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Lewis Constable 31st Oct 2014 - 15:31

Opta Facts Serie A 2014/15 - Week 10

 

Serie A 2014/15 - Week 10

 

 

Cesena-Verona

 

These two teams have met 14 times in Serie A, the last one back in 1990. The Bianconeri lead by six wins to four, with four draws.

Verona have not found the net in the last six clashes against Cesena in Serie A, with the Bianconeri winning four of these games (D2, 0-0).

Verona's last win over Cesena in the top flight dates back to May 1983, 2-1 away from home.

Cesena are winless in their last eight league fixtures (three draws, five defeats).

Bisoli's side has only won one of the last 14 home games in the league, against Parma on MD1 of the current Serie A (D6, L7).

Verona have won only once in their last six Serie A games and have lost three of the last five league fixtures.

Cesena have fired only 58 shots (including blocked) so far this season, at least 33 fewer than any other Serie A side.

Eight of Verona's last nine league goals have come in the second half of games.

The Venetians have conceded eight goals in their last two away games, after having kept a clean sheet in the first two matches on the road in this league.

Last Thursday, Luca Toni found the net after six league appearances without scoring; his longest drought since he joined Verona.

 

 

Chievo-Sassuolo

 

The only two meetings between these two teams in Serie A have seen an away win, both 1-0.

The 1-0 success over Chievo in the last Serie A term was the only 1-0 win gained by Sassuolo in the top flight.

If Chievo lose this game, they will repeat the same losing streak of last season, when they were beaten in each game from MD6 to MD10.

Chievo have conceded goals in each of their last seven league fixtures (on average, two goals per game).

Chievo have lost six of their last eight home league games (W1, D1).

Sassuolo have won their last two Serie A games - they have never won three successive league matches in Serie A.

Sassuolo have scored five goals in total in their last two away games after being goalless in the first two matches on the road.

Chievo have attempted on average 304 passes per game, fewer than any other Serie A side this term.

In the last games against Empoli, Domenico Berardi scored his first headed goal in Serie A (19 goals in total).

In that game, Berdardi also missed his first penalty in the top flight after converting each of the seven taken before.

Sergio Floccari has found the net in each of his last two appearances - he has never managed to score in three consecutive Serie A games in his career.

 

 

Empoli-Juventus

 

These two teams have met 16 times in the top flight: the Bianconeri have won 11 times (D3, L2) and kept 10 clean sheets.

Empoli's last success against Juventus came in April 1999 (1-0 at home); since then, six wins for Juventus and two draws.

Empoli's worst two defeats in Serie A came against Juventus (in 2005) and against Cagliari on last match day.

Empoli lost their last two league games and they have won only once in this Serie A so far (3-0 against Palermo).

The Tuscans have kept a clean sheet only once in their last eight Serie A home games.

Juventus lost against Genoa in the mid-week round, after a 15-game unbeaten streak in Serie A (14 wins, one draw).

The Bianconeri have hit the woodwork nine times so far, more than any other Serie A side this season.

Levan Mchedlidze scored his only goal in Serie A against Juventus, back in October 2008 for Palermo.

Sebastian Giovinco's debut in the top flight came with Empoli: his record with the Tuscans shows 35 appearances and six goals in 2007/08 season.

Claudio Marchisio played at Empoli in that same season, collecting 26 appearances and no goals.

 

 

Lazio-Cagliari

 

This will be the 59th Serie A clash between these two sides: Lazio lead by 27 wins to 17, with 14 draws.

They haven't shared a draw in their last 15 encounters in the league, with the Biancocelesti winning 10 times in the process.

Lazio have won five of the last six Serie A matches against Cagliari, suffering just two goals in the process.

Cagliari have lost their last four trips to the Olimpico versus Lazio in Serie A.

Lazio are unbeaten in their last five Serie A fixtures: four consecutive wins, followed by a 1-1 draw away to Verona.

Lazio have won their last two league games at home - they haven't won three Serie A home matches in a row since September 2013.

Cagliari are unbeaten in their last three league games, and have lost only one of the last five.

The Sardinians have scored 11 goals in the first half, a joint-high in this Serie A along with Roma.

Cagliarli have won two of their last three games on the road, after winning only once in 27 previous trips away from home.

Antonio Candreva has scored three goals - all from the penalty spot - in Serie A against Cagliari, his favourite target.

Marco Sau has been directly involved in six of Cagliari's 14 league goals (four scored, two assisted).

 

Milan-Palermo

 

AC Milan and Palermo have met 52 times in the top flight: 31 wins for the Rossoneri, 11 for the Sicilians, with 10 draws.

AC Milan are unbeaten in their last four games against Palermo in Serie A, winning three times and scoring 11 goals in the process.

At home, the Rossoneri have won 22 out of 26 clashes against Palermo in the league (D2, L2), including the last three.

AC Milan are unbeaten in their last six Serie A match-days, but have drawn four of these games.

Five of AC Milan's last six league games have seen both teams score at least one goal.

The Rossoneri have not conceded more than a goal in any of the last nine games played at home, gaining seven wins in the process.

Palermo have won two of their last three league fixtures - the Rosanero have not won back-to-back Serie A games since April 2013.

The Sicilians have lost five of their last six away games in Serie A, drawing the other one 3-3 versus Napoli back in September.

AC Milan boast the highest shot conversion rate in this Serie A campaign (21%).

Stephan El Shaarawy's last Serie A goal came on February 24th 2013, in the Derby against Inter: since then, he has failed to score in his following 24 league appearances.

 

Napoli-Roma

 

This will be the 135th challenge between Napoli and Roma in Serie A: Roma lead by 47 wins to 39, with 48 draws.

There hasn't been any draws between these two sides over the last two Serie A seasons: both teams have won their home games respectively.

Napoli have won three of the last four league meetings against Roma at the San Paolo, losing the other one in December 2011.

Napoli are unbeaten in their last six league fixtures (W3 D3). However, the Partenopei have picked up 15 points so far, seven fewer than last season after nine match-days.

The Azzurri are unbeaten at home in three league matches (W2, D1): scoring 11 goals and conceding six in the process.

On the other hand, the Giallorossi have taken just one point in their last two away matches after having won the previous two on the road.

Roma have kept the most clean sheets in this Serie A season, seven.

Roma have scored four goals in the opening 15 minutes of play, a league-high in Serie A this term.

Miralem Pjanic has scored his only Serie A brace right against Napoli, last season at the Stadio Olimpico.

Three of Mattia Destro's four league goals in this Serie A campaign have come in the opening 10 minutes of play.

Gonzalo Higuaín has already failed to score two penalty kicks, more than any other Serie A player this season.

 

 

Parma-Inter

 

Parma and Inter have met 46 times so far in Serie A: the Nerazzurri lead by 19 wins to 14 (13 draws).

Inter are unbeaten in their last three league encounters with Parma (two wins, one draw).

Parma lost their last home league match against Inter, after they had won each of the previous three.

The Ducali have lost their last six Serie A fixtures: they have never been beaten in seven games in a row in the top-flight.

Parma are the only Serie A side yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

Parma have lost four consecutive home games for the first time in their history in a single Serie A campaign.

Inter have won back-to-back league games for the first time this season (both by 1-0). The last time they won three consecutive Serie A fixtures was back in November 2012.

Last Wednesday against Cesena, Inter won their first away encounter in this Serie A campaign - their previous league win on the road came right against Parma, last April.

Rodrigo Palacio has netted nine goals over his nine league appearances against Parma, his favourite target in Serie A.

Against the Ducali he also scored his first goal in the Italian top-flight, in December 2009, when he was playing for Genoa.

On the other side, Antonio Cassano netted his first Serie A goal against Inter, in December 1999 for Bari. He has netted five league goals against the Nerazzurri in total.

 


Sampdoria-Fiorentina

 

Sampdoria and Fiorentina have met 124 times in the Italian top-flight: they have drawn the most times so far, 46 - the Tuscans have won 45 times, the Blucerchiati 33 times.

Sampdoria are without a win against Fiorentina in the league since October 2010 (three draws, two defeats).

Samp haven't scored any goals in their last two league encounters against Fiorentina at Marassi: they have never failed to score in three consecutive home meetings in Serie A against the Viola.

The Blucerchiati are winless in their last three league fixtures: prior to these, they had won three Serie A games in a row.

Sinisa Mihajlovic's side have failed to score in back-to-back league games for the first time since last April.

Sampdoria are unbeaten at home in this Serie A campaign: three consecutive wins followed by one draw, just one goal conceded in the process.

Fiorentina are yet to win two consecutive Serie A games this season, but have lost only once in their last eight league fixtures.

Vincenzo Montella's side are unbeaten in their last three away league games (W1 D2). However, thay have never managed to score more than one goal on the road in this Serie A campaign.

80% of Sampdoria's league goals (four out of five) have come in the second half - the highest percentage in this Serie A season.

Khouma El Babacar has scored four goals in his last five Serie A appearances: he had netted just one in the previous 26.

Manolo Gabbiadini has netted three of Sampdoria's last four league goals. Ha has attempted just one shot on target in his last two appearances though.

 

Torino-Atalanta

 

This will be the 91st Serie A match between Torino and Atalanta: the Granata lead by 37 wins to 19 (34 draws).

The last draw between these two sides in Serie A came in October 2007; since then, there have been five wins for Torino, two for Atalanta.

Torino have won each of their last four home meetings against Atalanta in Serie A. Prior to these, they had obtained just one win in 12 matches against the Nerazzurri at home in the top-flight.

Torino have scored in each of their last six Serie A fixtures (seven goals in total), after they had failed to score in their opening three league games.

The Granata have not conceded goals in their last two home league games: the last time they have kept three consecutive clean sheets at home in Serie A was back in April 2007.

Atalanta have lost five of their last seven Serie A fixtures, scoring only two goals in the process.

Atalanta have lost six of their last seven away league outings, winning the other at Cagliari.

Atalanta boast the worst attack in this Serie A campaign, with just four goals scored.

Along with Fiorentina, the Nerazzurri are one of the two sides yet to score from set-piece situation in this Serie A.

Fabio Quagliarella has netted eight goals in Serie A against Atalanta - his joint-best tally along with Chievo - but has failed to score in each of his last five appearances against the Nerazzurri.

Last Wednesday against Parma, Matteo Darmian scored his first Serie A goal, in his 90th appearance in the Italian top-flight.

Germán Denis found the net against Napoli after a nine-game goal scoring drought in Serie A.

 

 

Udinese-Genoa

 

Udinese and Genoa have met 40 times so far in Serie A: the Rossoblu lead by 15 wins to 14, 11 draws complete the record.

Over the last eight league meetings between these two sides, there has never been the same result in back-to-back games - the last match ended in a 3-3 draw at Genoa.

Genoa have scored just one goal in their last five league outnigs away to Udinese, none in the last three.

The last four meetings between these two sides at the Friuli have seen only four goals in total.

Udinese have won only once in their last four league fixtures, after they had obtained four wins in their opening five games in this Serie A season.

Udinese are unbeaten in their last eight home league games (five wins, three draws).

Genoa have not lost any of their last four league fixtures (W3 D1): the last time they remained unbeaten in five Serie A games in a row was in November 2013.

Genoa have won their last two away league games, after they had obtained just one win in their previous 15 Serie A fixtures on the road.

Moreover, the last time the Rossoblu managed to win three away Serie A games in a row was back in January 2009.

Genoa have scored the most headed goals in this Serie A season, five.

Antonio Di Natale has found the net in four of his last six Serie A games against Genoa.

Luis Muriel's last Serie A goal came right against Genoa, on February 16th 2014. Since then, he has failed to score in 18 consecutive league appearances.

Andrea Bertolacci netted his only brace in Serie A right against Udinese (in April 2011, for Lecce).

 

 
 
 

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