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Eden Jon 23rd Apr 2015 - 12:35

Serie A Opta Stats: April 25/26

Serie A 2014/15 - Week 32

Atalanta - Empoli

  • Empoli have won only twice against Atalanta in Serie A (five draws, four defeats).
  • In nine of these 11 Serie A meetings, at least one team has failed to score (four goalless draws).
  • Atalanta are unbeaten in their five Serie A encounters at home against Empoli (W3 D2).
  • After two consecutive goalless draws, the Nerazzurri have both scored and conceded goals in each of their last four league games.
  • Empoli have won only once over their last seven Serie A fixtures: four draws, two losses.
  • The Tuscans have shipped eight goals in their last three league games, as many as they had conceded over the previous 12 fixtures.
  • Atalanta have drawn 0-0 six times, more than any other Serie A side this season (one more than Empoli). The reverse fixture ended in a goalless draw.
  • Empoli (one) and Atalanta (two, like Torino) have scored the fewest goals from outside the box in this Serie A campaign.
  • Germán Denis has scored in both his last two appearances (three goals in total): the last time he found the net in three consecutive Serie A games was in November 2011.
  • Mirko Valdifiori has provided the most assists from set pieces in this Serie A (six, all from corners).

Fiorentina - Cagliari

  • This will be the 70th match between Fiorentina and Cagliari in Serie A: the Viola lead by 29 wins to 19.
  • Cagliari have won only three times away to Fiorentina in Serie A, the last in April 1972: since then, there have been 21 wins for the hosts and five draws.
  • The Tuscans have failed to score in only one of their last 20 home league clashes with Cagliari (a 0-0 draw in May 2012).
  • The Viola have failed to score in their last two league games: the last time it happened was in the opening two match-days of this Serie A campaign.
  • Fiorentina lost against Verona at the Franchi last Monday, after an eight-game unbeaten streak at home in the league (W4 D4).
  • Cagliari are without a win in the last 11 match-days, currently the longest winless streak among Serie A sides.
  • The Sardinians are also the only side that has failed to keep a clean sheet over the last 16 Serie A match-days.
  • Fiorentina have failed to convert each of the four penalties taken so far - no side has wasted so many penalty kicks this season across the top-5 European leagues.
  • Cagliari have conceded the most goals in the top-5 Euro leagues this term, 61.
  • Matías Fernández scored his last two Serie A goals in the reverse fixture against Cagliari: the Sardinians are the only side against whom he has netted more than one goal.
  • Zeljko Brkic is the Serie A goalkeeper who has played the most games without keeping a clean sheet this season (14).

Genoa - Cesena

  • Eight of the 17 Serie A meetings between these two teams have ended in a draw: six wins for Genoa and three for Cesena complete the record.
  • Both sides have scored at least one goal in seven out of eight Serie A games between these two teams at Genoa's home ground.
  • Cesena's last win away to Genoa in Serie A came in November 1989: since then, they have collected one draw and two defeats.
  • Genoa have won their last two home league games (both by 2-0); they have not obtained three wins in a row at the Marassi in Serie A since November 2013.
  • Cesena are winless in the last six Serie A matchdays (four draws, two losses).
  • However, Cesena have drawn their last three away league games: the last they have been unbeaten for four consecutive Serie A fixtures on the road was in April 1990 (four draws).
  • Genoa's last 13 league goals have all been scored from open play.
  • Cesena have scored only one goal in the opening 15 minutes of play: no side has netted fewer in the same period in this Serie A season.
  • No midfielder has scored more goals than Iago Falque in Serie A since January 1st 2015 (seven).
  • Franco Brienza has bagged three goals in eight Serie A games against Genoa: only against Cagliari (five) has he netted more in the Italian top-flight.

Inter - Roma

  • Inter Milan and Roma have met 163 times so far in Serie A: the Nerazzurri lead by 69 wins to 47.
  • Inter's last win in Serie A against Roma came in February 2011: since then, they have drawn three times and lost four times.
  • Roma have won both their last two league games at the San Siro against Inter: they have never won three consecutive away Serie A matches against the Nerazzurri.
  • Inter have scored 264 league goals against the Giallorossi, more than against any other side; Roma, on their side, have netted the most goals against the Milanese club (210).
  • Inter have not won any of their last four home league games (D3 L1) - the last time they were winless for five consecutive Serie A fixtures at home was back in March 2012.
  • The Nerazzurri have not conceded goals in their last two games: they have not yet managed to keep three consecutive clean sheets in this Serie A season.
  • Roma have drawn 10 of their last 14 Serie A games (W3 L1): seven of these have ended 1-1.
  • Roma have conceded 61% of their goals in the second half of play, the highest percentage in this Serie A season.
  • Mauro Icardi has scored seven of Inter's last 14 home league goals.
  • Francesco Totti has scored six goals in the last five league games in which he has faced Samir Handanovic (including a brace in the last meeting between Roma and Inter at the San Siro).

Lazio - Chievo

  • Chievo have won only one of their last 11 league meetings against Lazio, losing six times in the process.
  • Chievo have never managed to score more than once per game over these 11 clashes (five goals scored in total by the Venetians).
  • However, prior to their 3-0 win in last season's match, Lazio were winless in eight consecutive home league games against Chievo (D5 L3).
  • Lazio have won their last four Serie A games at the Olimpico, scoring 12 goals and conceding just one.
  • Lazio conceded two goals in their last Serie A game (last Saturday vs Juventus), as many as they had shipped in the previous eight.
  • Chievo have alternated between a defeat and a win in their last six league fixtures on the road, winning the last one at Cesena.
  • The Venetians have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven Serie A games.
  • Lazio have scored the most goals following a cross in this Serie A season (14), while Chievo have conceded the fewest (four).
  • Antonio Candreva has found the net in each of his last four home league games.
  • Sergio Pellissier has scored seven goals in 18 Serie A meetings against Lazio, his joint-favourite opponent in the top-flight.
  • Pellissier has scored in back-to-back Serie A games for the first time since April 2012.

Napoli - Sampdoria

  • There have been 109 Serie A meetings between Napoli and Sampdoria so far: the most frequent result is the draw, which has occurred 40 times; 36 wins for the Partenopei and 33 for the Blucerchiati complete the record.
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last seven Serie A encounters with Sampdoria: five wins and two draws.
  • Sampdoria have failed to score in each of their last six Serie A games away to Napoli (D1 L5).
  • Napoli have won their last two Serie A games (both by 3-0). Prior to these, they were winless in the previous five league matchdays.
  • Napoli have not conceded goals in the last two league fixtures: they have not kept three clean sheets in a row in Serie A since September 2012.
  • Sampdoria have drawn 14 Serie A games this season: only Empoli (16) have shared the points more times in the Italian top-flight this term.
  • Napoli have scored the most goals from inside the box in this Serie A (49).
  • 15 of Sampdoria's 18 away goals in this Serie A season have come in the second half.
  • Napoli have been behind six times at the San Paolo in this Serie A, but they have recouped eight points from trailing situations in home games - no side has done better so far.
  • Duván Zapata and Éder have both scored in each of the last two Serie A meetings between Napoli and Sampdoria.
  • Marek Hamsik has created 14 big goalscoring chances so far, more than any other player in this Serie A season.

Parma - Palermo

  • Prior to their 1-2 defeat in the reverse fixture, Parma were unbeaten in their previous five Serie A meetings against Palermo (W4 D1).
  • Seven of the last eight Serie A matches between Parma and Palermo (including each of the last four) have seen both teams score at least one goal.
  • Parma are unbeaten against Palermo at home in the top-flight: eight games, four wins for the hosts and as many draws.
  • Parma have won their last two home league games, without conceding any goals.
  • Palermo have won their last two league games - the last time they won three in a row in Serie A was in November 2010.
  • Parma have been ahead in only eight Serie A games so far - a league-low this season - but have won five of these.
  • Only Real Madrid (26) have hit the woodwork more times than Palermo (18) across the top-5 European leagues this season.
  • The Sicilians have scored 22 goals in the opening 30 minutes of play, a league-high this term.
  • Last Sunday, Ishak Belfodil found the net after 45 Serie A games (2276 minutes played) without scoring. His previous goal had come right against Palermo on May 19th 2013.
  • Paulo Dybala has become the first player to reach the double figures for both goals (13) and assists (10) in this Serie A season.

Torino - Juventus

  • This will be the 140th Turin Derby in Serie A: Juventus lead by 64 wins to 34 so far.
  • No side has beaten Torino more times than Juventus (64) in the Italian top-flight.
  • Torino are winless in their last 17 Serie A meetings against Juventus: their last success came in April 1995, since then they have drawn four times and lost 13 times.
  • Moreover, the Old Lady have won each of their last seven league clashes against the Granata.
  • Prior to Bruno Peres' goal in the reverse fixture, Torino had failed to score in 10 consecutive league derbies against the Bianconeri.
  • Torino are unbeaten in the last four Serie A match-days: two wins followed by two draws.
  • Torino have never repeated the same result twice in a row over their last 11 home league games - their last match at the Olimpico ended in a draw (against Roma).
  • Juventus have conceded just one goal over their last six league fixtures.
  • Only Lazio (10) have scored more headed goals than Torino (nine) in this Serie A season. Juve, on their side, have conceded a league-high 27% of headed goals.
  • Fabio Quagliarella has scored 12 leage goals this season, and he's only one goal away from his best tally in the Italian top-flight (13, recorded in seasons 2006/07 and 2008/09).
  • Carlos Tévez is Serie A topscorer on 18 goals, one fewer than those scored last season in the Italian top-flight.
  • Last 10 Turin derbies in Serie A have seen eight red cards (five for Torino).

Udinese - Milan

  • This will be the 80th Serie A match between these two sides: AC Milan have won 36 times so far, losing in 13 occasions; 30 draws complete the record.
  • However, Udinese and AC Milan have not shared the points in any of their last six Serie A encounters: four wins for the Rossoneri, two for the Bianconeri.
  • Udinese have lost only one of their last six home league matches against AC Milan, winning four of these.
  • Udinese are without a win in their last six Serie A games: four draws and two defeats.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in the last four match-days: two wins followed by as many draws.
  • Prior to their 0-0 in the derby against Inter, the Rossoneri had both scored and conceded goals in each of their previous five league fixtures.
  • Udinese have recouped the most points from trailing situations (15), while AC Milan have lost the most after being ahead (21).
  • Antonio Di Natale has scored 12 goals against AC Milan in the league, only against Roma and Lazio (13 apiece) has he netted more in Serie A.
  • Di Natale has found the net in each of his last three home league meetings against AC Milan.
  • Jérémy Menez has netted three goals against Udinese, including a brace in the reverse fixture: only against Parma has he scored more in Serie A.

Verona - Sassuolo

  • The previous three Serie A meetings between these two sides have seen two wins for Verona and one for Sassuolo.
  • They have also met four times in Serie B before: Verona have won twice, Sassuolo once (one draw complete the record).
  • Verona have not repeated the same result twice in a row over their last nine Serie A games: they won 1-0 in their last match, last Monday away to Fiorentina.
  • Verona have conceded six goals in their last two home league games, as many as they had shipped in the previous six at the Bentegodi.
  • Sassuolo have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four Serie A fixtures (W1 D1 L2).
  • Eusebio Di Francesco's side have picked up only two points over their last seven league games away from home, losing each of the last four.
  • Eight penalties have been awarded to Sassuolo (seven converted): only AC Milan (nine) have taken more penalty kicks in this Serie A season.
  • Domenico Berardi has scored four of Sassuolo's last six Serie A goals, including each of the last three.
  • Simone Zaza has not scored any goals in his last eight league appearances: if he fails to score in this match, he will equal his longest goalscoring drought in Serie A (nine games from December 2013 to March 2014).
  • Rafael has saved four penalties over the last two Serie A seasons, only Samir Handanovic (seven) has done better in this period.


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