Serie A Opta facts - April 11-12
Atalanta - Sassuolo
Atalanta have never won against Sassuolo in Serie A (D1 L2).
Sassuolo have not conceded goals against Atalanta in the top-flight so far.
The only previous Serie A game between these two sides played in Bergamo ended with a 2-0 win for Sassuolo (Nicola Sansone bagged a brace).
Last Atalanta's win in the top-flight dates back to February 1st, against Cagliari: three draws and five losses for the Bergamaschi over the following eight matches.
Atalanta have collected only one point over their last four home games in the league.
Sassuolo have already earned 35 points (29 games): last season they got 34 over the whole season.
Sassuolo's last away win dates back to January 6th (against AC Milan): two draws and four losses on the road since that game.
Sassuolo have won seven penalties so far: fewer only than AC Milan (9) in the current Serie A.
None of the current Atalanta squad have found the net against Sassuolo in the top-fight.
Domenico Berardi has found six goals in his last 10 Serie A appearances: he is now the Sassuolo topscorer this term (nine goals).
Cesena - Chievo
Cesena have won only one of their five Serie A clashes with Chievo (D1 L3).
The Bianconeri have never scored more than one goal against Chievo in Serie A; however Cesena are yet to concede at home against the Veneti in the top-flight.
Cesena have drawn three out of their last four league games, losing the other one.
Last Saturday, against Verona, Cesena have found more than two goals in a Serie A game for the first time this season.
The Bianconeri had not scored in their last two home games after they always found the net over the previous six matches at the Manuzzi.
Chievo conceded one goal in the last game (vs Sassuolo) after they had kept four clean sheets in a row.
Cesena, alongside with Cagliari, are the teams with the most set-piece goals conceded over the current Serie A (20).
Chievo have attempted the fewest passes in the current Serie A, 9486.
On the other hand, the Veneti have won 463 tackles so far: a seasonal record in the Italian top-flight.
Franco Brienza has a hand in nine out of the 15 Cesena's goals in 2015: six goals and three assists.
Luigi Giorgi has found two of his five Serie A goals against Chievo.
Genoa - Cagliari
These two sides have met 33 times in Serie A: Genoa have won nine games, Cagliari 13.
Genoa have failed to score only once over their 16 home matches with Cagliari in the top-flight.
Genoa are winless over their last five league matches (D3 L2) and they have conceded in the most recent six games.
Genoa have won only one of their last seven home matches: four draws, two losses.
Cagliari's last win dates to January 24th (against Sassuolo): the Sardinians have collected only two points over their last nine Serie A fixtures.
Cagliari are winless over their last nine games on the road (D4 L5): the most recent win came against Empoli (4-0) in October.
Cagliari are the team with the most dribbles attempted over the current Serie A, 661.
The Sardinians have conceded 30 goals in the first half: more than any other team in Serie A this term.
M'Baye Niang has been involved in four out of the last seven Genoa's goals in the league: three goals, one assist.
Marco Sau has scored four times in his four Serie A clashes with Genoa: the Liguri are his favourite target in the top-flight.
Lazio - Empoli
Lazio and Empoli have played against each other 15 times in Serie A: the Biancocelesti have won seven matches, losing three.
However, Lazio are winless in their last three clashes with Empoli in the league (D1, L2).
Empoli have never found the three points in their seven Serie A away meetings with Lazio (D2 L5).
Lazio have won each of their last seven league matches, conceding only one goal over the most recent five.
Lazio have won their last three home matches in the league, scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game in the process.
The defeat against Juventus ended an eight game long streak in which Empoli went unbeaten: that was the longest one in the Tuscans' Serie A history.
In the current Serie A, Lazio are the team with the most goals scored in the last 15 minutes (13).
Lazio are the only team in the top-5 European leagues with at least five players to have scored 7+ goals this season.
Antonio Candreva has found the back of the net in each of his last three appearances at the Olimpico in the league.
Massimo Maccarone has scored five goals against Lazio so far: the Biancocelesti are his joint-favourite target in the top-flight.
AC Milan - Sampdoria
This will be the 130th meeting between AC Milan and Sampdoria in Serie A: the Rossoneri have won 63 times, losing 30.
AC Milan have not conceded in three out of their last four league games against Sampdoria (W2 D2).
AC Milan have won nine of their last 12 home games with the Blucerchiati in the league (D1 L2).
The Rossoneri have won their last two Serie A matches: they had not collected three wins in a row (in the same campaign) since April 2014.
AC Milan are unbeaten at home since January 18th (against Atalanta): three wins and two draws for the Rossoneri since that game.
Prior to loss against Fiorentina last Saturday, Sampdoria had won four consecutive league games.
Sampdoria have not shared the points in their last seven games on the road (W3 L4).
AC Milan have the highest shot conversion rate (16.8%) in Serie A this term.
Mattia Destro's last Serie A brace came in February 2014, against Sampdoria.
Jérémy Menez has been involved in 11 goals in 2015 (eight goals, three assist): more than any other Serie A player.
Samuel Eto'o did not find the net in his three Serie A derbies against AC Milan, during his spell at Inter.
Napoli - Fiorentina
Napoli and Fiorentina have met 129 times in Serie A: the Viola lead by 51 wins to 43.
Fiorentina have not scored more than one goal in each of their last nine Serie A clashes with Napoli.
The Azzurri are winless in their last five league matches (D2 L3): the worst streak under Rafa Benitez.
Fiorentina have lost only one out of their last 12 league games (W7 D4).
The Viola have the second best away attack of the current Serie A: 23 goals scored, fewer only than Lazio (25).
Only Juventus (363) have attempted more shots than Napoli (354) and Fiorentina (337) in Serie A this term.
67% of Fiorentina's goals have come in the second half: the highest percentage in Serie A so far.
Dries Mertens scored his first Serie A goal against la Viola (October 2013).
Mario Gomez is yet to score against Napoli in the league: the German striker found a hat-trick against the Azzurri in Champions League when he was at Bayern Munich (November 2011).
Mohamed Salah is scoring a goal every 95 minutes played: only Napoli's Duván Zapata (one every 87 mins) has a better ratio among players with 3+ goals in this Serie A.
Parma - Juventus
This will be the 46th Serie A clash between these two sides: Juventus have won 21 times, Parma nine.
The Emiliani and Juventus have shared the points 15 times so far: the Bianconeri are the side Parma have drawn the most against in Serie A.
Parma have earned only two points over their last seven Serie A clashes with the Bianconeri, conceding 2.4 goals per match in these games.
In the reverse fixture, Juventus won by 7-0: that remains the largest Parma defeat in Serie A.
Both teams have not scored more than one goal in each of their last four Serie A meetings at the Tardini.
Parma are unbeaten in two Serie A games (1W, 1D) - they have taken four points from two consecutive league match-days for the first time this season.
Juventus have won their last four Serie A games, without conceding in these games.
The Bianconeri have not conceded goals in five out of their last nine away matches in the league.
The Bianconeri have shared the points in three of their last four games on the road in the top-flight.
Prior to Silvestre Varela (scoring against Udinese), the last Parma's striker to manage a Serie A goal had been Palladino on December 7th 2014 vs Lazio.
Parma are Andrea Pirlo's favourite target in Serie A: eight goals in 26 matches.
Torino - Roma
Torino's last league win against Roma dates to May 2007: two draws and seven losses for the Granata since that game.
Roma are Torino's favourite target in Serie A: 174 goals in 139 matches.
Roma are unbeaten in their last 13 away games with Torino in the league (W5 D8).
Both Torino and Roma have found the three points in the last two Serie A match-days.
Torino have never repeated the same result for two consecutive matches over the last 10 home games: the Granata lost the most recent one, against Lazio.
Roma's last away defeat dates to November 2014 (vs Napoli): five wins and four draws on the road since that game.
Torino only need to score twice to reach 2,000 home goals in Serie A.
Roma have averaged the highest possession in Serie A this term (61.3%): however, in the last game (vs Napoli) the Giallorossi kept less than 50% for the first time this season.
Torino have scored the joint-most headers in the current Serie A, nine. On the other hand, Roma have bagged three headed goals so far, only Chievo (2) have done worse.
Kamil Glik is the defender with the most goals (seven) over the top-five European leagues this season.
Udinese - Palermo
Udinese are unbeaten in their last eight Serie A matches with Palermo (W5 D3).
The Bianconeri have won eight out of their 16 home clashes with the Rosanero in the top-flight (D5 L3).
Udinese are winless in four league games (3D, 1L) and overall they have gained only one win over the last nine Serie A fixtures.
Udinese have picked up just a win in their last nine home league games, after having won four and drawn one of the previous five.
Palermo are winless in their last six Serie A fixtures (D2 L4).
Giuseppe Iachini's team have scored only one goal over their last five Serie A games.
Last Palermo's away win in the league dates to November 2014 (vs AC Milan): five draws and four losses since then.
64% of Palermo goals have come in the first half: the highest percentage in Serie A this term.
Udinese have recouped 14 points from losing positions (thanks to three wins and five draws from behind): a league-high so far.
Antonio Di Natale has scored nine goals in 17 Serie A matches played against Palermo, including a hat-trick on February 2011.
Paulo Dybala has fired the most shots off-target in this Serie A campaign, 43.
Verona - Inter
Verona have won only four of their 51 Serie A meetings with Inter (D19 L28).
Verona's last win against Inter in Serie A dates to 1992 (1-0): the Veneti have lost nine of the successive 11 league matches with the Nerazzurri.
All four of Verona's Serie A wins against Inter have come on home soil: however, the Nerazzurri have won four of their last five matches at the Bentegodi (D1).
Verona's last nine games in the league have seen an average of 3.7 goals per match.
Verona have always found the back of the net at the Bentegodi in 2015 (11 goals in six games).
Inter are winless in their last five league matches: the last time the Nerazzurri did not claim the three points for at least six Serie A games in a row was back in March 2012.
Roberto Mancini's team have conceded in each of their last seven league games (eight goals).
Fredy Guarín has scored the joint-most goals from outside the box in this Serie A (4), along with Paul Pogba.
Luca Toni has scored nine out of the last 13 Verona's goals in the league.
Toni is the only Serie A player who has reached double figures for goals in 2015.