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Nic Ladds 18th Mar 2010 - 15:16

Italian Serie A Opta Facts - 20-21 March

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Atalanta v Livorno

  • Atalanta have won the last two Serie A meetings at home with Livorno.
  • Overall these two sides have met 10 times in Bergamo in the top flight: the hosts lead by eight wins to two.
  • Bortolo Mutti's side have managed only one win in the last nine match-days of this campaign (1-0 at home against Bari last month).
  • Atalanta have picked up only two points from their last five games in Serie A, scoring only one goal in the process.
  • Livorno are winless in their last nine league games, since winning at home against Parma in January.
  • Away from home, the Amaranto have taken only one point from their last five fixtures (1-1 against AC Milan at the San Siro).
  • Despite scoring three goals last Sunday against Roma, Livorno still have the worst attack of this competition (only 20 goals scored).
  • Atalanta are the only side in Serie A yet to win their first game after having been behind this term (18 games, 16 defeats and two draws).

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Bari v Parma

  • Parma are unbeaten in the 17 Serie A meetings played so far with Bari (13 wins, four draws).
  • Parma have won their last six games against Bari, and have kept a clean sheet in each of the last four.
  • After four consecutive defeats, Bari have won their last two league games against Chievo and Lazio, without conceding a single goal.
  • Parma have scored goals in each of their last three Serie A fixtures, enough to secure two wins and a draw.
  • However, away from home Francesco Guidolin's side are winless in their last seven matches, from which they have picked up only two points.
  • Bari have already scored 11 goals in the opening 15 minutes of play so far, a league joint-high alongside Inter.

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Cagliari v Lazio

  • Cagliari have had the better of Lazio in three of the last four league meetings, but the Biancocelesti won on their last trip to Sardinia.
  • Cagliari have beaten Lazio only once in their last 10 league meetings at the Sant'Elia - six draws and three wins to the guests complete the record.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's side have collected only one point from their last four league games.
  • However, at home the Sardinians remain unbeaten in their last 11 fixtures in the league (seven wins and four draws), and have also scored at least two goals per game in this run.
  • Last Sunday's defeat at home against Bari certified Lazio's crisis: the Biancocelesti have picked up only one point from the last four match-days of Serie A, and are only two points clear off the relegation zone.
  • Lazio have won only one of their last 10 league fixtures (2-0 at Parma last month).
  • Cagliari have scored the most goals in the last 15 minutes of play this season (12); however, the Sardinians have lost the most points from leading situations (24).

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Chievo v Catania

  • These two sides have met five times in the top flight: both have won twice, with one draw.
  • In Verona the hosts are unbeaten against Catania, in light of one win and a draw.
  • Domenico Di Carlo's side have lost their last two league games 1-0, but won their last game at home against Cagliari.
  • Catania have picked up seven points from their last three games of the season, including the three taken against Inter last Friday at the Massimino.
  • Catania would be fifth in the Serie A table with 22 points, taking into account only the 13 games played since the appointment of new manager, Sinisa Mihajlovic.

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Fiorentina v Genoa

  • Genoa's win in the reverse fixture ended a run of eight consecutive unbeaten games for the Viola against the Grifoni in Serie A.
  • At home, the Viola are unbeaten in 11 games against Genoa in Serie A (six wins, including the last three games, and five draws); Genoa's last win in Florence was in March 1977.
  • Fiorentina have lost four of their last five home games of this campaign.
  • Cesare Prandelli's side would be in the relegation zone if the league had started 10 match-days ago, having picked up only eight points in the process.
  • Genoa are winless in their last nine games on the road (six defeats and three draws).
  • The Grifoni have failed to score in three of their last four games on the road in Serie A.
  • Genoa are alongside bottom team, Siena, as the sides who have conceded the most goals after half-time this term in Serie A (26).

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AC Milan v Napoli

  • AC Milan are unbeaten at the San Siro against Napoli since April 1986; since then, nine wins to the Rossoneri and six draws in the league.
  • However, the Partenopei have managed to hold the Rossoneri to a draw in their last two league meetings.
  • Leonardo's side are unbeaten in Serie A in their last eight games, since defeat in the derby back in January.
  • At home the Rossoneri are still unbeaten in 2010 (five wins and a draw).
  • Napoli are without a single win in the last seven match-days of Serie A (four draws and three defeats).
  • Away from home, Napoli have taken only one point from their last three games.
  • AC Milan have conceded only 12 goals after half-time so far, a league-low; however, in the reverse fixture the Rossoneri conceded two goals in stoppage time after being 2-0 up.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten from leading situations this term (17 wins and two draws); only Palermo and Roma have done the same.
  • AC Milan and Napoli have kept the most clean sheets in Serie A this term (12).

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Palermo v Inter

  • Inter are unbeaten against Palermo since September 2005 (3-2 to the Rosanero at the Barbera); since then five wins to the Nerazzurri and three draws in the league.
  • That victory in 2005 is Palermo's only win over Inter in their last 19 Serie A meetings; prior to that, Palermo last beat Inter in March 1962.
  • Last Sunday's defeat with Udinese ended a run of three consecutive wins in the league for Palermo.
  • At home, Delio Rossi's side are still unbeaten this season; Palermo's last defeat at the Barbera was more than a year ago, the derby defeat to Catania by 4-0 (20 games, 15 wins and five draws).
  • The Sicilians have conceded only four goals in their last 11 home games of the season; Palermo would be joint-top in the Serie A table on 34 points taking into account only home games this season.
  • Inter have won only one of their last six league fixtures - four draws and last Friday's defeat with Catania complete the record.
  • However, the Nerazzurri still have the best attack in Serie A this season (53 goals scored), and the best defence (25 conceded).
  • Palermo have scored the most goals after half-time this season in Serie A (26).
  • The Rosanero have scored in each of the last eight match-days of this campaign, currently the longest run in Serie A.

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Roma v Udinese

  • Roma have taken only one point from their last three Serie A meetings with Udinese.
  • However, at the Olimpico, Roma are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Udinese (two wins and a draw).
  • Udinese have scored a goal in each of their last four visits to the Giallorossi at the Olimpico.
  • Roma are unbeaten in their last 18 games of Serie A, but were held to a draw in their last three games against Napoli, AC Milan and Livorno.
  • The goalless draw with the Rossoneri ended a run of nine consecutive wins at home for Claudio Ranieri's side, which remain unbeaten at the Olimpico since 25 October.
  • After conceding three goals in their first home game against Juventus, Roma have never conceded more than a single goal per game in the ensuing 13 games played at the Olimpico in the league.
  • Udinese are the only side yet to win the away from home this season in Serie A.
  • Pasquale Marino's side would be bottom of the table with only five points taking into account only the away games of this campaign.
  • Roma have recouped 18 points from trailing situations so far, a league-high.

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Sampdoria v Juventus

  • Sampdoria have beaten Juventus only once in their last 17 league meetings, in Turin in February 2005.
  • At home, the Blucerchiati's last win against Juventus was in December 1995 (2-0 with an Enrico Chiesa brace).
  • Since then the guests have claimed three draws and five wins at the Marassi between these two sides.
  • Luigi Del Neri's side have won only one of their last four league fixtures this season.
  • However, at home Samp are unbeaten in their last 22 games (including three wins in their last three); their last defeat at the Marassi was in January 2009.
  • Juventus have won their last two away fixtures of this campaign against Bologna and Fiorentina.

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Siena v Bologna

  • This will be the eighth meeting between these two sides in the top flight: Bologna lead by two wins to one, with four draws completing the record.
  • All of the three meetings played at the Franchi so far between Siena and Bologna have ended as draws.
  • Siena are unbeaten in the last five match-days of this competition (two wins and three draws, including last Sunday's draw against Juventus from 0-3 down).
  • However, at home Alberto Malesani's side are still winless in 2010 (two defeats and three draws); their last success was back in December, 2-1 against Udinese.
  • Bologna have collected seven points from their last three fixtures in the league, losing only once in the last 10 match-days (at home against Juventus).
  • Franco Colomba's side have notched-up three wins and a draw in their last four fixtures, including the incredible 4-3 triumph over Genoa at the Marassi.
  • Siena have the worst defence of this competition (51 goals conceded).


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