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Callum Jones 9th Mar 2016 - 12:56

Serie A Opta Facts 11-13 Mar

Juventus - Sassuolo

  • Sassuolo had the better in the reverse fixture (1-0) - prior to this, they had taken only one point from their four Serie A meetings with Juventus.
  • Juve have collected 17 wins and a draw in their last 18 league fixtures - their last defeat in Serie A came against Sassuolo back in October.
  • The Old Lady haven't conceded a single goal over their last nine matches in the league and with another clean sheet in this match they would set a new Serie A record.
  • Sassuolo have won three games in a row for the first time in this campaign - the last time that they notched up four consecutive wins was in the final part of last season.
  • Juve are the only side in this Serie A against which Sassuolo are yet to score away from home in the top-flight (excl. debutant Carpi and Frosinone).
  • Sassuolo have 12 points more than last season after 28 match-days - only Napoli and Inter have improved more compared to 2014/15 (both +14).
  • Sassuolo have scored 67% of their total goals (24 of 36) in the first half - that's the highest ratio in this competition.
  • The Bianconeri have won 20 of their 21 games this season in Serie A after taking the lead, dropping only two points from leading situations so far - a league-high.
  • Nicola Sansone has been directly involved in a goal for Sassuolo in each of his last four appearances, scoring two and making also two assists.
  • Gianluigi Buffon hasn't a conceded a goal for the last 836 minutes played in Serie A - he is now third in the all-time chart only behind Sebastiano Rossi and Dino Zoff.

Empoli - Sampdoria

  • Empoli's last win against Sampdoria in Serie A was in January 2007 - since then the Doriani have had the better in this fixture three times, with two draws.
  • Empoli have lost their last four league games - no side has done worse in this period in Serie A.
  • The last time that Empoli lost five league games in a row was in November 2003.
  • On the other side, Samp have won back-to-back games, but have not won three in a row so far in this campaign.
  • The Blucerchiati have kept consecutive clean sheets for the first time in Serie A since March 2015.
  • Sampdoria (seven) and Empoli (six) are the teams that have conceded the most goals from corners in this competition.
  • Empoli have scored only three goals in the final 15 minutes of play - fewer than any other side.
  • Sampdoria have the second-best shot conversion rate of this Serie A: 17%, only Roma have done better (19%).
  • Roberto Soriano has scored eight goals in this campaign - he had netted nine overall in his previous three Serie A campaigns combined.
  • Massimo Maccarone has scored three goals in his 11 previous appearances against Samp in Serie A, but none in the last three.

Inter - Bologna

  • The record in the last six Serie A meetings between these two sides is perfectly even: two wins apiece and two draws.
  • The Nerazzurri have taken only one point from their last three games against Bologna at the Meazza, after they had managed eight wins and two draws in the previous 10 at home against them.
  • Bologna have failed to score in only one of their last eight away trips to Inter in Serie A.
  • Inter have never repeated the same result twice in a row over their last eight league fixtures - the Nerazzurri beat Palermo 3-1 last Sunday.
  • Roberto Mancini's side have kept only one clean sheet in their last six home games; this after they had kept seven in the previous eight of this campaign at their ground.
  • Bologna have shared three goalless draws in their last three league games and there was a total of just four goals in the last six fixtures involving the Felsinei in this campaign.
  • Roberto Donadoni's side have won four of their last six away games (D1 L1), conceding only one goal in the process.
  • Éder has scored two goals and made two assists in his four Serie A appearances against Bologna so far.
  • Inter's last three Serie A goals against Bologna have been scored by Mauro Icardi (a brace in April 2014 and another goal last October).
  • Mattia Destro has only failed to score against five Serie A teams so far and one of these is Inter.

Chievo - Milan

  • Chievo have lost 20 games against AC Milan so far - more than against any other opponent in the top-flight. The Gialloblu have won only twice against the Rossoneri.
  • The Veneti have scored only one goal in their last nine league games against AC Milan, and overall found the net only in four of their 27 meetings against the Rossoneri.
  • Chievo's last goal at home against AC Milan was in February 2011 - since then, they've failed to score in four home games against the Rossoneri (including two goalless draws).
  • AC Milan's nine-game unbeaten run came to an end last Sunday against Sassuolo (W5 D4); the Rossoneri also failed to score for the first time after nine rounds with a goal.
  • Chievo have only lost one of their last six home games in this competition (W2 D3).
  • Chievo have dropped the joint-most points from leading situations so far in this campaign (18, like Empoli).
  • Three of AC Milan's last six goals in this competition have been from set pieces situations (two from corners). Overall. AC Milan have scored the most goals following corners (seven).
  • Riccardo Meggiorini has only failed to score against two of the teams he's played at least 10 games against - one of these is AC Milan (the other is Atalanta).
  • Carlos Bacca has failed to score for three games in a row - his longest run without scoring so far in Serie A was four games, between November and December.
  • Giacomo Bonaventura has had a hand in 13 goals so far for AC Milan, scoring six and making seven assists. Eight of those were in away games.

Carpi - Frosinone

  • Frosinone are unbeaten in their three previous meetings against Carpi between Serie A and Serie B (W2 D1) and had the better in the reverse fixture this season.
  • Carpi have drawn their last three league games and are winless in their last eight fixtures (D5 L3).
  • Carpi's last six home games have seen both teams score in the match (19 goals scored in the process).
  • Frosinone have won three of their last six games, taking 10 points in the process - only six teams have a better record over the last six rounds of Serie A.
  • However, Frosinone have lost 10 away games so far in this competition, more than any other side.
  • This game will see the worst attack in Serie A this season (Carpi, with 24 goals scored) meet the worst defence in 2015-16 (Frosinone with 53 conceded).
  • Carpi are the only side in Serie A this season yet to score a goal following a dead ball sitatuon (excluding penalties).
  • Frosinone have committed the most errors leading to a goals so far in this campaign (eight).
  • Four of Frosinone's last six goals have been netted by Daniel Ciofani.
  • Daniel Pavlovic has delivered an assist in five of his last 10 Serie A appearances.
  • Each of Carpi's last five goals have been scored by a substitute player, three of which have come through Kevin Lasagna.

Fiorentina - Verona

  • Verona have won 12 times against Fiorentina in Serie A so far, scoring 57 goals - they haven't won more often against any other opponent.
  • However, the Viola have won five of their last six games against Verona, losing the other.
  • Fiorentina haven't won in their last two league games (D1 L1) - this season they've never failed to win for three games in a row.
  • Fiorentina are the only side to have scored in each of their home games so far in this campaign (14 out of 14), netting an average of two per game at the Franchi.
  • Verona are yet to win their first away game of the season, only Sevilla are also still winless away from home amongst Europe's top-5 leagues this season.
  • Verona have scored the joint-most goals from set-piece situations (16), and also conceded the fewest following a dead ball (five).
  • The Viola have recorded 91% win percentage from leading situations this season, while Verona have been leading only once away from home so far this term.
  • Fiorentina have already converted eight penalties this season, a joint-high across Europe's top-5 leagues along with Leicester City.
  • Luca Toni has scored 55 goals in 94 Serie appearances for Fiorentina and has already scored a goal for Verona against the Viola in April 2014.
  • Last Friday against Roma, Josip Ilicic scored his 11th goal of this campaign - that's his personal best in a single Serie A season.
  • Nikola Kalinic has scored two goals in his last 15 Serie A appearances after he had netted nine in the first 12 of this campaign.

Genoa - Torino

  • Four of the last seven Serie A games between these two sides have ended as a draw, including the reverse fixture earlier this season.
  • The last five meetings have produced a total of 20 goals, with both sides always finding the net.
  • Genoa are unbeaten in their last 12 league games against Torino (W6 D6).
  • The Grifoni are also unbeaten in their last five home games in the league (W3 D2), conceding only one goal in the process.
  • The Granata have won only one of their last six games on the road (D2 L3), failing to keep a clean sheet in the process.
  • Only Atalanta (12) have collected more red cards than Genoa (eight) so far in this Serie A.
  • Torino have misplaced the fewest passes in this competition (2159), but 53% of their total passes have been made in their own half (the highest ratio in Serie A).
  • 11 of Torino's last 12 goals in the league have been scored or assisted by Andrea Belotti or Ciro Immobile.
  • Alessio Cerci scored 21 goals in his 72 Serie A appearances for Torino - he's netted two goals and made an assist in his last four league appearances for Genoa.
  • Luca Rigoni has scored a goal in each of his last two appearances against Torino in the top-flight, both when he was at Palermo.

Udinese - Roma

  • Roma have won their last five Serie A games against Udinese and they've already won six in a row versus them once before in the league, between March 1984 and November 1986.
  • Udinese have lost 40 times so far against Roma, only against Juventus have they've suffered more defeats in Serie A (56).
  • In the three points era, Udinese had fewer points than this season after 28 match-days only in 2005/06 (28 points).
  • The Bianconeri won their last home game against Verona but they've not won two in a row at home soil in this campaign.
  • Roma have won their last seven league games - no other side have had a 100% record in this period.
  • Roma have already scored four goals and attempted 11 shots on fast breaks this term - more than any other side.
  • Roma have scored via18 different players this season , the most in this competition. Conversely, Udinese have found the net with the fewest (only eight).
  • Stephan El Shaarawy scored his first ever Serie A goal in September 2011 against Udinese - the Friulani are his favourite opponent in the top-flight (three goals for him against them).
  • Antonio Di Natale has netted 13 goals against Roma, more than against any other side in Serie A; however, he's scored only two in his last six appearances against the Giallorossi.
  • Since joining Roma, Diego Perotti has already made four assists - more than any other teammate, while he's also scored two goals in the process.

Lazio - Atalanta

  • Atalanta have won 32 times against Lazio in Serie A, more often than against any other opponent. 12 of these wins came away from home.
  • However, the Biancocelesti have lost only two of their last 12 games at home against Atalanta, winning eight.
  • The last time that Atalanta went 13 games in a row without winning was in 2004/05 - their run is the longest current winless run in the top-flight.
  • Lazio have won only once in their last seven league fixtures (D4 L2), and scored only in two of these games.
  • Lazio are the most prolific team in the final 15 minutes of play (15 goals scored), but the Biancocelesti have also conceded the most in the same period of the game (13).
  • Atalanta have lost every game away from home after falling behind this season (seven times out of seven).
  • Lazio have conceded 11 goals from outside the box - a negative record amongst Europe's top-5 leagues.
  • Keita has already scored five goals and made two assists in all competitions this season, with three of these goals and one assist coming when he played as a sub.
  • Marco Borriello has already scored six goals against Lazio, including four in his last five appearances against the Biancocelesti. Only against Udinese he has a better scoring record in Serie A (10 goals).
  • Alejandro Gomez has scored three goals and made two assists in his last four league appearances against Lazio.

Palermo - Napoli

  • Napoli have scored in each of their last nine Serie A games against Palermo, winning six and drawing one in the process.
  • However, the Sicilians have won six of the last eight games played at home against Napoli (losing two).
  • Palermo have lost four of their last six Serie A fixtures, picking up only two points in the process. No other side have done worse in this period in Serie A.
  • Only Juventus (10) have won more away games than Napoli (seven) so far in this Serie A campaign. However, the Partenopei have only taken one point from their last two games on the road.
  • Only Roma have scored more first half goals than Napoli in Serie A this season (27 vs 26), while Palermo have conceded the joint-most before half-time (like Carpi).
  • Napoli have lost only three of the eight games in which they've been trailing so far this season, winning three.
  • Palermo have lost seven of the nine games that they have been behind in this season, a negative record that they share with Verona.
  • Marek Hamsik has already scored seven goals in 15 league appearances against Palermo, his favourite target in Serie A. However, he's failed to score in his last four games against the Rosanero.
  • Franco Vázquez made his Serie A debut in Palermo-Napoli 1-3 in January 2012, while in the last game at the Barbera between these two sides he scored a goal and made two assists.
  • Gonzalo Higuaín has scored 10 goals in his last eight away games of the season, failing to score only at the Juventus Stadium.



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