the last four.
  • The Biancocelesti have lost three of their last four away games in the league between this season and last.

Chievo v Genoa

  • The only two previous meetings between Chievo and Genoa in the top flight were those played last season: Genoa won the first game in Verona, while the second at the Marassi ended in a draw.
  • Last Sunday’s win against Bologna was Chievo’s first after a run of eight winless matches in the league.
  • Chievo have failed to win at home in their last five league fixtures – Chievo’s last home win in the league was back in March 2009 (1-0 v Palermo).
  • Genoa are unbeaten in the last eight match-days of Serie A between this season and last.
  • Chievo’s striker, Sergio Pellissier, has netted 12 of his side’s last 17 goals in Serie A.
  • Six of Genoa’s seven goals this term have been scored in the second half.

Parma v Palermo

  • Parma and Palermo have faced each other eight times in the top flight so far: the Sicilians have managed just one win, Parma have won twice and five draws complete this record.
  • At the Tardini this fixture has ended in a draw three times, with one win to Parma to complete the record.
  • Parma have managed only two wins in their last 10 Serie A fixtures.
  • The Rosanero have picked up only two points from their last six games away from home in the league.

Sampdoria v Siena

  • Sampdoria are currently the joint-leaders of Serie A alongside Juventus and Genoa, after three consecutive wins in the first three match-days.
  • Sampdoria and Siena have faced each other 12 times in the top flight: the Blucerchiati lead by four wins to two, with six draws (including last season’s two).
  • Samp are unbeaten against Siena at the Marassi (two wins and four draws so far).
  • Siena have won only one of their last six Serie A fixtures.

Roma v Fiorentina

  • Fiorentina have managed to beat Roma only once in their last 12 league meetings: it happened the last time they met, back in April.
  • The last Viola success on Roma’s soil was in 1991/92; since then, at the Olimpico, the Giallorossi have had the better on 10 occasions, with four draws.

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