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Simon Gott 28th Nov 2012 - 15:11

Serie A Facts Week15

 

Bologna – Atalanta


 

  • This will be the 85th meeting between these two sides in the top-flight: Bologna lead by 34 wins to 25, with 25 matches ending in a draw.
  • Bologna and Atalanta have played out one draw over their last seven meetings at the Dall’Ara, each claiming three wins in the process.
  • Bologna have picked-up only four points from the last eight match-days of this campaign, and lost six times in that run.
  • Atalanta have lost their last two games. They had taken 13 points from the 15 available in the previous five games.
  • Bologna have scored in each of the last 15 games they have played at home in Serie A.
  • Atalanta have won just one of their last five league games on the road, losing three times.
  • Bologna have lost the joint-most fixtures in this Serie A campaign (9, along with Pescara).
  • Alberto Gilardino has scored in four of his last five appearances against Atalanta in Serie A.
  • Atalanta’s last eight league goals have been either scored and/or assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura and/or German Denis.

 

Catania – AC Milan

 

  • Catania have won just two of their 30 previous games against AC Milan in Serie A. In that time, the Rossoneri have picked up 16 wins with the other 12 matches ending in draws.
  • Catania’s last win against the Rossoneri came in May 1963 (1-0 at home); since then, the Sicilians have taken just two points from 13 meetings against AC Milan.
  • AC Milan have scored in each of their last 14 matches against Catania, and haven’t conceded goals in five of the last eight.
  • Seven of the last 10 meetings played in Sicily between these two sides have ended as draws; the other three were won by the Rossoneri (all 2-0).
  • Last Saturday’s loss in the derby against Palermo ended Catania’s four-game unbeaten run (two wins, two draws).
  • Catania have suffered only one home defeat so far (1-0 vs Juventus) this season. They have won five of their seven home games.
  • AC Milan are without a win from their last five games on the road in Serie A (two losses and three draws).
  • The Rossoneri have scored and conceded goals in each of their last eight away games in the league.
  • AC Milan are the only side yet to score a headed goal in this campaign.
  • Catania have recouped the joint-most points from trailing situations in Serie A this season (seven, alongside Inter).
  • Robinho has scored a goal in each of his three appearances against Catania in Serie A. The Etnei are his favourite Italian target.

 


Fiorentina – Sampdoria

 

  • Fiorentina and Sampdoria have met 120 times in Serie A: the Viola lead by 43 wins to 33, with 44 draws.
  • However, Sampdoria are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Fiorentina (two wins and a draw), and have conceded just one goal in the process.
  • At home, Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last six matches against Samp (four wins and two draws)
  • Vincenzo Montella’s side are unbeaten in their last eight league games (six wins and two draws); currently the longest unbeaten run in this competition.
  • The Tuscans are unbeaten in their last 11 home games between this and last season.
  • Fiorentina have the best home record in Serie A this season (19 points in seven games).
  • Sampdoria have won back-to-back games against Genoa and Bologna. Before the wins, they had lost seven in a row.
  • Sampdoria had taken seven points from their first three away games of this campaign, before losing the ensuing four matches on the road.
  • Fiorentina have faced the fewest total shots (123) and shots on target (37) in Serie A this season.
  • Gonzalo Rodríguez has scored a goal in each of the last two match-days. He is currently the most prolific defender in the league with four goals.
  • Alberto Aquilani has scored a goal every 82 minutes played. Currently, he boasts the best ratio amongst those with at least two goals scored this season.

 

Genoa – Chievo

 

  • Genoa and Chievo have met only eight times in Serie A. Chievo lead by four wins to two.
  • Chievo have won three of their last four meetings against Genoa, drawing the other.
  • Genoa’s last win in this fixture was in February 2010 (a 1-0 at the Marassi). That remains the Grifoni’s only home win against Chievo in the top-flight.
  • By beating Atalanta 1-0 last Sunday, Genoa ended a run of nine winless games in the league (three draws and six losses).
  • Genoa are winless in their last six home games, and lost their last three against Roma, Fiorentina and Napoli, shipping nine goals in the process.
  • Chievo have won just one and lost three of their last seven league games.
  • Chievo have lost all of their six away games so far, scoring only three goals and conceding 16.
  • Genoa have collected the fewest points at home (only five), Chievo are the only side yet to earn a pont on the road.
  • Chievo have conceded the joint-most goals (25, alongside Pescara) this season, while Genoa have conceded the most in the final 15 minutes of play (nine).
  • Sergio Pellissier has scored four goals in eight meetings against Genoa in Serie A. When he has scored, Chievo have recorded three wins and a draw against Genoa.
  • Davide Moscardelli has scored two goals in his three previous matches against Genoa in Serie A.

 

Inter – Palermo

 

  • Inter and Palermo have met 50 times so far in Serie A with the Nerazzurri winning 26 times and Palermo winning five. 19 matches have been shared.
  • However, last season the Sicilians remained unbeaten, winning the first game at the Barbera and drawing the second in Milan.
  • Over these last two games 15 goals have been scored in total between the two teams.
  • Prior to last season, Inter were unbeaten against Palermo in 11 games (seven wins and four draws).
  • Inter are unbeaten in 25 meetings at home against Palermo (17 wins and eight draws).
  • 32 goals have been scored in the last six Serie A meetings between these two sides at the San Siro, with both parties always finding the net.
  • After a run of seven consecutive wins, Inter have taken only one point from their last three games.
  • The Nerazzurri have conceded goals in each of their last six league games.
  • However, Andrea Stramaccioni’s side have taken 10 points from their last four games on the road.
  • Last Saturday’s win over Catania was Palermo’s fourth from their last 28 Serie A games, and the third of this campaign.
  • Palermo have failed to win any of their last 11 games on the road (seven draws and four losses), and scored only two goals over the last nine away games in the league.
  • Diego Milito has scored nine goals in eight previous meetings against Palermo in the league. Unsurprisingly, the Rosanero are in-fact his favourite target in Serie A.
  • Only against Chievo (10) Fabrizio Miccoli has scored more goals than against Inter (eight) in Serie A.

 


Juventus – Torino

 

  • This will be the 135th derby of Turin in Serie A: the Old Lady lead by 59 wins to 34, with 41 draws.
  • Only Inter (62) have recorded more wins than Juventus (59) against Torino in Serie A. Only AC Milan (203) have scored more goals than the Bianconeri (200) against the Granata.
  • Torino’s last win against Juve came in 1995 (2-1). Since then, this derby has ended with eight wins for the Old Lady and four draws.
  • Juventus have kept a clean sheet in each of the last six derbies played against Torino in Serie A, winning five.
  • Juventus have taken only four points from the last four match-days, and failed to score in their last two games. This is the first time they’ve failed to score in back-to-back games since February.
  • Last time Juve lost two consecutive games in the league was in March 2011.
  • However, Juve remain the best attack in Serie A with 29 goals this season, and also the best defence (with only 10 conceded).
  • Juventus had won their first five home games, before taking just one point from the last two at the “Stadium” (loss vs Inter and draw vs Lazio).
  • Torino have won just one of their last eight league games (at home against Bologna), losing four.
  • The loss at the Olimpico to Roma ended Torino’s unbeaten away record for the season.
  • Mirko Vucinic has found the net in the last two games he played against Torino in Serie A (he was playing for Roma on both occasions).

 

 

Lazio – Parma

 

  • This will be the 43rd meeting between Lazio and Parma in Serie A: the Biancocelesti lead by 16 wins to 14, with 12 draws.
  • Parma had the better in their last meeting, back in March (3-1). Prior to that, Lazio had notched-up three wins and a draw against the Ducali, conceding only one goal in that run.
  • Lazio have lost just once on home soil against Parma in the league (back in September 2009); winning five times.
  • Lazio have kept the clean sheet in six of the seven previous occasions they’ve hosted Parma in Serie A.
  • Lazio have picked-up seven points from their last three league games, after taking only one from the previous three.
  • Petkovic’s side are unbeaten in their last five league games at home (four wins and a draw).
  • Parma have suffered just one loss over the last seven match-days (0-2 at Pescara), winning four times.
  • Parma have won just one game away from home this term (3-1 in Turin), and are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road.
  • Parma remain the only side yet to concede a headed goal in Serie A this season.

 

Napoli – Pescara

 

  • Napoli and Pescara have met only 10 times so far in Serie A history; six wins for the Partenopei, two for the Dolphins and two draws.
  • Their last meeting in the top-flight was in May 1993, with Pescara winning 3-0. Prior to that, Napoli had remained unbeaten in six games against Pescara (five wins and a draw).
  • Napoli are still unbeaten against Pescara at the San Paolo (W4 D1). The hosts have recorded an average of 3.8 goals per game at home against Pescara.
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last four games in the league, but have been hold to a draw in the last two at home.
  • The Partenopei are unbeaten in their last 10 games at the San Paolo (eight wins, before the two draws against Torino and AC Milan).
  • Pescara have lost their last three Serie A games, and have already suffered nine losses since start of this campaign (a joint-worst in Serie A).
  • Pescara have netted only three goals over their last eight league games.
  • The Dolphins have the worst attack this season (only nine goals), as well as the joint-worst defence (25 goals conceded, like Chievo).
  • Napoli have used the fewest players since start of this campaign (only 20).
  • Napoli have won each of the last 11 league games where Marek Hamsik has scored a goal (six in this campaign).

 



Siena – Roma

 

  • Siena and Roma have met 16 times in Serie A so far. The Giallorossi lead by nine wins to five, with only two draws (one of which came in their first meeting in October 2003).
  • Only against Chievo (six) Siena have recorded more wins than against Roma in Serie A.
  • Siena are unbeaten in their last four league games (two wins and two draws). The Tuscans haven’t conceded a single goal over these last four games.
  • Roma haven’t shared the points in their last nine league games (five wins, four losses).
  • Roma have kept only three clean sheets in this campaign, and only one away from home (excl. the 3-0 win awarded against Cagliari).
  • Zeman’s side haven’t conceded a goal in either of their last two games. The last time they kept three league clean sheets in a row was in November 2010.
  • Roma have already scored 11 goals in the first 30 minutes of play; a competition high.
  • Siena have conceded seven goals in the first 30 minutes of play (only Pescara have shipped more in this period).
  • The Tuscans are also the only side yet to score in the opening 30 minutes of play.
  • This game will see the two teams to have scored the joint-most headed goals facing off (six apiece).
  • Siena’s Gianluca Pegolo has kept the most clean sheets in Serie A this season (eight).

 


Udinese – Cagliari

 

  • These two sides have met 36 times so far in Serie A. Udinese lead by 17 wins to six, with 13 draws.
  • Udinese are unbeaten in their last seven games against the Sardinians in the league, though four of their last five meetings ended as draws.
  • Cagliari have failed to score in their last three Serie A meetings against Udinese.
  • The Sardinians have won just once in 18 visits to the Friuli, with 11 wins for the hosts.
  • Udinese are without a win from their last five league games. Following four draws in a row, they lost on Tuesday to Lazio.
  • However, they are unbeaten in the last five games at home (two wins and three draws).
  • After winning four games in a row with their new manager, Cagliari have taken only two points from their last four league games.
  • Cagliari have lost only one of their last four games on the road, winning twice in the process.
  • Antonio Di Natale has scored four goals in his last five appearances against Cagliari in Serie A.
  • Only against Roma (five) has Daniele Conti netted more goals than against Udinese (four) so far.
  • When Conti has scored against Udinese, Cagliari have never lost (two wins and a draw).

 

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