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Andrew Tibot 22nd Jan 2015 - 10:27

Serie A Opta Facts - Jan 24-26

Cagliari - Sassuolo


Each of the three previous Serie A meetings between Cagliari and Sassuolo ended with a draw.

Sassuolo had taken the lead in each of these three previous games against Cagliari.

The Sardinians have scored four goals over their last two league games - as many as they had over the previous six.

Against Cesena, the Sardinians collected their first home win of the season - the last time they won back-to-back games at home was in April 2013.

Sassuolo have lost only one of their last 13 league fixtures, but have drawn three of the last four.

Sassuolo's last seven league games have seen both teams find the net.

Four of the last nine goals conceded by Sassuolo have come in injury time, costing the Neroverdi seven points.

Cagliari have conceded two goals in the opening 15 minutes of a game on four occasions so far in this campaign.

Marco Sau has scored two goals in three league appearances against Sassuolo, including one in the reverse fixture this term.

Simone Zaza has netted three goals in Serie A against Cagliari, one in each game he has played against the sardinians that are his favourite target in the top-flight.

Four of the five goals scored in this campaign by Domenico Berardi have come away from home.


Empoli - Udinese

Udinese lead by seven wins to three in Serie A against Empoli (with seven draws).

The Tuscans have won only one of their last seven games against Udinese in the league.

Udinese have won their last two games against Empoli, without conceding goals.

Empoli have never scored more than two goals against Udinese in Serie A.

Empoli are winless in their last seven league games, though they have drawn six of these games.

The Tuscans have drawn their last four home games 0-0.

Udinese have conceded goals in each of their last 11 league games (a total of 20).

Udinese have already lost 16 points from leading situations - a negative record in this competition.

Manual Pucciarelli has the best shoting accuracy amongst players who've attempted a minimum of 20 shots (70%).

Antonio Di Natale made his Serie A debut when he was at Empoli - he boasts 60 appearances and 18 goals in the top-flight for the Tuscans.


Fiorentina - Roma

These two sides have shared 57 draws so far in Serie a - for both this is an all-time record.

However, Roma have won their last five games against Fiorentina in Serie A.

The Viola have scored only one goal over their last four meetings against Roma in the league.

Fiorentina have won only one of their last five games against Roma at home, and two of the last 11 at the Franchi.

Vincenzo Montella's side have suffered only one defeat over their last eight league games, winning five.

However, Fiorentina have conceded four goals in their last two games at home, after they had shipped only three over the previous seven at their ground.

Roma are unbeaten in their last nine league games, but have drawn four of the last six.

Fiorentina have scored eight goals with their defenders - a league-high.

Alessandro Diamanti has already scored two goals against Roma in Serie A, both at the Olimpico.

Radja Nainggolan has scored a goal in both meetings against Fiorentina since moving to Roma.

Mattia Destro has found the net in five of his last seven Serie A starts.


Inter - Torino

Inter are unbeaten in their last 21 meetings against Torino in Serie A (15W 6D).

Torino's last win against Inter in the top-flight was in February 1994 (2-0).

However, three of the last four meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.

Inter have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven games against Torino at the San Siro.

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last five league fixtures (2W 3D).

Inter have scored in each of their last 10 league games at home (25 goals in the process).

Torino are unbeaten in their last six games, though they've been held to a draw in four of these.

In the last match-day, Torino managed to score three goals in a league game for the first time since last April.

The Granata also scored two goals from open play for the first time in this campaign.

Rodrigo Palacio scored three goals in last season's two meetings against Torino.

In his first game for Torino, Maxi Lopez touched only five balls in 21 minutes - enough to find a last-gasp winner against Cesena.


Juventus - Chievo

Chievo have beaten Juventus only once in 23 previous meetings in Serie A (1-0 in January 2010).

Juve have won their last five league games against Chievo.

In Turin, the Old Lady are unbeaten against Chievo (8W 3D).

Juventus have been trailing only for seven minutes so far in this Serie A campaign (excl. injury time).

Chievo are unbeaten in their last four games on the road (2W 2D) - their longest run since 2009.

Juventus have the best attack of the Serie A season (42 goals scored), Chievo have the worst (only 14).

Only four of Chievo's 14 goals have been scored in the first half.

Juventus have scored the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of play (nine).

Chievo have never scored more than two goals in a single game of this campaign.

Carlos Tevez is the Serie A current top-scorer on 13 goals, and has been involved overall in 18 goals (incl. five assists).

Amongst the teams he's faced so far in Serie A, Chievo are the only one against which Tevez is yet to score a goal.


Lazio - AC Milan

AC Milan have shared 56 draws in Serie A against Lazio - more than against any other opponent.

Lazio have won only two of their last 33 Serie A games against AC Milan, both at home in 2012.

AC Milan have failed to score in only two of their last 15 meetings against lazio.

However, Lazio are unbeaten in their last four home games against the Rossoneri (2W 2D).

Lazio lost their last league game against Napoli, ending their 6-game unbeaten run (3W 3D).

AC Milan are winless in their last four league games (2D 2L).

The Rossoneri's last away win in the league was back in October (3-1 against Verona); since then, they've shared four draws and lost one game away from the San Siro.

AC Milan have scored only 27 goals in the first half of the season - their worst record after 19 rounds since 2006/07.

AC Milan are yet to score their first goal with a sub in this Serie A campaign.

Antonio Candreva has attempted 110 crosses in this competition - more than any other player. But only 14 of these were successful so far.

Miroslav Klose marked his Serie A debut scoring a goal against AC Milan in September 2011.

Giampaolo Pazzini has already scored seven goals in Serie A against Lazio - he hasn't netted more against any other opponent so far.


Napoli - Genoa

Genoa have won only one of their last 10 games against Napoli in the league, seven wins for the Partenopei in the process.

Since the 2011/12 campaign, Napoli have scored an average of 2.7 goals per game against Genoa in Serie A.

Genoa have scored only two goals over their last five visits to Napoli.

Napoli have won three of their last four league fixtures, losing the other against Juventus.

Genoa are winless in their last five league games (2D 3L).

Genoa have recouped 10 points from trailing situations this season - a league-high.

Napoli boast the most shots on target (120), Mattina Perin has made the most saves (67).

Genoa have scored 16 goals with newly signed players - more than any other side.

Dries Mertens has assisted Napoli's last three goals in Serie A.

Gonzalo Higuain has scored three of Napoli's last five goals in this competition.

Iago Falque has found the net in three of the last four match-days of Serie A.


Parma - Cesena

Parma lead by three wins to one in Serie A against Cesena, with three draws.

Neither side have ever scored more than two goals over their previous seven meetings in the top-flight.

Parma and Cesena have lost the most games in this Serie A campaign, respectively 15 and 12.

They also have the two worst defences of this competition: Parma have conceded 41 goals, Cesena 39.

Cesena are the only side amongst Europe's top-5 leagues to have won only one game so far this season (right in the reverse fixture against Parma).

That triumph against Parma was also the only game in which Cesena have kept a clean sheet in this campaign.

Cesena have never scored more than two goals in a game of this Serie A capaign.

Cesena's last away win in Serie A was in December 2011, at the Barbera against Palermo.

Parma have scored only four goals over their last nine league games, never more than one per game.

The Ducali have attempted only six shots on target over the last six match-days of Serie A.

Franco Brienza has scored Cesena's last four goals in Serie A.


Sampdoria - Palermo

Palermo have recorded 19 wins in Serie A against Sampdoria - more than against any other opponent.

Palermo are unbeaten in their last nine games against Sampdoria in Serie A (5W 4D).

Samp have picked-up only one point from their last four games at home against the Rosanero.

Sampdoria have won their last two league games, without conceding goals - previously they had conceded goals for nine games in a row.

Palermo may have scored nine goals over their last four away games - but they haven't won any of those games.

Palermo have dropped 15 points from leading situations - Only Udinese (16) have done worse in this competition.

Sampdoria have drawn five of the seven games in which they've been behind (71%).

Eder's first Serie A goal came against Palermo in September 2010, when he was at Brescia.

Paulo Dybala scored his first two goals in Serie A against Sampdoria, in November 2012.

21 of Palermo's 31 total goals in this Serie A have seen at least one of Paulo Dybala or Franco Vazquez involved.


Verona - Atalanta

Verona are unbeaten in their last four meetings against Atalanta (3W 1D).

Verona have had the better in their last three games against Atalanta at the Bentegodi.

However, Atalanta have managed to score in each of their last six league games in Verona.

Verona won their last home game against Parma (3-1) - previously they had taken just one point from five games at the Bentegodi.

Atalanta are unbeaten in their last four league games (1W 3D).

The away win against AC Milan in the last match-day arrived after eight consecutive winless games away from home for the Bergamaschi (4D 4L).

Atalanta have found the net in both their last two away games, after they had failed to score in the previous seven.

Atalanta are fifth in this competition for number of crosses attempted (460), though they've scored only two goals from a cross (a league-low).

Mauricio Pinilla has had 13 headed attempts so far - more than any other Serie A player.

Nenê scored against Atalanta the first of his three braces in Serie A, in November 2009 when he was at Cagliari.


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