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Andrew Tibot 9th Dec 2015 - 15:16

Serie A Opta Facts - 12-14 Dec

Chievo - Atalanta

 

Atalanta are unbeaten in their last five Serie A meetings against Chievo: two wins, three draws and in four of these five games both teams have scored at least one goal.

Nerazzurri have won only one of the 10 Serie A matches at Bentegodi against Chievo (D5, L4): 1-0 in October 2013.

Atalanta have scored more than one goal in only one of these away games (2-2 in November 2006).

Chievo kept a clean sheet against Frosinone, after nine league games failing to do so.

Chievo are winless in four home league games (D2, L2).

Atalanta have picked up 24 points so far this season, the best tally for the Nerazzurri after 15 Serie A matchdays since 1994/95.

Atalanta have won the last two league games without conceding goal: the last time the Nerazzurri had a clean sheet for three Serie A games in a row was back in February 2012.

Before their win against Roma, Atalanta had not scored any goal in their last four away league matches (D1, L3).

Chievo have scored seven goals with open crosses in Serie A this term, a joint-record (with Fiorentina) so far.

The Gialloblu have misplaced the most passes in Serie A 2015/16 (1482), an average of 99 every game.

Maxi Moralez has created the most chances in Serie A this season (38, like Hamsik), Valter Birsa has created the most chances from set plays (16).

 

Empoli - Carpi

These two sides have met twice in Serie B, in the 2013-14 season: a 2-0 home win for Empoli and a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.

Empoli have picked up 21 points so far; their joint-best tally after 15 matchdays in their Serie A history.

Empoli have won their last two league fixtures, both by 1-0: the last time they have won three games in a row in the top-flight was back in February 2008.

Marco Giampaolo's side have won three of their last four home games in Serie A, keeping three clean sheets.

Carpi have remained unbeaten in back-to-back games for the first time in Serie A (a win away to Genoa and a home win against AC Milan).

In their last game on the road, against Genoa, the Biancorossi obtained their first away win in Serie A. Prior to this, they had collected only one point in six top-flight fixtures away from home.

Only Fiorentina (12) have been leading in more games than Empoli (11) in Serie A this season. However, the Azzurri have lost the most points from leading situations (12).

Carpi has started more players in Serie A 2015-16 than any other team (26).

Ryder Matos has attempted six headed shots on target, more than any other player in this Serie A.

Riccardo Saponara has been subbed off in four of his last five league appearances, after he had not been replaced in any of the previous seven.

 

 

Genoa - Bologna

Genoa have failed to score in their last three Serie A matches against Bologna: two 0-0 draws and a 1-0 win for the Felsinei at home in December 2013.

However, Genoa are unbeaten in their last four meetings against Bologna at home: three consecutive wins followed by a draw.

In these four matches at Marassi, the hosts have conceded only one goal.

Genoa have won only once over their last seven Serie A fixtures (2-1 against Sassuolo): three defeats and as many draws in the process.

Since Roberto Donadoni's appointment, Bologna have picked up 10 points in five matchdays: only Juventus, Inter and Fiorentina have done better in the same period.

Bologna have not drawn any of their seven away league games this season: two wins, five losses.

Bologna have conceded more goals in the last 30 minutes of play than any other Serie A side (14).

Mattia Destro has scored four goals and provided one assist in four league appearances under Roberto Donadoni. He was involved in no goals in the previous 10 games.

Franco Brienza has scored three goals in nine Serie A meetings against Genoa: only against Cagliari has he netted more goals (five) in the top-flight.

Genoa have lost each of their five games without Leonardo Pavoletti in Serie A this season, failing to score any goals.

 

Juventus - Fiorentina

Fiorentina haven't found the net in five out of the last seven league games against Juventus.

Juventus have lost only one of the last 23 Serie A home matches against Viola: 17 wins in this period and four wins in the last four meetings.

The Bianconeri have scored at least one goal in all the last 29 home league games against Fiorentina: the last match in which Viola kept a clean sheet was back in November 1981 (0-0).

Juventus have picked up 15 points in their last five Serie A games, at least three points more than any other team; and in their last three matches the Bianconeri have not conceded goal.

However, Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last six Serie A games.

After losing to Udinese in the first Serie A MD, Juventus are unbeaten in the last six home leagues games and they have won the last four in a row.

Viola have picked up 32 points in the first 15 Serie A games this term: the last time they did this was back in 2005/06.

Fiorentina have scored in 22 consecutive Serie A games (average of 2.2 goals per game).

Fiorentina have scored 30 goals in the first 15 matches (a joint-record in Serie A this season) and have the highest goal tally in the first half of games (16 goals).

Fiorentina (126) and Juventus (134) have faced the fewest shots in Serie A 2015/16.

Viola have posted an average possession figure of 62.6% in this Serie A campaign, more than any other team.

In his first season at Juventus, Tévez scored seven goals and made three assists at MD15, as many as Dybala this season.

Kwadwo Asamoah has scored three goals in nine league games against Fiorentina, his favourite opponent in Serie A.

 

 

Lazio - Sampdoria

Lazio have won 54 times against Sampdoria in Serie A (in 114 meetings), more than against any other side.

The Biancocelesti have won six of their last seven matches against Sampdoria in the top-flight, drawing the other one (one goal conceded in the process).

At home, Lazio have won eight of their last nine Serie A meetings against the Blucerchiati, conceding just two goals.

Lazio have picked up only one point over the last six Serie A matchdays: three goals scored, 11 conceded.

Lazio are winless in their last three home league fixtures (D1 L2): the last time they have failed to win for four consecutive home games in Serie A was in March 2010 (D2 L2).

Sampdoria have conceded goals in each of their last 12 Serie A games, currently the longest run in the Italian top-flight.

In their three league games under Vincenzo Montella (three defeats), the Blucerchiati have attempted only four shots on target (two goals).

Samp are without a win in their last 10 league fixtures on the road (D5 L5).

Only Frosinone (seven) have conceded more goals from outside the box than Lazio (six) in Serie A this season.

Lazio have been trailing for the most minutes (633) so far in the Serie A 2015-16.

Roberto Soriano scored his first Serie A goal in Sampdoria v Lazio 1-1, in November 2013.

 

Milan - Verona

Milan have lost only one of the last 10 Serie A matches against Verona (W5, D4).

Verona have never won at the San Siro against Milan in 25 Serie A games (D10, L15).

Milan and Verona haven't found the net in seven of their 15 Serie A matches this season: no team has done worse.

The Gialloblu have failed to score in five of the last six Serie A matchdays.

Milan have lost only one of the last nine Serie A home games (W7, D1).

In the last seven league away games, Hellas have alternated a loss and a draw: in the last match the Gialloblu lost against Frosinone 3-2.

Verona have not yet won: it is the 11th time that a Serie A team haven't won after 15 Serie A games, and only one team remained in the top league at the end of the season (Varese 1970/71).

AC Milan are the only team yet to gain a single point from a losing position in this Serie A campaign, however, only Empoli (12) have lost more points from leading situations than Verona (11) in this league.

Luca Toni has scored eight goals against Milan in Serie A, three in the last three matches.

Alessio Cerci has scored three goals in three Serie A games against Verona, including his last double in the top league.

Juraj Kucka has fired the most shots (23) without scoring in this Serie A.

 

 

Napoli - Roma

There has been perfect balance over the last 12 Serie A meetings between these two sides: five wins apiece and two draws.

However, Napoli have won four of their last five home league matches against Roma (one loss), including each of the last three.

The 2-3 defeat at Bologna ended Napoli's 13-game unbeaten streak (W9 D4).

Napoli are one of two sides still unbeaten at home in Serie A this season, along with Sassuolo: the Partenopei drew the first game against Sampdoria and have won all the following six.

Roma are winless in the last three Serie A match-days (D2 L1), and have conceded goals in 11 of their last 12 league fixtures.

Roma's last goal from open play in Serie A came on 8th November in the derby against Lazio (scored by Gervinho). Since then, they have netted three goals, two from penalty kicks and one from direct free-kick.

Rudi Garcia's side are without a win in their last three away league games: the last time that the Giallorossi failed to win for four consecutive games on the road in Serie A was in January 2014.

Nevertheless, Roma have netted 13 goals in eight league games away from home, more than any other side in the Serie A 2015-16.

Napoli are the only side yet to score a headed goal, and the only one yet to net a goal following a cross from the flanks.

Gonzalo Higuaín has scored 14 league goals so far this season: the last player to score 14+ in the opening 15 Serie A match-days was Luca Toni  in 2005-06 (16 goals).

Higuaín has bagged four braces in this Serie A campaign: no other player has netted 2+ goals more times across the top-5 European leagues this season.

 

Palermo - Frosinone

Palermo have won only one of their last seven Serie A games (L4, included the last two).

Only Verona (13) have conceded more home league goals than Palermo (12) in this season.

Frosinone have gained less points (one) and scored less goals (two) than any other Serie A team away from home.

Frosinone have lost their last four away league games, and they have conceded four goals in each of their last two.

Frosinone have never been in a leading situation away from home, the only team in this Serie A to currently hold this record.

Palermo have scored six headed goals in this Serie A (joint record with Verona).

Frosinone have faced 300 shots, 91 of which on target - two negative records in this Serie A campaign so far.

Palermo have scored five goals from corners, a joint record: Frosinone have conceded 110 corners, more than any other team in the top 5 European leagues.

Alberto Gilardino's last four Serie A goals have arrived at the Barbera (included one for Fiorentina in the last season).

Achraf Lazaar has made 81 crosses from open play, a league-high in Serie A this season.

 

Sassuolo - Torino

These two sides have met four times so far in Serie A: Torino lead by two wins to one, with one draw to complete the record.

None of these four matches have seen more than two goals scored.

Sassuolo are one of two sides still unbeaten at home in Serie A this season, along with Napoli: the Neroverdi have won four times and drawn three times.

Torino have picked up seven points over their last three league fixtures, conceding only one goal.

Prior to their 1-0 away win against Atalanta, Torino were winless in their previous four league games on the road and had failed to keep a clean sheet in the previous 11.

Sassuolo have scored only five goals in the second half of matches, at least two fewer than any other side, while only Napoli and Roma have netted more goals than Torino (16) after half-time.

Sassuolo (17) and Torino (15) have scored the most amount of goals with Italian players in the Serie A 2015-16.

No side has been trailing more times than Torino (11) in Serie A this season. However, the Granata has gained the most points from losing situations, 10.

Fabio Quagliarella has failed to score in his last 10 Serie A appearances, after he had netted four goals in four games earlier this season.

Sergio Floccari has scored in back-to-back league games - vs Fiorentina and Sampdoria - for the first time since October 2014.

This will be Giampiero Ventura's 194th game as Torino manager in all competition - he will overtake Luigi Radice's 193-game record as Torino manager in a single spell.

 

Udinese - Inter

Udinese have drawn only one of the last 14 Serie A matches against Inter (W5, L8).

Udinese have won only two of the last 12 home Serie A games against Inter (D4, 6L).

Bianconeri are unbeaten in the last four league matches at Friuli (W2, D2), after they had lost the last six home Serie A games.

Inter have won five of the last six Serie A games, without conceding goal in all these five wins.

Nerazzurri are the only team to have conceded no headed goals in Serie A this term.

Inter have scored in all of the last 11 away Serie A games, but have scored only one goal in each of the last six away matches.

Udinese have scored all their goals with only five players, a negative joint-record with Sampdoria in Serie A this season.

Among goalkeepers with three or more apps in the top-5 leagues, Samir Handanovic has the most average saves percentage (85%).

Cyril Thereau (three goals and one assist) and Adem Ljajic (two goals and two assists) have had a hand in four of the last five goals of their teams.

Stevan Jovetic has scored five goals in six matches against Udinese, his favourite opponent in Serie A.

 

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