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Stuart Dalgleish 10th Mar 2011 - 16:08

Serie A Opta Facts - 11-13 March

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Brescia v Inter

  • No other side has scored more times against Brescia in Serie A than Inter (79 in 43 meetings).
  • Brescia suffered their worst defeat in the top-flight against Inter: 0-7 at the San Siro in 1966.
  • Brescia have only won one of their last nine meetings against Inter in the league, losing six of these.
  • Brescia have picked up only one point from their last four meetings with Inter at the Rigamonti.
  • Beppe Iachini's side are on a run of three consecutive draws, two of which were goalless.
  • Inter have won 11 in 13 games under Leonardo, losing the other two away to Udinese and Juventus.
  • Inter have already recouped 17 points from losing situations this season, including three last Sunday against Genoa - a league-high.
  • Inter boast the best attack of this competition: 54 goals, 29 of which were scored in the last 30 minutes of play.
  • Brescia, on the other hand, have scored the fewest goals in the second half so far (only six), and only two in the last 15 mins of play.
  • Andrea Caracciolo has already scored five times against Inter, out of his 50-goal total tally in Serie A.

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Cagliari v Udinese

  • Udinese are unbeaten in their last four games with Cagliari in Serie A (two wins, two draws).
  • At the Sant'Elia, however, the hosts have lost only one of their last six meetings with Udinese.
  • Last Sunday against Bologna, Cagliari drew their first game under Roberto Donadoni after nine wins and eight defeats.
  • At home the Sardinians have won six of their last eight league games.
  • Udinese are unbeaten in the last 11 match-days of Serie A, currently the longest streak alongside AC Milan.
  • Udinese have not conceded any goals in their last five Serie A games.
  • Udinese have already scored 28 goals away from home, more than any other side in this campaign.
  • Francesco Guidolin's side have averaged four goals scored per game in their last four on the road.
  • Cagliari have already scored nine goals from corners- a league-high.
  • Udinese have netted 20 out of their 50 goals from set pieces, more than any other side so far this term.
  • Current Serie A top-scorer Antonio Di Natale has already netted 22 goals, seven of which came in the last five match-days.

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Catania v Sampdoria

  • The last two meetings between these two sides in Serie A ended in draws.
  • Catania have won only one of their last six meetings against sampdoria in the top-flight.
  • Prior to last season's defeat, Catania had notched up three wins in their previous three meetings against the Blucerchiati at the Massimino.
  • Over the last five rounds, Diego Simeone's side have alternated three defeats on the road to two wins at home soil.
  • Samp have picked up only one point from their last four games (a goalless draw away to Fiorentina).
  • The Blucerchiati have won only one in their last 10 Serie A games, failing to score in eight of these.
  • This negative run cost Domenico Di Carlo his job - he's been replaced by new manager Alberto Cavasin.
  • Sampdoria have not scored any goals in their last six games away from home.
  • 23 different Catania's players have been booked at least once this season - more than any other Serie A side.

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Cesena v Juventus

  • Cesena's last win against Juventus in Serie A was in November 1987 (2-0 in Turin); since then, Juventus have won three times, five draws complete this record.
  • Five of the last six meetings at the Manuzzi between Cesena and Juventus have ended as draws.
  • Cesena have won their last two games: the last time they managed three consecutive wins in the top-flight was between November and December 1987, when they saw off the Old Lady for the last time.
  • Cesena have managed to score more than a single goal at home only once, in their season debut against AC Milan (2-0).
  • Juventus have suffered three consecutive defeats in Serie A, without scoring a single goal.
  • The last time they had a longer goalscoring drought in the league was in December 1998 (five games without scoring).
  • Juventus have won only one of their last six games on the road, losing three times in the process.
  • Cesena are the only Serie A side yet to score with a sub player this season.

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Chievo v Fiorentina

  • Fiorentina lead by nine wins to three in the head to head with Chievo in Serie A, with just one game ending in a draw.
  • In the 13 previous meetings between these two sides in the league neither side has been able to score more than two goals in a single game.
  • Chievo's win at the Bentegodi last season was the first for them at home against Fiorentina in Serie A.
  • Chievo are winless in their last five games (two draws, three defeats).
  • At home, Chievo have shared the points in five of their last seven games.
  • Fiorentina have drawn four of their last six on the road, losing one and winning one.
  • Fiorentina have lost only one of the seven games with Behrami in the starting XI (against Inter).
  • Alberto Gilardino has already scored 10 goals in this campaign: this is the seventh time Gilardino has a double figure scoring tally in the last eight seasons.
  • Sorrentino (Chievo) has made the most saves amongst Serie A 'keepers this term (109).

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Genoa v Palermo

  • The record of previous Serie A meetings between Genoa and Palermo is perfectly even: each side has won eight times, with 11 draws rounding off the record.
  • However, at home Genoa are unbeaten against Palermo in the top-flight, in light of six wins and seven draws.
  • Over the last six match-days of this campaign Genoa have recorded in order two draws, two wins and two defeats; should this run continue, this game would finish even.
  • Genoa have collected seven points from their last three games on home soil.
  • Palermo have suffered four consecutive defeats in Serie A, in which they have conceded a total of 14 goals.
  • The Sicilians have also lost four of the last five away from home, winning the other.
  • Only 9% of Palermo's goals (four out of 44) have been scored following dead ball situations - the lowest ratio in this competition.
  • Three Palermo players have always played in all of the 28 match-days of this campaign (Sirigu, Nocerino and Pastore); no other Serie A side have used as many players in all games so far.

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Lecce v Bologna

  • 10 of the 21 previous meetings between these two sides ended as draws: Bologna are the side against whom Lecce have drawn the most games in Serie A.
  • Lecce have failed to win any of the last eight meetings with Bologna in the league (four draws, four wins for the Felsinei).
  • Lecce have never scored more than a goal in a game against Bologna at home in Serie A.
  • Despite scoring two goals in four of their last five fixtures, Lecce have managed only one win in the process.
  • Lecce have won only one of their last six home games in this competition.
  • Bologna have won only one of their last four games on the road.
  • Marco Di Vaio has netted three goals in the last two match-days of Serie A.
  • Bologna's captain is the only Serie A player to have played every single minute of action in this campain (excl. 'keepers).
  • Lecce have already dropped 17 points from leading situations, more than any other side this season.
  • Bologna have conceded eight goals in the opening 15 minutes of play, a league-high.
  • Bologna's manager, Alberto Malesani, is unbeaten in his four previous meetings against Gigi De Canio in Serie A.

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Milan v Bari

  • Bari have suffered 39 defeats against AC Milan in Serie A, more than against any other side so far.
  • The Rossoneri are also the team that have scored the most goals in Serie A against Bari (134).
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 10 league games against Bari, and have won five of the last six.
  • Nesta & co. can boast the best defence of the competition (only 20 goals conceded, and only two over the last eight fixtures).
  • AC Milan have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four games at home in the league.
  • Bari have suffered five consecutive defeats away from home in Serie A.
  • Bari have collected only 16 points in this campaign, 22 fewer than they had last season after 28 match-days.
  • AC Milan are the only side yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes of play in this competition.

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Parma v Napoli

  • The record of previous Serie A meetings between Parma and Napoli is perfectly even: each side has won nine times, with five draws rounding off the record.
  • At the Tardini, Parma have won seven of their 11 games against Napoli in Serie A.
  • Parma are winless in their last seven games, though have drawn the last three.
  • Napoli have not scored in their last two games; the last time the Partenopei failed to score in three consecutive league games was in March 2009.
  • Napoli have lost five of their last eight away games, winning the other three.
  • Napoli have scored the most goals in the last 15 minutes of play (16 goals).
  • Parma have already conceded 10 goals from outside the penalty box - a league-high.
  • Napoli have scored 0.5 goals per game on average in the six matches without Ezequiel Lavezzi, while the average is 1.73 per game with the Argentine in the pitch.
  • Edison Cavani has already scored four goals in his last four meetings with Parma, including a brace in the reverse fixture.
  • Only five of Napoli's goals have been scored by Italian players - the fewest amongst Serie A teams this season.

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Roma v Lazio

  • This wil be the 134th derby in the Capital in Serie A: Roma lead by 46 wins to 33, with 54 draws so far.
  • Roma have won the last three league derbies, and have also beaten Lazio in the Coppa Italia this season.
  • Roma are still unbeaten in the league since Vincenzo Montella replaced Claudio Ranieri (two wins and a draw).
  • The Giallorossi have lost only one game at home in this campaign, though have failed to take the three points at the Olimpico in their last three games.
  • Lazio boast almost twice as many points now than they did last season at this stage of the competition (51 in 2010-11, 26 in 2009-10).
  • Lazio have won three of their last four league games; the only goal they conceded in these four games cost them a defeat at Cagliari.
  • Roma are the only Serie A side yet to score from outside the box this term.
  • Roma have already been awarded seven penalties, more than any other Serie A side this season.
  • Marco Borrielo has already hit the woodwork six times - a league-high.
  • Nobody has scored more goals than Vincenzo Montella in a single derby: the current Roma's manager netted four in the Giallorossi's 5-1 win in March 2002.

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