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Simon Gott 14th Mar 2013 - 21:41

Serie A Opta Facts - Week 29

 

 

Bologna - Juventus

 

  • This will be the 134th meeting between Bologna and Juventus in Serie A: the Bianconeri lead by 63 wins to 23, with 47 draws.
  • Bologna have drawn more games against Juve than against any other Serie A opponent.
  • Bologna have won only one of their last 22 meetings against the Old Lady (2-0 in February 2011), with eight draws and 13 losses.
  • Prior to their defeat in the reverse fixture, Bologna had gone unbeaten for four games against Juve (three draws and a win).
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their last 10 visits to Bologna in Serie A (6W 4D).
  • Bologna have won their last three league fixtures - the last time they won four in a row in Serie A was in May 1967.
  • Bologna are unbeaten in their last five games at the Dall'Ara (3W 2D), and have averaged 2.5 goals scored per game in the process.
  • Juve have conceded only five goals over the course of their last nine games and never more than one per game.
  • Juventus have lost only two of their last 32 games on the road in Serie A.
  • Buffon & co have kept 13 clean sheets in this campaign - a league-high this season.
  • Saphir Sliti Taider has scored two goals so far in Serie A, with the first coming against Juventus in the reverse fixture in Turin.

 

Catania - Udinese

 

  • The record in Serie A between Catania and Udinese is perfectly even: nine wins apiece and three draws.
  • However, Catania have won just one of their last 10 meetings against Udinese in the top-flight, losing six times in the process.
  • These two sides have shared only one draw so far in Catania, with six wins for the hosts and three for the visitors.
  • Catania have lost their last two games, against Inter and Juventus - the last time they lost three in a row in the league was in December 2009.
  • Losing to Inter, Catania saw their five-game unbeaten run at home come to an end (4W 1D).
  • Udinese have never scored more than a single goal in any of their last eight Serie A fixtures (five in total).
  • Against Pescara, Udinese recorded their third away win of the current campaign, equalling their record for last season after 14 games on the road.
  • Udinese have misplaced the most passes in this Serie A: 2344 (on average 84 per game).
  • Antonio Di Natale has scored nine goals in 11 games against Catania, including a brace in the reverse fixture, but he has found the back of the net only once so far in Sicily.

 


Fiorentina - Genoa

 

  • Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last six meetings against Genoa in the league, registering four wins and keeping four clean sheets in the process.
  • The Viola have scored in each of their last 10 meetings against Genoa (17 goals in total).
  • Genoa are winless in their last 14 trips to Florence in the league (5D 9L).
  • The Grifoni have lost their last six Serie A games at the Franchi, failing to score in the last four.
  • Fiorentina have won four of their last six league fixtures, losing the other two.
  • Vincenzo Montella's side have won their last three home games, scoring eight goals in total.
  • After a run of five unbeaten games, Genoa have now lost their last two against Roma and AC Milan.
  • Away from home, the Grifoni are winless in their last seven fixtures in the league (4D 3L).
  • Fiorentina have scored 10 goals from outside the box in open play - more than any other Serie A side.
  • Luca Toni has scored three goals in his two Serie A appearances against Genoa, two for Roma and one for Juventus.
  • Eight of Fiorentina's last 10 goals have been scored by either Adem Ljajic or Stevan Jovetic (four apiece).

 

 

AC Milan - Palermo


  • The 2-2 result in the reverse fixture between these two sides was the first draw between these two sides after 10 games in which they had won five apiece in Serie A.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last three meetings against Palermo, and have scored an average of three goals per game in the process.
  • AC Milan have won 21 of their 25 meetings against Palermo at the San Siro, losing only on two occasions and failing to score on three.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 10 league fixtures (7W 3D), keeping four clean sheets in the process.
  • Over the 10 match-days played in 2013, the Rossoneri have picked up the most points in Serie A: 24, six more than Juventus.
  • AC Milan haven't drawn any of their last 17 home games, winning the last seven (scoring, on average, 2.3 goals per game).
  • Palermo are now without a win in 14 Serie A games (7D 7L).
  • Palermo are yet to win an away game in the league this season.
  • Mario Balotelli has already scored three goals in two appearances against Palermo in Serie A - more than against any other opponent.
  • Since his debut for the Rossoneri, Balotelli has mustered  22 shots, more than any other player in this competition in the same time period.

 


Napoli - Atalanta

 

  • Atalanta are unbeaten in their last three meetings against Napoli in Serie A, winning two.
  • In their last meeting at the San Paolo, Atalanta scored three goals, as many as they had netted over their 13 previous games combined at Napoli's ground.
  • Napoli have won only two of their last seven home meetings against Atalanta; prior to that run the Partenopei had never lost in 23 meetings against the Orobici at the San Paolo.
  • Napoli are winless in their last five Serie A fixtures: four draws, followed by last Sunday's loss against Chievo.
  • Atalanta have now won back to back games in the league - the last time they won three in a row was back in November.
  • Atalanta have won two of their last three away games, and haven't drawn any of their last nine games on the road.
  • Napoli have scored only one goal in total in the last four Serie A match-days.
  • Edinson Cavani has scored five goals in his last five appearances against Atalanta, but has failed to score in his last six league games, his longest scoring drought since coming to Napoli.
  • El Matador has failed to convert seven of the 19 penalties he has taken since his arrival in Napoli, including just two out of six this season.
  • Atalanta's last six goals in the league have all come as a result of braces: Marko Livaja vs Roma, Giacomo Bonvantura vs Siena and Germán Denis last Sunday against Pescara.

 

 

Pescara - Chievo

 

  • The only previous meeting between these two sides came in the reverse fixture won by Chievo 2-0 back in October.
  • Pescara have collected only one point from their last nine league games (1-1 vs Palermo).
  • Pescara have lost their last four games at home, conceding eight goals in the process and scoring only two.
  • Pescara have failed to score in three of their last four Serie A fixtures.
  • Before beating Napoli, Chievo had taken only one point from their previous five Serie A fixtures.
  • Chievo have lost their last three away games in Serie A, and haven't drawn any of their last 14 games on the road.
  • Pescara have the worst attack (only 21 goals scored) and the worst defence (56 goals conceded) so far in this campaign.
  • These two sides have shipped the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of play this season: nine for Pescara and eight for Chievo.
  • Alberto Paloschi has failed to score in his last five league appearances, his longest scoring drought so far this season.

 

 

Roma - Parma

 

  • Before losing 3-2 in the reverse fixture at the Tardini, Roma had stayed unbeaten in 12 meetings against Parma (10W 2D).
  • Parma scored three goals in their last game against Roma, as many as they had netted over the course of their previous 11 meetings against the Giallorossi.
  • Roma are unbeaten at home against Parma in the top-flight since 1996/97, a run of 14 games (11W 3D).
  • Roma are unbeaten in their last four league fixtures: three wins, followed by last Saturday's draw at Udinese.
  • Roma have lost only one of their last eight home meetings, and have won their last two games at the Olimpico.
  • The Giallorossi have scored in each of their last 33 home games (netting on average 2.2 goals per game); the last team to keep a clean sheet at Roma's ground was AC Milan in May 2011.
  • Parma got back to winning ways last Sunday against Torino, after failing to win for eight match-days (3D 5L).
  • Away from home, the Ducali have lost three of their last four league games.
  • Francesco Totti has scored 16 goals in Serie A against Parma, more than against any other side in Serie A.
  • Amauri, who scored a hat-trick last Sunday against Torino, has already netted two braces against Roma in Serie A.

 

 

Sampdoria - Inter

 

  • Inter have won 68 games in Serie A against Sampdoria, only against Roma they have picked up more victories (69).
  • Inter are unbeaten in their last four games against Samp, who have won only once in their last 17 meetings against the Nerazzurri in the league.
  • The last two games at the Marassi have seen each side win once; prior to that, Samp had beaten Inter only once in eight home meetings in the league.
  • Last Sunday's defeat against Cagliari ended a run of six games unbeaten for Samp in Serie A (4W 2D).
  • The Blucerchiati have won their last four league games at home, scoring 12 goals in the process.
  • Delio Rossi's side have conceded only one goal in total in their last five home games.
  • Inter have won only three of their last 12 Serie A fixtures (4D 5L).
  • Inter's recent come-back win from 2-0 down against Catania ended a negative run in which the Nerazzurri had taken only one point from seven away games in the league.
  • Antonio Cassano made 96 league appearances for Sampdoria, scoring 35 goals and providing 27 assists.

 


Siena - Cagliari

 

  • Siena and Cagliari have met 15 times in the top-flight: the record is perfectly even with five wins apiece and five draws.
  • The record in their recent meetings is also balanced, with two wins each and two draws.
  • The Sardinians scored four goals in the reverse fixture, as many as they had netted in total in their eight previous meetings against the Tuscans.
  • Siena are unbeaten at home against Cagliari (4W 3D).
  • Siena have drawn only one of their last 14 Serie A fixtures (4W 9L).
  • The Tuscans have won three of their last four home games, and haven't drawn any of their last nine at their ground.
  • Cagliari have lost only one of their last nine games in the league, winning five.
  • Cagliari lost their last away game, after taking seven points from their three previous games on the road.
  • Before losing 3-0 in their last game away at Bologna, Cagliari had scored in each of their previous 11 away games in the league this season.
  • Since his arrival at Siena in January, Innocent Emeghara has scored five goals from only six shots on target in the league.
  • Eight of Siena's last nine goals have been scored by either Emeghara (five) or Alessandro Rosina (three).

 

 

Torino - Lazio

 

  • Lazio are on a run of nine unbeaten games against Torino in Serie A (4W 5D), and have lost only one of their last 15 meetings against the Granata in the top-flight.
  • Torino have lost five of their last seven home meetings against Lazio, winning one; prior to that, the Granata had lost five in 43 games at home against Lazio.
  • Torino have won only one of their last seven league games (3D 3L).
  • However, the Granata are unbeaten in their last five game at home (3W 2D), and have kept three clean sheets in the process.
  • Lazio have won only one of their last eight Serie A fixtures, losing five in the process.
  • Taking into account only the last eight match-days, Lazio would be 19th in the Serie A table on five points, with only Pescara doing even worse.
  • Lazio have lost their last three away games, conceding on average three goals per game.
  • Lazio have won only one of their last nine away games, failing to score in six of these fixtures.
  • Torino have already taken part in six goalless draws this season - a record amongst the top five European leagues.
  • Lazio have won only one of their eight league games played without Miroslav Klose in this campaign, losing five.

 

 

 

 
 
 

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