Serie A Opta Facts - 4-6 Dec
Lazio - Juventus
Lazio have not won in Serie A against Juventus since December 2003: since then, there have been 15 wins for the Bianconeri and six draws.
Juventus have failed to find the net only once over these last 21 games (0-0 in November 2012).
Lazio have lost five of their last six league home meetings against Juventus, scoring just one goal in the process.
The Biancocelesti have drawn only one of their last five Serie A match-days (L4), having four points fewer than last season after 14 games played.
Juventus have won their last four Serie A games - the have not won at least five in a row since October 2014.
The Old Lady has scored six goals in the last two away games, as many as they had netted in the previous six matches on the road.
Both Lazio and Juve are yet to score a goal in the opening 15 minutes of the game - however, these two are the most prolific sides between minute 76 and 90: six goals scored by Juve and five by Lazio over this period.
Alessandro Matri, Juventus' former player, has scored four goals in Serie A against the Bianconeri though they all have come before his move to Juventus in January of 2011.
Paulo Dybala has been directly involved in nine of Juventus' 20 Serie A goals this season, netting six and assisting three.
Stefano Pioli has never beaten Juventus in his managing career: three draws and eight defeats across Serie A, Coppa Italia and Italian Supercup.
Torino - Roma
Torino have won only one of their last 24 league games against Roma, in May 2007, with the Giallorossi winning 15 times.
Torino's last home success against Roma in Serie A dates back to October 1990 (1-0); since then, they've had nine draws and five defeats.
Roma are Torino's favourite target in the top flight with 175 goals scored so far - however, the Granata have found more than a single goal in only one of the last 19 clashes against Roma (May 2009).
Torino have won their last two Serie A games - the last time they had won 3+ consecutive matches in a single season was last February.
Ventura's side have also kept two consecutive clean sheets, they are yet to avoid conceding goals in three games in a row since January 2014.
Roma have won only one of their last four league matches (D1, L2).
The Giallorossi have kept a clean sheet just twice in Serie A this term: they managed eight clean sheets last season and 10 in 2013/14 after 14 games played.
Torino have recouped the most points from trailing situation in Serie A this season, nine - on the other hand, Roma are yet to win a game coming from behind in a game (D3 L3).
Fabio Quagliarella has not scored a goal in nine Serie A games so far - this is his longest goalless run since last Janaury.
Iago Falque found the net in both the Serie A clashes against Torino last season.
Inter - Genoa
Inter and Genoa have both won two of their last six Serie A meetings (D2).
Last Genoa's away win against Inter was back in March 1994: since then there have been six wins for the Nerazzurri (D3).
Inter have scored 16 goals in their last five home league games against Genoa.
Inter conceded two goals against Napoli, as many as in their previous seven league games (two).
The Nerazzurri have scored exactly one goal in 11 of their last 14 seasonal games.
Genoa have won only one of their last six league games (D3, L2).
Genoa have not won away games in this season (D3, L4): last away win was back in May 2015 (against Atalanta).
Inter is the only side yet to concede headed goal in the Serie A 15-16.
Genoa have received seven red cards, a record in the top 5 European leagues.
Rodrigo Palacio has scored three goals in five league meetings against Genoa, including two in last season's games.
Bologna - Napoli
Bologna and Napoli have met 112 times in Serie A: 38 wins for both sides (D36).
Napoli have scored in 13 of their last 14 Serie A meetings against Bologna (0-2 at the Dall'Ara in May 2012).
In the last seven home games against Napoli, Bologna have alternated a game with two goals scored with one game without goal: 2-2 in the last one.
Rossoblu have scored five goals in the two home games with Donadoni on the bench: they've scored only two in the previous five at Dall'Ara.
Last time Napoli was alone at the top of the league was back in 1989/90.
Azzurri are unbeaten in their last 13 league games (W9, D4) and they have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 11 Serie A games.
Napoli have scored six goals in the first 15 minutes of play and seven in the 15 minutes after the half time, two records in the Serie A 15-16.
On the other side Bologna is the only team yet to concede goal in the first 15 minutes of play.
Antonio Mirante has made 10 saves in his last game against Napoli: no goalkeeper made better since then in Serie A.
Marek Hamsik has scored six goals in 11 meetings against Bologna: he's only scored more against Palermo (seven goals).
Atalanta - Palermo
Palermo haven't won against Atalanta since February 2012, losing three and drawing one since then.
The Nerazzurri have scored in their last 14 home games against Palermo in Serie A.
Atalanta have lost only three of their last 20 home Serie A games against Palermo (W10, D7).
Atalanta have won against Roma last Sunday, they have stopped a three games winless run (D1, L2).
Palermo have won only one of their last six league games (D2, 3L).
The Rosanero have scored only four goals in their last seven games, never more than one per game.
Four of the last five Palermo's goals arrived from corner.
Alejandro Gomez has scored four goals in this Serie A: only in the 2012-13 (eight goals) he made better.
Franco Vázquez will be suspended: in the last two seasons he has missed one league game (draw against Torino in December 2014).
Germán Denis has scored four goals in his last four Serie A meetings against Palermo, including a brace in his last home games against the Rosanero.
Fiorentina - Udinese
Fiorentina and Udinese have scored in 14 of their last 16 meetings in Serie A.
The Viola have won their last seven home games against Udinese scoring 23 goals (3.3 per game).
Fiorentina have drawn their last two league games against Sassuolo and Empoli - last time they draw three games in a row was back in April 2007.
Udinese scored three goals in their last game, against Chievo, as many as they've scored in the previous five games.
Fiorentina have scored five goals from penalties, a record in the Serie A 15-16; on the other hand, Udinese have not yet scored from the penalty spot.
Fiorentina have scored 15 goals in the first half, a record in the Serie A 15-16.
Udinese have conceded only a goal in the 15 minutes after the half time, and no team has a better record - on the other side hand, Napoli have scored more than Fiorentina (five) in this period.
Cyril Théréau had a hand in seven Udinese's goals (five goal, two assists), more than any other teammate: all his five goals came in away games, the two assists at home.
The first Borja Valero's Serie A game was in August 2012 against Udinese - he also scored a goal against the Bianconeri in the 3-0 win of October 2014.
Frosinone - Chievo
Frosinone and Chievo have never met in Serie A: they have met twice in Serie B, Chievo winning both.
In the last five home games Frosinone have scored at least two goals and they've gained 13 points from 15.
Chievo have conceded at least a goal in their last nine league games, last time they arrived at 10 was back in November 2008.
Chievo have won their last away game after they've gained only two points in the previous five.
Frosinone have conceded 284 crosses from open play, more than any other team in the Serie A 15-16.
Chievo have scored seven goals from outside the box (record in this season): last season they scored only four.
Frosinone have conceded the most goals from outside the box this season (seven, including two from set play).
Federico Dionisi had a hand in six Frosinone's goals (four goals, two assists) all at the Matusa.
Roberto Inglese have scored three goals and assisted one in his four last Serie A appearances, after no goals and no assists in the previous four.
Roberto Inglese had a hand in a goal every 68 minutes played: a record in this Serie A among players with 200+ mins.
Verona - Empoli
Verona and Empoli have met six times in Serie A: the Gialloblu have won three times (D1, L2).
In five of their six meetings between this two sides at least one team haven't scored: the only time both scored was the game played in May (2-1 for the Gialloblu).
Verona have not yet won: it is the 18th time that a Serie A team haven't won after 14 Serie A games, and only two teams remained in the top league at the end of the season (Triestina 1942/43 and Varese 1970/71).
This is Verona's worst start to a season after 14 games: the previous negative record was back in 1989/90 (eight points at MD14 and relegation at the end of the season).
Empoli have scored in their last eight league games, only Fiorentina (21) have a longer current run.
Verona have scored after four league games without goals (one point for the Gialloblu).
Empoli have conceded seven goals in the 15 minutes after the half time - on the other hand only Lazio and Atalanta have scored less than Verona (one goal) in this period.
Empoli have scored three goals with five headed shots (60%) a percentage record in the top 5 European leagues.
Verona have scored six headed goals, no team has a better record in the Serie A 15-16.
Jacopo Sala's last Serie A goal was back in May, against Empoli.
Sampdoria - Sassuolo
Sampdoria and Sassuolo have met four times in Serie A: one home win for each side and two draws.
Sampdoria have lost their last three Serie A games: last time they lost four consecutive games was back in November 2012.
Sampdoria lost their last home game after they gained 14 points in 18 in the previous six.
Sassuolo haven't had the same result for two consecutive matches in their last 11 league games: they drew against Fiorentina in the last one.
Sassuolo have gained only one point in their last four away games and they've kept only one clean sheet (0-0 against Udinese).
Sassuolo have scored only five goals in the second half, the lowest in the Serie A 15-16.
Sampdoria have fired only two shots on target in the two games with Montella: with Zenga the Blucerchiati fired an average of 4.1 per match.
Éder had a hand in the last five Sampdoria goals: one assist and four goals.
Domenico Berardi will not play this game because he is suspended: in the last game against Sampdoria he scored three goals: without him Sassuolo have won only two of 19 games in Serie A, scoring an average of 0.6 goal per game.
Simone Missoroli's first Serie A goal came against Sampdoria, in September 2005, when he played for Reggina.
Carpi - Milan
Carpi and Milan have never met in Serie A or in Serie B.
In the last game against Genoa, Carpi won after they had gained only one point in six games (0-0 against Verona).
Milan have scored four goals against Sampdoria after they hadn't scored in the previous two games: moreover Milan have not conceded more than one goal since the game against Napoli on 4th October.
Milan have conceded at least one goal in their last 11 home games (18 goals conceded).
Carpi have conceded six goals in the first 15 minutes of play, more than any other Serie A team.
Milan have conceded five goals in the first half: only Napoli (three) and Inter (four) have better records.
Carpi have scored with three opposing own goals, more than any other team.
Marco Borriello have a hand in seven of the nine Carpi's goal (three goals and four assists): the other two were Padelli and Gamberini own goal.
Borriello have played 53 games in rossonero in Serie A, scoring 16 goals, one every 207 minutes: at the moment his average at Carpi is 185 mins/goal.
M'Baye Niang is one of the five players to have a hand in three goals in a single game (two goals and one assist against Sampdoria).