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Eden Jon 6th Feb 2014 - 13:33

Serie A Opta Facts 8-9 February


Fiorentina - Atalanta

  • Fiorentina and Atalanta have met 101 times in Serie A: the Tuscans lead by 43 wins to 26.
  • Fiorentina have won six of their last nine league games against Atalanta, including the last three.
  • The Viola have scored in 12 of their last 13 Serie A games against Atalanta (on average two goals per game).
  • Atalanta's last win in Florence was in January 1993 - since then the hosts have won seven times, with five draws.
  • Losing to Cagliari last weekend, Fiorentina ended their six-game unbeaten run in Serie A (W4, D2).
  • Vincenzo Montella's side remain unbeaten at home in their last five Serie A games (W4 D1).
  • Atalanta have not drawn any of their last six fixtures in Serie A (W3 L3).
  • Atalanta have picked up only one point from their last seven games on the road, scoring only two goals in the process.
  • Only Catania (one) have accumalated fewer points than Atalanta (four) away from home in this season's Serie A.
  • German Denis has scored nine goals in this campaign, but only two away from home.
  • Atalanta's last seven goals have seen the involvement (goal or assist) of either Denis and/or Maxi Moralez.

Inter - Sassuolo

  • Inter's 7-0 win in the reverse fixture is the Nerazzurri's biggest away win in their Serie A history.
  • Inter have picked up only two points from their last five match-days, and scored only two goals in the process.
  • Overall, Inter have won only one of their last 10 Serie A fixtures, picking up eight points - the Nerazzurri would be 17th in the table taking into account only this period.
  • Inter are unbeaten in their last seven home games, though they've drawn four of the last five at the Meazza.
  • Sassuolo have lost seven of their last eight Serie A fixtures, winning the other 4-3 against AC Milan.
  • Sassuolo have failed to keep a clean sheet over their last nine league games.
  • Sassuolo are winless in their last five away games (two draws, followed by three losses).
  • Inter have already scored seven goals following corner situations - a league-high.
  • Only one of Inter's last six goals in the league has been scored by a striker, while Sassuolo's strikers have netted 21 of the 23 total goals of their team this season.
  • Rodrigo Palacio is yet to score his first goal in 2014 (six appearances).
  • Sassuolo have already conceded four own goals - a league-high.

Lazio - Roma

  • This will be the 140th derby between Roma and Lazio: the Giallorossi lead by 48 wins to 36.
  • However, the most frequent result between these two sides in Serie A is the draw (55 so far).
  • Roma's 2-0 win in the reverse fixture ended a run of four derbies in which Lazio had remained unbeaten (previously three wins for the Biancocelesti and a draw).
  • These two sides haven't shared any draws in their last nine meetings in Serie A played with Lazio as the hosts (six wins for the Biancocelesti, three for the Giallorossi).
  • The last 11 derbies of Rome have seen 16 red cards in total, nine for Lazio, and seven for Roma.
  • Francesco Totti is the all-time best scored in this fixture: he has already scored nine goals in Serie A against Lazio.
  • Lazio are unbeaten under Edy Reja (W3, D2).
  • After losing against Juventus, Roma have notched up three wins in a row, scoring 10 goals and conceding only one.
  • Before beating Verona at the Bentegodi, Roma had failed to win in four games away from home (D3, L1).
  • Roma remain the only side yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes of play in this season in Serie A.
  • Roma and Lazio feature the oldest and the youngest goal scorers of this competition: Francesco Totti and Keita.
  • Antonio Candreva was directly involved in six of Lazio's last eight goals in the league, scoring three and making three assists too.
  • With his goal against Chievo, last weekend Candreva reached seven goals in this campaign, his best ever scoring tally in the league.

Livorno - Genoa

  • This will be the 28th meeting between Livorno and Genoa in Serie A - the Grifone lead by 10 wins to four.
  • Nine of the last 11 meetings have seen these two sides share the points.
  • Genoa's last win at Livorno was back in March 1938 - since then the Tuscans have beaten Genoa at home twice, with seven draws.
  • The last six meetings at the Picchi have seen both sides scoring.
  • Livorno have scored six goals over the two games played since the appointment of Domenico Di Carlo. Previously, they had scored three in nine games.
  • Livorno have conceded goals in each of their last 11 league games (2.2 per game).
  • Over the last nine match-days of Serie A, Genoa have never repeated the same result in two consecutive games; they've lost their last game on Monday against Samp (1-0).
  • Genoa have taken only two points from their last five rounds of Serie A.
  • 20 of the 40 goals conceded by Livorno in this campaign have come in the last 30 minutes of play.
  • Alberto Gilardino has already scored seven goals in nine Serie A appearances against Livorno.
  • Innocent Emeghara scored last Sunday, ending a run of 17 games without finding the net.
  • Livorno have already had 67 yellow cards, more than any other side, but are the only one yet to have a player sent off in this Serie A season.

Napoli - AC Milan

  • Napoli and AC Milan have met 131 times in the top-flight: the Rossoneri lead by 53 wins to 35.
  • However, Napoli are unbeaten in their last five meetings against AC Milan (W2, D3).
  • AC Milan have won only one of their last seven games against the Partenopei.
  • The Rossoneri had a player sent off in three of their last four games against Napoli.
  • Losing against Atalanta last weekend, Napoli's unbeaten run came to an end after eight rounds (W4, D4).
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in Serie A under Clarence Seedorf (W2, D1).
  • The Rossoneri have kept a clean sheet only once in 11 games away from home, conceding on average two goals per game on the road.
  • Napoli have scored the most goals in the first 15 minutes of play (nine), AC Milan have the record of goals scored in the last 15 minutes (13).
  • Napoli have scored the joint-most goals from a fast break, eight, alongside Torino.
  • Adil Rami became AC Milan's 15th goal scorer in this campaign - the most of any side this term.
  • Keisuke Honda is yet to score his first Serie A goal after four appearances - he has attempted 13 shots so far, seven of which were blocked.

Parma - Catania

  • This will be the 14th Serie A game between these two sides - Parma have won only twice so far, while Catania had the better five times.
  • Catania are unbeaten in their last five league meetings against Parma (W2, D3).
  • However, Parma have lost only once at home against Catania in the top-flight, however that came in their last meeting at the Tardini back in February 2013.
  • Catania have never kept a clean sheet away to Parma in Serie A, but have also failed to score only once at the Tardini.
  • Roberto Donadoni's side are unbeaten in their last 10 league fixtures (W5, D5), winning the last four.
  • Over the last 10 rounds instead, Catania have won only once, losing six games.
  • The last team to score more than a single goal at Parma's ground was AC Milan back in October.
  • Catania have taken only one point from their away games this season - a European-low.
  • Before drawing 0-0 at Inter's ground, Catania had always conceded at least two goals in each of the previous 10 away games of this campaign.
  • Parma have scored 12 goals from a cross, a league-joint best.
  • Antonio Cassano has created 55 goal scoring chances (incl. five assists) - more than any other player in this competition.

Sampdoria - Cagliari

  • Sampdoria have won only nine of the 57 meetings played against Cagliari in Serie A, the Sardinians had the better 22 times.
  • Cagliari are unbeaten in their last 10 meetings against Samp, whose last win in this fixture was back in November 2007.
  • Sampdoria have failed to beat Cagliari at the Marassi in their last nine games (seven draws followed by two wins for the Sardinians).
  • Sampdoria have failed to score only in one of their last 12 league games.
  • The Blucerchiati are unbeaten in the league at home since the appointment of Sinisa Mihajlovic (W2, D3).
  • Before beating Fiorentina last weekend, Cagliari hadn't won in Serie A for six games (D3, L3).
  • Cagliari's last away win in Serie A was almost a year ago (2-0 against Pescara, February 17th 2013).
  • Cagliari's last four away games saw only one goal scored in total.
  • Cagliari have conceded nine headed goals - more than any other side in this competition.
  • Daniele Conti has already scored four goals in Serie A against Sampdoria; only against Roma he has bagged more so far (five).

Torino -  Bologna

  • Torino and Bologna have met 113 times in the top-flight - the Felsinei lead by 40 wins to 39.
  • Torino have lost only one of their last eight league games against Bologna, scoring in each of these.
  • Over the last 18 meetings between these two sides, the same result never accrued twice in a row - the Granata won in the reverse fixture at the Dall'Ara.
  • Torino are unbeaten in their last eight games at home against Bologna (W5, D3).
  • The Granata have collected 21 points from their last 10 league games, only Juventus (28) have taken more in the same time frame.
  • Torino have lost only one of their last 13 home games between this and last season.
  • Bologna are winless in their last five league fixtures (D3, L2), and failed to score in three of these.
  • Torino and Bologna have both shared nine draws this campaign - no sides have drawn more games in Serie A this term.
  • Torino have lost possession only 2545 times so far - fewer than any other Serie A side.
  • Ciro Immobile is the Serie A top-scorer this season excluding penalties (11 goals).
  • Alessio Cerci has already scored three goals against Bologna in Serie A - his favourite target to date.

Udinese - Chievo

  • Udinese lead by nine wins to six against Chievo in Serie A, with eight draws.
  • Chievo's win in the reverse fixture ended Udinese's unbeaten run in this fixture (previously five wins for the Friulani and four draws).
  • Udinese have won the last three meetings at the Friuli against Chievo, scoring on average 2.3 goals per game.
  • Udinese got back to winning ways last weekend against Bologna, after losing four games in a row in Serie A.
  • After beating Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia this week, Udinese have now won back-to-back games in all competition for the first time this season.
  • Udinese have lost five of their last six home games, prior to that they had remained unbeaten for 22 league games at the Friuli.
  • Chievo are winless in their last seven games in the league (D3, L4) - currently the longest winless run in Serie A.
  • However, Chievo have lost only one of their last six league games away from home (W2, D3).
  • Chievo have never scored more than a single goal over their last 11 away games in Serie A.
  • Udinese and Chievo are the two teams that have scored the fewest headed goals so far in this campaign (one apiece).
  • Chievo's last seven league goals have seen the involvement of at least one of either (or both) Alberto Paloschi or Cyril Théréau (three goals each and an assist for the Frenchman).

Verona - Juventus

  • Juventus and Verona will face for the 50th time next weekend - the Old Lady currently lead by 28 wins to nine.
  • Verona have won only one of their last 14 games against Juventus (2-0 in April 2000).
  • Verona have won only one of their last six games against Juventus, losing three.
  • Verona won last Sunday against Sassuolo, after losing three Serie A games in a row.
  • Verona are yet to draw their first home game of the season (W8, L3).
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their last 14 match-days (W13, D1).
  • The Bianconeri have scored in each of their last 35 league games.
  • Juventus have picked up 59 points so far, only Inter in 2006/07 (60) were able to do better after 22 match-days in the history of the Serie A.
  • Juventus have conceded only three goals over their last six league games away from home.
  • Luca Toni has been directly involved in seven of Verona's last 10 goals in the league, scoring five and claiming two assists.
  • With the goal against Inter, Artuto Vidal took his tally for this season to 11, making this his most prolific campaign so far.



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