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Simon Gott 21st Nov 2013 - 12:16

Serie A Facts Matchday 13 – Serie A 2013/14

 

Bologna - Inter

 

  • Bologna have won two of their last three games against Inter, as many as they had won over the previous 20 against them in Serie A.
  • These two sides have shared only one draw over their last 11 meetings, with the Nerazzurri winning eight.
  • At the Dall'Ara, Bologna have taken only one point from their last eight games against Inter in the league.
  • Losing to Atalanta last time out, Bologna have ended their three-game unbeaten run which had seen them taking seven points, without conceding a single goal.
  • Inter are unbeaten in the last five games (W3 D2), and lost only once so far in this campaign (0-3 vs Roma).
  • Inter boast the best attack of this competition: 29 goals scored, 17 of which in the second half (a joint-most alongside Roma).
  • Inter have benefited from 3 own-goals this season, a joint-record across the top-5 European leagues, with Man City & Nantes.
  • Inter's subs have already scored five goals this term - a Serie A-high.
  • Yuto Nagatomo has already scored three goals this campaign, no defender has netted more so far in Serie A.
  • The Japan International has also had the most shots on target amongst the Serie A defenders this term (eight).

 

 

Livorno - Juventus

 

  • Juventus are unbeaten in Serie A against Livorno since January 1942 (3-2 in Turin) - since then, the Bianconeri have won 12 times, drawing five.
  • Overall, the Tuscans have won only three times out of 32 in Serie A against Juventus, losing 22 times.
  • After winning two of the first three games of this campaign, Livorno have won only one of the ensuing nine.
  • Juventus are on a run of four consecutive wins in Serie A and haven't conceded a single goal in the process.
  • The Old Lady have scored in 25 consecutive league games, currently the longest run in Serie A.
  • The last team to keep a clean sheet against Juve in the league was Roma, back in February.
  • Only Torino (1171) have made fewer passes than Livorno (1197) so far this season in Serie A.
  • Juventus have already hit the woodwork nine times this season, more than any other Serie A side.
  • Arturo Vidal has been the most influential midfielder of this season's Serie A; he has already been involved in nine of Juve's goals, scoring five and making four assists.
  • Andrea Pirlo has scored three goals this term, all from direct free-kicks (a league-high) but he is yet to make his first assist.
  • Overall, Pirlo has scored 24 direct free-kicks in Serie A; the most among currently active players.

 

 

AC Milan - Genoa

 

  • AC Milan and Genoa have met 90 times in the top-flight; the Rossoneri lead by 44 wins to 15.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last six games against Genoa in Serie A (W5 D1)
  • Over these last six meetings, Genoa have managed to score only one goal against AC Milan.
  • Their last three meetings at the San Siro have ended 1-0 for the hosts.
  • Genoa have failed to score in 11 of their last 14 Serie A games at AC Milan's ground.
  • AC Milan are winless in their last four league fixtures (D2 L2), the last time they failed to win five in a row was in September 2007 (D4 L1).
  • This is AC Milan's worst start to a Serie A campaign since 1981/82; they were relegated to Serie B that season.
  • Genoa have won their last three league games, without conceding a single goal; this is their best run since the first three games of the 2009/10 campaign.
  • AC Milan are the only side that have already conceded three goals from direct free-kick this term in Serie A.
  • Mario Balotelli has scored three goals in five meetings against Genoa, including one for AC Milan in their last meeting back in March.
  • Last season after seven appearances Balotelli had scored five goals, this season he is still stuck on three.
  • Kakà has played four games against Genoa, scoring two goals (a brace in August 2007). The next will be his 200th appearance in Serie A.

 

 

Napoli - Parma

 

  • This will be the 29th meeting between Napoli and Parma in Serie A; the Partenopei lead by 12 wins to 10.
  • Napoli have won five of their last six games against Parma (L1).
  • The last five meetings between Napoli and Parma saw both teams scoring.
  • Over the last 10 meetings between these two sides at the San Paolo, the same result has never occurred twice in a row - the last saw Napoli having the better 3-1.
  • Napoli have failed to score at home against Parma only once in 14 games (back in December 1997).
  • Napoli are still unbeaten at home this season (W5 D1) - overall they haven't lost at home for 16 games, currently the longest domestic run in this competition.
  • Parma have scored only one goal over their last three league fixtures, after they had netted eight in the previous three matches.
  • Parma are one of five Serie A sides yet to win their first game away from home (L3 D2).
  • Parma have already scored six headed goals, all with different players - a league-high.
  • Napoli have scored the most goals in the first half so far in this Serie A (16).
  • Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) and Amauri (Parma) are the two players who attempted the most shots without scoring a single goal in this Serie A - respectively 19 and 17.
  • Marco Parolo has scored four goals and made three assists this season, only Juve's Arturo Vidal has been more influential for his own team.

 

 

Roma - Cagliari

 

  • Excluding the 3-0 win awarded to Roma last season, Cagliari have won their last three Serie A games against the Giallorossi; scoring 10 goals in the process.
  • Cagliari have won the last two games at Roma's ground, previously the Giallorossi had won seven in a row at the Olimpico against the Sardinians.
  • Only Juventus (33) in 2005/06 had more points than Roma (32) after 12 match-days of Serie A.
  • Roma are unbeaten in the last 14 Serie A games (W11 D3); currently the longest streak in the league.
  • Against Sassuolo, Roma conceded their first goal at home of this campaign; the third overall this season.
  • Cagliari won their last game against Torino, ending a three-loss run.
  • Cagliari are the only side yet to keep a clean sheet in this Serie A campaign.
  • Roma are the only side to have taken the lead in each of the 12 games played so far this season in Serie A.
  • The Giallorossi have dropped four points drawing the last two games against Torino and Sassuolo.
  • Daniele Conti made his Serie A debut for Roma back in 1996 - the Giallorossi are his favourite target in Serie A as he has already scored five goals against his former team.
  • Daniele Conti and Daniele De Rossi are the two Serie A players that have completed the most passes so far this season (respectively 742 and 781).

 

 

Sampdoria - Lazio

 

  • Lazio have won their last three Serie A games against Sampdoria; without conceding a single goal.
  • Lazio had the better in their last meeting at the Marassi; previously Samp had recorded five wins and a draw at home against the Biancocelesti.
  • Samp have already lost seven games in this Serie A season; only Chievo have lost more (eight).
  • The Blucerchiati have picked up just nine points so far - only in 1934/35 and 1935/36 they had a worse start to a Serie A campaign after 12 games.
  • Samp have won only one game at their ground this season (1-0 vs Atalanta).
  • Lazio have picked up 16 points, with 16 goals scored and 16 conceded so far (W4 D4 L4).
  • Lazio are yet to win their first game away from home this season (3D 3L) and have conceded in every game away from the Olimpico.
  • Sampdoria have conceded 17 goals after the break; more than any other team in this Serie A.
  • Sergio Floccari has already scored five goals in Serie A against Sampdoria; only against Napoli (six) he has netted more.
  • Nicola Pozzi has delivered three assists so far; before he hadn't served any over his last five Serie A seasons.

 

 

Sassuolo - Atalanta

 

  • This will be the first meeting between Sassuolo and Atalanta in Serie A.
  • They've met twice in Serie B (in 2010-11); with Atalanta winning both games.
  • Over the last seven games involving Sassuolo, the same result never accrued twice in a row - the last match-day saw the Neroverdi draw 1-1 away at Roma.
  • Sassuolo have conceded goals in 11 of the 12 gamesplayed so far this term, a 0-0 against Catania completes their record.
  • Atalanta have lost seven of their last eight away games in Serie A between this and last season - a 1-0 win over Chievo in the process.
  • Atalanta have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five league games.
  • Sassuolo are the only side of this Serie A to have scored only with Italian players.
  • Sassuolo have won both games in which they managed to take the lead this term.
  • Atalanta have recouped only one point from the seven games in which they've been trailing.
  • Nine of Sassuolo's last 10 goals have been scored by either Berardi or Floro Flores.
  • Marko Livaja has already scored two goals in this Serie A season from only three shots on target attempted - both goals arrived against a team from Emilia Romagna, like Sassuolo (Parma and Bologna).

 

 

Torino - Catania

 

  • Torino and Catania have met 26 times in Serie A so far - the most frequent result is the draw (11 times).
  • Catania have beaten Torino only five times in Serie A, always in Sicily.
  • Torino have lost only one of their last 11 Serie A games against Catania; back in November 2008.
  • Torino have failed to score only once in 13 home meetings against Catania (0-0 in March 1964).
  • Torino have won only one of their last 11 Serie A games (D6 L4); failing to keep a single clean sheet in the process.
  • The Granata have drawn six of their last eight home games between this and last season.
  • Against Udinese, Catania got back to winning ways after a run of five winless games.
  • Catania are the only side to have lost all away games of this season's competition (6).
  • Catania haven't scored a single goal in the last 30 minutes of play; Torino have conceded five goals in the last 15 minutes of their games.
  • Catania's strikers have scored only two goals so far this term - a Serie A-low.
  • Ciro Immobile has scored in four of his last five Serie A appearances, after failing to find the net for 20 consecutive games in the top-flight.

 

 

Udinese - Fiorentina

 

  • Udinese and Fiorentina haven't drawn a game in Serie A since January 2006 - since then they've won seven times each.
  • Fiorentina have won only one of their last nine games at Udinese's ground (in November 2009) and lost six of the last seven.
  • Udinese have lost four of their last five Serie A games; without scoring a single goal.
  • Udinese have lost back-to-back games at home for the first time since April 2011.
  • Last time they lost three games in a row at the Friuli in a single Serie A campaign was in May 2007.
  • Fiorentina have won four of their last five league games (L1).
  • The Viola have won eight of their last 10 games away from home between this and last Serie A season.
  • Udinese are the only side yet to score a header in this competition.
  • Fiorentina have already scored five goals from the penalty spot - a Serie A-high.
  • The next will be Antonio Di Natale's 10th goal against Fiorentina - only against Roma, Lazio and AC Milan he has bagged more so far in Serie A.
  • Giuseppe Rossi is one of the three playes to have recorded double figure on goals scored this season amongst the top-5 European leagues, the other two are Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) and Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid).

 

 

Hellas Verona - Chievo

 

  • This will be the third derby of Verona in Serie A: the previous two saw a win for each side, back in 2001/02.
  • In Serie B this derby took place eight times, with three wins apiece and two draws.
  • Verona haven't drawn any game over the last seven match-days (W5 L2).
  • Chievo are winless in their last eight fixtures (D2 L6) and failed to score in the last three.
  • Verona could keep their 100% home record in this Serie A - a record currently shared with Juventus.
  • Chievo have taken just two points away from home this season, scoring only one goal (vs Genoa).
  • Chievo have the worst attack of this Serie A (only seven goals), and are yet to find the net in the last 30 minutes of play.
  • Luca Toni has already scored six goals in Serie A against Chievo, though last was in May 2006.
  • Alberto Paloschi has scored only in one of his last 21 Serie A appearances (a brace vs Napoli earlier this season).
  • Chievo's new manager, Eugenio Corini played for both Hellas and Chievo, scoring in this derby for both sides.

 

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