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Andrew Tibot 1st Apr 2015 - 10:26

Serie A Opta facts - April 4

Atalanta - Torino

This will be the 92nd clash in Serie A between these two teams: the Granata lead by 37 wins to 19, with 35 draws.

The last three encounters between Atalanta and Torino have seen just three goals scored, though in the previous 10 meetings there had been 3.1 goals scored per game on average.

The last five meetings at Atalanta have seen two wins apiece and a draw.

Atalanta have found the net in each of the last nine home games against Torino, recording 1.6 goals on average.

Atalanta have picked up only a point over the last three home league games, conceding two goals per game on average in these matches.

Torino have won four of the last six league games on the road, scoring at least a goal in each of these fixtures.

Only Chievo (8.3%) have recorded a lower shot conversion rate than Atalanta (9.4%) in the league this season.

Torino have scored a joint league-high nine headers in this Serie A term.

Rolando Bianchi has scored two goals in nine league games against his former team Torino.

Fabio Quagliarella has scored eight goals versus Atalanta in the top flight; against no other team has he found the net more often in Serie A.


Cagliari - Lazio


These two teams have met 59 times in Serie A: Lazio have won 28 times, losing 17.

Lazio have won eight of the last 10 Serie A games against Cagliari (2L), including each of the last three.

The last draw shared by these two teams is dated back to October 2006: since then, 11 wins for the Biancocelesti and five for the Sardinians.

Cagliari have taken just two points from the last eight Serie A match-days.

The Sardinians have managed only two clean sheets (against Empoli and Parma), fewer than any other team in this Serie A.

Lazio's win against Verona in the last match-day was the sixth successive Serie A win for the Biancocelesti, their longest streak since April 2007.

Lazio have kept a clean sheet in the last three away games in the league, after shipping seven in the previous four matches on the road.

Lazio have scored a league-high 12 goals in the last 15 minutes of play this season.

Felipe Anderson has reached double figure for goals this season, scoring nine in Serie A and one in the Coppa Italia.

Miroslav Klose has scored four goals in six Serie A matches against Cagliari, only versus Bologna (five) has he mustered more goals in the Italian top-flight.


Fiorentina - Sampdoria

Fiorentina and Sampdoria have met 125 times in Serie A: the Tuscans lead by 45 wins to 34.

Sampdoria won 3-1 the last clash against the Viola after winning none of the previous five meetings (3D, 2L).

Fiorentina are unbeaten in eight Serie A games against Samp at the Franchi, winnings five and drawing three.

Fiorentina have lost just one of their last 11 league matches (6W, 4D).

Sampdoria are in a run of four consecutive wins in Serie A for the first time since May 2010 - at the end of that season the Blucerchiati made it into the Champions League qualifiers.

Sampdoria have scored three goals from direct free-kicks this season, more than any other team in Serie A.

Sampdoria have found the net in the last 11 league fixtures - this is the longest current streak in Serie A amongst the 20 teams involved this season.

Fiorentina have scored goals with players from 13 different nationalities - a league-high this season.

Éder is just one goal away from being on double figure for goals for the second season in a row in Serie A - however, only one of his nine goals this term has come away from home.

Alberto Gilardino has bagged eight goals in 19 league appearances against Sampdoria.

Since his debut for Sampdoria on the first of February 2015, Samuel Eto'o has created the most goalscoring chances (11) amongst his teammates in Serie A.



Genoa - Udinese

Genoa have won 16 of the 41 meetings against Udinese in Serie A, losing 14 times and drawing 11.

The last nine league clashes between these two teams have not seen the same result occur twice in a row.

Genoa have gained seven wins over the last nine against Udinese on their soil, losing only once in the process.

Genoa's last home defeat against Chievo ended a four home game unbeaten run in the league (1W, 3D).

Udinese have won two and drawn one of the last three Serie A games, this after going three league defeats in a row.

Udinese have recouped the most points from losing situation this season, 13.

Eugenio Lamanna is the only 'keeper to have saved at least one penalty as a substitute this season: he has saved two after coming on from the bench, against Roma and Juventus.

M'Baye Niang has either scored (three) or assisted (one) four of the last six Genoa goals in Serie A.

Udinese are Marco Borriello's favourite target in the top flight on 10 goals scored so far in 14 appearances against the Bianconeri.

Antonio Di Natale has netted eight goals against Genoa in Serie A: the last one of those in the reverse fixture came after 22 seconds, and is still the fastest goal of this season.

Inter - Parma

Parma have lost 15 times in Serie A at the San Siro against Inter - only at the Olimpico against Roma have they been defeated more times away from home in the top-flight (17).

The 5-0 success in January 2012 remains Inter's biggest home win against Parma in Serie A.

Parma have scored 58 goals versus Inter in Serie A - against no other team have they found the net more times in the top flight.

Inter are winless in four Serie A games (2D, 2L) - since Roberto Mancini made his return to the club they had never gone so many games without a win.

Inter have hit the woodwork 15 times this season, a joint-record in the current Serie A alongside Palermo.

The Gialloblu have picked up the joint-most red cards this term (eight) along with AC Milan.

Alessandro Lucarelli will be suspended for this game: Parma have lost all the three games in which they have played without their captain this season.

Ishak Belfodil has not scored a goal in the last 1996 minutes he's played in the league (940 this season) - his last goal dates back to May 2013 away to Palermo.

Mauro Icardi won't play this game either: Inter have lost three of the four Serie A games this term in which Icardi has not been in the starting formation.

Rodrigo Palacio has scored a personal record nine goals in 10 appearances against Parma in Serie A, including three braces.

Juventus - Empoli

Juventus have won 12 of the previous 17 meetings against Empoli, leaving just two wins for the Tuscans.

Empoli are yet to win at Juventus in Serie A, they have picked up only one point so far in eight visits to Turin.

Juventus have averaged 2.4 goals per game in the last nine league meetings versus Empoli (22 goals scored overall).

On the other hand, Empoli have managed just one goal over the last five clashes against Juve in Serie A, failing to score in each of the last three.

Empoli's last Serie A win over Juventus came in April 1999, 1-0 was the final score with Bianconi on the scoresheet.

Juventus have now gone 19 league games unbeaten, winning 13 in the process.

Moreover, the Old Lady has not lost any of the last 42 home games in Serie A, with 38 wins over this period.

However Empoli are unbeaten in eight Serie A matches (3W, 5D) - their longest unbeaten streak in the top flight.

Four of the last five Juventus goals in Serie A have come from outside the box.

The Bianconeri have also netted 17 of their 55 seasonal goals in the league from outside the box, at least seven more than any other side.

Tévez has been involved in 23 of his team's goals so far, more than any other player has managed for his side in this Serie A term.

Mirko Valdifiori has created 67 goalscoring chances in Serie A this season, more than any other player.

Palermo - Milan

This will be the 54th Serie A meeting between Palermo and Milan, with the Rossoneri capable of winning 31 times and losing only 12.

Palermo have found the net in just two of the last five league games against AC Milan, scoring four goals and conceding 11 in the process.

Palermo won against AC Milan in the reverse fixture of this season, after they were winless in their previous four league meetings with the Rossoneri (three defeats).

Palermo are goalless in the last four Serie A games: their last goal was scored by Dybala against Lazio back on the 22nd of February.

AC Milan have scored a league-high nine penalties so far, at least four more than any other team.

Palermo have hit the woodwork 15 times so far, only Inter have hit it as many times as the Sicilians in the current Serie A.

AC Milan have conceded nine headed goals in the league this term, more than any other team.

Paulo Dybala has set a 33% shooting accuracy in his last four appearances - the Argentinian's rate was on 49.1% in the previous 23 league games.

11 of Dybala's 12 goals this season have come in the first half, more than any other player.

Jérémy Menez's 15 league goals this season have come from inside the box, including eight from the penalty spot.

Roma - Napoli

Roma failed to score in the last two meetings against Napoli, after scoring four goals in the previous two clashes.

The Giallorossi have netted two goals in each of the last three home league games against Napoli.

Napoli have won only one of the last 12 Serie A meetings versus Roma at the Olimpico, losing seven times in the process.

Only two of the last six Roma goals have been netted by a striker.

Roma's win over Cesena was the first one after going five games winless in Serie A (4D, 1L).

On the other hand, Napoli have won none of their last four league games, they have never gone five Serie A matches winless under Rafa Benitez.

Napoli have scored a league-high 29 second half goals in this Serie A campaign.

Sassuolo and Napoli have scored the most league goals (12) with their forwards from the start of 2015.

Napoli's strikers have netted a league-high 32 goals this season, more than any other team have managed with theirs.

Duván Zapata has bagged a goal every 85 mins so far, the best ratio among players on 2+ goals scored this season.

Seydou Doumbia has averaged 15.2 touches per games since he joined Roma, fewer than any other teammate on 4+ games played in the league this season.

Sassuolo - Chievo

These two team have met three times in Serie A: one win apiece and a 0-0 draw in these games.

There have been just two goals scored between Sassuolo and Chievo in Serie A.

Chievo and Sassuolo have eight and nine different goalscorers respectively - no team have had fewer in this Serie A term.

The Gialloblu have scored a league-low four goals following a cross this season in the league.

Moreover, Chievo have netted just two headers so far, fewer than any other Serie A side.

Rolando Maran's team have also managed a league-low eight goals in the first half of play.

Sassuolo have conceded a joint-league-high 20 goals from opposition midfielders this season; however, Chievo have found just four goals with their mid-line, no team have had fewer.

Ioannis Fetfatzidis' only Serie A brace came right against Sassuolo, last January when he was still at Genoa.

Alberto Paloschi has bagged three goals in his last two league appearances - he has never found the net in three consecutive Serie A games.

Nicola Sansone has played a hand in three of Sassuolo's last five league goals, netting two and assisting one.

Verona - Cesena

There have been 15 Serie A meetings between these two teams, with Cesena leading by six wins to four.

Verona have scored just a goal over the last seven league encounters against Cesena, drawning three games and losing four.

Verona didn't find the net in their last match against Lazio, after going on an eight game Serie A run in which they had always scored at least a goal.

Cesena are winless in three league games in a row (2D, 1L) and they have failed to score more than a goal in the last five matches (last time they found 2+ goals in a single Serie A match was back in February against Juventus, 2-2).

Cesena have won only one league game away from home this season (3D, 9L), no team have had fewer so far.

Verona have faced the most shots so far in Serie A this term, 446.

Cesena have conceded a league-high 20 goals from set pieces this season.

The Bianconeri have scored just one goal in the opening 15 minutes of play in this Serie A campaign, a joint-low alongside Fiorentina.

Luca Toni has scored 13 goals in this Serie A season, at least seven more than any other player of the two teams.

Five of the last six assists to provide a Verona Serie A goal have been made by Emil Hallfredsson.

Milan Djuric is the player with the most aerial duels attempted in this Serie A, 216 (winning 132 of them).



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