ROMA V INTER UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Facts and figures on tonight’s match at the Stadio Olimpico (kick off at 20:45), courtesy of Football Data

MILAN - As we await the Serie A Week 26 match, which kicks off tonight at 20:45, we present you with some interesting statistics from Football Data regarding Roma v Inter.

Inter, the only team yet to receive a penalty in 2013/14
Inter are the only team that has still not received a penalty in their favour in this 2013/14 Serie A season. The last one whistled in the Nerazzurri’s favour came on 8 May 2013, subsequently missed by Alvarez, in Inter 1-3 Lazio. Since then 27 league matches have passed.

Roma, clean sheet in competitive matches for 219 minutes, in the league for 311 minutes
Roma have not conceded a goal for 219 minutes in competitive matches: the last one came from Jorghinho in Napoli 3-0 Roma in the Coppa Italia on 12 February. Then we can throw in the remaining 39 minutes of that game, as well as the entire matches against Sampdoria (3-0 at home) and Bologna (1-0 away), both in the league. When considering only Serie A matches, the last goal conceded was in Hellas Verona 1-3 Roma on 26 January, with Hallfredsson finding the net in minute 49. We can include the remaining 41 minutes, plus the entire games against Lazio (0-0), Sampdoria (3-0) and Bologna (1-0), which extend the clean sheet to 311 minutes.

Roma at home: clean sheet for 421 minutes in the Serie A 
Roma have not let in a goal at home in the league for a 421-minute stretch. The last player to put one past them was Vargas on 29 minutes in Roma 2-1 Fiorentina on 8 December. After the remaining 61 minutes from that clash follow the entire home games against Catania (4-0), Genoa (4-0), Livorno (3-0) and Sampdoria (3-0).

Roma, unbeaten at home for 16 competitive matches, and only wins in the last 8
Roma are coming off of 8 consecutive home wins in competitive matches. The last visiting team to earn a point at the Olimpico was Cagliari in a 0-0 draw on 25 November. The Giallorossi have not lost at home for 16 matches, for a total of 14 wins and 2 draws. Their last defeat came against Chievo (0-1) on 7 May.

Roma and Inter, starting strong in the 2nd half 
Roma and Inter are two of the four teams this season that have scored the most goals (10) at the beginning of the 2nd half, from minute 46 to minute 60. The other two teams sharing this stat are Juventus and Torino. 

Garcia and Mazzarri: goal-scoring options from the bench
This season no team has seen more of its subs come on and score than Roma: 6 goals in 25 matches. Those who have found the net are Ljajic (3), Bradley, Destro and Totti (1 each). Inter are right on their heels, however, with 5 goals, thanks to Icardi (3) and Milito (2).

Walter Mazzarri’s golden March
March is a golden month for Walter Mazzarri. The Nerazzurri coach has averaged 1.67 points per match at the professional level, thanks to 24 wins, 15 draws and 13 losses over 52 games played.

Garcia v Mazzarri: 1st victory to the Frenchman
There has only been one clash so far between Rudi Garcia and Walter Mazzarri in a competitive match. It took place in the first half of the season when Garcia’s Roma beat Mazzarri’s Inter 3-0 in Milan.

Garcia v Inter: never a draw
This will be the fourth competitive match between Rudi Garcia and Inter, and so far there has yet to be a draw. The Giallorossi coach has earned 1 win, with 2 going to the Nerazzurri (both of which came in the 2011/12 Champions League when the Frenchman then coached Lille).

Mazzarri v Roma: the coach has lost 50% of the clashes
There have been 20 competitive matches between Walter Mazzarri and Roma. The Tuscan coach has a record against the Giallorossi of 6 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses.  


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