MILAN – As we await the Serie A Week 24 match, which kicks off tonight at 20:45, we present you with some interesting statistics regarding Fiorentina v Inter from Football Data.
Viola never scoreless at home in last 16 matches
Fiorentina have managed to score in their last 16 competitive matches at home for a total of 37 goals. The last time they failed to do so was in Fiorentina 0-1 Grasshoppers in the Europa League on 29 August 2013.
Penalties in Fiorentina v Inter
Fiorentina are one of the two teams in the 2013/14 Serie A season that have received the most penalties in their favour, 7, along with Genoa. Inter and Chievo remain the two teams who have received none so far. The last penalty whistled in the Nerazzurri’s favour came on 8 May 2013, subsequently missed by Alvarez, in Inter 1-3 Lazio. Since then 25 league matches have passed.
Samuel, 400 in Italy
This will be Walter Samuel’s 400th competitive match in Italy, including his time with Roma as well as with Inter. The games are broken down as follows: 281 appearances in the Serie A, 29 in the Coppa Italia, 83 in European competition and 6 in other tournaments. His first Italian appearance was in Hit Gorica 1-4 Roma in the UEFA Cup on 14 September 2000.
Inter coming off of 5 away losses in a row
Inter are coming off of a string of 5 consecutive away defeats, against Napoli (4-2 in Serie A), Lazio (1-0 in Serie A), Udinese (1-0 in the Coppa Italia), Genoa (1-0 in Serie A) and Juventus (3-1 in Serie A). The last time the Nerazzurri avoided a loss away from home was on 24 November in a 1-1 draw at Bologna, and the last away win was a 3-0 in Udine on 3 November (both in the league).
Montella v Mazzarri: 5 goal-filled clashes
There have been 5 previous competitive meetings between coaches Vincenzo Montella and Walter Mazzarri. The record stands at 1 win for the Viola boss, 2 for the Nerazzurri coach and 2 draws. Their sides have always managed to score, with 8 goals for Mazzarri’s teams, and 7 for Montella’s.
Montella v Inter: coach and player
As a coach, Vincenzo Montella has faced Inter 7 times, for a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats. The Nerazzurri managed to score in each of those clashes for a total of 10 goals. As a player, Montella played against Inter in 19 competitive games, 17 of which came in the Serie A and the other 2 in the Coppa Italia. His record stands at 4 victories, 6 draws and 9 losses. In these 19 matches the “Aeroplanino” bagged 12 goals against Inter, making them his preferred target (along with Fiorentina).
Mazzarri v Fiorentina: Inter coach undefeated for 4 years
There have been 21 previous meetings between Walter Mazzarri and Fiorentina, with a record of 5 wins for the current Nerazzurri boss, 9 draws and 7 Viola wins. Mazzarri’s last loss to the side from Florence came on 13 March 2010 in Napoli 1-3 Fiorentina in the Serie A. We should point out that Walter Mazzarri came up as a player through the Viola’s youth academy (from 1979/80 to 1980/81), where he won a Scudetto and a Coppa Italia at the Primavera level in the 1979/80 season.