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Robert Alexander 21st Mar 2014 - 9:47

Serie A Opta Facts | 22 - 23 March

Bologna v Cagliari

  • Bologna have won three of their last four Serie A meetings against Cagliari, beating the Sardinians by 3-0 in the last two.
  • Cagliari are without an win away at Bologna since January 2010, and have lost two of their last three away meetings without scoring any goal.
  • Bologna have picked up only two points over the last five Serie A match-days, scoring just one goal in the process.
  • Bologna are winless at home in the league since January 1st 2014 (D3 L2) and have failed to score in each of their last three fixtures at the Dall'Ara (it had not happened since September 2011).
  • Cagliari have not won an away league game since February 2013 (D11 L8).
  • Cagliari's last seven league trips have seen only six goals scored in total (three goalless draws in the process).
  • The Sardinians have conceded the most headed goals so far this Serie A season, 11.
  • Bologna have scored only 16 goals from open play from inside the box, fewer than any other Serie A side this term.
  • Cagliari have failed to score the joint-most penalties this season in Serie A (three out of five taken).
  • Rolando Bianchi has failed to score in each of his last seven Serie A appearances. He has netted only three goals in 23 league games this season.

Catania v Juventus

  • Catania are bottom of the Serie A table and will face Juventus in this game, who are top of the table; a 55-point difference between these two sides.
  • Juventus have scored the most goals so far this season, 64, while Catania have netted the fewest, 21.
  • Catania have won only once in their last 20 Serie A meetings against Juventus (2-1 away from home in December 2009).
  • Catania's last home win against the Bianconeri in Serie A came back in September 1964.
  • The Old Lady have scored at least one goal in each of their last 22 league matches with Catania.
  • The Sicilians have received a red card in three of their last four Serie A matches against Juventus.
  • Catania have picked up only one point in their last four match-days, scoring two goals in the process.
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their last 20 league fixtures (W18 D2) and have kept a clean sheet in each of the last four.
  • Juventus have picked up 75 points so far: only Inter in 2006/07 have done better after 28 match-days in Serie A history (76 points).
  • The Bianconeri have scored in 41 consecutive league games, an all-time record in Serie A.
  • Juventus have scored the most goals from direct free-kicks this season in Serie A, four - all netted by Andrea Pirlo.

Chievo v Roma

  • Chievo have beaten Roma only three times in Serie A, two of which occured last season.
  • Chievo have failed to score in 14 of their 23 league meetings against Roma.
  • In each of the last six matches between Chievo and Roma in Serie A, at least one of the two sides has failed to score.
  • Roma's last win away to Chievo in Serie A came back in May 2010: since then, they have recorded two draws and a loss, failing to score in the last two meetings.
  • Chievo have won their last two home league games: the last time they have won three games in a row on home soil in a single Serie A season was back in May 2007.
  • Roma have conceded three goals in their last two league fixtures, after they had shipped just one in the previous seven.
  • The Giallorossi have won only twice in their last eight league outings on the road (D4 L2).
  • Chievo have faced three penalties this season in the league, but they are yet to concede a goal from the penalty spot (two saved, one missed).
  • Mattia Destro has scored four goals in six league appearances against Chievo, his favourite opponent in Serie A.
  • Alberto Paloschi has netted eight league goals this term, his personal best in a single Serie A season.
  • Gervinho has registered five assists since January 1st 2014, more than any other player in Serie A over this period.

Inter v Atalanta

  • Atalanta are unbeaten in their last five Serie A matches against Inter (W2 D3).
  • Inter have failed to score in only one of their last 15 league meetings against Atalanta on home soil.
  • Inter are unbeaten in their last six Serie A match-days (W4 D2) and have kept three clean sheets in a row for the first time since December 2011.
  • Walter Mazzarri's side are unbeaten in their last 10 home league games (W5 D5), but have not scored more than one goal in any of the last six games played at the Giuseppe Meazza.
  • Atalanta have won their last three league games in a row: the last time they have won four consecutive Serie A games was back in December 1995.
  • Atalanta have managed a win and a draw in their last two away league fixtures: the last time they were unbeaten for three consecutive Serie A games on the road was in March 2012.
  • Atalanta have gained the joint-fewest points from trailing situations in this Serie A campaign (two).
  • Inter have scored 13 goals from their defenders, at least four more than any other side this season in Serie A.
  • Germán Denis has scored seven goals in his last four Serie A appearances against Inter, his favourite target in the Italian top-flight.
  • Hernanes has netted only one goal in his last 18 Serie A appearances, none in his five league games for Inter.

Lazio v Milan

  • Lazio and AC Milan have met 141 times so far in Serie A: the Rossoneri lead by 60 wins to 26.
  • Lazio have won their last two home league games against AC Milan. Prior to those matches, they were without a win in their previous 13 Serie A clashes against the Rossoneri (D8 L5).
  • Lazio have won three of their last four league fixtures, losing the other at home against Atalanta.
  • The Biancocelesti have managed to win only once in their last four home league games, failing to score in two of these.
  • AC Milan have lost their last three Serie A games: it had never happened under Massimiliano Allegri.
  • The last time the Rossoneri had lost 11 games after 28 Serie A match-days was back in 1996/97.
  • AC Milan have not shared the points in any of their last six league fixtures on the road (W2 L4).
  • Players of 11 different nationalities have scored for Lazio in this Serie A season, a league-high so far.
  • AC Milan have scored with 16 different players in the league this term, a Serie A-high this season.
  • Keita is the third youngest player to have scored at least four goals across the top-5 European league this season, behind Timo Werner (Stuttgart) and Max Meyer (Schalke 04).
  • Giampaolo Pazzini has scored seven goals in the league against Lazio, his joint-best tally in Serie A.

Napoli v Fiorentina

  • Fiorentina have won 50 times against Napoli in Serie A (in 127 meetings), more than against any other side in the top-flight.
  • However, Napoli are unbeaten in their last seven Serie A games against Fiorentina (W3 D4).
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last six Serie A matchdays (W4 D2), but have scored exactly one goal in each of the last four.
  • Rafa Benitez's side have lost only once this season at the San Paolo in the league, winning nine times.
  • Fiorentina won against Chievo last Sunday, after four league fixtures without a win (D1 L3).
  • The Viola have conceded goals in five consecutive Serie A fixtures for the first time since December 2012.
  • Fiorentina have picked up only one point in their last three league outings away from home, failing to score in two of these matches.
  • Napoli have conceded the joint-fewest headed goals in this Serie A campaign (two).
  • Alessandro Matri has scored five goals in 12 Serie A appearances against Napoli, his joint-best tally in the Italian top-flight.
  • Gonzalo Higuaín has scored four goals in his last five league appearances.

Parma v Genoa

  • Parma have won only one of their last nine Serie A meetings with Genoa, losing three of these matches.
  • Only one goal has been scored in the last two Serie A clashes between Parma and Genoa: Gilardino scored in the reverse fixture.
  • Parma are unbeaten in their last 16 Serie A games (W9 D7): an all-time record for the Gialloblu.
  • Parma haven't lost any of their last eight home games (W3 D5) and haven't conceded goals in four of the last six at the Tardini.
  • Against Chievo and Juventus, Genoa have lost two consecutive league games for the first time since last September.
  • The Grifoni have won only one of their last eight league matches played away from home, losing four of these games.
  • Parma have scored 10 headed goals so far: a joint-record in the current Serie A, alongside Juventus.
  • Genoa have won eight penalties (a joint-record in the current league) but they have missed three of them: no one side has failed to score more often so far.
  • With the brace scored against AC Milan, Antonio Cassano has found the net 11 times in the current Serie A: he reached double figures for the first time since 2008/09.
  • Amauri has scored six times in the eight Serie A games he has played in 2014: no one has done better this year.

Sampdoria v Verona

  • Last Sampdoria's win against Verona in Serie A dates back to September 1991: three draws and one loss for the Blucerchiati since that game.
  • Verona have won only one of their 19 away games against Sampdoria in Serie A, losing 12 times.
  • The Blucerchiati haven't shared the points in their last seven league meetings: four wins and three losses (including the last one against Atalanta).
  • Sinisa Mihajlovic's side have conceded an average of two goals per game in their last five Serie A matches.
  • Sampdoria won 4-2 in their last home Serie A game: the Blucerchiati hadn't scored more than three goals at the Ferraris since January 2013.
  • Verona haven't scored in their last three Serie A games for the first time this season.
  • The Gialloblu have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six league meetings.
  • Mandorlini's side haven't drawn any of their last five away games in Serie A: three wins, two losses.
  • Verona have conceded the most goals from a corner situation so far (eight); Sampdoria have conceded the most from direct free kicks (four).
  • Manolo Gabbiadini has hit the woodwork four times so far: a joint-record this campaign in Serie A.

Torino v Livorno

  • Livorno have won only one of their last 12 Serie A clashes with Torino, losing seven of these games.
  • Torino have scored in 10 of their last 11 Serie A games against Livorno; with an average of two goals per game.
  • Torino have lost only two home games against Livorno in Serie A: the first in October 1942, the second in January 2008.
  • Torino have lost their last four league games, without scoring any goals, for the first time since May 1981.
  • Giampiero Ventura's side have lost all of their last three home games, scoring only twice in the last five at the Olimpico.
  • Livorno have kept only one clean sheet in their 13 away games in Serie A this season.
  • Livorno are the team with the most goals conceded in the last 30 minutes so far (24).
  • Paulinho has scored in five of his last eight Serie A appearances.
  • Ciro Immobile has not found the net in his last four league appearances, after he had scored eight goals in the previous eight.

Udinese v Sassuolo

  • Udinese and Sassuolo only met once in Serie A: the Bianconeri won 2-1 at the Mapei Stadium last October.
  • Udinese have conceded three goals in three of their last five Serie A meetings.
  • The Bianconeri are unbeaten in their last three home games (W2), after they had lost the previous three at the Friuli.
  • Sassuolo are unbeaten since Eusebio Di Francesco came back as manager (W1 D1) - prior to that, the Neroverdi had lost their previous seven league games.
  • Sharing the points with Bologna, Sassuolo interrupted a run of five consecutive losses on the road.
  • Udinese are the team with the fewest goals (six) in the first 30 minutes of play; on the other hand Sassuolo have conceded 18 goals in the first 30 mins, more than any other side.
  • Francesco Guidolin's side have scored only one headed goal so far: a league-low in Serie A this term.
  • Antonio Di Natale has found the net in his last four league games played at the Friuli.
  • Sassuolo have scored an average of 1.2 goals every 90 minutes with Domenico Berardi on pitch and only 0.5 goals per game without him.

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