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Stuart Dalgleish 22nd Oct 2015 - 9:10

Serie A Opta Facts - 24-25 October

Carpi v Bologna


  • Carpi and Bologna have met twice in Serie B; the Biancorossi went unbeaten (W1 D1) without conceding goals in those games.
  • Carpi have collected four out of their five points at home; three of which against Torino, their first win ever in the Serie A.
  • Bologna have lost seven out of their eight matches in the league this season; the Rossoblu have never scored more than once in these games.
  • Teams with seven defeats over the opening eight Serie A match-days have always been relegated: it has happened seven times so far.
  • Bologna are the only side yet to get points away from home in this Serie A campaign.
  • The last Bologna away win in the top-flight dates back to February 2014 (2-1 vs Torino).
  • Bologna currently have the worst attack in Serie A (four goals) while Carpi have the worst defence (19 goals conceded).
  • Bologna are the only Serie A team yet to find a second half goal this season.
  • Carpi have averaged the lowest possession percentage so far in Serie A (35%): the Biancorossi have never managed to keep more than 41% in a single game.
  • Mattia Destro has failed to score in his previous nine Serie A appearances: only once in his career has he gone on a longer run without scoring (10 games between January and March 2012).
  • No player has made more tackles than Alex Ferrari in this Serie A campaign (38).



Chievo v Napoli


  • Chievo and Napoli have shared the points only once in the Serie A; six wins for the Veneti, seven for the Azzurri.
  • These two teams have not repeated the same result for two games in a row over their last six Serie A meetings - Napoli won the most recent clash (2-1).
  • Napoli have won their last two away matches with Chievo, after having lost the previous three.
  • Chievo collected six points in their last six Serie A clashes, as many as they did over the previous two.
  • The Veneti have lost only one of their last 12 Serie A games on home soil (W5 D6).
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last seven league games (W4 D3): the longest current run in the Italian top-flight.
  • After having conceded two goals in each of their first three Serie A games, Napoli conceded just twice over the following five matches.
  • Lorenzo Insigne has scored six goals so far; already a personal best in a Serie A campaign.
  • Each of Gonzalo Higuaín's last 14 goals in the league have come at the San Paolo; his last away goal dates back to 18th January (against Lazio).
  • Both of Marek Hamsik last two braces in the league have come against teams from Verona; vs Hellas (Oct 2014) and Chievo (Aug 2013).



Empoli v Genoa


  • This will be the fifth Serie A meeting between Empoli and Genoa; the Tuscan went unbeaten over the previous four (W1 D3).
  • All three Serie A draws between these two sides ended 1-1; two of which came at the Castellani.
  • Empoli have kept only one clean sheet in their last 12 league matches: losing eight times in the process.
  • Empoli have not repeated the same result for two games in a row in their last 11 Serie A matches at the Castellani: the Tuscans won the most recent one, against Sassuolo.
  • After three consecutive defeats, Genoa have collected seven points in their last three Serie A matches.
  • The last Genoa away win in the league dates back to May 2015; four defeats and a draw since then.
  • The Rossoblu have conceded in each of their last 12 away games in Serie A: a total of 17 goals.
  • Empoli's average age is the youngest in this Serie A campaign; 25 years 70 days.
  • Empoli have conceded the most headers (six) and attempted the fewest headed shots (three) in this Serie A term.
  • Genoa have conceded the most fouls in this Serie A campaign (141), while Empoli have won the most (164).
  • Leonardo Pavoletti has found the back of the net in eight of his last 11 Serie A appearances.



Fiorentina v Roma


  • Fiorentina's last win against Roma in the league dates back to April 2012; one draw and five wins for the Giallorossi since that game.
  • Roma have found the net in 15 out of their last 16 Serie A clashes with Fiorentina.
  • Fiorentina haven't draw league match in their last 18: the longest open run in Serie A.
  • The Viola are on a run of seven consecutive wins at home in the league and they have not conceded goals in the most recent six matches at the Franchi.
  • Roma have scored the most away goals (eight) in this Serie A campaign, while Fiorentina are the only side yet to concede at home.
  • Roma have found the net in their last 19 league games, Fiorentina in their last 15; the longest runs in the Serie A.
  • The Giallorossi have scored the most set play goals in this Serie A season; eight.
  • Daniele De Rossi became the 11th Roma's goalscorer this term; so far a record among Serie A teams.
  • Fiorentina and Roma have scored the most goals with new signings; seven apiece.
  • Miralem Pjanic has scored the most direct free kick goals over the last three Serie A seasons; seven.
  • Mohamed Salah scored six goals in his 16 league games with Fiorentina last season.
  • Nikola Kalinic scores a goal every 40 touches made; the best ratio among players with 3+ goals in the current Serie A campaign.



Juventus v Atalanta


  • Juventus have won each of their last five home clashes with Atalanta in Serie A.
  • Atalanta's last away win against Juventus in the top-flight dates back to 1989, their have been three draws and 15 defeats since that game.
  • Juventus have always found the back of the net in their last 12 Serie A meetings with Atalanta on home soil - the Old Lady have kept six clean sheets in the process.
  • The Bianconeri have conceded goals in each of their last seven home games in the league, the last time they conceded in eight consecutive home games was in 2011 (from May to September).
  • Only twice have a team that has two wins after the opening eight games won the Scudetto at the end of the season, in both cases it was Juventus (1972/73 and 1980/81).
  • Atalanta have lost only once over their last seven league matches (W4 D2).
  • Juventus have used the most players in this Serie A campaign; 26.
  • Hernanes has scored three Serie A goals against Atalanta so far; only against three teams (Roma, Udinese, Chievo) he has netted more (4).
  • Maxi Moralez has delivered the joint-most assists in the Serie A this season; four.
  • Giorgio Chiellini is one match away from 300 appearances in Serie A; he has won 169 matches so far.
  • Edy Reja is unbeaten against Massimiliano Allegri in Serie A; two wins and four draws.



Lazio v Torino


  • Torino's last away win against Lazio in Serie A dates back to November 1993; seven draws and four wins for the Biancocelesti since then.
  • Torino have found the net in each of their last five away matches with Lazio in the top-flight.
  • Lazio are on a run of four consecutive wins at home in the league, three of which without conceding goals.
  • Torino have won only one of their last eight away games in Serie A, losing four times in the process.
  • Torino have recouped the most points from losing positions in Serie A this season; eight.
  • On the other side, Lazio have won all the five games they have been ahead in this Serie A campaign.
  • All of the last six Lazio's goals in the league have come in the last 30 minutes of play.
  • Lazio have made the most recoveries in the current Serie A (534); Torino the fewest (419).
  • Daniele Baselli - four goals with five shots attempted - has the best shot conversion rate among players with 3+ goals in this Serie A campaign (80%).
  • Kamil Glik has scored twice against Lazio so far, including his very first Serie A goal (October 2012) - the Biancocelesti are his joint-favourite target in the Italian top-flight.
  • Felipe Anderson's last Serie A brace came against Torino, in the last meeting between these two sides in the top-flight.



AC Milan v Sassuolo


  • These two sides have never shared a draw in their four previous Serie A meetings - Sassuolo lead by three wins to one.
  • In fact, AC Milan are the team against which Sassuolo have won more games than any other so far in the top-flight.
  • Over these four previous games between AC Milan and Sassuolo, both sides have always managed to score, and there has always been at least three goals per game.
  • AC Milan have already conceded 14 goals after the first eight match-days - their worst initial tally in Serie A since 1983/84.
  • The Rossoneri have conceded goals in nine consecutive league games for the first time since September 2008.
  • Before losing 4-0 against Napoli, AC Milan had won four home games in a row in Serie A.
  • Sassuolo lost their last away game against Empoli, following an unbeaten run of five fixtures on the road (W4 D1).
  • Sassuolo have 15 points after the first eight rounds of Serie A - in their first two campaigns they got to this point tally after 19 match-days in 2013/14 and 12 match-days in 2014/15.
  • Sassuolo have recorded the highest shooting accuracy so far in this competition (52%).
  • Domenico Berardi has been involved in a goal every 37 minutes played so far against AC Milan, scoring seven and making two assists in his four previous appearances against the Rossoneri.
  • Berardi though has never scored away to AC Milan in the league so far.
  • In contrast, Nicola Sansone has scored two goals at the San Siro against AC Milan and four in total at that ground including also the two netted against Inter - only at the Mapei Stadium he has bagged more so far in Serie A.



Palermo v Inter


  • Over the last seven games between Palermo and Inter, the same result has never been repeated twice in a row - the Nerazzurri had the better in the last encounter (3-0).
  • Inter's last win away to Palermo was in September 2010.
  • The Nerazzurri have conceded goals in each of their last five visits to the Barbera in the league.
  • Palermo got back to winning ways beating Bologna last Sunday, ending a run of four consecutive defeats in the league.
  • Palermo have lost their last two home games and four of the last six at their ground.
  • After winning the first five games of the season, Inter have taken only two points from the following three rounds.
  • Inter have the joint-best defence of this competition (alongside Fiorentina), with only six goals conceded and five clean sheets.
  • No player has scored more goals than Mauro Icardi away from home in Serie A in 2015 (eight).
  • Inter are unbeaten in six of their last seven league games on the road (W5 D1).
  • No player has won more fouls across Europe's top-5 leagues this season than Franco Vázquez (44).
  • Last time Stevan Jovetic played at Palermo's ground, he scored a brace (for Fiorentina back in December 2012).



Sampdoria v Verona


  • Verona have won only once in 21 previous visits to Sampdoria's ground in Serie A (1-0, back in December 1972).
  • Sampdoria have won five of their last seven games against Verona at the Marassi, keeping a clean sheet on four occasions in the process.
  • The Blucerchiati are unbeaten at home in their last five league games (W3 D2).
  • In contrast, Verona are winless away from home since April (D5 L2).
  • Verona have already dropped 11 points from winning positions in this competition - more than any other side.
  • The Veneti are yet to concede goals in the first half this season but have shipped more than any other team after the break (11 goals).
  • Giampaolo Pazzini enjoyed his most prolific Serie A campaign when he was at Sampdoria in 2009/10 (19 goals in 37 appearances).
  • Roberto Soriano scored his first Serie A brace (the only one to date at the Ferraris) against Verona in March 2014.
  • Nine of Éder's last 11 Serie A goals have been scored at the Ferraris.
  • Midfielder Fernando is the only player to be booked in five different games of this Serie A campaign.



Udinese v Frosinone


  • After losing four league games in a row, Udinese have remained unbeaten in the last three (W1 D2).
  • The Friulani have conceded goals in each of their last seven Serie A fixtures.
  • Udinese's last home win in Serie A came back in April, although after drawing with Genoa, they have now ended a run of six consecutive losses at their ground.
  • The Friulani have conceded goals in each of their last 12 home games in the league.
  • Frosinone have picked up seven points from their last four league fixtures, after losing each of the previous four.
  • Frosinone are yet to win an away game in the top-flight and have scored only one goal so far on the road.
  • Taking into account the end of the last Serie B campaign, Frosinone are winless in their last six away games (L4 D2).
  • Udinese and Frosinone are the two teams with the fewest goals scored so far in the first half in this Serie A campaign (only one goal apiece).
  • Either Danilo Soddimo or Federico Dionisi have been involved in a goal or an assist in each of Frosinone's six goals scored in Serie A.
  • Frosinone have recorded the worst conversion rate so far in this competition (6.8%).
  • Stefano Colantuono has faced four times Frosinone as a manager in Serie B, keeping his record unbeaten (W2 D2).


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