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Football Data: key stats on Inter v Sampdoria


Football Data: key stats on Inter v Sampdoria

The leading Italian statistics agency on national and international football has provided some facts and figures on Monday’s clash between the Nerazzurri and the Blucerchiati.

Inter lead head-to-head standings. The two teams have met 65 times in Milan, with the Nerazzurri emerging victorious in 39 of those encounters. In the most recent fixture, during the 2015/16 Serie A season, Inter won 3-1. There have been 19 draws, the last of which was the 1-1 played out in the 2013/14 league season. Meanwhile the visitors have run out winners on seven occasions, with the most recent win coming in the 1996/97 season in a 4-3 victory. Since Samp’s last win in Milan, on 5 December 1996, there have been 11 home wins and 6 draws between the teams at the San Siro.

Pioli and Giampaolo meet again. The game will be the sixth meeting between the two coaches. In those games, Stefano Pioli has won twice, with two 1-0 home wins. Marco Giampaolo has picked up one victory, with the remainder ending in draws.

Inter’s second-half showings. In this 2016/17 Serie A season, the Nerazzurri are the team that has picked up most points from goals scored in the second half. After 29 league games, goals scored in the second period have given Inter an additional 18 points.

The sub v the subbed. The game will see the meeting of the player that has been substituted most times this season and the player that has come off the bench on the most occasions. Antonio Candreva has been substituted 18 times in 29 games, while Patrik Schick has entered the fray on 18 occasions (a record shared with Udinese’s Stipe Perica).

Inter’s home scoring run. Inter have scored in each of their last 17 home competitive fixtures, finding the back of the net on 41 occasions. The last time they were denied for a full 90 minutes was in September, when they lost 0-2 against Hapoel Beer Sheva in the Europa League. Taking Serie A games exclusively, Inter have scored in 23 consecutive home matches, racking up 53 goals, last being kept out by Sassuolo in a 0-1 defeat in January 2016.

No goalless draws for Inter this season. The Nerazzurri are one of three teams, the others being Juventus and Palermo, that have yet to feature in a 0-0 draw in this Serie A campaign. Inter’s last 0-0 came in October 2015, at home against Juventus. Since then, the team have played 59 games.

A limited source of goals. After 29 games, only six Sampdoria players have scored a goal, which is the lowest number of any Serie A team in this 2016/17 season. Those players are: Edgar Barreto, Bruno Fernandes, Luis Muriel, Dennis Praet, Fabio Quagliarella and Patrik Schick.

Samp super subs. Along with Roma, Sampdoria are the team with most goals scored during this Serie A season by substitutes, with nine in total. Coming off the bench, Patrick Schick has scored six, while Bruno Fernandes has bagged three goals.

Regini to reach 100 Serie A games. If Vasco Regini makes the San Siro pitch on Monday, it will be his 100th Serie A appearance. The Samp man made his Serie A debut on 9 May 2009 in his side’s 5-0 win over Reggina.

Referee. Domenico Celi will take charge of proceedings on Monday evening. In matches that he has refereed, Inter have won 9, drawn 2 and lost 2. Meanwhile Sampdoria have won 8, drawn 6 and lost 7.

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