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Andrew Tibot 14th Oct 2015 - 15:29

Serie A Opta Facts - 17 - 18 Oct

Atalanta - Carpi

Before losing away to Florence, Atalanta were unbeaten in five league games in a row (W3 D2).

At home, Atalanta are still unbeaten this season in the league (W2 D1).

In their last game against Torino, Carpi have managed to win their first ever Serie A game.

Carpi have picked-up just one point from their three games on the road so far in the top-flight, conceding an average of four goals per game.

Carpi have the worst defence of this competition (16 goals conceded, 11 of which in the first half).

Only 16 players have been used in the starting lineups by Edy Reja, fewer that in any other team.

Carpi and Montpellier are the only two sides amongst Europe's top-5 leagues to have already used three different goalkeepers as starters this term.

Atalanta have made 167 tackles so far in this competition, more than any other side.

Carpi have already benefitted of two own goals since start of this Serie A season.

Marco Borriello has been directly involved in each of Carpi's last three goals, scoring two and making an assist (excl. Padelli's own goal in the game against Torino).

Alejandro Gomez has completed more dribbles than any other Serie A player this season (30).


Bologna - Palermo

The record in Serie A between Bologna and Palermo is perfectly even: 16 wins apiece and 14 draws so far.

Over the last five league meetings between these two sides there were six red cards in total.

Bologna have scored exactly one goal in nine of their last 11 games against Palermo, and three goals in each of the other two games.

Bologna have won nine of their last 12 home games against Palermo (D2 L1), keeping the clean sheet six times in the process.

Bologna are bottom of the Serie A table on three points, after losing six of the first seven games of the season for the first time in their Serie A history.

Bologna have scored only two goals at home soil in this competition, fewer than any other side.

Only two Bologna's players have found the net in this Serie A campaign (Mancosu and Mounier), a league-low.

Palermo have lost their last four league games - last time they lost five in a row was in march 2011.

Palermo have scored the most headed goals so far in this Serie A (five).

Bologna are the only side yet to score a second-half goal since start of this competition.

Anthony Mounier has scored three goals from three shots (excl. blocked) so far in this campaign - amongst player with a minimum of three goals, he is the only one with a 100% conversion ratio.



Frosinone - Sampdoria

Frosinone have conceded goals in six of the seven games played so far in Serie A, but never more than two in a single game.

In their last home game against Empoli, Frosinone won their first ever Serie A fixture.

Sampdoria have never repeated the same result in consecutive games over the last eight Serie A rounds between this and last season (draw against Inter in the last match-day).

Sampdoria have taken only one point away from home so far this term - their lowest tally away from home after three games since 2008/09 in Serie A.

The Blucerchiati have conceded goals in each of their last eight away games in the league (a total of 15).

Sampdoria have recorded the best conversion ratio in this competition (22.8%), Frosinone have the worst (5.3%).

Walter Zenga's side have also recorded the highest shooting accuracy in this Serie A (57.9%).

Samp have attempted the fewest crosses from open play so far this term (only 57).

Éder scored 20 goals for Frosinone in Serie B between January 2008 and May 2009.

Pedro Pereira (born in January 1998) is the youngest player to have assisted a goal amongst the top-5 European leagues.



Genoa - Chievo

Chievo have won seven of their 14 previous meetings against Genoa in Serie A, losing on five occasions (two draws).

Genoa and Chievo haven't drawn in their last eight Serie A meetings: three games won by Genoa, five by Chievo.

Chievo have won four of their five away Serie A games against Genoa (L1).

Genoa have score only two goals in their last five Serie A games.

The Rossoblu have won seven of their last eight Serie A home games, losing the other against Juventus.

Genoa have never drawn 0-0 in their last 43 games, the longest current run in Serie A.

In the last five Chievo league games, no team has scored more than one goal.

Chievo have won only one of their last seven away league games (D4, L2).

Only Fiorentina (four) have conceded less goals than Chievo (five) in this Serie A term.

Alberto Paloschi has scored seven goals in eight games against Genoa, his favorite target in Serie A.

Blerim Dzemail has fired the most free kick shots in this Serie A (five, one goal).



Verona - Udinese

Before the last 0-1 defeat, Verona have scored in the previous nine Serie A games against Udinese.

Before the last defeat, Verona were unbeaten at home against Udinese in Serie A (W7, 5D).

Hellas Verona are the only team yet to win in the Serie A 15-16.

Verona have conceded goal in their last 14 league games, the longest current run in Serie A.

Verona have drawn four and lost three of their first seven games: they haven't started so badly since 1989/90 (in that season they were relegated).

Udinese have conceded goals in all of their Serie A games after the 1-0 win against Juventus.

Verona have lost nine points from ahead situations, a negative record in the Serie A 15-16.

Verona are yet to concede a goal in the first half in this Serie A term, joint record with Fiorentina - but the Gialloblu have conceded the most goals in the second half (10).

No team has scored less than Verona and Udinese (one goal) in the first half in the Serie A 15-16.

Antonio Di Natale has scored in his last three Serie A meetings against Verona: since 2013-14 he have scored more only against Sampdoria (four).

Federico Viviani has created the most chances from set play in the Serie A 15-16 (10).


Inter - Juventus

This will be the 165 th Serie A meeting between Inter and Juventus: Inter have won 45 times, Juventus 78 (D41).

Juventus are unbeaten in the last five league games against Inter (W3, D2).

In the last six Serie A meetings between Inter and Juventus, both teams have scored.

Juventus' last Serie A defeat against Inter at San Siro came in April 2010 (W3, D2).

Inter have gained only one point after a run of six games won (including last season).

Inter have conceded four goals in their last game played at San Siro, against Fiorentina, after three 1-0 in a row at home.

Juventus have conceded goal in 10 of their last 11 league games.

Two games won and two draws in the first seven Serie A seasonal games: the worst start for Juventus since 1980/81 (they won the league in that season).

Juventus have been in a trailing situation five times this season, it happened nine times in the entire Serie A 14-15.

Inter and Juventus are yet to score a goal in the first 30 minutes of play in this Serie A term.

Mauro Icardi has scored six goals against Juventus, his best target in Serie A: since January 2013, no other player has scored more than three goals against the Bianconeri.

Paulo Dybala had a hand in five goals this season (all competitions) - record amongst the Bianconeri.



Napoli - Fiorentina

Napoli have never conceded more than one goal in their last 10 Serie A meetings against Fiorentina (five clean sheets).

Napoli have won five of their last seven Serie A games against Fiorentina (D1, L1).

Only in one of the last five meetings between these two sides played in Napoli, both team have scored.

After the defeat against Sassuolo, Napoli are unbeaten in the last six league games (W3, D3) the longest current run in Serie A.

Maurizio Sarri's team have conceded only one goal in the last four league games, after they have conceded two in each of the previous three.

The Azzurri have scored in all of their last 21 home league games (2.6 goals/game).

Fiorentina have won 11 of the last 12 league games and have conceded only one goal in the last five games.

Prior to this season, the Viola have never won six of the first seven seasonal games in Serie A.

Fiorentina have conceded only four goals and have made five clean sheets - two records in the Serie A 15-16.

Napoli have made the most recoveries in the opp half in this Serie A term (111).

Lorenzo Insigne has already matched his record of goals scored in a single Serie A season (seven) - last season he scored two in 20 games.

Paulo Sousa won 6 of the opening 7 league fixtures in both the championships he won as manager (with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Basel).



Roma - Empoli

Roma have won 13 of their last 20 Serie A meetings played against Empoli (D4, L3).

Roma have never lost at home against Empoli in Serie A - eight games won in 10 played.

Roma have scored in their last 18 league games, the longest current run in Serie A.

However, Roma have conceded goals in the last five home league games, their worst run at the Olimpico since September 2012.

Empoli have conceded goals in 10 consecutive Serie A games before the 1-0 won against Sassuolo.

Tuscans have lost four of their last five away league games, winning the other at Udine.

Since the start of 2014-15, Empoli have won only three away league games - a negative record amongst teams participating at Serie A in both season.

Roma have scored 17 goals in this Serie A term, six from set piece situation - two records this season.

Gervinho has scored three goals in his last two Serie A appearances - he scored only one in his previous 26 games.

The next one will be the 500th appearance for Daniele De Rossi with Roma (all competitions).



Sassuolo - Lazio

Lazio are unbeaten against Sassuolo in Serie A: a 2-2 draw and three games won with three goals scored in each one for the Biancocelesti.

Since the start of 2013-14, Lazio have scored 11 goals against Sassuolo (they haven't scored more against any other team in this period).

Sassuolo have lost against Empoli after a run of 11 unbeaten games (W7, D4).

The Neroverdi are unbeaten in their last six home league games, but they have scored and conceded goal in the last five.

Lazio have conceded 3.3 goals per game in the three games played far from home in the Serie A 15-16.

Lazio have scored three goals with substitutes, record in this Serie A term.

All the last five Lazio's goals came in the last 30 minutes of play.

Sassuolo have conceded three goals from corner situation, joint negative record this season.

Antonio Floro Flores has scored five goals in 11 games played against Lazio - the Biancocelesti are his favourite target in Serie A.



Torino - Milan

Torino have conceded 215 goals against Milan in Serie A, more than against any other team.

The last Milan defeat against Torino in Serie A came in November 2001: since then, nine games won by the Rossoneri (D6).

In the last four meetings played in Torino between these two sides bot teams have scored at least one goal.

Torino have won their last five home league games (14 goals scored, two conceded).

Milan is, with Verona, one of the only two teams yet to make a clean sheet in this Serie A term.

AC Milan's goal difference (-5) is the worst for the Rossoneri after 7 Serie A match-days since season 1938/39.

Milan haven't scored in three of their four away games played in the Serie A 15-16.

Torino have scored the most goals with Italian players in this Serie A term (nine).

Torino have scored nine goals in the second half - joint record in this Serie A.

Torino have gained seven points from trailing situation, more than any other Serie A team this season.

Giacomo Bonaventura had a hand in five of the last seven Milan's league goals (two goals, three assists).

Since 2012-13, no goalkeeper has recorded more own goals than Daniele Padelli (two) in Serie A.


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