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Stuart Dalgleish 18th Apr 2013 - 13:58

Serie A Opta Facts: 20-21 April

Bologna - Sampdoria

  • Bologna have lost their last two games against Sampdoria and have managed to win just one of the last 13 meetings.
  • At home, Bologna are unbeaten in their last four games against Samp, winning one and drawing three.
  • Bologna have lost just one of their last seven league games but have drawn each of the last three.
  • Samp are winless in their last five Serie A games, picking up just two points in the process.
  • The Doriani have won only one of their last 14 games on the road - vs Juventus back in January.
  • Samp have scored only two goals over the course of their last six away fixtures in the league.
  • Bologna's last nine league goals have all been scored by different players.
  • Bologna have scored the joint-most goals following an indirect free-kick - six, along with Roma.
  • Samp have scored 45.9% of their goals from set-piece situations (17 out of 37), the highest rate in Serie A this season.
  • Eder has been directly involved in Samp's last three goals in the league, scoring one and providing two assists.

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Catania - Palermo

  • This will be the 18th derby between Catania and Palermo in Serie A - the Rossoblu currently lead by six wins to five.
  • The record in the last five top-flight derbies between these two sides is perfectly even, with two wins apiece and one draw.
  • Catania have won their last five games at home against Palermo and didn't concede any goals in the last four.
  • Fabrizio Miccoli had found the net in both of his last two appearances against Catania - he has bagged three overall in nine Sicilian derbies in the top-flight.
  • Catania have already been involved in six goalless draws this term - a joint-record alongside Siena and Torino.
  • Catania have won only one of their last six Serie A fixtures.
  • However, they've lost only once in their last eight matches at home, winning five in the process.
  • Palermo are unbeaten in their last three games, and have lost only two of the last nine (2W 5D).
  • Against Sampdoria, Palermo won their first away game after 371 days without a victory on the road, ending a run of eight draws and 11 losses away from the Barbera.
  • Jasmin Kurtic hasw mustered the most shots without scoring a goal this season (45 attempts, including blocked shots).

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Fiorentina - Torino

  • Torino have recorded 45 wins against Fiorentina in Serie A - more than against any other opponent; while 41 wins for the Viola and 41 draws complete the record.
  • However, Torino have picked up only one point from their last seven league meetings with Fiorentina.
  • Torino's last win at the Franchi against Fiorentina came in October 1976: they are currently on a run of 22 games without a vctory there.
  • Fiorentina have won four of their last six Serie A fixtures.
  • Vincenzo Montella's side are unbeaten at home in their last six games (4W 2D).
  • Torino have managed to win only one of their last seven games, losing four.
  • The Granata are winless in their last five away games (3L 2D).
  • Torino have conceded 10 goals in total in their last three away fixtures in the league.
  • Fiorentina have already won 10 penalties - no other side have been awarded more in the top five European leagues this term.
  • Torino, on the other hand, have conceded the most penalties in Europe this season (11).
  • Fiorentina are one of the only two sides against which Rolando Bianchi has never scored in Serie A.

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Genoa - Atalanta

  • Atalanta have won only one of their last seven meetings against Genoa in the league, with the Grifoni enjoying three wins in the process.
  • At home, Genoa are unbeaten in their last six gems against Atalanta (4W 2D).
  • Genoa are winless in their last seven league fixtures (3D 4L).
  • Atalanta have scored two or more goals in five of their last seven Serie A games.
  • In their last six away games, Atalanta have alternated between a wins and a loss (three of each) - they beat Inter 4-3 in their last game on the road.
  • Atalanta haven't drawn any of their last 11 away games (4W 7L).
  • Atalanta have already had 13 players sent off this term - more than any other side in the top-five European leagues.
  • Against Genoa, Maxi Moralez scored a brace on his Serie A debut back in September 2011.
  • Six of Atalanta's last eight goals in Serie A have been scored by German Denis.
  • Only Torino's Jean-François Gillet (seven) has conceded more goals from the penalty spot than Sebastien Frey (five) this season.

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Inter - Parma

  • Parma have won three of their last four Serie A games against Inter, as many as they had won in their previous 21 meetings against the Nerazzurri.
  • These two sides have shared only one draw in their last 13 league meetings.
  • Inter have won their last six games against Parma at the San Siro, losing only once at home against the Ducali.
  • Inter have lost four of their last five Serie A fixtures, including the last three at home
  • Parma have failed to score in three of their last four league games.
  • Away from home, Roberto Donadoni's side have collected only two points from their last six games, failing to score in the last three.
  • Parma have already recouped 16 points from losing situations, a haul no Serie A side can better this season.
  • Amauri has mustered 26 headed shots - more than any other player in this Serie A campaign.
  • Inter have won only 17% of their league games without Diego Milito this season, whiole their win rate goes up to 65% with him playing.

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Juventus - AC Milan

  • The record between Juventus and AC Milan in their last five meetings is perfectly even: two wins apiece and one draw.
  • In Turin, there have been three wins each and two goalless draws in the last seven meetings between these two sides since 2004.
  • Juventus have won each of their last five league fixtures, conceding only two goals in the process.
  • The Old Lady has kept seven clean sheets in their last 10 home games in this competition.
  • AC Milan remain the only side still unbeaten in 2013 in Serie A (9W 5D); however the Rossoneri have drawn their last two games, against Fiorentina and Napoli.
  • AC Milan have found the back of the net in each of their last six games on the road.
  • Juventus and AC Milan have made the most successful passes in this Serie A this season, 428 per game and 398 per game respectively.
  • AC Milan have scored the most goals courtesy of Italian players this season (43).
  • Juventus have netted the most courtesy of substitutes (10).
  • Gianluigi Buffon has kept 13 clean sheets - a high in Serie A this season.

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Napoli - Cagliari

  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last seven Serie A games against Cagliari (4W 3D).
  • The Partenopei have won their last two matches against Cagliari played at the San Paolo - previously, the Sardinians had gone seven games unbeaten at Napoli's ground.
  • Napoli scored six goals on the last occasion they hosted Cagliari - as many as they had netted in their previous seven home games against the Sardinians.
  • Napoli have lost only one of their last 15 league games (2-0 vs Chievo), winning eight and drawing six.
  • Cagliari have lost only one of their last 13 Serie A fixtures - they would be 3rd in the table with 26 points taking into account only the games played in the second half of the season.
  • Cagliari haven't scored a single goal in their last three away games in Serie A.
  • Marek Hamsik has provided 14 assists so far this season - a joint-record in the top five European leagues along with Andres Iniesta.
  • Lorenzo Insigne has featured in each of the 32 Serie A match-days in this campaign, but only 14 of these saw him in the starting XI.
  • Insigne has scored three goals as a substitute - a joint-most in this competition.
  • Edinson Cavani has scored nine goals in Serie A in 2013 - more than any other player.

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Roma - Pescara

  • Roma had the better of things in the reverse fixture against Pescara, ending a run of three draws and two wins for the Abruzzesi in the top-flight.
  • The record at the Olimpico sees the hosts lead by three wins to two, with the visitors winning on their last two trips to Rome.
  • Roma have lost only one of their last eight Serie A games (5W), and are unbeaten in their last four home games (3W 1D).
  • Roma have scored at home for 35 league games in a row - only between 1929 and 1932 have they enjoyed a logner home scoring streak (45 games).
  • Pescara have lost their last eight Serie A games, and picked-up only one point from the last 13.
  • Away from home, Pescara have conceded goals in 15 of the 16 games played in this campaign, kepping a clean sheet only against Fiorentina.
  • Pescara and Roma are the two sides with the most goals conceded this season - 66 and 53 respectively.
  • Francesco Totti has been directly involved in six of Roma's last nine goals, scoring three and assisting three.
  • Against Torino, Roma scored their 16th headed goal of the season - a Serie A high this season.

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Siena - Chievo

  • Siena are unbeaten in their last five Serie A games against Chievo (2W 3D).
  • The Tuscans have kept four clean sheets in their last seven league meetings against Chievo.
  • Only one of the seven previous meetings between these two sides at Siena's ground has ended in a draw, with four wins for the guests and two for the hosts.
  • Siena are unbeaten in the last four match-days in Serie A (2W 2D) - the Tuscans have never remained unbeaten for five games in a row this season.
  • Siena have failed to score in each of their last three home games in the league.
  • Chievo have taken just one point from the last three match-days in Serie A.
  • Chievo remain the only Serie A side yet to draw away from home this season (4W 12L).
  • Siena have recorded the highest conversion rate this season (15.7% of their shots have found the net).
  • Alessandro Rosina has been subbed off 21 times so far this term, more than any other Serie A player.
  • Dario Dainelli (Chievo) has made the most interceptions in this Serie A season (94).

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Udinese - Lazio

  • Prior to their 3-0 loss in the reverse fixture, Udinese had scored in 11 consecutive games against Lazio in the league.
  • Udinese are unbeaten in their last five home meetings against Lazio in Serie A, and won the last two.
  • Udinese have won back-to-back games Parma and Chievo - they've never won three in a row in this campaign.
  • Before beating Parma last Sunday, Udinese had last won a Serie A game without Antonio Di Natale back in April 2011 (2-1 vs Napoli).
  • Udinese have conceded only three goals in their last eight home fixtures, and never more than one per game.
  • Lazio have won only two of their last 12 league games, losing seven in the process.
  • The Biancocelesti have failed to score in four of their last six Serie A fixtures.
  • Lazio have only won one of their last 11 away games in the league, failing to score in seven of these.
  • Antonio Di Natale has already scored 11 goals against Lazio, only against Roma has he nettted more in Serie A (13).
  • Miroslav Klose's last Serie A goal was scored back in December vs Inter - since then, he has failed to score in seven league appearances, his longest goal-scoring drought in Italy.

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