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Nic Ladds 21st May 2009 - 15:23

Italian Serie A Opta Facts - May 23-24

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Italian Serie A Opta Facts: 23-24 May

Atalanta v Palermo

  • Atalanta have picked up only two points from their last four meetings against Palermo in the top flight.
  • The Nerazzurri have scored one goal in each of their last four games at home with the Rosanero – it was enough for two wins and one draw; one win to Palermo completes this record.
  • Gigi Del Neri’s side have won only one of their last eight league games, with three defeats and four draws in the process.
  • The point gained at the San Siro against Inter is the only point Palermo have collected from their last four away fixtures in the league.
  • Palermo are the only side in Serie A who have always won after taking the lead this term – it has already happened 17 times.

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Cagliari v Inter

  • Inter are unbeaten in their last 17 league meetings with Cagliari, notching up ten wins and seven draws in the process.
  • The Sardinians’ last win at home against Inter was back in 1993/94 – since then, there have been six draws and three wins to Inter at the Sant’Elia.
  • Inter have failed to win away from home in their last three fixtures – draws against Juventus and Chievo and one defeat against Napoli.
  • Massimiliano Allegri’s side have collected seven points from their last three games at home in the league, as result of two wins and one draw.
  • The Italian champions are the only side in the league yet to concede a penalty this term.

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Catania v Napoli

  • Catania are unbeaten in the seven league meetings played so far at the Massimino against Napoli: four wins to the Sicilians and three draws in the process.
  • Napoli have only scored one goal in Catania’s ground in the top flight, in their first ever meeting back in 1954/55; since then, the Partenopei have failed to score in all of their ensuing trips to Catania.
  • Walter Zenga’s side have lost four on the bounce in the league.
  • Napoli’s last away win in the league was back in October – since then, the Partenopei have picked up only three points in the ensuing 13 games on the road (three draws and ten losses).
  • Napoli have managed only one win in nine games since Roberto Donadoni’s appointment, against Inter at the San Paolo.

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Chievo v Bologna

  • Next Sunday Chievo and Bologna will meet for the 10th time in the top flight – there is perfect balance between the two sides, with three wins each and three draws.
  • However, Chievo are unbeaten at the Bentegodi against Bolgna, after three wins and one draw.
  • Domenico Di Carlo’s side have drawn their last three consecutive games in the league, and have managed only one win in the last seven match-days.
  • Bologna have picked up only two points from their last seven away games in the league, failing to score more than one goal in each game.
  • Chievo’s Sergio Pellissier has bagged 10 goals in the last 11 match-days of the Serie A, and managed to score also against Bologna in the reverse fixture.
  • Bologna have managed only four clean sheets this term – a league-low.

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Lazio v Reggina

  • Lazio are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Reggina; however, Reggina were unbeaten in the six before this against the Biancocelesti.
  • Reggina have never scored more than one goal in their previous eight visits to Lazio at the Olimpico in the league.
  • Lazio have lost four in a row in the league, and have lost three of their last four games at home.
  • Despite having picked up ten points from the last five match-days, Reggina are still struggling at the bottom of the table, one point ahead of last placed Lecce.
  • Lazio have not shared the points in their last 12 Serie A games, currently the longest run in the competition.
  • Reggina have the worst attack in Serie A, with only 29 goals scored; the Amaranto have also netted only 15 goals in the first half so far – a league-low.

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Lecce v Fiorentina

  • Failing to win against Fiorentina, Lecce would be automatically relegated to Serie B with one match-day still to go, 11 months after their promotion to the top flight.
  • The Giallorossi have had the better of Fiorentina only once in their last six league meetings at the Via del Mare.
  • Lecce have managed only one win from their last 14 Serie A fixtures.
  • At home, Lecce have managed all three points only once in their last 15 fixtures this term.
  • Fiorentina have won four on the bounce in the league.
  • While Lecce have drawn the most games this term (14), Fiorentina have shared the points only four times so far, less than any other team in Serie A.
  • Lecce have shipped the most goals this term in the league – 62.

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AC Milan v Roma

  • AC Milan have failed to beat Roma in their last five Serie A meetings – three wins to the Giallorossi and two draws (including the 2-2 in the reverse fixture) in the process.
  • Roma have beaten AC Milan in their last two visits to the San Siro.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten at their home ground in 17 games – 14 wins and three draws after their only defeat in their opening game of the season at the San Siro.
  • Roma have failed to win away from home in their last seven games, picking up only four points in the process.
  • Roma’s midfielder, Simone Perrotta, has been directly involved in five of his side’s last six goals in the league – three goals and two assists.
  • Kakà & co. are the best attack of this competition (66 goals scored in 36 match-days so far).

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Sampdoria v Udinese

  • Sampdoria have managed only one win in their last eight league meetings with Udinese – three wins to the Bianconeri and four draws (including the 1-1 of the reverse fixture) complete the record.
  • The Blucerchiati have won only once in their last five matches, losing three times (always away from home).
  • However Walter Mazzarri’s side are unbeaten in their last eight fixtures at home, as result of four wins and as many draws.
  • Pasquale Marino’s side have won their last six consecutive fixtures in the league – currently the longest run in Serie A.
  • Udinese’s midfielder, Gaetano D’Agostino, is in great form – he has netted six goals in the last five match-days of Serie A.

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Siena v Juventus

  • Siena and Juventus have played against each other nine times in the top flight – the Old Lady lead by eight wins to one, there has never been a draw.
  • Siena’s only win against Juve was in their last meeting at the Artemio Franchi, back in May 2008.
  • Siena have won three of their last four home games in the league.
  • Juve are winless in their last seven, and have drawn their last five fixtures.
  • Such a poor run has cost the Juve boss his job, Claudio Ranieri was sacked with two match-days still to go. Also two years ago, in Serie B, Juve changed their manager with two match-days to go, losing both of their remaining fixtures.
  • Del Piero & co. have scored in each of the last 23 match-days of Serie A – currently the longest run in the league.
  • Current Siena manager, Marco Giampaolo, has lost four times in four previous meetings against Juve.

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Torino v Genoa

  • Genoa are unbeaten against Torino in their last six meetings in the top flight – three draws and three wins to the Grifoni, including a brace of 3-0 results in the last two meetings.
  • Three of the last four games between these two sides at Torino’s home ground have ended as draws.
  • Torino have collected seven points from their last three games at home this term.
  • Giampiero Gasperini have failed to score more than one goal in each of their last eight away games in the league.
  • Genoa and Torino have both scored only 11 goals during the first half – a league joint-low.
  • 785 of the Grifoni’s goals (38 out of 49) were scored during the second half – a league-high.
  • Genoa’s Argentinean striker, Diego Milito, has bagged 20 goals so far this term – 19 of these have come after half-time, only one in the first 45 minutes of play.

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