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Simon Gott 1st Oct 2015 - 19:45

Match-day 7 – Serie A 2015/16


Carpi - Torino

  • Carpi are yet to win their first Serie A game - taking into account also the end of the last Serie B campaign, the Emiliani are winless in nine league fixtures (D4 L5).
  • This is Torino's best start to a Serie A campaign since 1993/94 (W4 D1 L1). On that occasion, the Granata went on to finish 8th in the table.
  • However, Torino have won only one of their last seven league games away from home in the league (D3 L3).
  • Carpi have the worst defence this campaign (15 goals conceded); they've also shipped the most in the first half so far (11).
  • Torino have scored the joint-most goals in the second half so far in this Serie A, eight (alongside Roma).
  • Carpi are the only side in the top-five European leagues to have already conceded five goals in two different games of the season.
  • Only one of Carpi's six goals in this campaign have been scored on home soil (a league-low).
  • Carpi have recorded only 33% average possession over the six games played so far in this competition - only Darmstadt (28%) have had a lower share.
  • Torino have recorded the lowest percentage of passes made into the opposition half so far this term (46%).
  • Fabio Quagliarella is the player with the most shots on target attempted in this start of Serie A (13).


Chievo - H. Verona

  • This will be the 7th derby of Verona in the top-flight: Chievo lead by three wins to two, with just a draw (2-2 in their last meeting).
  • All the goals conceded by Verona in this competition have come after the break - a league-record.
  • Chievo have 11 points after six rounds - this is their best start in Serie A since 2004/05, when they ended up only 15th in the table.
  • Hellas instead are winless after six match-days for the first time since 1989/90, when they went on to get relegated to Serie B.
  • Verona haven't won any of their last eight league games between this and last season (D5 L3).
  • Verona have conceded goals in each of their last 13 league games (a total of 20 in the process).
  • Chievo have lost only one of their last 11 home games in the league (W5 D5).
  • Verona have already lost seven points from leading situations in this start of the Serie A season - in fact, they've never won after taking the lead in three games so far this term.
  • Chievo have misplaced the most passes after six match-days of Serie A (565).
  • Rolando Maran's side have already scored six goals from outside the box - more than any other side in this competition.
  • Verona will have to make it without injured Luca Toni, who had scored eight goals in his 16 previous games against Chievo in Serie A.


Empoli - Sassuolo

  • The only two previous meetings between Empoli and Sassuolo were won 3-1 by the home side last season.
  • Previously, these sides had met 10 times in Serie B: Empoli won the first two, before picking up only three points in the ensuing seven, as result of three draws.
  • Empoli are one of the three sides (alongside Verona and AC Milan) to have always conceded goals in this campaign.
  • Sassuolo are the only side still unbeaten in this competition - an unbeaten run that stretches to 11 games, taking into account also the end of last season (7 wins).
  • Sassuolo have 12 points after the first six match-days - over their first two Serie A campaigns they had collected only two (13/14) and three (14/15) points after the same number of games.
  • Empoli have won only two of their last five home games, while Sassuolo have taken 13 of the last 15 available away from home.
  • Empoli have already conceded a league-high five headed goals, while Sassuolo are yet to concede their first goal with a header so far in this competition.
  • Sassuolo have already used 18 Italian players in this campaign - more than any other side.
  • Domenico Berardi has failed to score in his last four league appearances - his longest drought in Serie A since January.
  • Daniele Croce has scored his only Serie A goal to date against Sassuolo, in the last Serie A campaign.


Fiorentina - Atalanta

  • Fiorentina have won their last six league games against Atalanta, keeping a clean sheet in four of those.
  • The Viola are unbeaten in their last 14 home games against Atalanta, whose last win at the Franchi was in January 1993.
  • Fiorentina have won 10 of their last 11 Serie A fixtures, losing one 3-1 against Torino.
  • In fact, the Tuscans have won their last six home games, without conceding a goal in the last five.
  • Fiorentina have collected the most points in Serie A since start of 2015 (55 in 28 games).
  • Atalanta have won their last two league games against Empoli and Sampdoria. The last time they won three in a row was in March 2014.
  • Fiorentina have conceded only 13 shots on target (and only 51 in total) to their opponents - fewer than any other side since the start of this campaign.
  • Atalanta have trailed only in the injury time against Inter so far in this Serie A.
  • Nikola Kalinic has scored four goals in his last two league appearances, from a total of only five shots on target.
  • Both Kalinic and Ilicic have found the target with eight of their nine total shots so far (89%) - the highest ratio amongst players with six or more shots attempted.
  • Mauricio Pinilla has scored four goals over his last five games against Fiorentina in the league, but none in the two played last season.


Juventus - Bologna

  • Juventus have won their last four Serie A games against Bologna, keeping a clean sheet in the last three.
  • The Bianconeri have lost only one of their last 25 league games against Bologna (W16).
  • Before losing 1-0 in their last trip to the Juventus Stadium, Bologna had found the net in their previous nine visits to Juve's ground in the league.
  • Juventus have lost three of their first six games of the season - something that hadn't happened to the Old Lady in Serie A since 1987/88.
  • Juve have just one win in seven Serie A games for the first time since March 2012, but on that occasion they had remained unbeaten (W1 D6).
  • Juventus are winless in their last three home games - this is the first time they've failed to win three home games in a row in Serie A since playing at the Juventus Stadium.
  • Bologna have lost the most games so far in this Serie A campaign (five).
  • Bologna are one of the two teams (alongside Genoa) yet to pick up their first point away from home this season.
  • Bologna are the only side yet to score a goal after the break, while Juventus have scored the fewest before half-time (one).
  • Paul Pogba is the only player of this Serie A to have hit the woodwork twice.
  • Amongst current Serie A strikers who have already scored at least one goal in the top-flight, Robet Acquafresca is the one who hasn't found the net for the longest time (38).

Lazio - Frosinone

  • Lazio have won each of the three home games played so far in this campaign, scoring two goals in each match.
  • The Biancocelesti haven't conceded at home for 227 minutes, since Mancosu's goal for Bologna on match-day 1.
  • Lazio have scored in each of their last 11 home games (25 goals in the process).
  • Lazio have won their last two league games - last time they won three in a row was in April.
  • For the first time in their Serie A history (last Thursday against Empoli), Frosinone managed to win a Serie A game, to score more than a single goal and to keep a clean sheet in the top-flight.
  • Frosinone have conceded in each of their last five games on the road between this and last season (seven in total).
  • Lazio have already conceded four goals from outside the box in this Serie A - more than any other side.
  • Frosinone have picked up 21 yellow cards so far - a league-high.
  • Lucas Biglia has scored two goals in two Serie A appearances so far this term, last season he scored three in his 27 total appearances in the league.
  • Modibo Diakité made his Serie A when he was playing for Lazio - he scored two goals in 65 league appearances for the Biancocelesti between 2007 and 2012.


AC Milan - Napoli

  • Napoli have won only one of their last 21 games at AC Milan's ground (2-1 in September 2013), with the Rossoneri having the better 11 times in the process.
  • However, Napoli have won three of their last four league games against AC Milan, losing the last one at the San Siro, back in December.
  • AC Milan have nine points after the first six match-days, last season under Inzaghi they had 11 after the same number of games.
  • The Rossoneri have conceded in 12 of their last 13 league games (22 in total).
  • Napoli have scored in 14 of their last 15 games, failing to find the net only against Carpi.
  • Napoli's last away win in the league came back in April (3-0 against Cagliari), with three losses and three draws away from the San Paolo since then.
  • Napoli are yet to concede their first goal from outside the box in this competition.
  • AC Milan have already conceded four goals in the opening 15 minutes of play - more than any other side in this Serie A.
  • Pepe Reina has saved only one penalty so far in his Serie A career, against Mario Balotelli in September 2013.
  • Gonzalo Higuain has scored four goals in his four previous appearances against AC Milan - only against Lazio he has netted more in Serie A.
  • Jack Bonaventura scored his first Serie A goal right against Napoli, in April 2012 - he also scored a goal for AC Milan against the Partenopei last season.


Palermo - Roma

  • Roma's last Serie A win against Palermo was in November 2012 - since then the Rosanero have won two and drawn one.
  • Over their last seven meetings at Palermo's ground, the same result never accrued twice in a row (last season it ended 1-1 at the Barbera).
  • Roma have already scored with 10 different players - a record in this competition.
  • Palermo are the only Serie A side this season that have conceded two own goals.
  • After picking up seven points from the first three games of the season, Palermo have lost the ensuing three. The last time they lost four in a row was in May 2013, before being relegated to Serie B.
  • Roma have scored in their last 17 league games (29 goals in the process).
  • Roma lost their last away game against Sampdoria - the last time they lost two away games in a row in Serie A was in May 2014.
  • If Palermo lose it will be their 400th loss in Serie A history.
  • Alberto Gilardino has already scored 10 goals in Serie A against Roma, only against Chievo (11) and Udinese (15) he has bagged more in the top-flight.
  • Miralem Pjanic has already scored nine goals from a direct free-kick in Serie A since 2011 - the Bosnian midfielder has found the back of the net every 7.2 free-kicks taken so far in Italy.


Sampdoria - Inter

  • Before winning 1-0 back in March, Sampdoria hadn't beaten Inter for eight consecutive games in Serie A (D3 L5).
  • Their last draw at the Ferraris came in August 2008 - since then, Inter lead by three wins to two.
  • The Bluicerchiati have managed to score more than a single goal against Inter only twice over their last 17 meetings in the league.
  • Inter have won five of their last six away games in Serie A, losing one at the Ferraris against Genoa in May.
  • Inter's last two away defeats in Serie A came at this ground, one against Samp in March, and one against Genoa in May.
  • Samp have won their three home games of the season, netting two or more goals on each occasion.
  • Inter have used only two Italian players so far in this campaign, fewer than any other side (Santon and Ranocchia).
  • Pedro Pereira is the youngest player with three appearances this season amongst Europe's top-five leagues.
  • Luis Muriel has already scored three goals in seven Serie A appearances against Inter, only against Roma (four) he has netted more to date.
  • Mauro Icardi has scored three goals in three games against his former side Sampdoria, including a brace at the Ferraris on the first meeting since joining Inter.


Udinese - Genoa

  • Over the last 10 Serie A meetings between Udinese and Genoa the same has not been repeated twice in a row (last time they shared a 1-1 draw).
  • Udinese have scored in 18 of their 21 previous games against Genoa at the Friuli, but failed to score in two of the last five.
  • The Friulani have lost their last six home games in the league - they've never lost seven in a row so far in the top-flight.
  • Udinese are the only side of this Serie A campaign yet to pick up points at home.
  • However, Genoa have lost their last four games on the road, and have conceded in each of their last 11 away games.
  • Genoa haven't drawn any of their last 16 league games.
  • Udinese's last home draw was back in March against Fiorentina (2-2), since then they've won one and lost seven.
  • Both Udinese and Genoa have scored just one goal before half-time so far - a joint-low in this competition.
  • Sebastian De Maio scored the last of his three Serie A goals to date against Udinese in their last meeting back in April.
  • Antonio Di Natale's last Serie A goal came back in May - since then he's gone seven games without scoring, which is his longest drought in the league since January 2014.
  • However, Di Natale has found the net in each of his last three home games against Genoa in Serie A.



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