Day 12 highlights: Inter and Juve cruise, Milan at risk of draw, historic Lazio-Roma derby

Serie A, the precedents of matchday 12: numbers and statistics of the weekend’s matches

The upcoming matchday 12 of Serie A is set to feature some intriguing and historical precedents. Each match tells its own story and brings forwards some interesting statistics.

“SASSUOLO-SALERNITANA – Can Inzaghi’s team manage to score at least one goal? So far, in the two previous matches, they have failed and have returned to Salerno burdened by 6 overall goals conceded,” said a source familiar with the Salernitana team’s performances.

“GENOA-VERONA – Genoa has a favorable tradition, but there have been two exciting draws lately: 2-2 and 3-3. The question is: will Gilardino and Baroni settle for a draw today?” the same source added.

“LECCE-MILAN – It’s true that Lecce has only won once in 17 encounters. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that things are going well for Milan, given the frequency of draws: 9. Including the last match, which ended 2-2,” stated a source close to the Milan team.

“JUVENTUS-CAGLIARI – It was a balanced and top-notch challenge in the 1970s. But Causio or Riva, for example, two scorers of a period’s 1-1, are now just simple and competent spectators. Juventus has opened a sequence of 6 consecutive victories and wants to extend it to stay on top by Saturday night,” explained a Juventus team insider.

“MONZA-TORINO – Only one previous match, but a historic one. Because Monza-Torino was the first Serie A match for the Brianza team. They lost 1-2, but many things have changed since then, including the fact that they now have one more point than Torino,” said a source close to the Monza team.

“NAPOLI-EMPOLI – Napoli has 7 wins, 2 for the visitors, and only 1 draw. Garcia is asked to follow in Spalletti’s footsteps. In this case, he should follow the winning streak of the previous year, two years ago Luciano also slipped on the banana peel of his former team,” revealed a source close to Napoli.

“FIORENTINA-BOLOGNA – A match rich in history and with fierce rivalry. Fiorentina has a good history: adding together the draws and wins of Bologna, the home team’s victories are not reached,” said a source familiar with the Fiorentina team’s history.

“UDINESE-ATALANTA – As often happens with Atalanta’s statistics, since Gasperini’s management, the numbers have started to rebalance. And while the overall data favors Udinese by no small margin, it has been 6 years since their last victory,” explained an insider from the Udinese team.

“LAZIO-ROMA – In the derbies played at Lazio’s home, the balance is almost total: 27 victories for the biancocelesti, as many draws, and 2 less wins for the Giallorossi. However, lately it’s the Curva Nord celebrating, with 3 consecutive victories,” stated a dedicated Lazio supporter.

“INTER-FROSINONE – Just like the opening match of the day, this one also follows a one-way script, with 2 previous encounters and a total of 7-0 in favor of the Nerazzurri. If Soulé and his teammates manage to score a goal, it will be a significant novelty,” said a passionate Inter fan.

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