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Jonathan Cordingley 3rd Apr 2014 - 14:14

Serie A Opta Facts | 5 - 7 March

Atalanta - Sassuolo

  • The reverse fixture is the only meeting between these two sides in Serie A. Sassuolo won 2-0.
  • Atalanta have won their last six league fixtures; their longest ever run in Serie A.
  • Atalanta have conceded only one goal in the last five Serie A matches.
  • The Nerazzurri have collected 32 of their 46 points (70%) on home soil this term.
  • Sassuolo are in a run of three consecutive losses in Serie A.
  • The Neroverdi have won only once on the road in Serie A; and they have collected just one point in their last seven away games.
  • Sassuolo have conceded the most goals (10) in the first 15 minutes of play. On the other hand, Atalanta have only scored once in this period.
  • Atalanta have recouped only two points from trailing situations in the current Serie A; a league-low so far.
  • Giuseppe De Luca has been involved in each of Atalanta's last four goals, scoring twice and delivering two assists.
  • Domenico Berardi hasn't found the net since January. However he has been involved (scored or assisted) in 15 of Sassuolo's 29 goals in Serie A this term (52%).

 

 

 

Cagliari - Roma

  • Cagliari and Roma have met 69 times in Serie A. The Giallorossi have won 26 of these games, losing 18.
  • Cagliari have scored 84 goals against Roma so far. The Giallorossi are their favourite opponents in the top flight.
  • Roma's last win away to Cagliari was in October 1995 (excluding the 3-0 awarded to the Giallorossi last season). Since then the Sardinians have won seven times, and drawn four.
  • Cagliari have won only one of their last five league games, and scored only three goals in this period.
  • The Sardinians have alternated between a win and a loss over their last six home games. They beat Verona in the last one at their ground.
  • Roma have now won five consecutive Serie A games for the first time since October.
  • Roma have kept 19 clean sheets so far this season; a joint-record across Europe's top five leagues.
  • The Giallorossi have conceded just one goal in their last five away games.
  • Cagliari have conceded the most headed goals (12), Roma the fewest (just two, like Juventus).
  • Daniele Conti has already scored five goals in Serie A against Roma, his favourite opponent in this competition.
  • Only against Parma (19) has Francesco Totti scored more goals than against Cagliari (14) in Serie A.

Catania - Torino

 

  • Catania have won only one of their last 12 league meetings against Torino. The Granata have five wins, including the 4-1 in the reverse fixture.
  • Since 2000 Catania and Torino have met four times in Sicily, sharing a win each and two draws.
  • Catania have taken just one point from their last six Serie A games.
  • Catania have collected 90% of their points on home soil (18 out of 20), though they have lost the last two games at the Massimino.
  • Torino haven't shared a draw in any of their last nine rounds of Serie A (W3 L6).
  • The Granata have lost their last three away games. The last time they lost four in a row on the road was between April and May 2009.
  • Catania have the worst attack of the Serie A so far; with just 23 goals scored and only six by strikers.
  • Catania have only 20 points after 31 match-days; their worst ever record so far at this stage of the competition.
  • Torino instead have recorded their best record after 31 match-days since 19994/95.
  • 20 of Torino's last 21 goals in the league have been either scored or assisted by one of Alessio Cerci and Ciro Immobile.
  • In the reverse fixture, Omar El Kaddouri netted his first and only brace to date in Serie A.

 

 

Chievo - Verona

  • This will be the 4th derby of Verona in Serie A. Chievo lead by two wins to one.
  • Chievo haven't drawn any of their last 10 Serie A games (W3 L7).
  • Eugenio Corino played for both sides. The reverse fixture, won 1-0, was his first game in charge of Chievo this season.
  • Verona got back to winning ways last Sunday as they beat Genoa 3-0, after four losses in a row in Serie A.
  • Mandorlini's side found the net again, ending a run of five goalless fixtures in the league.
  • Chievo have scored only 12 goals in the second half so far; fewer than any other side in this competition.
  • Verona have conceded nine goals following corner situations; a league-most.
  • Chievo have attempted the fewest shots on target so far (103). Verona have faced the most (184).
  • Luca Toni has been directly involved in 48% of Verona's goals, scoring 15 and making seven assists in this campaign.
  • Five of Chievo's last six goals have been netted by Alberto Paloschi (three from penalties).

 

 

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  • Fiorentina and Udinese last drew a Serie A meeting in January 2006. Since then, there have been seven wins for the Viola and eight for the Friulani.
  • Fiorentina have won their last five home games against Udinese, and seven of the last eight.
  • The last seven meetings at the Franchi have seen both teams scoring.
  • Vincenzo Montella's side have lost three of their last four home games in Serie A.
  • The Viola have failed to score in their last two league games. The last time they failed to score for three Serie A games in a row was in February 2012.
  • Udinese haven't conceded any goals in their last three league games.
  • Udinese haven't won any of their last four away games (D2 L2).
  • Fiorentina have conceded only four goals in the last 15 minutes of their games; a league-low.
  • Antonio Di Natale has scored four of Udinese's last six goals in Serie A.
  • Simone Scuffet has kept six clean sheets in 10 Serie A appearances this season: a joint-record since he made his debut in this competition (1st of February 2014).

 

 

Genoa - AC Milan

  • Genoa have drawn 32 Serie A games against AC Milan, more than against any other opponent.
  • Genoa have won just one of their last 10 meetings against AC Milan (1-0 in May 2010).
  • AC Milan won by 2-0 in their last two games at Genoa's ground in the league.
  • The Grifoni have won just one of their last five league fixtures, losing three.
  • AC Milan have won back-to-back games against Fiorentina and Chievo, though they are yet to win three in a row in this Serie A campaign.
  • The Rossoneri have also kept two consecutive clean sheets in the last two rounds, they've not managed to shut their opponents out for three games in a row this term.
  • Since start of 2014, AC Milan have never repeated the same result in two away games in a row. They won away at Florence in their last one.
  • AC Milan have scored 11 goals in the opening 15 minutes of play, and 15 in the final 15; both are highs in this Serie A.
  • Alberto Gilardino has scored four goals against his former team, AC Milan, including a goal in the reverse fixture this season.
  • Kaká has scored seven goals in this Serie A campaign, including a brace last time out against Chievo. Six of his goals have been scored at home though.

 

 

 

 

Inter - Bologna

  • Inter and Bologna have met 135 times so far in Serie A with the Nerazzurri winning 64 times to 39.
  • Inter have won only one of their last four meetings against Bologna.
  • Bologna have had the better of things in their last two visits to Inter in Serie A, without conceding a goal.
  • Inter have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six league games, but are winless in the last three (D2 L1).
  • Inter have never scored more than a single goal in any of their last eight home games.
  • Bologna have won only one of their last eight games, scoring only two goals in the process (both from penalties).
  • Despite failing to score against Atalanta, Bologna had 11 shots on target; the most for them in a single game since May 2009.
  • Bologna have conceded 12 goals in the final 15 minutes of play, more than any other side.
  • On Monday against Livorno, Hernanes scored for Inter after failing to find the net for eight consecutive league appearances.
  • Davide Ballardini has never beaten Inter in the top-flight as a manager (D2 L5).

 

Juventus - Livorno

  • Juventus are unbeaten in Serie A against Livorno since January 1942; winning 13 and drawing five since then.
  • Juventus have always scored at home against Livorno in Serie A. They actually average 3.1 goals per game.
  • Defeat to Napoli in their last game ended a run of 22 games unbeaten for Juventus.
  • Against Napoli, Juve also failed to score for the first time in 43 Serie A fixtures.
  • Juventus still have a 100% home record this season, with 15 wins from 15 games.
  • If they beat Livorno, they will equal Torino's record of 16 home wins in a single Serie A campaign (1947/48).
  • Livorno have conceded goals in each of their last 20 league games; currently the worst run in Serie A.
  • The Tuscans have lost 11 of their 15 away games this season, and conceded goals in 14 of these.
  • Livorno have scored only two headed goals; fewer than any other side so far this term in Serie A.
  • The Bianconeri have used only 24 players in this competition, fewer than any other side.
  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is yet to have his first shot on target in this Serie A (after seven appearances and 258 minutes of action).

 

Lazio - Sampdoria

  • These two sides have met 111 times so far in Serie A, with Lazio leading 51 wins to 28.
  • Sampdoria have taken just one point from their last four meetings with Lazio in Serie A, scoring just one goal in the process.
  • Samp's last win away to Lazio was in January 2005. Since then, the Biancocelesti have won six and drawn the other at the Olimpico.
  • Lazio won their last game against Parma. Only once this campaign have they managed to win two games in a row.
  • Sampdoria have picked up seven points from their last three games, conceding just one goal in the process.
  • Sinisa Mihajlovic's side have alternated between a win and a loss over their last six away games. They won their last one away at Sassuolo.
  • 20 of Samp's 40 total goals have been scored from set-piece situations (50%); the highest ratio in Serie A this season.
  • Six of Miroslav Klose's seven goals in Serie A have come at home.
  • Maxi López has failed to score in his last five Serie A appearances. He scored his first ever goal in Italy right against Lazio, in February 2010.

 

Parma - Napoli

  • This will be the 30th meeting between Parma and Napoli in Serie A. The Partenopei lead by 12 wins to 11.
  • There have been no draws over the last eight league meetings between these two teams; five wins for Napoli and three for Parma.
  • Napoli's last defeat away to Parma was in May 2001. The Partenopei have won their last three games at the Tardini.
  • Parma have lost their last three Serie A clashes. The last time the Emiliani lost four league games in a row dates back to October 2006.
  • Roberto Donadoni's side are unbeaten in their last nine games at home (W3 D6).
  • Napoli have won their last two league games. The last time they won three in a row was in November.
  • Rafa Benitez's side has collected 22 points in the second half of the season so far. They had taken 28 from the first 12 match-days of the first half.
  • Marco Parolo has scored seven goals in this campaign, the most prolific of his career; he scored his first goal in the top-flight against Napoli back in September 2010.
  • Napoli have won 11 of the 12 games that José Callejón has scored in, drawing the other.
  • Before winning the reverse fixture, Roberto Donadoni had always lost against Napoli as a manager in Serie A (four games).

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