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Eden Jon 8th Jan 2015 - 12:21

Serie A Opta Stats: Jan 10 -11

Week 18 - Serie A 2014/15


Atalanta - Chievo

  • Neither side has scored more than two goals in any of the last 12 meetings between the two.
  • Atalanta beat Chievo in both fixtures last season, having previously won just one in eight against them betweem 2008 and 2013.
  • These two sides have shared just one draw in their nine Serie A meetings in Bergamo.
  • Atalanta have won just one of their last 10 league games.
  • Atalanta have scored six goals in their last two home games - as many as they netted in the previous eight.
  • Chievo have won their last two away games. They've never won three away games in a row in Serie A.
  • Chievo have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five league games.
  • Atalanta (5) and Chievo (4) are the two sides that have scored the fewest goals before half-time in Serie A this season.
  • Mauricio Pinilla scored his last Serie A goal against Chievo, back in October when he was at Genoa.
  • Valter Birsa made his Serie A debut against Atalanta in September 2011.He also scored a goal against them in February 2013, when he was at Torino.

Cagliari - Cesena

  • Cagliari and Cesena have met 16 times in Serie A - the Sardinians have won only once, but this was in their last meeting in March 2012.
  • Five of the eight previous meetings in Sardinia have ended in a draw (three by 0-0).
  • The Sardinians have scored four goals across their last two meetings with Cesena, after scoring none in the previous six against them.
  • Cagliari's last win was back in October - the Sardinians have collected just one point from their last five fixtures.
  • In fact, over the last five match-days Cagliari have managed to score only one goal.
  • Cagliari's last home win was in April against Parma - since then, they've lost six and drawn three at their ground.
  • Cesena have conceded 17 goals from set-piece situations this season (10 following a corner kick).
  • Cagliari have conceded the most goals in the first half (23), while Cesena have let in the most after the break (21).
  • None of Cagliari's current players has ever scored in Serie A against Cesena.
  • Cesena's last away win in Serie A came in December 2011 - since then they've recorded five draws and 15 losses on the road.
  • Franco Brienza has scored four goals in Serie A against Cagliari - more than against any other opponent.

Fiorentina - Palermo

  • Palermo have failed to score in their last three Serie A meetings with Fiorentina.
  • There has been just one draw in the last 12 league meetings between these sides.
  • The same result has not occurred twice in a row across the last 10 meetings between these sides in Florence. The Tuscans won the last match 1-0 in May 2013.
  • Fiorentina's 1-0 defeat against Parma last Tuesday ended their five-game unbeaten run.
  • Fiorentina have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four home games against the Rosanero.
  • Fiorentina's last three league games at home have seen a total of just three goals.
  • Palermo are unbeaten in the last nine Serie A match-days - the longest current unbeaten streak in the league.
  • The Rosanero have recorded a win and three draws in their last four games on the road - they've not gone five unbeaten away from home since March 2005.
  • Palermo have scored a league-high 20 goals in the first-half this season.
  • Enzo Maresca scored four goals for the Viola in 2004/05 - he only scored more goals in a single Serie A campaign once, in 2002/03 at Piacenza.
  • Paulo Dybala's brace against Cagliari took his total to nine goals for the season - only Carlos Tevez has more (11).
  • With the brace scored last Tuesday against Cagliari, Paulo Dybala took his goal scoring record to nine goals for the season - only Carlos Tevez has more (11).

Verona - Parma

  • This will be the 13th Serie A meeting between Verona and Parma - the record is evenly matched with five wins apiece and two draws.
  • However, Verona have won two of their last three games against the Ducali.
  • These two sides have never drawn at the Bentegodi - four wins for the hosts and two for the visitors so far.
  • Verona have found the net in five of their six previous home games against Parma.
  • Verona have won only one of their last 11 league games, failing to score in the last two.
  • Verona have lost each of their last three home games - they've not lost four in a row at the Bentegodi since February 1979.
  • Parma started the year with a 1-0 win over Fiorentina - the Ducali had taken just one point from their previous six league games.
  • The Ducali have lost their last six away fixtures, conceding 17 goals in the process.
  • Verona remain the only side yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes of play.
  • The next will be the 10th goal against Parma for Luca Toni in Serie A.
  • Antonio Cassano has scored two goals in Serie A against Verona: one was last year, the other was his first goal for Roma in January 2002.

Inter - Genoa

  • These two sides have met 94 times in Serie A: Inter lead by 47 wins to 18.
  • Inter have won only one of their last four games against Genoa in the league (D2 L1).
  • In Serie A, Genoa's last win away to Inter was in March 1994.
  • The last four meetings at the San Siro has seen an average of five goals per game.
  • However, Genoa have failed to score in 25 of the 47 games played in Milan.
  • Genoa have picked up just one point from their last three league games.
  • Inter have won only one of their last six home games (D3 L2), and conceded an average of two goals per game in the process.
  • Before losing away to Torino, Genoa had gone unbeaten for seven consecutive games on the road (W4 D3).
  • Genoa have scored the most headed goals (six) while Inter are the only side yet to concede a headed goal.
  • Mauro Icardi has already equalled the total number of goals he scored last season in the whole Serie A campaign (nine).
  • Alessandro Matri has scored the most goals away from home this season (six).
  • Matri has scored only two goals in his 12 previous appearances against Inter, last in 2013 when he was at Juventus.

Napoli - Juventus

  • These two sides have met 136 times in Serie A: Juventus lead by 61 wins to 29.
  • Prior to last March's 2-0 win, Napoli hadn't beaten Juventus in Serie A in six attempts.
  • However, Juventus' last win at the San Paolo was back in September 2000 (2-1).
  • Napoli won their last home game 2-0 against parma - the last time they kept consecutive clean sheets at home was in October 2013.
  • Juventus have the conceded the fewest goals away from home this season (three).
  • Juventus are still unbeaten at home this season. However they've managed to win only one of their last four games.
  • Napoli have scored the most goals from inside the box (29), while Juve have the most from outside (10).
  • The Partenopei have scored 17 goals in the last 30 minutes of play - a league-high.
  • Buffon & co. have shipped just one goal in their last four games on the road.
  • Giorgio Chiellini has scored the most goals against Napoli amongst those currently in the Juve's squad (three).
  • Marek Hamsik has already scored five goals in Serie A against Juventus - only against Palermo he has bagged more among the current Serie A opponents.
  • Carlos Tevez is the current Serie A top-scorer with 11 goals - five of which came away from home (only Alessandro Matri has more on the road).

Roma - Lazio

  • This will be the 141st Rome derby in Serie A - the Giallorossi lead by 48 wins to 36.
  • Roma have won only one of their last six Serie A games against Lazio, 2-0 back in September 2013.
  • Lazio have won only one of the last 16 derbies played as guests (2-1 in March 2012).
  • Prior to last February's goalless draw, Roma had scored in 13 consecutive derbies in the league.
  • The last 12 Rome derbies has seen a total of 16 red cards (seven for Roma and nine for Lazio).
  • Roma have kept a clean sheet in seven of their nine home games this season.
  • Lazio are unbeaten in their last five league games (W3 D2).
  • The Biancocelesti have scored at least two goals in each of their last four games.
  • Roma are unbeaten in their last seven games (W5 D2), though their last two home games have ended in a draw.
  • Garcia's side have not conceded in any of their last three games, and kept 11 clean sheets overall in this campaign (a league-high).
  • Felipe Anderson has been directly involved in eight of Lazio's last nine goals (four goals, four assists).
  • If Francesco Totti scores against Lazio, he'll become the all-time top scorer in Serie A Rome derbies (10).
  • Miroslav Klose has scored two goals against Roma so far, giving the win to Lazio on both occasions.

Sampdoria - Empoli

  • Sampdoria won their last two games against Empoli in Serie A, back in 2007/08.
  • Overall, these two sides have met 16 times in the top-flight, with the Blucerchiati leading by nine wins to four.
  • The eight meetings at the Marassi have seen seven wins for the hosts and one for the Tuscans.
  • Sampdoria have kept seven clean sheets in these eight home games against Empoli.
  • The Blucerchiati have won only one of their last seven Serie A fixtures (D5 L1).
  • Sinisa Mihajolovic's side are still unbeaten at home this season (W4 D4), but were held to a draw in their last three games at the Marassi.
  • Samp have conceded in each of their last nine games, and shipped three for the first time this season in their last game against Lazio.
  • Empoli have drawn their last five league games (three of which by 0-0).
  • Empoli have scored in each of their last seven away fixtures (W1 D5 L1).
  • Both Sampdoria and Empoli have drawn nine games this season - a league-high.
  • Former Samp player Massimo Maccarone has already scored three goals against his old side (two for Siena and one for Palermo).
  • Éder enjoyed his most prolific season in Italy when he was at Empoli (27 goals in Serie B in 2009/10).

Sassuolo - Udinese

  • Udinese won both games against Sassuolo last season.
  • Sassuolo have lost only one of their last 11 league games (W5 D5).
  • Both teams have scored in each of Sassuolo's last five league games.
  • Sassuolo are unbeaten in their last five home fixtures (W2 D3).
  • The Neroverdi have not conceded more than one goal in any of their home matches this season.
  • Udinese have won only one of their last nine games in the league, and have taken only one point from the last three.
  • Udinese have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of these nine fixtures.
  • Udinese have scored four goals in their last two games on the road - as many as they had netted over the previous eight.
  • Sassuolo have conceded 14 fewer goals compared to last season after 17 match-days (22 vs 36).
  • Antonio Di Natale found the net in both games against Sassuolo last season.
  • Simone Zaza has scored four goals in his last four league appearances.
  • Domenico Berardi has already made six assists this season (two last Tuesday against AC Milan) - as many has he made last season in total.

Torino - AC Milan

  • Both meetings between Torino and AC Milan last season ended in a draw (2-2 in Piemonte, 1-1 at the San Siro).
  • Torino's last win against AC Milan was in November 2001 (1-0).
  • That remains Torino's only win against the Rossoneri since 1986 (34 meetings).
  • AC Milan have scored 211 goals in Serie A against Torino - more than any other side.
  • Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings between these two sides.
  • Torino are unbeaten in their last four games (W1 D3) - currently their best run in this campaign.
  • Torino have scored four goals in their last two home games - as many as they had in the previous eight.
  • AC Milan have won only two of their last 10 league games.
  • The Granata have collected only two points from their last six home games against AC Milan.
  • The Rossoneri's last away win came back on October 19th. They have failed to score in their last two league games on the road.
  • Torino have shared four goalless draws so far this term - a league-high.
  • 35% of the goals conceded by AC Milan this term (seven out of 20) have been from a corner - the highest ratio this season.
  • Amauri has netted five goals in Serie A against AC Milan, while playing for four different clubs (Palermo, Fiorentina, Juventus and Parma)
  • Giampaolo Pazzini is the only current AC Milan player to have scored more than one Serie A goal against Torino (two) - Pazzini had only two touches in 19 minutes played against Sassuolo last Tuesday.

 

 
 
 

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