Week 18 – Serie A 2012/13
Atalanta - Udinese
The last three Serie A meetings between these two sides have ended 0-0.
Atalanta have failed to score in six of their last nine meetings against Udinese.
Udinese haven't scored a single goal in their last four trips to Bergamo (three 0-0's and a 3-0 defeat).
Atalanta have lost four of their last five league games, and conceded goals in each of the last seven.
Atalanta haven't shared the points in any of their last 13 home fixtures (W8 L5).
Udinese have lost just one of their last 10 league fixtures (a 3-0 away to Lazio), winning four in the process.
By beating Sampdoria 2-0 at the Marassi, Udinese ended a five-game run without keeping a clean sheet away from home.
Atalanta have conceded the most goals from set-piece situations (13) and four of these have come from direct free-kick (a league-most).
Udinese have scored the most goals following indirect free-kicks (four).
Antonio Di Natale's goal last Saturday against Palermo meant that he's reached a goal tally in double figures for the eighth season in Serie A and in each of the last three campaigns he scored at least 20 goals.
Bologna - Parma
Only one goal has been scored over the last four league meetings between these two sides and that goal saw Parma win 1-0 in the the last fixture between the teams.
Bologna have won just one of their last six games against Parma, who have won twice in this period themselves.
Jonathan Biabiany scored both of Parma's only two goals over their last five league meetings against Bologna.
Bologna are unbeaten at home against Parma since March 1998 - since then, the Felsinei have recorded six wins and four draws against the Ducali.
Bologna are unbeaten for three games in a row for the first time in this campaign.
Bologna are unbeaten in their last four games at home (W2 D2).
Prior to the goalless draw in their last home game against Lazio, Bologna had always scored in 16 Serie A games at the Dall'Ara.
Parma haven't drawn in the last four rounds (two home wins and two away losses).
Roberto Donadoni's side have taken just one point from their last four games on the road, and won just once in their last nine away games in the league.
Parma have attempted the most headed shots in this campaign (45, but only 19 were on target).
Alessandro Diamanti has completed the most dribbles in Serie A this season (49), two more than Jonathan Biabiany.
Cagliari - Juventus
Cagliari have picked up just one point, and have conceded 11 goals, over their last five meetings against Juventus in the league.
Cagliari have won just one of their last eight home meetings against Juve, losing five of them.
Cagliari won four games in a row after the appointment of the new managers Pulga and Lopez, but they collected only two points over the last seven match-days.
Cagliari are on a run of four consecutive defeats and have conceded 11 goals in total in these games.
Cagliari have failed to score in any of their last three home games in Serie A.
Juventus have won their last three games, all without conceding a single goal.
The Old Lady have not conceded more than a single goal over their last 21 away games in Serie A.
Juventus have conceded only 10 goals in this campaign - at least seven fewer than any other side.
Juventus also boast the best attack of this Serie A (36 goals), while Cagliari have conceded the joint-most goals in the second half (19, like Sampdoria).
Mirko Vucinic scored in both games against Cagliari last season. Overall, he's netted four times in 10 appearances against the Sardinians in the top-flight.
Gianluigi Buffon has kept 20 clean sheets in Serie A in 2012 - a record amongst the top-five European leagues.
Inter - Genoa
Inter are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings against Genoa in Serie A (W8 D3).
Inter haven't conceded a goal in six of their last eight meetings against Genoa, but in the other two they've shipped six in total.
Inter are unbeaten in their last six meetings against Genoa at the San Siro (W4 D2).
The last two meetings between these two sides in Milan saw a total of 16 goals scored.
Inter have lost three of the last six league games (W2 D1 L3).
Inter have taken 16 of a possible 18 points from the last six home fixtures in Serie A.
Genoa have won just one of their last 13 league fixtures, losing eight of the last 10 games.
The Grifoni have scored just two goals in their last six away matches in Serie A.
Genoa have conceded the most goals in the last 15 minutes of play so far in 2012-13 (10).
In the last meeting between these two sides, Diego MIlito scored a hat-trick for Inter against his former club.
Yuto Nagatomo has scored four goals in Serie A so far: the first and the last of those came against Genoa.
Palermo - Fiorentina
These two sides have met 50 times in Serie A: the Viola lead by 27 wins to 14.
Only AC Milan (30) and Juventus (28) have won more games than Fiorentina (27) against Palermo in Serie A.
However, Palermo have lost just one of their last five meetings against the Viola, winning three times.
The last five league meetings at the Barbera see the host leading by three wins to two.
Palermo have taken just one point from their last three league games: two defeats, followed by last Saturday's 1-1 against Udinese.
Fiorentina have lost just one game over the last 11 match-days of Serie A (W7 D3).
The Viola have scored an average of three goals per game over the last seven match-days.
Fiorentina has scored in each of their last nine games on the road, but managed to win only three of these games.
Five different players have already taken penalties this season for Fiorentina - a league-high.
Vincenzo Montella's side have scored the most goals in the first half (18), which is 12 more than Palermo.
After failing to score for 31 league games, Josip Ilicic has scored four goals in his last seven appearances.
Pescara - Catania
This will be the first ever meeting between these two sides in Serie A.
They met 20 times in Serie B, with Catania leading the head to head record with five wins to four.
In Pescara, the hosts lost only once in Serie B against Catania, winning three times.
Pescara have lost five of their last six league fixtures - with a 2-0 win over Genoa completing the record.
Pescara have kept a clean sheet in three of their last five Serie A games at home, but shipped seven goals in the other two overall.
Catania have lost just two of their last eight league games, against Palermo and AC Milan, winning two in the process.
The win against Siena ended a 14-game run without a win away from home for Catania in Serie A.
Catania have recouped the most points from trailing situations (13), more than any other side in this competition.
10 of Catania's last 11 goals have been scored after the break.
Gonzalo Bergessio has been involved in each of Catania's last six goals (scoring three and making three assists).
Roma - AC Milan
AC Milan have won 71 Serie A games against Roma, more than against any other side.
Roma have won just once in their last six league meetings against AC Milan, losing three times (incl. both last season's matches).
The Giallorossi are winless in their last four Serie A games against the Rossoneri at the Olimpico - three draws followed by AC Milan's 3-2 win in the last campaign.
Prior to their 0-1 defeat at Verona against Chievo, Roma had scored in each of their previous 17 league games (between this and the last season).
Roma have not drawn any of their last 12 Serie A matches (W7 L5).
Roma have won four of their last five home league games, scoring 14 goals in the process.
AC Milan have won their last four Serie A games in a row - the last time they have won five consecutive league games was in Nov 2011.
The Lombards have scored in each of their last 10 league fixtures, and have netted 11 goals in the last three.
The Rossoneri have scored in each of their last 16 away league games - netting 37 goals in the process - and are unbeaten in their last four fixtures on the road (W2 D2).
Roma have lost the most points from leading situations so far in this Serie A season (14).
Stephan El Shaarawy has found the net in 11 of his last 14 Serie A appearances.
Sampdoria - Lazio
Lazio won their last Serie A game against Sampdoria, but prior to this meeting the Blucerchiati had picked up 10 points out of 12 (W3 D1) in four meetings against Lazio.
Samp are unbeaten in their last six home games against Lazio in the league (W5 D1).
Over these last six meetings at the Marassi, the hosts have conceded only two goals.
Sampdoria have picked up just one point from their last three games, and have won only two of their last 14 Serie A games.
Lazio are unbeaten in their last six league games (W4 D2), and have conceded just one goal over the last five games in Serie A.
However, Lazio haven't scored a single goal in their last four games on the road in Serie A.
Lazio have won each of the 10 games that they've taken the lead so far in this campaign.
Lazio have scored only eight goals in the second half - fewer than any other side, and only three in the last 30 minutes of play.
Lazio have won each of the 13 games that Miroslav Klose has found the net in this campaign.
Siena - Napoli
Siena have won just once in eight previous meetings against Napoli so far in Serie A, with three wins for the Partenopei.
Neither side have ever scored more than two goals in this fixture in Serie A.
The last four meetings between these sides have seen two wins for Napoli and as two draws.
Siena are unbeaten at home against Napoli (W1 D3).
The Tuscans have lost their last three league games - a negative run that caused the sacking of manager Serse Cosmi.
Siena had kept four clean sheets in a row, before conceding 10 goals over their last three fixtures.
Napoli have now lost two league games in a row for the first time since April.
Siena have played out the most 0-0 draws in this campaign (four).
Alessandro Rosina has scored in three of his five Serie A appearances against Napoli, his favourite target in the competition.
Edinson Cavani has scored six goals in his last six Serie A appearances.
Torino - Chievo
These two sides have met only eight times so far in Serie A: Chievo lead by three wins to two.
At home the Granata are unbeaten against Chievo (W2 D2).
Torino are winless in their last five league games (D2 L3).
The Granata have won just one of their last seven games at home (L4 D2).
Chievo have won their last three games - this is the fist time they have managed three wins in a row in Serie A since December 2009.
Chievo have won their last two away games, after taking only two points from their previous nine games on the road between this and last season.
Torino have shared the joint-most draws in this campaign (8, like Udinese).
Torino have recorded the highest shooting accuracy in Serie A this season(47.8%), while Torino have attempted the second fewest shots (138), after Siena (112).
Chievo have scored the most goals from penalties (4), while Torino have conceded the joint-most from the spot (4, like Sampdoria).
Rolando Bianco has scored a goal in his last two appearances against Chievo in Serie A; he has also scored in two consecutive games for the first time in this campaign.