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Stuart Dalgleish 25th Apr 2013 - 11:21

Serie A Opta Facts: 27-29 April

Atalanta - Bologna

  • This will be the 86th match between Atalanta and Bologna in Serie A: the Felsinei lead by 35 wins to 25.
  • Atalanta have won only one of their last six league meetings with Bologna (2D, 3L).
  • Atalanta have won 21 Serie A games at home against Bologna, more than any other side.
  • The Nerazzurri have lost only one of their last 22 home meetings with the Rossoblu in the top-flight (11W, 10D).
  • Atalanta have won once in their last five Serie A fixtures, drawing twice and losing twice.
  • The Orobici have won just one of their last eight home league games (4D, 3L), failing to score in four of the last six.
  • Bologna are without a win in their last five Serie A matches, but have drawn each of the last four.
  • Germán Denis scored his first Serie A goal for Napoli against Bologna in September 2008. The Argentinian striker has netted one goal in three of his six league appearances against the Rossoblu.
  • Alberto Gilardino has found the net in four of his last six Serie A games against Atalanta.

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Cagliari - Udinese

  • These two sides have met 37 times in the top-flight so far: Udinese lead by 18 wins to six, with 13 draws complete the score.
  • Cagliari are winless in their last eight league meetings against Udinese: four draws and four defeats.
  • The Sardinians have scored just one goal in their last four league matches against Udinese; the one netted in the reverse fixture ended in a 4-1 defeat.
  • Last Sunday's defeat to Napoli ended Cagliari's five-game unbeaten streak in the league (three wins, two draws).
  • The Sardininans are unbeaten in their last seven home league fixtures; winning their last four.
  • Udinese have won their last three league games in a row, conceding only one goal in the last four.
  • Francesco Guidolin's side have failed to draw any of their last six away league games (2W, 4L).
  • Only Juventus (6) have conceded fewer goals than Cagliari in the first half of matches in Serie A this season (12). However, the Sardinians have shipped the most goals in the second half (37).
  • Daniele Conti has scored three league goals against Udinese, only against Roma has he netted more (5).
  • Davide Astori has scored four own goals in Serie A since 2009/10 season; more than any other player over this period.

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Chievo - Genoa

  • This will be the 10th meeting between Chievo and Genoa in Serie A. The Venetians have won five times, losing twice and drawing twice.
  • Chievo have won four of their last five Serie A meetings against Genoa, drawing the other.
  • Genoa's only win at the Bentegodi against Chievo in the top-flight came in the first ever meeting between these two sides in Serie A in December 2008.
  • Chievo have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six Serie A fixtures.
  • The Gialloblu have won only one of their last six home league games (3D, 2L).
  • Genoa are winless in their last eight Serie A games (4D, 4L).
  • However, three of these draws have come in their last four league fixtures, with all of them coming at home.
  • Genoa have lost each of their last three away league fixtures and are without a win in their last nine Serie A games on the road (4D, 5L).
  • Ruben Olivera has scored more goals against Chievo in Serie A than any other side (3).
  • Amongst the players with more than five goals to their name this season, Alberto Paloschi has recorded the highest goals to shots ratio in Serie A (37%).

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Milan - Catania

  • Catania have won only two of their 31 previous meetings with AC Milan in Serie A; losing 17 times (12D).
  • Catania's last win against AC Milan in Serie A came back in May 1963. Since then, the Sicilians have recorded 11 draws and 12 defeats in 23 league meetings with the Rossoneri.
  • AC Milan have scored in 22 of their last 23 Serie A matches against Catania.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their 15 home meetings against Catania in the top-flight (10W, 5D), but have drawn three of the last five.
  • Last Sunday against Juventus, the Rossoneri lost their first league game in 2013, after nine wins and five draws.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's side are winless in their last three Serie A matches: the last time the Rossoneri failed to win four consecutive league games in the same season was back in September 2007.
  • Prior to their 1-1 draw with Napoli, AC Milan had won eight home league games in a row.
  • Catania are without a win in their last four league fixtures, but have drawn each of the last three.
  • Catania have already picked up 48 points in Serie A this term; equalling their best ever tally in a single season in the top-flight.
  • The Sicilians have won only one of their last six league games on the road, failing to score in four of these.
  • Pablo Barrientos picked up his first yellow (November 2011) and his only red card (November 2012) in Serie A against AC Milan.

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Palermo - Inter

  • Palermo have won only five times (all at home) in their 51 league meetings against Inter, losing 27 times.
  • Palermo have drawn 19 times against Inter in Serie A; more than any other side.
  • The Rosanero have won only one of their last 14 league meetings with the Nerazzurri (5D, 8L).
  • However, the Sicilians have scored in seven of their last eight Serie A matches against Inter, failing to score in the reverse fixture this season (a 0-1 away loss).
  • Andrea Stramaccioni's side have lost four of their last six Serie A fixtures, winning the other two.
  • Inter have lost seven of their last 10 away league games; the last time it happened was back in 1999.
  • Palermo are unbeaten in their last four Serie A games: two wins followed by two draws.
  • Palermo have won the joint-fewest home games in Serie A this season (4), while only Juventus (11) have obtained more away wins than Inter (8).
  • Tommaso Rocchi has scored seven goals in Serie A games against Palermo, his joint-best tally against a Serie A side alongside Lecce.
  • Fabrizio Miccoli has netted eight goals in his last five league games against Inter.
  • Josip Ilicic, who has scored three of Palermo's last four goals, netted his first Serie A goal against Inter in September 2010.

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Parma - Lazio

  • Parma and Lazio will face each other for the 44th time in Serie A. The Biancocelesti lead by 17 wins to 14, 12 draws complete the record.
  • Parma have won only one of their last six league games against Lazio, losing four times.
  • Lazio have scored in each of their last nine Serie A games away to Parma.
  • Parma have failed to score in each of their last three Serie A games (a 0-0 draw followed by two defeats).
  • 29 of Parma's 39 points in Serie A this season have come at home.
  • Lazio have lost five of their last seven league fixtures; failing to score in each of these five defeats.
  • Lazio are without a win in their seven away league games played in 2013: this is their longest winless streak on the road in Serie A since January 2010.
  • The Eagles have scored only one goal in their last five league fixtures away from home.
  • Parma have scored the fewest goals in the opening 30 minutes of play in this Serie A campaign (3).
  • Jonathan Bibabiany has completed the most dribbles in Serie A this season (106).
  • Senad Lulic has been involved in four of Lazio's last eight league goals (one scored, three assisted).
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Pescara - Napoli

  • Napoli have won seven of their 11 previous meetings against Pescara in Serie A, losing only twice.
  • Napoli have failed to score in three of their five Serie A matches away to Pescara, but have won the other two.
  • Only AC Milan (34) have scored more goals than Napoli (28) against Pescara in the top-flight.
  • In October 1988, Napoli won 8-2 against Pescara: on that occasion the Dolphins conceded the most goals in a single game in their Serie A history.
  • Pescara have failed to win any of their last 14 Serie A games; picking up just two points in the process.
  • Pescara have lost their last six home league games; their worst losing streak at home in their Serie A history.
  • Napoli have picked up 13 points in their last five league games, scoring 14 goals in the process.
  • Only Juventus (36) have picked up more points than Napoli (26) away from home in Serie A this season.
  • Napoli have lost only one of their nine league games without Edinson Cavani on the pitch since his arrival in the 2010/11 season, winning five times.
  • Lorenzo Insigne has scored the most goals as a substitute in Serie A this term (4).

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Roma - Siena

  • This will be the 18th match between Roma and Siena in Serie A: the Giallorossi lead by 10 wins to five (two draws).
  • Siena have won only once in their last six league matches against Roma, losing four times (including the reverse fixture this season).
  • Siena have scored exactly one goal in each of their last five Serie A meetings against Roma.
  • Siena recorded their biggest defeat in their Serie A history against Roma; 0-6 in February 2004.
  • Prior to their 1-1 draw in their last meeting at the Olimpico, Roma had won each of the previous four home league matches against Siena.
  • Roma have lost only one of their last nine Serie A fixtures (5W, 3D).
  • Roma have scored in each of their last 36 home league games. This is their second longest scoring streak at home in Serie A after the one recorded between 1929 and 1932 (45 games).
  • Prior to their 0-1 home defeat to Chievo, Siena were unbeaten in their previous five league games (2W, 3D).
  • Siena have conceded goals in each of their last nine away league games this season.
  • Roma have netted the joint-most goals courtesy of substitutes in Serie A this term (10, alongside Juventus).
  • Francesco Totti has scored just one goal in his last 11 Serie A appearances against Siena, failing to score in each of the last six.

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Sampdoria - Fiorentina

  • Sampdoria and Fiorentina have met 121 times so far in the top-flight: the Tuscans lead by 43 wins to 33.
  • Against Fiorentina, Sampdoria have drawn the most games (45) and scored the most goals (135) in their Serie A history.
  • Sampdoria are unbeaten in their last four league meetings with Fiorentina; two wins followed by two draws.
  • In their last nine league games against Fiorentina, Sampdoira have either scored two goals (five times) or failed to score (four times).
  • Fiorentina have won only one of their last 16 away meetings against Sampdoria in Serie A (4D, 11L).
  • Sampdoria are without a win in their last six Serie A fixtures (3D, 3L).
  • The Blucerchiati have lost their last two home league games. Prior to these, they had won the previous four home fixtures in a row.
  • Fiorentina have won five of their last seven Serie A games, losing only one.
  • The Viola have scored in each of their last nine Serie A fixtures, scoring 21 goals in the process.
  • Vincenzo Montella's side have netted the most goals in the first half of games in this Serie A season (31).
  • Fiorentina have scored (14) and conceded (11) the most goals from outside the box in Serie A this term.

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Torino - Juventus

  • This will be the 136th Turin Derby in Serie A: Juventus lead by 60 wins to 34, 41 draws complete the record.
  • Torino's last win in Serie A against Juventus came back in April 1995. Since that occasion, the Granata have lost nine times and drawn four times.
  • Torino have not scored in any of their last seven Serie A derbies against Juventus. Their last goal in a league derby was scored by Benoit Cauet in February 2002 (a 2-2 draw).
  • Torino have picked up only one point in their last four Serie A matches, despite having scored on average 2.3 goals per game over these four fixtures.
  • The Granata have lost their last two league fixtures on home soil; they haven't lost three Serie A home games in a row since Octber 2008.
  • Juve have won their last six Serie A games and are unbeaten in the last eight.
  • The Bianconeri have conceded only two goals in their last six league fixtures.
  • Juventus have won the most away games in this Serie A campaign (11), at least three more than any other side.
  • Torino have lost the most points from leading positions in Serie A this season (24).
  • Arturo Vidal has scored each of Juventus' last three league goals, bringing his goal tally for the Bianconeri this season to 13 goals in all competitions.
  • Jean-François Gillet has conceded 10 goals from outside the box; more than any other Serie A goalkeeper this season.
  • Alessio Cerci picked up his only red card in Serie A against Juventus last season when he was playing for Fiorentina.

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