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Eden Jon 9th May 2013 - 18:03

Serie A Facts

 

Catania - Pescara

  • This will be the second meeting between Catania and Pescara in Serie A. The Delfini won the reverse fixture 2-1.
  • These two teams have met 20 times in Serie B: Catania lead by five wins to four, 11 draws.
  • Catania have won each of their last four Serie B home games against Pescara.
  • Catania have won only once in their last seven Serie A match-days (four draws, two losses).
  • The Etnei have lost only one of their last 10 league games (2-3 vs Inter), winning six games in the process.
  • Pescara have picked up only two points in their last 17 Serie A match-days, both away from home.
  • The Dolphins have conceded four or more goals in six league games this season.
  • Rômulto Togni scored his first Serie A goal vs Catania in the reverse fixture.
  • Pescara have conceded 78 goals so far in this Serie A campaign. The last to concede more in a single season in the top-flight were Padova in 1995/96 (79 goals shipped).

 

Chievo - Torino

  • This will be the 10th Serie A meeting between Chievo and Torino. Both sides have won three meetings, drawing the other three.
  • Chievo have won only once in their last five Serie A matches against Torino (2D, 2L).
  • Chievo are unbeaten at home agains Torino in the top-flight (three wins followed by a draw).
  • Despite scoring only two goals in their last five Serie A fixtures, Chievo have obtained two wins (both 1-0) and two draws (both 0-0) over this period.
  • The Gialloblu have failed to score in each of their last four home league games (two goalless draw and two 0-1 defeats).
  • Chievo have won only one of their last eight Serie A games at the Bentegodi (2-0 vs Napoli).
  • Torino are without a win in their last seven match-days (2D, 5L), failing to score in the last three.
  • The Granata have drawn 0-0 seven times in Serie A this season, more than any other side.
  • Torino have picked up just two points in their last seven Serie A games away from home, conceding at least one goal in each of these fixtures.
  • Alessio Cerci scored his first Serie A goal vs Chievo, while playing for Fiorentina.

 

Fiorentina - Palermo

  • Fiorentina and Palermo have met 51 times in Serie A so far: the Viola lead by 28 wins to 14, with nine draws.
  • The last five meetings between these two sides in the top-flight have not seen the same result twice in a row. In the reverse fixture, Fiorentina won 3-0 at the Barbera.
  • Since 2004/05, Palermo have won all of their league meetings against the Viola played at the Franchi in which they have scored at least one goal (four out of eight matches).
  • Fiorentina have won four of their last five Serie A fixtures, losing the other.
  • Fiorentina have lost just one of their last eight home league games, the last played at the Franchi (0-1 vs Roma).
  • However, the Viola have conceded goals in each of their last six home league games.
  • Palermo have lost their last two league games in a row. Prior to these, they had been unbeaten in five consecutive league games (3W, 2D).
  • Palermo have won only one of their last 22 away league games between this and the last season, losing 12 times.
  • Luca Toni, ex Palermo striker, has failed to score in his six appearances against his former side.
  • Gonzalo Rodríguez has scored six goals this season in Serie A, more than any other defender across the top-5 European leagues.

 

Genoa - Inter

  • This will be the 92nd meeting between Genoa and Inter. The Nerazzurri lead by 46 wins to 17, 28 draws complete the record.
  • Inter are unbeaten in ther last 12 Serie A meetings against Genoa, winning eight and drawing four.
  • Genoa have lost each of their last four home league meetings against Inter, without scoring any goals in the process.
  • Genoa are unbeaten in their last five Serie A fixtures (2W, 3D).
  • The Rossoblu are unbeaten in their last four home games in Serie A: three draws followed by a 4-1 win against Pescara.
  • Inter have lost five of their last six Serie A games, including the last three.
  • The Nerazzurri have lost each of their last three away league games, scoring just one goal.
  • Ciro Immobile scored his fifth and last Serie A goal in the reverse fixture against Inter.
  • Yuto Nagatomo has netted both his first and last Serie A goal against Genoa, respectively in March and December 2011.

 

 

Juventus - Cagliari

  • These two sides have met 65 times in Serie A so far. The Vecchia Signora lead by 30 wins to 11, with 24 draws to complete the score.
  • Cagliari's last win in Serie A against Juventus came in November 2009. Since then, they have lost five times in the league against the Bianconeri, drawing once.
  • That 2-0 win was the only clean sheet kept by the Sardinians in their last 17 league meetings against the Bianconeri.
  • Cagliari have won just twice (November 1968 and January 2009) in their 32 Serie A meetings against Juventus at Turin.
  • Juventus have won their last nine league games in a row. They have managed only once to win 10 consecutive Serie A games in the same season, in 1931/32.
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their last eight home league games and have won each of the last six, keeping five clean sheets in the process.
  • Cagliari have picked up only one point in the last four Serie A match-days, failing to score in each of the last three.
  • Cagliari are winless in their last five Serie A away games: three 0-0 draws and two defeats.
  • Alessandro Matri has scored two braces in four league appearances against his former side Cagliari since ha moved to Juventus.
  • Mirko Vucinic has found the net in each of his last three Serie A appearances against Cagliari.

 

 

Lazio - Sampdoria

  • This will be the 110th meeting between these two sides in Serie A. The Biancocelesti lead by 50 wins to 28, with 31 draws.
  • Lazio have beaten Sampdoria more times than any other side in their Serie A history.
  • Lazio have won their last two league meetings against Sampdoria, both 1-0. Prior to these, they had picked up only one point in the previous four matches against the Blucerchiati.
  • Sampdoria have won none of their six league games against Lazio at the Olimpico since January 2005, picking up only one point.
  • Lazio have won two league games in a row, after they had failed to win the previous four (2D, 2L).
  • The Biancocelesti have scored nine goals in these two games, one more than they had netted in their previous 13 league fixtures.
  • Sampdoria are winless in the last nine Serie A match-days (4D, 5L) and have failed to score more than one goal in each of the last 10.
  • Sampdoria are without a win in their last eight Serie A games on the road, losing three and drawing five.
  • These two sides are the only two to have won by 6-0 in this Serie A campaign (Lazio against Bologna last Sunday, Sampdoria against Pescara).
  • Maxi López scored his first Serie A goal against Lazio at the Olimpico in February 2010, while he was playing for Catania.

 

 

Milan - Roma

  • These two teams have met 155 times in Serie A. The Rossoneri lead by 71 wins to 39, with 45 draws.
  • AC Milan have beaten Roma more times than any other side in Serie A.
  • However, the Rossoneri have won just three of their last 13 league games against Roma, with the Giallorossi winning six times.
  • Roma have won four of their last six Serie A meetings against AC Milan at the San Siro, losing the other two.
  • Roma have scored in each of their last eight league matches against the Rossoneri away from home.
  • AC Milan have won their last three Serie A match-days in a row, and lost only one of the last 18 (12 wins).
  • AC Milan have won 10 of their last 11 home league games, drawing the other against Napoli.
  • The Rossoneri have scored at least one goal in each of their last 14 Serie A home fixtures.
  • Roma have not scored more than one goal in any of their last six league games.
  • Roma have won the last two league away games vs Torino and Fiorentina. The Giallorossi are yet to win three consecutive away games in this campaign.
  • Mario Balotelli has scored 11 goals in 11 Serie A appearances since joining AC Milan. Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (13 apiece) have netted more goals over this period across the top-5 European leagues.

 

 

Napoli - Siena

  • This will be the 10th Serie A meeting between these two sides. Napoli have won four times and drawn as many times so far, losing just once against Siena in the top-flight.
  • Siena's only win against Napoli came back in May 2009. Since then, the Partenopei have won three times, drawing twice.
  • Napoli are unbeaten against Siena at the San Paolo in Serie A: one draw followed by three consecutive wins.
  • Napoli have won their last four league games in a row, scoring three goals in each of these.
  • The Azzurri have won seven of their last eight league fixtures, drawing the other.
  • The Partenopei at home in Serie A in 2013: seven wins (including the last four home fixtures) and two draws.
  • The Partenopei have netted at least one goal in 25 of their last 26 league home games, failing to score only against Sampdoria last February.
  • Siena have lost their last four league games without scoring a single goal.
  • Siena have lost the last two Serie A away games, conceding seven goals and scoring none.
  • The Bianconeri have conceded a goal in each of their last 11 away league games.
  • Goran Pandev's first appearance in Serie A was back in November 2003 against Siena, when he used to play for Ancona.
  • Alessandro Rosina has scored three goals in Serie A against Napoli, his joint-best tally in the Italian top-flight.
  • Marek Hamsik is the second player to reach double figures for both goals and assists (10+14) in Serie A this season, after Francesco Totti.

 

Parma - Bologna

  • This will be the 28th derby between Parma and Bologna in Serie A. The Gialloblu lead by nine wins to eight, 10 draws complete the record.
  • Bologna are winless against Parma in the league since April 2010. Since then, there have been three consecutive 0-0 draws, followed by two wins for the Ducali.
  • Bologna have managed to score only one goal in their last five Serie A meetings against Parma (1-2 loss in the reverse fixture).
  • Bologna have won only twice in their 13 Serie A matches away to Parma, both 2-1.
  • Parma have not conceded goals in their last three Serie A games: a 0-0 draw followed by two wins.
  • Parma have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four home league fixtures.
  • Bologna are without a win in their last eight league games and have lost the last two without scoring.
  • The Rossoblu have conceded nine goals in their last two Serie A games, as many as they had shipped in the previous 10.
  • Bologna are winless in their last four league fixtures away from the Dall'Ara (three consecutive draws followed by a loss away to Lazio).
  • Their 0-6 defeat against Lazio was the worst Serie A loss for Bologna since May 1991 (0-6 at the San Siro against AC Milan).

 

 

Udinese - Atalanta

  • These two teams have met 57 times in Serie A so far. The Friulani lead by 22 wins to 16.
  • Only against Lazio (23 times) have Udinese won more times than against Atalanta in the top-flight.
  • The last four Serie A meetings between these two sides have ended with a draw: three times 1-1 and one goalless draw in the reverse fixture.
  • Prior to their draw in their last meeting at the Friuli, these two sides hadn't shared the points at Udinese's home since November 1993 (since then, seven wins for the hosts and four for the guests).
  • Udinese have managed to win six Serie A games in a row for the second time in their history. They have never won seven consecutive games in the top-flight.
  • The friulani have won the last three home league fixtures. Only Juventus have managed to win away to Udinese in this campaign so far.
  • Atalanta are winless in their last five Serie A match-days (2D, 3L), scoring only two goals in the process.
  • Atalanta have conceded at least one goal in 12 of their last 13 away matches.

 

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