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Stuart Dalgleish 8th May 2014 - 13:39

Serie A Opta Facts | 10 - 11 May

Atalanta v Milan


  • These two sides have shared only one draw over their last 15 league meetings.
  • The Rossoneri have won five of their last six meetings against Atalanta in Serie A.
  • Atalanta have scored only one goal in their last five games against the Rossoneri.
  • Atalanta's last win at home against AC Milan was in January 2008 - since then they've taken just one point in four meetings in Bergamo.
  • Atalanta have taken just one point from the last five Serie A MDs, this after they had won the previous six fixtures.
  • AC Milan have won six of their last seven league games, keeping five clean sheets in the process (including in the derby vs Inter last Sunday).
  • If the league table started when Clarence Seedorf became manager back in January, the Rossoneri would be 3rd in Serie A.
  • AC Milan have lost 22 points from leading situations - more than any other Serie A side this term.
  • Sulley Muntari has scored in each of his last three Serie A appearances against Atalanta, his favourite target in the top-flight.
  • Giampaolo Pazzini has netted six goals against Atalanta in Serie A, but has found the net only once in his last 13 league appearances this term.



Bologna v Catania


  • Over the last six meetings between Bologna and Catania, the winning side has always kept a clean sheet - the Sicilians lead by four wins to two.
  • Bologna have lost only once in 13 meetings against Catania at the Dall'Ara, winning 11 times.
  • Bologna have conceded only two goals over their last 10 games at home against Catania.
  • Bologna have always scored on home soil against Catania in Serie A.
  • Bologna and Catania have shared the joint-most goalless draws in this Serie A campaign (five apiece).
  • Bologna drew 0-0 their last game against Genoa, and are winless in their last seven league fictures (D3 L4).
  • Bologna have won only five games so far this term, a Serie A-low.
  • Catania won their last game 4-1 against Roma - they had never scored so many in a Serie A game this term.
  • However, the Sicilians have lost their last six away games and have scored just one goal over the last eight away from the Massimino.
  • Catania are the only side yet to win their first game away from home this season - the Sicilians have collected only two points on the road so far.
  • Bologna and Catania have the two worst attacking sides in Serie A this season, netting 27 and 30 goals respectively so far.



Cagliari v Chievo


  • Cagliari have not scores a goal over their last five Serie A clashes against Chievo.
  • The Sardinians have won only three of their 17 games against Chievo so far in the top-flight, and only one since 2009.
  • Over the eight previous meetings between these two sides at Cagliari the same result has never accrued twice in a row - the last saw Chievo winning 2-0 in December 2012.
  • Cagliari have alternated between a loss and a win over their last eight home league games.
  • Chievo have lost their last three league fixtures and this is their worst run since September, when they had lost six in a row.
  • Chievo have won only one of their last 10 away games, losing seven and conceding a goal in every one of these games.
  • Chievo have recorded the lowest average possession so far in Serie A this season (42.7%).
  • Cagliari remain the only side yet to score through a defender this season in Serie A.
  • The Sardinians have conceded 12 headed goals, more than any other side in Serie A this season.
  • Cyril Théréau has already scored three goals in six appearances against Cagliari - the Sardinians are his favourite opponent in Serie A.



Inter v Lazio


  • Lazio have won their last four games against Inter in Serie A.
  • Previously, the Nerazzurri had won 10 out of 12 games, losing one in the process.
  • Inter have drawn 51 games against Lazio so far, more than against any other Serie A opponent.
  • However, these two sides haven't shared a draw in any of their last 11 league clashes.
  • Inter have failed to score for two games in a row in the league. The last time they were goalless for three consecutive games was in February 2012.
  • The Nerazzurri are winless in their last four games at home (a loss, followed by three draws).
  • Lazio have scored two or more goals in each of their last six league games.
  • Away from home, the Biancocelesti haven't drawn any of their last eight games (W5, L3).
  • Inter and Lazio have benefited from the joint-most own goals so far in this campaign (three apiece).
  • Rodrigo Palacio has scored in four of his seven Serie A appearances against Lazio so far (all for Genoa).
  • Antonio Candreva has scored more goals than any other midfielder in Serie A this season (12 in 35 appearances).


Livorno v Fiorentina



  • Fiorentina have won their last six games against Livorno in Serie A, conceding only two goals in the process.
  • Livorno have lost their last two games against the Viola at home, previously they had lost only once in 12 meetings against Fiorentina at the Picchi.
  • Livorno have taken just one point from their last eight league fixtures, and have conceded in each of the last 25.
  • Livorno have won only six games in this Serie A campaign, only Bologna have won fewer (5).
  • Livorno have lost their last two games at home - they're yet to lose three in a row at the Picchi this season.
  • Fiorentina lost 4-3 their last game against Sassuolo - they had never conceded four goals before this season.
  • The Viola are unbeaten in their last four away games (W3, D1).
  • Only Juventus (14) have conceded fewer goals than Fiorentina (15) away from home this term in Serie A.
  • Livorno have the worst defence in Serie A this term (74 goals conceded) and the worst goal difference (-35).
  • Paulinho has already scored 15 goals this term - he is Livorno's best scorer in Serie A since Cristiano Lucarelli netted 20 in 2006/07.
  • Fiorentina have had the most penalties awarded so far (11), Livorno have conceded the most (11).



Roma v Juventus


  • Roma have won only one of their last seven games against Juventus in Serie A, losing four.
  • Roma have lost 75 games overall against Juventus, more than against any other Serie A opponent to date.
  • Juve have netted 251 goals in Serie A against Roma, more than against any other side so far.
  • Roma have won their last two games at the Olimpico against Juve (both by 1-0).
  • Before losing 4-1 last Sunday against Catania, Roma hadn't conceded four goals in a league game since February 2013 vs Cagliari.
  • Rudy Garcia's side are unbeaten at home this season (W15, D3), though they've conceded in four of their last five games at the Olimpico.
  • Juventus have won 31 games this campaign, a record in a single Serie A season. With a draw, they would equal the best points tally, recorded by Inter in 2006/07 (97).
  • Antonio Conte's side have conceded only one goal over the last five Serie A MDs.
  • In fact, Juve and Roma have the joint-best defences in this competition (just 23 goals conceded apiece).
  • Juventus are the only side with three players who have scored at least 10 goals in this campaign (Carlos Tévez, Fernando Llorente, Arturo Vidal).
  • The Chilean international has already netted four goals in five previous appearances against Roma in Serie A, but all at the Juventus Stadium so far.



Sampdoria v Napoli



  • Sampdoria and Napoli have met 107 times in Serie A: the Partenopei lead by 35 wins to 33, with 39 draws.
  • Samp have taken just one point from their last five games against Napoli in Serie A, failing to score in the last four.
  • Samp have lost four of the last five league games, in between a win over Chievo.
  • The Blucerchiati have failed to score in three of their last six league games, and netted 11 overall in the other three.
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last four MDs (W2, D2).
  • However, away from home Rafa Benitez's side are winless in their last three games (D2, L1) - their worst run this season far from the San Paolo.
  • Sampdoria have scored the most goals following indirect free-kicks in this Serie A (7).
  • Only 4% of Napoli's goals (3 out of 67) have been scored with a header - the lowest share in the competition.
  • Marek Hamsik has failed to convert eight of the 14 penalties taken so far in Serie A, and each of the last four.
  • In the reverse fixture, Dries Mertens scored is first and only brace in Serie A, including Napoli's only goal from a direct free-kick this term.



Sassuolo v Genoa


  • The only previous meeting between these two sides was Genoa's 2-0 win in the reverse fixture.
  • On that occasion, Genoa had eight shots on target, a record for the Grifoni in a Serie A game this season.
  • Sassuolo have won three of their last five league games, losing only once.
  • However, the Emiliani have taken just one point from their last four games at home and have won only one of the last nine at their ground.
  • Genoa are winless in the last six match-days of Serie A (four losses, followed by two draws).
  • Over these last six games, the Grifoni have never scored more than a single goal.
  • Genoa have conceded goals in each of their last six away games (D3 L3).
  • Genoa have attempted only 274 shots (7.6 per game), fewer than any other side in this Serie A campaign.
  • Sassuolo's last nine goals have been scored by their attacking trio: Domenico Berardi (four), Nicola Sansone (three), Simone Zaza (two).
  • Domenico Berardi has scored three or more goals in three games in this campaign, including his hat-trick against Fiorentina on Tuesday - only Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have done the same amongst the top-5 European leagues this season.
  • Alberto Gilardino has been caught offside 49 times so far this season - more often than any other player in Serie A this term.


Torino v Parma



  • This will be the 26th meeting between Torino and Parma in Serie A: the Granata have won only three times so far - the last of which came in February 2002.
  • In fact, Parma are unbeaten in their last nine meetings against Torino (W7 D2).
  • Torino have conceded an average of three goals per game over their last four clashes against Parma at home.
  • Torino are unbeaten in their last six Serie A games (W5 D1) - this is their best run since February 2013.
  • Giampiero Ventura's side have won the last four games at home - the last time they won five in a row at home in Serie A was in March 1984.
  • Parma have won only two of their last nine league games - this after they had won eight of the previous 10.
  • Roberto Donadoni's side have picked-up just one point from their last five away games - currently their worst away run of this campaign.
  • Torino have had just one player sent off so far in this competition - fewer than any other side.
  • Amauri has already scored eight goals in eight appearances against Torino in Serie A - the Granata are his favourite target in the top-flight.
  • Ciro Immobile is the Serie A's current top-scorer with 21 goals, but more than half of his goals have been scored away from home (11).



Verona v Udinese



  • Verona have won their last two games aganst Udinese in Serie A, after the Friulani had won the previous two.
  • Verona are unbeaten at home against Udinese in Serie A (W7 D4).
  • Verona have scored an average of 2.7 goals per game over their last six league fixtures -they had previously failed to score for five games in a row.
  • Verona have a record of four wins, a draw and a loss over the last six Serie A matchdays.
  • The Veneti have never repeated the same result for two games in a row over their last eight fixtures at home, until their 4-0 win against Catania on April 27th.
  • Udinese's last away win was back in February - since then they've picked up just two points on the road.
  • Udinese won their game against Livorno last Sunday, ending a negative run of three losses and a draw.
  • Francesco Guidolin's side scored five goals in the last match-day against Livorno, after they had bagged only six over the previous eight MDs of Serie A.
  • Luca Toni has already scored six goals in 13 appearances against Udinese in Serie A, including a brace in the reverse fixture.
  • Verona are the only side in Serie A this season against whom Antonio Di Natale has never scored in the league.





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