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Stuart Dalgleish 5th Feb 2011 - 9:25

Serie A Opta Facts - 5-6 February

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Udinese v Sampdoria

  • In their last eight league games, only once have Udinese scored fewer than two goals.
  • Francesco Guidolin side are unbeaten in their last six matches.
  • The last home defeat for the Bianconeri came against Juventus back in September; since then they have managed seven wins and two draws.
  • 10 of Antonio Di Natale's 15 goals have been netted at the Friuli stadium.
  • In the last six league encounters between these two sides, Udinese have never won; suffering three defeats and playing out as many draws.
  • Sampdoria have failed to score in six of their last seven games.
  • Six of Samp's last 10 goals had been netted by Giampaolo Pazzini, who is now at Inter.
  • The Blucerchiati have won one and lost five of their last six Serie A away fixtures.

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Cagliari v Juventus

  • Since the appointment of Roberto Donadoni, Cagliari have not drawn a game; suffering four defeats and collecting seven wins.
  • In their last five home games, Cagliari have won four and lost only against leaders Milan (0-1).
  • Since 1999, Juventus have failed to score at the Sant'Elia just once; when they lost 0-2 in November 2009.
    That November 2009 meeting was also the only home win for Cagliari in that period, losing three times and drawing twice.
  • Juventus have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 Serie A matches.
  • The Old Lady have collected just five points from a possible 21 in their last seven league fixtures.
  • Since Fabio Quagliarella's injury in the first game of 2011, only one Juventus goal has been scored by a striker; Alessandro de Piero's direct free kick v Bari.
  • Cagliari's Andrea Cossu has created the most chances for his team mates (68), with 10 of those leading to a goal.

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Bologna v Catania

  • Marco Di Vaio has scored five goals in Bologna's five league games in 2011.
  • With 14 goals and two assists, Marco Di Vaio has been involved in 67% of Bologna's goals (24).
  • The ex-Valencia striker has yet to miss a minute of action this term in Serie A.
  • The Rossoblu have lost once in their last six league fixtures.
  • Catania have won at the Dall'Ara stadium only once in the Italian top flight; 0-1 back in 1960.
  • Since then the Sicilians have recorded seven defeats and one draw, scoring just three goals in the process.
  • The last Catania away win came a year ago, when they beat Lazio 1-0 on 7th February 2010, 10 defeats and eight draws have followed.
  • Catania have 12 Argentinean players in their squad plus their manager, Pablo Simeone.

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Brescia v Bari

  • Brescia have not won a game with Giuseppe Lachini as manager since September when they beat Roma 2-1.
  • His first game back in charge was again against the Giallorossi, a game that Brescia won a point away from home after five straight defeats on their travels.
  • The only two Brescia wins against Bari in 15 Serie A meetings both came in 2000/01, with six defeats and seven draws completing the head to head.
  • Bari have collected just four points from their last 10 away league matches.
  • Bari have taken the most penalties in Serie A so far (6).
  • Taking only the first half scores in to consideration, Brescia would be fifth in the table.
  • Only Lecce (24) have conceded more second half goals than Brescia (19).
  • Brescia, along with Cesena, have scored the fewest second half goals (5).

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Genoa v Milan

  • Milan have conceded the fewest goals so far (18).
  • Genoa have the worst conversion rate in Serie A with just 7.7% of their shots finding the back of the net.
  • Genoa have failed to score in seven of their last 10 Serie A matches.
  • Milan have won against the Grifoni at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium only once in their last 10 visits, but six of these have been draws.
  • Milan have lost only their first away game of this season ; 0-2 v Cesena, but have since managed to win seven times and draw three.
  • Since that game against Cesena, the Rossoneri have failed to score in Serie A only twice, both against Roman teams (0-1 v Roma & 0-0 v Lazio).
  • Massimiliano Allegri's team have not conceded a goal in their last three Serie A games.
  • Milan have attempted the most shots on target (144).

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Lazio v Chievo

  • The Biancazzurri have kept four clean sheets in their last six league games but have conceded five goals in the remaining two.
  • Edy Reja's team have won four and lost one of their last five home fixtures.
  • Chievo have lost only once at the Olimpico against the Biancazzurri in Serie A.
  • Chievo are unbeaten in five games, playing in three draws and collecting two wins and conceding just one goal in the process.
  • Chievo are one of the two teams who have drawn the most often this term, nine times.
  • Chievo have conceded the fewest second half goals (6).
  • Stefano Pioli's team have conceded just one headed goal, a Serie A low.
  • The team from the capital have conceded just three goals in the first half an hour, only Milan have conceded fewer (2).

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Lecce v Palermo

  • Lecce have missed three of the four penalties awarded to them in Serie A this term.
  • Palermo have taken the fewest penalties, just one.
  • Lecce have conceded the most fouls in the league (431).
  • Lecce have kept their first clean sheet in 25 Serie A away fixtures against Parma.
  • Palermo have collected just two points in their last five league away matches.
  • Palermo have won just one point in their previous three Serie A visits to Lecce.
  • Lecce have scored two goals in five of the seven Serie A encounters with Palermo.
  • Lecce are now unbeaten in five games, playing out two wins and three draws.

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Napoli v Cesena

  • Cesena are the only team yet to hit the woodwork this term in Serie A.
  • Napoli have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine league games.
  • At home Edinson Cavani & Co have dropped just two points in the last seven games (0-0 v Fiorentina) conceding just one goal in the process.
  • Cesena have scored just three goals in their previous 11 visits to the San Paolo in the top flight.
  • The last three games played in Napoli between these two sides have ended with the same score line; 1-0.
  • Cesena have lost three and drawn three of their last six Serie A matches.
  • Cesena have won once in their last 25 Serie A away games, this season at Brescia.
  • In the first part of the season Napoli had failed to score just once, v Lazio. Since the winter break it has already happened twice, v Fiorentina and Chievo.

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Parma v Fiorentina

  • Fiorentina are one of the two Serie A teams, with Catania, not to have won an away game yet this season.
  • Parma have conceded seven penalties so far, more than any other Serie A side.
  • Six of the seven Fiorentina wins this season have been by one goal margin.
  • The last Fiorentina away league win was at Napoli in March 2010, since then they have played in 10 defeats and six draws.
  • This season the Viola have managed to score more than two goals in one game just once, 3-2 v Brescia.
  • Parma have lost four and won one of their last five Serie A matches.
  • Since 2004, Parma have won this fixture just twice, once at home, in April 2007.
  • In the 12 home games played so far this season, Parma have only once conceded more than one goal and have kept a clean sheet in six of them.

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Inter v Roma

  • Roma have received the most red cards (6) while Inter are yet to finish with 10 men this season.
  • Inter have won their last five home games netting 15 goals.
  • The last time that the Nerazzurri kept a clean sheet at San Siro was back in October v Juventus (0-0).
  • Roma have lost only once against Inter in Milan in their last eight league visits, winning twice and drawing five times.
  • It has been a different story in the domestic cups, however,  with Inter not losing since the Coppa Italia Final in 2007/08 - since then they've won three & drawn once (and a penalty shoot out win).
  • Roma have won three times away from home this season - against Lazio in the derby; thanks to two penalties, against Cesena; thanks to an own goal, at the San Siro in their previous visit v Milan.
  • Claudio Ranieri's men have not failed to score in their last 14 Serie A fixtures.
  • Inter have gained the most points from losing positions (14).

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