Serie A Round 22

8 Feb

And so on to Round 22 in Italy’s top flight. There’s been a fair bit of disruption in the fixtures due to the weather, with 11th placed Catania only having played 19 games, and many are on 21. Since the Round 20 update, there’s been some decent movement in both the table and the Average Oppsition Index.

Ranieri’s Inter Milan revolution has slowed somewhat after 7 straight wins. They now have one point from the last three games, and what an odd point it was. At home to 8th placed Palermo, they were losing, drawing, losing, drawing, winning, drawing, winning and drawing again in a crazy game that finished 4-4. Of particular interest in this game was the fact that two players scored hat tricks, on opposing teams. I can’t recall the last time this happened. Diego Milito hit all four goals for Inter, improving his AOI to 9.8, whilst Fabrizio Miccoli hit 3 for Palermo. This now takes his average to an impressive 6.5 as Inter were sitting in 5th place. This also puts him in first place in the Top 6 scoring charts:

A whopping 7 goals versus Top 6 opponents, also gives him the highest average ranked opponent per goal this season – finally toppling Giovinco. As well as the hat trick vs Inter in round 21, he also scored a brace against them on the opening day, as well as strikes against Napoli and a then high flying Cagliari in round 3 (then 4th). Of course there will always be anomalies when looking at early season opposition, but the final positions will also be reviewed at the end of the season.

Marchisio (13.33) retains the flat track bully tag, but only just ahead of Di Natale (13.00), who’s continued his amazing scoring rate with recent goals vs Lecce and Fiorentina. He’s now the out right top scorer ahead of the big Zlatan, who has just got himself a ban with a sending off. Honourable mention to Genoa’s Palacio who has 6 goals vs the elite, and also for his spectacular swivveled back heel goal agaisnt 4th placed Lazio. Hat’s have also been doffed to Fiorentina’s Jovetic, who is now on 12 goals (from an attacking midfield role) who has a decent AOI of 9.83.

Points per goals for Serie A? Step this way:

Typical German efficiency on display by Miroslav Klose, who is leading the way with 11 points won from his 11 goals. Better than that is the 11 points won by Matri’s 9 goals for Juventus. But the most important player to his team so far is Novara’s Rigoni, with 7 points from his 6 goals, though they only have 13 points.



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