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Tom Stitfall 13th Feb 2014 - 13:02

Serie A Opta Facts| February 15-16

 

 

Atalanta v Parma

Parma have won their last two Serie A meetings against Atalanta, scoring six goals overall.

Parma have found the net in each of their last eight league games against Atalanta.

However, Atalanta are unbeaten in their last eight games at home against Parma (W5 D3).

The last time Parma scored more than a single goal at Atalanta's ground was in May 1997 (10 games ago).

Atalanta haven't shared the points in their last seven league fixtures (W3 L4), however they've won their last three at home.

Parma are unbeaten in their last 11 league fixtures (W5 D6) - this is their best run in the top-flight since going 12 games unbeaten in 1997-98.

Parma have won their last two away games against Livorno and Chievo and are unbeaten on the road since October.

Parma have shared five goalless draws so far in this campaign - the joint-most in the league.

Germán Denis has netted two goals in his last three games against Parma in Serie A.

Should he score in this game, he would reach double figure for goals for the third consecutive season in Serie A.

Marco Parolo has scored three goals over his last two appearances against Atalanta, including a brace in the reverse fixture.

 

 

Calgiari v Livorno

Livorno have beaten Cagliari only once in 11 Serie A meetings, with three wins for the Sardinians.

The first four meetings at Cagliari's ground have ended as draws, before Cagliari's win in the last one.

Cagliari have lost four of their last five league games, winning one against Fiorentina.

Cagliari have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four home games, winning only once in the process (D2 L1).

Cagliari have conceded 19 goals at home so far in this campaign, only Sassuolo have shipped more (25).

Livorno have taken only five points from away games this term, better only than Catania and Atalanta.

The Tuscans have the second-worst defence in this competition (41 goals conceded) - 20 of these goals have come in the last 30 minutes of play (the most of any club in Serie A).

Livorno have also conceded the most goals from set-pieces (14, six from the penalty spot).

Cagliari have conceded 10 headed goals - the most from team in Serie A this season.

Cagliari's last eight goals have been scored by strikers, four by Marco Sau.

 

 

Catania v Lazio

Lazio have won their last two league games against Catania - the Sicilians had won the previous two.

Catania have scored in each of their last 10 league games against Lazio.

In Sicily, Catania have had the better of their opponents on nine occasions. Lazio have won only twice, with three draws between them.

Lazio have failed to score in four of their last six visits to Catania.

Catania have won only one of their last 11 league fixtures and have drawn their last three games.

In fact, Catania have shared the joint-most goalless draws in this campaign (five, like Parma).

Lazio are unbeaten in the league since Edy Reja's appointment (W3 D3).

Away from home, the Biancocelesti are unbeaten in their last three games - currently their best run of the season.

Catania have the worst attack in the competition, with only 16 goals scored.

Seven of Lazio's goals have been assisted by a cross; four of these were made by Antonio Candreva.

Pablo Barrientos has scored two goals in his four appearances against Lazio in Serie A, including one in the reverse fixture.

 

Fiorentina v Inter

Fiorentina have won only one of their last 15 games against Inter in Serie A, with 11 wins for the Nerazzurri.

Fiorentina had the better of their opponents in their last home game against Inter; previously they had picked up only three points in six home games against the Nerazzurri.

The Viola have scored 186 goals in Serie A against Inter - more than against any other opponent to date.

Vincenzo Montella's side have won five of their last six home games, drawing the other.

The Viola have scored in each home game so far in this campaign.

Inter have won only one game in 2014 in all competitions (1-0 vs Sassuolo).

The Nerazzurri have lost their last four Serie A games on the road.

Inter have scored just three goals over their last six league fixtures, all courtesy of defenders.

In their last game against Atalanta, the Viola didn't hold the majority of possession for the first time in a fixture in this campaign.

Inter have scored eight goals following a corner - a league-high.

Fiorentina have been awarded seven penalties while Inter haven't been given a single penalty so far this season.

Hernanes marked his debut for Inter by making an assist for Samuel's winner against Sassuolo - that was his first assist since February 2013.

 

Genoa v Udinese

Over the last seven meetings between these two sides, the same result has never repeated twice in a row - Udinese won 1-0 the reverse fixture.

Genoa and Udinese have shared just one draw over their last 10 league meetings (0-0 in September 2012).

Genoa have won seven of the last eight games played at home against Udinese.

The Friulani have failed to score in six of their last nine visits to Genoa in Serie A.

Before losing the derby against Sampdoria, Genoa had remained unbeaten for seven home games (W5 D2).

Udinese have won their last two league games - this is the first time they have won back-to-back games in this campaign.

Francesco Guidolin's side have also kept two clean sheets in a row for the first time since April.

Genoa are the only side yet to score from open play from outside the box in this competition.

Udinese are Alberto Gilardino's favourite target in Serie A (13 goals for him against the Friulani, including four goals when he was at Parma in May 2004).

Antonio Di Natale has scored four goals over his last five appearances against Genoa in Serie A.

 

Juventus v Chievo

Chievo have won only once in 21 meetings against Juventus in their history, with 14 wins for the Old Lady so far, including the 2-1 in the reverse fixture.

The record in Turin sees the Bianconeri unbeaten in 10 games (W7 D3). These three draws have come all since 2009.

Chievo have always conceded at Juventus' ground in their games in Serie A.

Juventus have won 38 of their 49 home games under Antonio Conte in Serie A, including all 11 of this campaign.

Juventus have conceded goals in each of their last five league fixtures. The last time they failed to keep a clean sheet for five games in a row was in March 2011, under Gigi Delneri.

Chievo are winless in their last eight league games: three draws and five losses, including in each of the last two games.

Chievo have picked up only 18 points so far - this is their worst ever record in Serie A after 23 matchdays.

Against Verona last Sunday, Juventus conceded their first two headed goals of this campaign.

Andrea Barzagli made his Serie A debut with Chievo in 2003-04 - he scored three times in 29 appearances during this campaign for the Veneti.

Cyril Thereau has scored two goals in his last two appearances against Juventus, but he has failed to find the net in his last six Serie A games.

 

AC Milan v Bologna

AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 10 Serie A games against Bologna (W6 D4).

The record at the San Siro sees AC Milan leading by 37 wins to 12, and unbeaten in the last four meetings (W3 D1).

Bologna have conceded 209 goals in 133 games against AC Milan, more than against any other Serie A opponent.

The Rossoneri are unbeaten in their last five home games (W2 D3), and have always found the net in these games.

Bologna got back to winning ways against Torino last weekend, after a run of seven winless games in the league.

AC Milan faced 14 shots on target last weekend against Napoli - previously the Rossoneri had never conceded more than eight in a single game of this campaign.

Bologna have made the fewest passes in this competition (7751).

AC Milan have already lost four games from leading situations - no Serie A side has lost more so far this term.

Giampaolo Pazzini has scored five goals in his last two appearances against Bologna.

Jonathan Cristaldo scored a brace last weekend against Torino - his first ever goal in Serie A came against Milan in the reverse fixture.

 

Roma v Sampdoria

Roma have won only two of their last eight league games against Sampdoria, with three wins for the Blucerchiati in the process.

Samp have recorded 39 wins so far against Roma in Serie A, more than against any other side.

However, Roma lead by 42 wins to eight at home against Sampdoria.

Roma have failed to score only once over their last 14 Serie A home meetings against Sampdoria (0-0 in April 2006).

Rudy Garcia's side are unbeaten at home in this campaign (W9 D2).

The Giallorossi have conceded just two goals at home this season - fewer than any other side amongst the top five European leagues.

Samp have collected 19 points in 11 games since appointment of Sinisa MIhajlovic - they had picked up just nine in the previous 12 games.

Francesco Totti has scored 14 goals against Sampdoria in the league, only against Parma (18) he has bagged more so far.

In the reverse fixture, Gervinho found his first ever goal in Serie A.

Eder has found the net in two of his three previous visits to Roma's ground in Serie A

 

Sassuolo v Napoli

The draw in the reverse fixture gave Sassuolo their first ever point in their Serie A history.

Sassuolo have lost eight of their last nine league games, in between a 4-3 win over AC Milan.

Napoli got back to winning ways last Saturday against AC Milan, after a run of three league games without a victory (D2 L1).

Sassuolo have conceded goals in each of their last 10 league games, failing to score in six of them.

Napoli have conceded goals in seven of their last eight away games in Serie A.

Sassuolo have picked up just ten points from their home games so far, only Chievo (8) have accrued fewer.

Sassuolo have conceded the most goals from outside the box in this Serie A (9), while only AC Milan (13) have scored more than Napoli (11) from long range.

Former Napoli captain, Paolo Cannavaro collected 197 Serie A appearances for the Partenopei, before joining Sassuolo.

Sergio Floccari has already scored 12 goals in Serie A against Napoli, his favourite target in the competition.

Marek Hamsik has scored just one goal over his last nine Serie A appearances.

 

Verona v Torino

Verona have beaten Torino only once over their last 11 Serie A meetings, with five wins for the Granata.

Torino have won their last three games at Verona's ground in Serie A.

Verona have scored just one goal over their last five home games against Torino, picking up just one point.

Verona have conceded goals in their last seven Serie A fixtures, and in 12 of the last 13.

Verona have taken four points from their last two games, after losing three games in a row.

However, Andrea Mandorlini's side are winless at home in their last three games.

Torino have failed to score only in one of their last 14 league games (0-0 vs Fiorentina).

The Granata have dropped 20 points from leading situations -the joint-most in Serie A alongside AC Milan.

Verona have conceded seven goals following corner situations, more than any other side in Serie A this season.

Luca Toni has had the most headed shots (20) and scored the most headed goals (five, like Fernando Llorente) so far in this Serie A.

Rômulo has already made eight assists this term, a Serie A record. Four of these assists helped Toni to score a goal.

Ciro Immobile has scored seven goals over his last seven Serie A appearances.

 

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