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Jonathan Cordingley 28th Mar 2014 - 19:19

Serie A Opta Facts | 29-31 March

Bologna - Atalanta

  • This will be the 88th meeting between Bologna and Atalanta in Serie A: the Felsinei lead by 35 wins to 26.
  • Lazio (31) are the only team that Atalanta have won more top-flight games against than Bologna.
  • Bologna had the better in the last two meetings at the Dall'Ara, although they've conceded goals in each of their last six games at home against Atalanta.
  • Atalanta's last win away to Bologna was back in September 2008 (1-0).
  • Bologna have won only one of their last seven league fixtures, scoring only two goals in the process (both penalties).
  • Atalanta are on a run of five consecutive wins: they have never won six games in a row in Serie A.
  • Bologna have the lowest shot conversion rate in Serie A, 8.2%
  • Rolando Bianchi, who played for Atalanta in Serie A from 2000 to 2003, has scored three goals against the Nerazzurri, the last one in the reverse fixture.
  • German Denis netted his first ever Serie A goal against Bolgna, when he was at Napoli in September 2008.

 

Lazio - Parma

  • Lazio lead by 17 wins to 14 against Parma in Serie A, with 14 draws completing the record.
  • Their last two league meetings ended in draws (0-0 and 1-1), after the previous six had seen four wins for Lazio.
  • Lazio have won their last three home games against Parma in Serie A.
  • Parma have found the net in only three of their last 13 away games against Lazio in Serie A.
  • Lazio have won just one of their last four league games, drawing one and losing two.
  • Parma's 17-game unbeaten run came to an end last Wednesday, when they lost 2-1 away to Juventus.
  • Since the start of 2014, Parma have failed to score only once in the league (0-0 vs Catania).
  • Lazio have made the most recoveries in Serie A, 1,790.
  • Antonio Candreva played one Serie A campaign for Parma (2010/11): he has never scored against the Emiliani.
  • Ezequiel Schelotto has scored two goals and made one assist in his last four league appearances; he bagged his first ever goal in Serie A against Lazio, when he was at Catania in April 2011.

 

Livorno - Inter

  • This will be the 36th meeting between Livorno and Inter in Serie A - the Nerazzurri lead by 19 wins to six.
  • Livorno's last win against Inter was in 1947/48. Since then the Tuscans have picked up only two points in 14 games against the Nerazzurri in Serie A.
  • Livorno haven't scored a single goal in their last four games against Inter in the league.
  • Since 1942/43 Inter have failed to score against Livorno only once in 18 Serie A meetings.
  • Livorno have won just one of their last six league games, losing four.
  • Livorno haven't kept a single clean sheet in their last 19 Serie A games, since November 2013.
  • Inter have picked up a point in their last two Serie A games. However, the Nerazzurri have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five matches in the league.
  • Only Bologna (7) have scored fewer goals than Inter (10) in the league during 2014.
  • Fredy Guarín has attempted the most shots (23) in Serie A in 2014 without finding the net.
  • Marco Benassi, on loan from Inter, has scored two goals and delivered three assists this season - he made six appearances in the league with the Nerazzurri.
  • Inter are the only side yet to score a penalty this term in Serie A, while Livorno have conceded the most goals from the penalty spot (eight).

AC Milan - Chievo

  • The goalless draw in the reverse fixture ended a run of 13 consecutive wins for AC Milan against Chievo in Serie A.
  • Chievo have failed to score in four of their last five games against AC Milan in Serie A.
  • Chievo have lost 17 games against AC Milan, more than against any other Serie A opponent.
  • Chievo have won only two of their 23 meetings against the Rossoneri in the top-flight, none of them coming at the Meazza.
  • Chievo have kept only one clean sheet at AC Milan's ground so far (a goalless draw in March 2003).
  • AC Milan got back to winning ways on Wednesday, when they beat Fiorentina 2-0 at the Franchi - before this they had taken just one point from four Serie A games.
  • The Rossoneri have lost their last two home games - the last time they lost three in a row at home in Serie A was in November 2006.
  • Chievo have lost their last four league games on the road and they have not scored more than one goal in a game away from home this season.
  • Chievo and AC Milan have lost the most games from leading situations this season in Serie A (four apiece).
  • Alberto Paloschi - who bagged two goals in seven league games for AC Milan in 2007-08 - has reached 10 goals in a Serie A season for the first time.
  • Mario Balotelli has scored three goals in five games against Chievo, but none since joining AC Milan.
  • Balotelli scored his fourth goal from a direct free-kick on Wednesday against Fiorentina, the joint-most alongside Andrea Pirlo this season.

 

 

Napoli - Juventus

  • This will be the 136th meeting between Napoli and Juventus in Serie A: the Bianconeri lead by 61 wins to 28.
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their last six meetings against Napoli (3W, 3D).
  • Napoli have scored just one goal in their last four Serie A games against Juve.
  • At the San Paolo the Partenopei are unbeaten in their last six games against the Old Lady - four wins in a row, followed by two draws.
  • Juventus have conceded in each of their last eight visits to Napoli (an average of 2.1 goals per game).
  • Napoli have won three of their last four league games, but only two of their last five on home soil.
  • Juventus have now picked up 81 points this term - an all-time record after 30 Serie A games.
  • The Bianconeri have scored in 43 consecutive games - the longest run in Serie A history.
  • Juventus and Napoli have scored the joint-most first-half goals this season (32).
  • Juve's run without conceding goals came to an end on Wednesday after 550 minutes, when Parma's Molinaro scored for the Ducali.
  • Marek Hamsik's last league goal was on November 2nd - he has scored five goals in 13 matches against Juve; only against Bologna has he bagged more, amongst the current Serie A sides.
  • Paul Pogba scored his first goal in Serie A against Napoli, although the French midfielder has not found the net in his last eight league games.

Sampdoria - Fiorentina

  • This will be the 124th meeting between these two sides in Serie A: Fiorentina lead by 45 wins to 33.
  • Sampdoria have drawn more games against Fiorentina (45) than any other Serie A opponent.
  • Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last four meetings against Sampdoria (two draws, followed by two wins).
  • Sampdoria have beaten Fiorentina only twice in the last 13 meetings, their last win against the Viola was back in October 2010.
  • Sampdoria have now won back-to-back games for the fifth time in this campaign - the Blucerchiati have not won three in a row so far this term.
  • Fiorentina have won only twice in their last seven league games, losing four of these matches.
  • Fiorentina have already scored seven goals from penalties - more than any other side.
  • Gianluca Sansone's goal on Wednesday against Sassuolo was the quickest scored in a Serie A game since September 2011 (16").
  • Vincenzo Montella - who played for Sampdoria - has never lost against the Blucerchiati as a manager (W3 D1).

Sassuolo - Roma

  • The 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture is the only previous meeting between these two sides in Serie A.
  • That draw ended a run of five wins in a row for Roma at the Olimpico.
  • Sassuolo have won only one of their last 11 league games, 3-1 against Catania.
  • Roma are on a run of three consecutive wins in Serie A - the last time they managed four wins in a row was back in October.
  • Roma won their last away game against Chievo and haven't won back-to-back Serie A games on the road since October.
  • Rudi Garcia's side have conceded just one goal in their last four league games away from home.
  • Sassuolo have conceded the most goals in this competition (59), Roma the fewest (15).
  • Only four of Roma's 15 total goals have been conceded in the first half.
  • Mattia Destro has scored nine goals in this campaign, one every 96 minutes - the best ratio in Serie A.
  • Antonio Floro Flores - who has scored five times this term - played his first Serie A game against the Giallorossi, back in January 2001.

Torino - Cagliari

  • This will be the 56th game between Torino and Cagliari in Serie A: the Sardinians lead by 19 wins to 18, with 18 draws.
  • Torino have picked up just one point against Cagliari in the six Serie A meetings.
  • Cagliari won 1-0 in their last two away games at Torino - before that the Granata had remained unbeaten for six home meetings against the Sardinians (4W, 2D).
  • Torino have lost five of their last six league fixtures, but won their last at home, against Livorno.
  • Since February, the Granata have conceded in all nine league games.
  • Cagliari got back to winning ways on Wednesday after picking up just one point from their previous three Serie A fixtures.
  • The Sardinians' last away win came in February 2013, 2-0 against Pescara.
  • The Rossoblu have failed to find the net in eight of their last 11 away games in Serie A.
  • Ciro Immobile has scored 17 goals in this Serie A campaign - he has already netted two in two previous appeaarances against Cagliari, one for Genoa and one in the reverse fixture back in October.
  • Daniele Conti has scored two braces in his last two games against Torino in Serie A.

 

 

Udinese - Catania

  • Udinese and Catania have met 23 times in Serie A: the Sicilians lead by 11 wins to nine.
  • Udinese are the team against whom Catania have recorded the joint-most wins so far in their Serie A history.
  • Udinese have taken just one point from their last three games against Catania in Serie A, previously the Friulani had won three in a row against the Sicilians.
  • Udinese are unbeaten at home in their last six meetings against Catania in Serie A (4W, 2D).
  • Udinese have won their last two home games in the league - they are yet to win three consecutive matches at the Friuli in Serie A this term.
  • Catania have collected just one point over the last six Serie A match-days (1-1 vs Cagliari).
  • The Sicilians' last away win was in February 2013, 2-1 vs Parma.
  • Catania have scored the fewest Serie A goals this season (23 goals).
  • Francesco Lodi has scored three goals against Udinese: his favourite opponent in Serie A.
  • Antonio Di Natale has scored nine goals in 11 appearances against Catania in Serie A, including a hat-trick in September 2009.

 

 

Verona - Genoa

  • The Serie A record between Verona and Genoa is balanced: six wins apiece and five draws.
  • The first ever meeting between these two sides in Verona saw the guests coming out on top, back in April 1958 - since then Hellas have notched up four wins and three draws at home.
  • Verona are on a run of four losses in a row in this competition.
  • The Veneti haven't scored a single goal over the last five Serie A match-days.
  • Verona are yet to win a home game in the league in 2014 (D2 L4)
  • Genoa beat Lazio in the mid-week round; the last time they won two games in a row in Serie A was in November.
  • Genoa have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four games on the road.
  • Verona have faced the most shots (553) in Serie A; Genoa have fired the fewest so far (229).
  • Luca Toni scored three goals in 16 Serie A appearances for Genoa in 2010-11 - he has scored three goals in four meetings against the Grifoni in the top-flight.
  • Alberto Gilardino has scored 13 goals in this Serie A campaign, as many as he netted last season - Verona are the only side currently in Serie A against whom he has never found the net.

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