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Lewis Constable 16th May 2015 - 9:08

Serie A Opta facts - May 16-18

Serie A 2014/15 - Week 36


Atalanta - Genoa

Genoa lead the Serie A head to head record between these two sides by 23 wins to 16 (22 draws).
The last four league meetings between these two sides all ended in a draw (three 1-1, followed by the 2-2 back in January).
Genoa have found the net in 12 of their last 13 Serie A games against Atalanta.
Neither side has managed to score more than a single goal in their last five meetings in Bergamo.
Atalanta's last eight league fixtures have seen both teams involved scoring.
Atalanta need a point to secure Serie A football next season.
Genoa are the only side to score 5+ goals in two different games in Serie A this season.
Maxi Moralez's first two goals in Serie A came against Genoa, back in September 2011 - he's bagged three in total in five appearances against the Grifoni so far.
Giorgio Frezzolini has become the oldest player to feature in a Serie A game this season (aged 39 years and 4 months).
Andrea Bertolacci has scored five goals so far in this campaign, overtaking his previous best of four goals in 2012/13.


Cagliari - Palermo


Cagliari and Palermo have met 25 times in the top-flight - the Sardinians lead by nine wins to eight.
The last six meetings between these two sides have produced an average of 3.5 goals per game.
Palermo's 5-0 win in the reverse fixture was their biggest win in Serie A since 1951.
Cagliari are unbeaten at home against Palermo since September 2007 - since then, there have been three wins for the Sardinians and two draws.
Cagliari have conceded goals in 19 of their last 20 Serie A fixtures (on average two per game).
The Sardinians won their last home game after picking up only one point from their previous six at the Sant'Elia.
Palermo are winless in their last four league games (2D 2L).
Palermo have scored a league-high 12 goals in the opening 15 minutes of play, while Cagliari have conceded the most in the same period (13).
In the reverse fixture back in January, Paulo Dybala scored his last Serie A brace.
Luca Rigoni has netted eight goals in this campaign, as many as he had bagged with Chievo in the previous four seasons combined.


Fiorentina - Parma


Fiorentina lead the head to head record between these two sides by 14 wins to 12 in Serie A, with 15 draws.
However, Parma are unbeaten in their last three league games against the Viola (1W 2D).
Parma kept a clean sheet in the reverse fixture, after the Viola had scored two in each of their three previous meetings.
The Tuscans have won without conceding a goal in three of their last four home games against Parma, drawing the other.
Fiorentina have won back-to-back Serie A games for the first time since February - they've never won three in a row in this campaign.
Eight of Fiorentina's last 10 home fixtures have seen both teams involved finding the back of the net.
The reverse fixture saw Fiorentina record their highest passing accuracy in a game this season (88.7%).
The Viola have netted 11 goals from corner situations - a league-high.
Alberto Gilardino scored 50 goals in his 96 league appearances for Parma, and recorded his most prolific Serie A campaigns with the Ducali: 23 goals both in 2003/04 and 2004/05.
Josip Ilicic has scored five goals in his last three league games - he had netted only one in the previous 19 this term.


Inter - Juventus

This will be the 164th meeting between Inter and Juventus in Serie A: the Old Lady leads by 77 wins to 45.
The Nerazzurri have won only one of their last nine games against Juve in Serie A, losing five.
Inter have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four meetings with Juve in the league.
The Bianconeri are unbeaten at Inter's ground since April 2010 (2W 2D).
Inter are now unbeaten in seven league games (4W 3D) - their longest streak since December 2013.
However, Roberto Mancini's side have been held to a draw in four of their last five home games (1W).
Juve have lost two of their last three away games, winning the other against Sampdoria.
Inter have recorded the highest average possession figure in Serie A this season (60.4%).
Juve have netted 20 goals from outside the box - a record amongst Europe's top-5 leagues this season.
Mauro Icardi has scored in each of his four Serie A appearances against Juventus so far (five goals).
Last weekend against Lazio, Icardi missed his first penalty of the season, after converting the previous four.
Giorgio Chiellini has scored two goals against Inter in Serie A, including his last goal in the top division, back in February 2014.


Napoli - Cesena

Napoli are unbeaten in Serie A against Cesena (18W 7D).
The Partenopei have kept a clean sheet 18 times in their 25 meetings against Cesena in the top-flight.
Cesena's last goals at the San Paolo came in March 1982 (2-2). Since then, the Romagnoli haven't found the back of the net in seven trips to Napoli.
Rafa Benitez's side are unbeaten in their last eight league fixtures at home (6W 2D).
Cesena are winless in their last 10 league games (5D 5L).
Napoli have scored 17 goals in their last six Serie A fixtures - an average of 2.8 per game.
Cesena's last four league games have seen both teams score.
In three of their last four games, Napoli have conceded goals in the opening 15 minutes of play.
Cesena have conceded 11 goals from corner situations - more than any other side Serie A this season.
Franco Brienza has already scored eight goals in this campaign - all in 2015.
Marek Hamsik has already provided nine assists in Serie A this season, only Paulo Dybala has more (10).

Roma - Udinese

Roma and Udinese have met 81 times so far in Serie A: the Giallorossi lead by 38 wins to 20.
Roma have won their last three league games against Udinese all by a one-goal margin.
Roma have found the net in each of their last eight meetings against Udinese at the Olimpico, winning six of these games (1D 1L).
The Giallorossi have lost two of their last four games, after losing only three of their previous 31 league games this season.
Udinese have alternated a win and a loss in the last four rounds of Serie A, losing their last game against Sampdoria.
The Friulani have won only one of their last seven games on the road (3D 3L).
Roma have the second-best defence in the league this season at home (only 11 goals conceded at the Olimpico), while Udinese have scored only 13 goals on the road (superior only to Chievo and Parma).
Last Sunday against Samp, Udinese won their first penalty of the season.
Antonio Di Natale has scored 13 goals in Serie A against Roma, but none in his last four appearances against the Giallorossi.
Francesco Totti has bagged 14 goals against Udinese, only against Parma (19) has he netted more Serie A goals.

Sampdoria - Lazio

Sampdoria's last win against Lazio in Serie A came in August 2010 - since then, there have been five wins for the Biancocelesti and a draw.
Samp have scored only one goal in their last six league games against Lazio.
However, the Blucerchiati have never conceded more than a single goal in their last nine home games against Lazio, keeping four clean sheets in the process.
Samp got back to winning ways last weekend against Udinese, ending a run of six games without a win (3D 3L).
Lazio have won only one of their last five league games (2D 2L), after winning each of the previous eight.
The Biancocelesti have scored in nine of their last 10 away games, failing to score only against Juventus.
Lazio have scored 44 goals courtesy of their midfielders so far - a league-high.
The Biancocelesti have the best convertion rate in the top division this season (16.5%).
Samuel Eto'o has won each of his three games against Lazio in Serie A, scoring two goals in the process.
Etrit Berisha is one of two Serie A ‘keepers to save a penalty after coming off the bench this season.

Sassuolo - AC Milan

These two sides have never played out a draw against each other (two wins for Sassuolo, one for AC Milan).
AC Milan could become the first club ever to lose three Serie A games against Sassuolo.
Sassuolo have scored seven goals so far against AC Milan - only against Parma (8) have they netted more in the top-flight.
Overall, the three previous meetings between Sassuolo and AC Milan have produced 13 goals (on average 4.3 per game).
In winning last weekend, both teams ended respective runs of five games without a victory in the league.
Sassuolo have scored only two goals in their last four home games - failing to score in the last two.
AC Milan have conceded goals in nine of their last 10 league games - keeping a clean sheet only in the derby against Inter.
AC Milan (9) and Sassuolo (8) have been awarded the most penalties so far in this competition.
The Rossoneri have also picked-up the most red cards in this campaign (10), while Sassuolo follow with nine.
Domenico Berardi scored four goals against AC Milan last season - he is the only player to score four against the Rossoneri in the last two Serie A seasons.
AC Milan's last seven goals in Serie A have all been scored by different players.

Torino - Chievo

Chievo's last win in Serie A against Torino was in February 2007 - since then, there have been three wins for the Granata and four draws.
Torino are unbeaten at home against Chievo in Serie A (4W 2D).
The Granata have scored in each of their six previous home meetings against Chievo.
Torino have lost consecutive Serie A games after going unbeaten in the six games before that (3W 3D).
Chievo are now unbeaten in their last six games (2W 4D) - their longest streak without a loss since February 2011.
The Veneti have conceded only two goals overall in their last five away games in Serie A, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Torino have gained 16 points from trailing situations - a league-high this term.
Chievo have scored only seven goals in the opening 30 minutes of play - fewer than any other side this season.
Fabio Quagliarella has scored eight goals so far against Chievo, only against Atalanta (nine) has he bagged more in Serie A.
Torino lost their only game played without Quagliarella so far this term (vs Lazio back in March).
Alberto Paloschi was involved in six of Chievo's last nine goals in this competition (scoring five and providing one assist).

Verona - Empoli

These two sides have met five times so far in Serie A with two 1-0 wins apiece and a draw.
None of those five meetings produced more than a single goal.
Verona have won their two previous meetings against Empoli at home.
The Veneti have conceded goals in six of their last seven home fixtures - 13 in total (on average 1.9 per game).
Empoli have shipped 15 goals in total in their last seven league games, one less than they conceded in their previous 19.
Verona have conceded 25 goals in the last 30 minutes in their games this season - more than any other side in the competition.
Empoli have scored only one goal so far from outside the box - a league-low tally.
Since the start of the 13/14 season, Luca Toni has scored 39 goals, more than any other player in Serie A.
Emil Hallfredsson has provided seven assists in 2015 - a joint-high alongside Marek Hamsik.
Levan Mchedlidze has scored two goals as a sub in this campaign: one after 14 minutes against Sassuolo, one after 24 minutes against Fiorentina.





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