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Nic Ladds 29th Oct 2009 - 12:40

Serie A Opta Facts - 30 October - 2 November

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Juventus v Napoli

  • These two sides have not shared the points in their last six Serie A meetings – four wins to the Bianconeri, two to the Partenopei.
  • Juve have scored in the last 19 occasions that they have hosted Napoli in the league; the last time they failed to score at home against the Azzurri was in the 1981/82 season.
  • Juve are unbeaten at home in their last 13 fixtures – their last defeat at the Olimpico was against Cagliari (2-3, back in January 2009).
  • Four of the last five goals scored by Napoli have come in the last 10 minutes of play.
  • Napoli have already gained four points from losing positions – three against Bologna and one last Wednesday against AC Milan.
  • Juve have netted six headed goals this term, a league-high.
  • Napoli have missed both of the penalties they have taken this term.
  • Napoli are unbeaten since new manager Walter Mazzarri replaced Roberto Donadoni – two wins and a draw.

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AC Milan v Parma

  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 10 meetings with Parma in the league, in light of seven wins and three draws.
  • The Rossoneri have conceded only once in their last four games with Parma in the top-flight.
  • Parma have failed to beat the Rossoneri at the San Siro since December 1996 (11 games).
  • Parma have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 14 games away from home in Serie A.
  • AC Milan are on a run of five consecutive unbeaten games – three wins and two draws.
  • AC Milan have hit the woodwork most often so far, seven times.
  • AC Milan are alongside Lazio and Genoa as the sides who have picked up the most red cards so far, four.

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Cagliari v Atalanta

  • There is perfect balance in the last 34 Serie A games between these two sides: 12 wins each and 10 draws.
  • Atalanta have won at Cagliari twice in the last 17 games, including their 1-0 success last year.
  • Cagliari have shared the points only once this term, on the opening day; since then, four wins and five defeats for the Sardinians.
  • Before beating Genoa last Sunday, Cagliari had lost their previous three home fixtures.
  • Cagliari midfielder, Daniele Conti has already picked up seven yellow cards – a league-high.
  • Cagliari manager, Massimiliano Allegri has lost his two previous meetings with Atalanta, both by 1-0.
  • Last Wednesday’s defeat was Antonio Conte’s first since he has been in charge at Atalanta, after two wins and three draws.

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Chievo v Udinese

  • These two sides have met 14 times in the top flight – both have won five times and they have shared four draws.
  • Udinese have not won away from home this term, three defeats and a draw so far.
  • Chievo have given away the most penalties so far – four.
  • Antonio Di Natale is Serie A’s current top scorer with nine goals.
  • Domenico Di Carlo and Pasquale Marino have met four times so far in Serie A, winning twice each.

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Fiorentina v Catania

  • Fiorentina have won their last eight consecutive games with Catania in Serie A, scoring 18 goals and conceding only one.
  • Fiorentina are unbeaten against Catania in their last 18 meetings in the league -  the Sicilians last win was in 1963/64.
  • Catania have never won at the Artemio Franchi against Fiorentina in Serie A in 12 games.
  • The goal conceded against Napoli last Sunday was the first shipped by Fiorentina at home this term.
  • Catania’s Gennaro Del Vecchio has committed the most fouls so far – 30.

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Livorno v Inter

  • Livorno’s last win with Inter was in November 1947 (3-2); since then two draws and nine wins to the Nerazzurri.
  • Inter have managed three wins in their last five away games in the league – two defeats complete the record.
  • This fixture will see the best attack of Serie A (Inter) playing against the worst (Livorno, only four scored).
  • Livorno have managed two wins in two games since Serse Cosmi has taken over as manager.
  • Inter have attempted the most shots this term – 131.

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Roma v Bologna

  • Bologna have won only one of their last 15 games against Roma at the Olimpico – nine wins to the Giallorossi and five draws.
  • Roma have always scored in each of their last 13 meetings against Bologna in the top flight.
  • Roma are on a run of three consecutive defeats in the league.
  • Roma have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 14 Serie A fixtures.
  • Roma have the second worst defence in the league with 18 goals conceded.
  • Roma have scored five goals from corner situation this term – a league-high.

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Sampdoria v Bari

  • Sampdoria have won six of their last seven Serie A meetings with Bari.
  • Bari have won only one of their 23 previous meetings with Sampdoria in Genoa in the top flight, in June 1948 – 19 wins to the Blucerchiati and three draws complete the record.
  • Samp are still unbeaten at home this term, in light of four wins and a draw.
  • Bari have not conceded a single goal during the first half this term, while they have already shipped four in the last 15 minutes.
  • Sampdoria have scored 16 of their 18 goals from open play.
  • Bari have conceded the fewest fouls so far (138), and picked up the fewest yellow cards (14).

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Siena v Lazio

  • These two sides have met 12 times in Serie A: both have won four times, with as many draws.
  • Lazio have won only once at Siena’s ground in the league, in April 2006 – four wins to Siena and a draw complete the record.
  • Siena have always scored at home against the Biancocelesti in Serie A.
  • Siena are yet to win their first game at home this term, after two draws and three defeats.
  • Lazio striker, Tommaso Rocchi has already scored seven goals in 15 games played against Siena in Serie A.

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Palermo v Genoa

  • Palermo have won only one of their last nine league meetings with Genoa – three wins to the Grifoni and five draws complete the record.
  • The Rosanero have won seven of their 12 fixtures against Genoa at home, with two wins to the guests and three draws.
  • Genoa have the worst defence in Serie A this term (20 goals conceded).
  • Seven of these goals were conceded in the last 15 minutes of play.
  • Genoa have already been awarded five penalties this term – a league-high.
  • Genoa have scored six goals with substitute players – a league-high.

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