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Andrew Tibot 5th Feb 2016 - 10:16

Serie A Opta Facts - 6-7 Feb

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Sassuolo - Roma

Roma are unbeaten in their five previous meetings against Sassuolo in Serie A (W2 D3).

The Giallorossi have won on their two previous trips to the Mapei Stadium , keeping a clean sheet on both occasions.

Sassuolo are winless in their last four league games at home (D3 L1) - they've never failed to win for five consecutive home games since they've been in the top-flight.

Roma are winless in their last six away games in the league (D4 L2) - last time they went winless for seven away games was in May 2009.

Sassuolo have conceded goals in nine of their last 10 league fixtures (keeping the clean sheet only against Inter).

Sassuolo have scored only seven goals in the second half of games this season - fewer than any other side.

Roma have conceded 17 of their 25 league goals after the break.

Roma have faced 93 shots on target so far this season, 17 more than in the first 22 match-days of last season.

Mohamed Salah has scored in both of his previous games against Sassuolo in Serie A.

In the reverse fixture, Matteo Politano scored his first and only Serie A goal to date.

Former Roma player Eusebio Di Francesco is yet to win his first game as a manager against the Giallorossi (D3 L3).

 

Frosinone - Bologna

The only previous meeting between these two sides in Serie A was Bologna's win in the reverse fixture (1-0).

Frosinone were unbeaten in their three previous meetings at home against Bologna in Serie B (W2 D1).

Frosinone have picked up only two points from their last eight league games.

Frosinone have taken just one point from their last four games at the Matusa, after they had taken 13 in their previous five at home.

Bologna have won their last two league games. They are yet to win three in a row this campaign.

Roberto Donadoni's side have won five of their last six away games, keeping a clean sheet in four of these games.

Frosinone (12) and Bologna (10) are the two sides that have conceded the most goals in the final 15 minutes of play this term in Serie A.

Bologna have had only 70 shots on target so far this season - a league-low.

Frosinone have taken only two points from the 16 games in which they've been trailing this season.

Danilo Soddimo has created 34 goalscoring chances for his teammates - more than any other Frosinone player.

Anthony Mounier scored his first ever Serie A goal in the game against Frosinone earlier in the season - last Sunday he ended a run of 13 games without finding the back of the net.

 

Empoli - Udinese

 

Prior to their 2-1 win in the reverse fixture, Empoli had lost three games in a row in Serie A against Udinese.

The Tuscans have won only two of their nine games at home against Udinese (D4 L3).

Empoli have won only one of their last five league fixtures (D2 L2).

Drawing against Lazio last Sunday, Udinese ended a run of three consecutive league defeats.

The Friulani haven't drawn any of their last seven away league games (W2 L5), last sharing the points on October 18th.

Empoli have dropped a league-high 15 points from leading positions so far in this campaign, including their 5-1 loss against Napoli last Sunday.

Udinese have only netted one goal from outside the box so far - fewer than any other side.

Empoli are on the current longest run without a 0-0 draw in Serie A - 35 games.

Massimo Maccarone has scored five goals against Udinese - only against AC Milan has he bagged more in Serie A (6).

Antonio Di Natale has scored three goals in his last three league appearances against his former team, Empoli.

 

 

Fiorentina - Carpi

 

Fiorentina's 1-0 win in the reverse fixture is the only previous meeting between these two sides in Serie A.

Carpi are unbeaten in their last five games (W2 D3) - their best ever run in the top-flight.

Fabrizio Castori's side have scored and conceded goals in each of their last four league fixtures.

Fiorentina have won only one of their last four league fixtures (D1 L2), although they've kept a clean sheet in their last two games.

Last Sunday against Genoa, the Viola shared their first 0-0 draw in 45 Serie A games.

In contrast, Carpi have already  been involved in four goalless draws so far this term - more than any other side.

Fiorentina have scored in each of their last 15 home games in the league, netting 33 goals in the process.

The Tuscans have converted the most penalties in this campaign (7), while Carpi have conceded four goals from the penalty spot (the second-most after Sampdoria's five).

Fiorentina have recorded the highest possession so far in this Serie A (62.8%), while Carpi have the lowest (38.5%).

Josip Ilicic has had a hand in five of Fiorentina's last seven goals (4 goals, 1 assist).

 

 

Verona - Atalanta

Verona are unbeaten in their last six Serie A games against Atalanta (W4 D2).

The Veneti have won each of their last four home games against Atalanta in the top-flight.

Verona are only the third different team to be winless after 22 games in Serie A history, after Varese (in 1965/66 and 1971/72) and Ancona (in 2003/04).

However, the Veneti have drawn their last three games, avoiding defeat for three consecutive games for the first time this season.

Atalanta are winless in their last seven league fixtures, drawing their last three after a run of four defeats.

Verona have scored the fewest home goals in Serie A this season (7), while Atalanta have the fewest away from home (6).

Only Lazio (489) have attempted more open play crosses than Atalanta (439) and Verona (407) in this Serie A season.

11 of Verona's 14 total goals have come from set-piece situations - the highest ratio in this competition (79%).

Giampaolo Pazzini has scored seven goals against his former team - against no side has he scored more in Serie A.

Former Atalanta manager Gigi Delneri is yet to lose a home game against the Bergamaschi so far (W4 D1).

 

 

Inter - Chievo

Inter have kept a clean sheet in their last three league games against Chievo (W2 D1).

Chievo haven't won away at Inter in Serie A since their first visit in December 2001, drawing four and losing eight since then.

Inter and Chievo have collected the same number of points over the last six Serie A matches (5).

Conceding three goals in their derby loss to AC Milan ensured that Inter no longer have the best defence in Serie A this season (17 conceded, two more than Juventus).

Inter have scored 26 goals in the first 22 match-days of this campaign, their worst goalscoring record at this stage of the season since 1994/95.

Rolando Maran's side have conceded 14 goals in their last six games, having shipped just 16 in their opening 16 league games this season.

Only Roma have scored more than Chievo's seven goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season, while Inter are yet to score in that period.

Roberto Mancini's side are yet to win a game from losing positions this season (D2 L3).

Maurco Icardi has failed to score in his last four league games. He has bagged eight goals this season, compared to the 13 he had at this stage last season.

Roberto Inglese made his Serie A debut in the reverse fixture against Inter - he's scored three goals and made an assist so far in the top-flight.

 

Juventus - Genoa

 

Juventus have won eight of their last 13 Serie A games against Genoa (D4 L1).

Genoa have scored only one goal in their last five league meetings against Juve.

Genoa's last win away to Juve was in January 1991 (1-0).

Juventus have equalled their longest winning streak in a single Serie A campaign (12 wins, also in 2013/14).

The Old Lady has the best defence of this competition (only 15 goals conceded), and have shipped only one goal in their last five games.

Genoa have conceded only one goal in their last four league fixtures

Juventus (289) and Genoa (264) have completed the most dribbles so far in this competition.

The Bianconeri have won 15 of the 16 games in which they've been leading so far this season.

Paul Pogba has been directly involved in six goals in his last five league appearances (3 goals, 3 assists).

Leonardo Pavoletti has had 20 shots on target so far in this campaign, at least 11 more than any other Genoa player.

 

Lazio - Napoli

 

Napoli's 5-0 win in the reverse fixture was their biggest win against Lazio in Serie A.

Napoli have netted 16 goals in their last five games against Lazio in Serie A, an average of 3.2 per game.

Napoli are unbeaten in their last three visits to Lazio in the league (W2 D1).

Lazio have alternated between a win and a draw in their last seven league games, drawing 0-0 against Udinese last weekend.

Napoli have won each of their last six games, one short of their longest winning streak of seven set in 1987/88.

The Partenopei have the best attack of this Serie A (50 goals, 22 of which were netted in their last six games).

Lazio have conceded eight goals in the opening 15 minutes of play - more than any other side.

Napoli have attempted 391 shots so far this season - only Real Madrid (436) and Manchester City (403) have had more across Europe's top-5 leagues.

Antonio Candreva has had a hand in four of Lazio's last six goals in Serie A, scoring three and making an assist.

Gonzalo Higuaín has scored 10 goals in his five previous league appearances against Lazio - his favourite Serie A opponent.

 

 

Palermo - Milan

 

AC Milan have won five of their last seven games against Palermo in Serie A (D1 L1), including the last two.

The Rossoneri have scored eight goals in their last three visits to Palermo (2.7 per game).

Palermo have taken four points from their last two league games - the last time they went three games without defeat was in September.

The Sicilians have alternated between a win and a loss in their last six home games, beating Udinese 4-1 in their last appearance at the Barbera.

AC Milan have lost only one of their last nine league fixtures (W4 D4).

The Rossoneri have 36 points. In the last two seasons they've had just 29 points at this stage.

Both Palermo and AC Milan have scored eight headed goals - no other side have netted more in this Serie A campaign.

12 of AC Milan's 25 goals conceded so far have been from set-piece situations - the highest ratio so far in Serie A (48%).

Last Saturday, Carpi became the 38th Serie A side against which Alberto Gilardino has scored - he now shares this record with Francesco Totti and Roberto Baggio.

Mario Balotelli has scored five goals against Palermo - more than against any other Serie A opponent.

 

 

 

Sampdoria - Torino

 

Torino have won their last two Serie A meetings against Sampdoria, scoring seven goals in the process.

However, Torino's last win at Sampdoria's ground was in March 1993, with the hosts recording five wins and four draws since then.

The Blucerchiati have lost eight of their last 11 league games (W2 D1), including each of their last four.

Samp have scored in each of their last nine league fixtures.

Torino have won only one of their last eight league games (D3 L4).

The Granata have failed to score in consecutive Serie A games for the first time since November 2014.

Sampdoria have conceded 14 goals in the opening 30 minutes of play - more than any other Serie A side this season.

Samp have the highest conversion rate in this competition (18.2%), while Torino have the best shooting accuracy (50.2%).

Roberto Soriano has already set his personal best in terms of goals (6) and assists (4) in a single Serie A campaign.

Andrea Belotti made his Serie A debut against Sampdoria in August 2014 - "il Gallo" has been involved in each of Torino's last four goals (3 goals, 1 assist).

 

 
 
 

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