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Jon Riley 6th Dec 2012 - 13:03

Serie A Opta Facts - Week 16

 

Atalanta v Parma

  • Atalanta and Parma have met 30 times in Serie A so far: the Ducali lead by 11 wins to seven (D12).
  • However, Parma have had the better only once over their last seven Serie A meetings against Atalanta (1-0 at the Tardini in March 2010).
  • The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last seven home meetings against Parma (W4, D3).
  • Stefano Colantuono's side have lost their last three league games, previously they had won three in a row.
  • Parma have won just one of their last five league fixtures (1-0 against Inter), two draws and two losses complete their recent record.
  • Parma have the second-worst defence away from home: 15 goals conceded away from the Tardini, only Chievo have shipped more goals on the road (18).
  • Atalanta are yet to concede their first goal from outside the box from open play this season.
  • Parma have attempted 38 headed shots - a Serie A-high, but only four of those have found the back of the net.
  • Roberto Donadoni's side are the only one team yet to concede a headed goal so far in this campaign.
  • Maxi Moralez has scored two braces in Serie A, one of which came against Parma, in October 2011.
  • German Denis has already had 25 shots off target, only Kevin-Prince Boateng has had more (33).

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Bologna v Lazio

  • These two sides have met 118 times in the top-flight: the record is perfectly even, with both Bologna and Lazio winning 44 times (D30).
  • Bologna and Lazio have shared the points only once over their last 13 league meetings, a goalless draw in November 2009.
  • The last draw at the Dall'Ara was in February 1990 (1-1); since then they've shared seven wins each in Bologna.
  • Lazio are unbeaten in their last four games (three wins and a draw), but have taken just one point from their last three games on the road.
  • Vladimir Petkovic's side haven't scored a single goal over these last three away games in Serie A.
  • Bologna have alternated between a win and a loss over the last four match-days, a run which started with a defeat at Torino, and continued until last Sunday's home win against Atalanta.
  • Lazio have won only 180 fouls so far, fewer than any other side in the competition.
  • Lazio have scored the most goals before half time (17), but at the same time the Biancocelesti have netted the joint-fewest after the break (seven, alongside Pescara).
  • Alberto Gilardino has conceded the most fouls without being booked (20) in Serie A this season.
  • Senad Lulic has scored four goals in Serie A so far, the first came against Bolona in October 2011.
  • Hernanes scored his first ever Serie A goal against the Felsinei, in September 2010.

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Cagliari v Chievo

  • This will be the 15th meeting between these two sides in Serie A: Chievo lead by five wins to three, with six draws completing the form.
  • Cagliari have won just one of their last seven meetings against Chievo, in Febrary 2011, since then there have been three draws and three wins for the Gialloblu.
  • The Sardinians are winless over their last five league games (three losses and two draws), prior to that they had won four games in a row.
  • Last Sunday against Genoa, Chievo recorded their first away win of this campaign, following a run of six consecutive defeats away from the Bentegodi.
  • Chievo have conceded goals in each of their last eight away games, the last time they kept a clean sheet in Serie A was at Cagliari's ground, back in April (0-0).
  • Cagliari and Chievo are two of the three Serie A sides yet to concede a goal from a penalty this season, Napoli are the other.
  • Chievo have scored the most goals from the penalty spot in this campaign (four).
  • Alberto Paloschi has scored four goals in this Serie A campaign, from a total of just five shots attempted in four appearances.
  • Sergio Pellissier has failed to score in his last 10 Serie A appearances against Cagliari in the top-flight.

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Torino v AC Milan

  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last nine league meetings against Torino (six wins and three draws).
  • Over these last nine games, AC Milan have scored 20 goals, conceding only four.
  • Since 1986/87, Torino have beaten AC Milan only once in 30 meetings (1-0 in November 2001).
  • The Granata have won just one of their last nine league games, 1-0 against Bologna, losing four times in the process.
  • AC Milan have won back-to-back games for the first time in this campaign; the last time they won three league games in a row was back in May.
  • The Rossoneri have scored and conceded goals in each of their last nine away games between this and last Serie A season.
  • AC Milan are the only side of this competition yet to score a headed goal.
  • Torino have conceded only three goals before half-time, fewer than any other side in this Serie A campaign.
  • AC Milan have recorded the highest passing accuracy so far in this competition (86.4%).
  • In their last game, a 3-1 win against Catania, Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his first goal of the season: he had taken 44 shots before finding the net.

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Inter v Napoli

  • Inter and Napoli have played 132 times in Serie A: the Nerazzurri lead by 61 wins to 40 (D31).
  • However, Napoli won both meetings last season, without conceding a single goal.
  • Napoli's win in their last meeting at the San Siro ended a run of eight consecutive wins for the Nerazzurri against the Partenopei at home.
  • Inter have drawn the fewest games in this Serie A campaign (only one, 2-2 against Cagliari).
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last five league games (three wins, two draws).
  • Walter Mazzarri's side have hit the woodwork most often since the start of this Serie A campaign (10).
  • Inter have recorded the highest shooting accuracy so far this season in Serie A (49.3%).
  • Against Inter, back in August 2007, Gökhan Inler made his Serie A debut; last Sunday against Pescara, Inler scored his first ever Serie A brace.
  • Goran Pandev played for Inter for two seasons, between 2009 and 2011, scoring only five goals in 46 league appearances.
  • Pandev has already netted eight goals over his 40 league appearances for Napoli, but has failed to find the net in his last five league games.
  • Antonio Cassano has scored just one goal in Serie A against Napoli, in September 2010 when he was at Sampdoria.
  • Diego MIlito has made 89 touches in the opposition box so far, only Juve's Sebastian Giovinco has managed more (92).

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Palermo v Juventus

  • Palermo and Juventus have met 48 times in Serie A so far: the Old Lady lead by 27 wins to 10 (D11).
  • However, six of the Sicilians' wins have come over their last nine meetings played since 2008.
  • These two sides haven't shared a draw over their last 13 league meetings: seven wins for the Rosanero, six for the Bianconeri, who had the better in both fixtures last season, without conceding a goal.
  • Last Sunday against Inter, Palermo lost their seventh league game of this campaign, the sixth without scoring.
  • Juventus have not conceded more than a single goal in their last 20 games on the road in Serie A.
  • Juventus have been caught offside 50 times in this campaign - a league-high.
  • The Bianconeri boast the best attack of this competition (32 goals).
  • Fabrizio Miccoli has already scored four goals in Serie A against Juventus; he spent the 2003/04 season with the Bianconeri, scoring eight goals in 25 league appearances.
  • Claudio Marchisio has already scored two goals in Serie A against seven different teams, with Palermo being one of these.
  • Only Borja Valero and Marek Hamsik (six apiece) have more assists that Franco Brienza (five) in this competition.
  • Andrea Pirlo remains the player with the most passes made (1024) and received (844) in Serie A this season.

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Pescara v Genoa

  • Pescara and Genoa have met only four times so far in Serie A: the Grifoni are unbeaten in light of three wins and a draw.
  • Pescara have lost their last four league games, conceding 13 goals in the process and scoring only two.
  • Genoa have lost seven of their last eight league games, in between they only managed to beat Atalanta.
  • Genoa have already conceded six headed goals this season - a competition-high.
  • Pescara have the worst attack of this campaign (only 10 goals scored).
  • Pescara's only player with more than a single goal scored is Vladimir Weiss: three goals from a total of only nine shots attempted over his 12 league appearances this term.
  • Pescara also have the worst defence, having already conceded 30 goals.
  • Genoa have the third-worst defence, with 26 goals conceded.
  • The Grifoni have conceded the most goals in the last 15 minutes of play so far in this Serie A campaign (10).
  • Despite losing 5-1 in their last game against Napoli, Mattia Perin remains the ‘keeper with the most saves in this competition (61).

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Roma v Fiorentina

  • Roma had notched-up 12 wins and four draws at home against Fiorentina, before losing their last meeting at the Olimpico 2-1 back in April.
  • Fiorentina have kept only one clean sheet in their last 32 trips to Roma's ground - a goalless draw in April 1990.
  • Roma are the only side of this Serie A campaign to have scored in each of the games they have played so far this season.
  • Roma are on a run of three wins in a row for the first time under manager Zdenek Zeman; the last time the Giallorossi won four consecutive league games was back in January.
  • Roma have scored the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of play (six goals), while Fiorentina are yet to concede a goal before the 17th minute.
  • Roma have dropped the most points from leading situations (14), losing four and drawing two of the games in which they have been ahead.
  • Both Fiorentina and Roma have drawn against each other more times than against any other Serie A opponent (57).
  • Despite being held to a draw in their last two games against Torino and Sampdoria, Vincenzo Montella's side are unbeaten in their last nine league games - currently the longest unbeaten run in Serie A.
  • Roma are the most prolific side from open play this season (24 goals), while Fiorentina have scored the most from set piece situations (11).
  • Luca Toni has already scored three goals in Serie A against Roma; for the Giallorossi, he played 15 league games in 2009/10, scoring five goals.

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Sampdoria v Udinese

  • This will be the 63rd meeting in Serie A between Sampdoria and Udinese in Serie A: the Blucerchiati lead by 26 wins to 17 (D19).
  • Udinese have won just one of their last seven Serie A meetings against Sampdoria, the last one in February 2011.
  • Samp are unbeaten at home in their last seven league meetings against Udinese (three wins, four draws).
  • After losing seven games in a row, Sampdoria have taken seven points from their last three league games.
  • Udinese got back to winnig ways on Sunday against Cagliari, after a run of four draws and a loss.
  • Udinese have the best conversion rate in the league: 15.9%, with an average of one goal scored every 6.3 shots.
  • Maxi Lopez has already scored two goals in four games against Udinese in Serie A; against the Friulani, the Argentine striker made his Serie A debut.
  • Maxi Lopez scored his last goal in Serie A back in September, failing to score in his last six appearances since then,
  • Antonio Di Natale has already scored six goals in Serie A against Sampdoria, but never more than a single goal per game against them.

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Siena v Catania

  • Siena and Catania have met 10 times in Serie A so far: seven of these meetings have ended as draws, with Siena leading by two wins to one.
  • Catania have always scored at Siena's ground: the record in Tuscany is perfectly even, with one win each and three draws.
  • Siena have won just two of their last 10 league games, losing five times (including their last game against Roma last Sunday).
  • Catania have lost their last two games, against Palermo and AC Milan, both by 3-1; previously, they had notched-up two wins and two draws.
  • Catania`s last away win in the league came back in February, against Siena.
  • This meeting will see the team who has scored the most goals from direct free-kicks (Catania, three), playing against that with the most goals conceded from direct free-kicks (Siena, also three).
  • Catania have gained seven points from trailing situations, as result of two wins and a draw after falling behind - currently no side has a better record from trailing situations in Serie A.
  • Siena have attempted the fewest shots in this Serie A campaign (only 96).
  • Over the last eight Serie A match-days, Siena have scored only six goals, all by different players.

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