Serie A Week 10 In Numbers - Do Or Die In Milan

Giuseppe Rossi

A preview of Week 10 of the Serie A season in numbers as Fiorentina and Napoli shoot it out and AC Milan host Lazio in a crunch match.

99 - The number of goals Atalanta have scored against Inter since Serie A has been one league. The Bergamo boys have netted 57 times at home, 42 away. ATALANTA v INTER

6 - There were six goals the last time this fixture took place in Week 10. It happened on 2 November 2008 and the hosts won 5-1. CAGLIARI v BOLOGNA

8 - Fiorentina ace Giuseppe Rossi has eight goals in the first nine weeks of the championship. He is currently top scorer in Serie A. FIORENTINA v NAPOLI

1 - Parma have won just once at Genoa in their 18 encounters in Serie A and B. The solitary triumph came in 1993-94 and was a 4-0 thrashing. GENOA v PARMA

50 - The number of years since Juventus failed to score at home to Catania. They lost 1-0 to the Sicilians on Week 28 of the 1962-63 season. JUVENTUS v CATANIA

3 - Torino have only picked up three points in their last five games. Livorno have fared even worse with one draw and four defeats from their last five. LIVORNO v TORINO

16 - AC Milan trail leaders Roma by 16 points. The Rossoneri, expected to challenge for the Scudetto, are in 10th place, three points behind Lazio. AC MILAN v LAZIO

164 - It's 164 days since Udinese won away - it was some win too as they beat Inter 5-2. SASSUOLO v UDINESE

12 - The number of points newly promoted Verona have secured at home this season. Hellas have four wins in four games at the Bentegodi. VERONA v SAMPDORIA

10 - Roma's miraculous start to the season has seen 10 players get on the scoresheet - Florenzi (4), Gervinho (3), Ljajic (3), Pjanic (3), Totti (3), Benatia (2), Balzaretti (1), Bradley (1), De Rossi (1) and Strootman (1). ROMA v CHIEVO

This round-up appeared originally in Italian on Tuttomercatoweb.com.

Our top tip:

Bet low on total goals at Fiorentina-Napoli. It may have been marketed as the battle between free-scoring Giuseppe Rossi and Gonzalo Higuain but we can expect it to be a tight, tense encounter at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Marek Hamsik is good value to score the first goal.

Do or die:

AC Milan v Lazio has become a real crunch match. There has been constant speculation as to the future of Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic in recent weeks and a 2-0 win over Cagliari has only slightly eased the pressure. Meanwhile Massimiliano Allegri's position on the Milan bench looks fragile with rumours of Silvio Berlusconi preparing the axe. Expect tension from both sides and certainly both benches.

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