MILAN - Following the international break, league action is set to return. Up next for Inter is an away trip to Torino on matchday 13 of the Serie A TIM season, a game which will kick off at 20:45 CET on Saturday. Ahead of the match, we’ve teamed up with Opta to provide you with all the statistics that you need to know.
Torino and Inter have met 150 times in Serie A, with the Nerazzurri’s record against the Granata reading as follows: 65 wins, 49 draws, 36 defeats. Only against Juventus (71) have Torino suffered more defeats in the Italian top tier.
It won’t be an easy game against Torino, who have taken points off the Nerazzurri in recent clashes between the sides. In fact, the Granata are unbeaten in five league fixtures against Inter, including wins in their last two home games against the Nerazzurri.
Inter have won six in six on the road so far this league season. The last and only time the Nerazzurri reached this point of the season with maximum points away from home was during the 2012/13 Serie A campaign. Inter are also the only side to have both scored and conceded during each of the past seven matchdays in Serie A.
Inter currently have 31 points after twelve fixtures. This is a record for the Nerazzurri during the three-points-for-a-win era. Only Inter’s 1988/89 side have started a league campaign better: if three points for a win had been awarded back then, they would have sat on 32 points after twelve matches.
Should Inter win against Torino, they’d equal their best ever start to a season in Serie A after 13 matchdays: 34 points, a total that the Nerazzurri’s 1950/51 team would have racked up had a win been worth three points back then.
Torino got back to winning ways in their last league fixture having picked up two points in their six matches prior to that. In their most recent Serie A match, they scored more goals than they had previously managed over the course of the six aforementioned games (four goals compared to three). The Granata have failed to score in two of their past three home fixtures in Italy’s top division (they’ve netted just the one goal against Cagliari). They only fired blanks on two occasions in the 23 games on home turf prior to this.
On average, Inter have taken a shot at goal every three minutes when behind in games so far this season, with no other Serie A team having done this more frequently in such a situation up to this point. In general, Conte’s team have been ahead for the longest number of minutes so far this campaign: 477, 285 of which passed away from home – another record up to this point (Atalanta sit in second with 211 minutes).
Inter are one of four sides in the Top Five European Leagues to have scored in all of their league matches so far (12 out of 12 for the Nerazzurri), while they are also the team that have scored the most goals from outside the box this season (six). Torino have only conceded one in this manner, with only Atalanta and Cagliari (both zero) having done better in this regard.
Inter are the team to have scored the most goals in the first half an hour of games (ten) so far this Serie A season.
Torino are the side to have taken the fewest amount of shots (40) in the last half an hour of matches up to this point, while they’re also the team to have allowed the most strikes at their goal (90) over the same time period.
Inter have scored ten goals from dead ball situations this season, more than any other side.
Inter (210) and Torino (206) are the two teams that have produced the most crosses from open play over the course of the first twelve matchdays.
Both Daniele Baselli and Danilo D’Ambrosio are just one game away from reaching 200 appearances in Serie A.
Danilo D’Ambrosio (four goals in 42 Serie A matches) and Daniele Padelli (100 appearances in the league) were once both on Torino’s books. Despite never playing for the Granata in Serie A, this also applies to Kwadwo Asamoah and Tommaso Berni.
The nine goals that Romelu Lukaku has scored so far this season have added eleven points to Inter’s league tally, making the Belgian the player who has won the most amount of points for their side during the 2019/20 Serie A campaign.
Stefan de Vrij has provided three assists so far this season, meaning he has already equalled a personal record during a single Serie A season (three in 2016/17 when at Lazio). Only Paolo Ghiglione (four) has set up more goals out of all the defenders so far this campaign. The Dutch defender scored his first Nerazzurri goal against Torino in August 2018.
Romelu Lukaku has scored nine goals up to this point. Only one player has netted at least ten in their first 13 league games for Inter during their first season in Serie A: Istvan Nyers (he bagged eleven in 1948/49).
Eleven of the 14 goals scored by the Lukaku-Martínez front pairing have come away from home. No other player has found the net on more occasions on the road than Romelu Lukaku (seven, level with Immobile).
Marcelo Brozovic (89) is the outfield player who has completed the most long passes so far this Serie A campaign. In general, the Croatian is the player who has been the most precise with his passing over long distances (an 80% success rate) out of all of those who have attempted at least 50 long passes.
With Antonio Conte at the helm, Inter have scored in each of their twelve Serie A games so far. No other Coach in the Club’s history has seen Inter score in all of their first 13 matches in Serie A.
Walter Mazzarri was in charge of Inter for 49 matches in Serie A, winning 19, drawing 19 and losing eleven of those.