MILAN – Ahead of tonight’s match between Atalanta and Inter, we offer you a
selection of facts and figures courtesy of Football Data.
Thursday’s European triumph in Belgrade, the Nerazzurri now have their sights set on an 11th
straight victory away from home, and at the same time an 11th straight victory in all matches. Inter’s ten consecutive wins in all competitions have come in Serie A against
ChievoVerona (0-2 away), Fiorentina (2-1 at home), AC Milan (0-1
away), Catania (2-0 at home), Bologna (1-3 away), Sampdoria (3-2 at
home) and Juventus (1-3 away), and in the Europa League against
Neftçi (1-3 away) and Partizan Belgrade (1-0 at home, 1-3 away). The
last time the Nerazzurri failed to win a game was on 23 September, a 0-2
home defeat to Siena in Serie A. Stramaccioni’s side have also
claimed victory in their last ten away matches: against Hajduk Split
and Vaslui (0-3 and 0-2 respectively in the Europa League), Pescara,
Torino and Chievo Verona (0-3, 0-2 and 0-2 in Serie A), Neftchi Baku
(1-3 in the Europa League), AC Milan, Bologna and Juventus (0-1, 1-3
and 1-3 in Serie A) and most recently Partizan Belgrade (1-3 in the
Europa League). The last time the Nerazzurri didn’t manage to win on the road
was in the 3-1 defeat to Lazio on 13 May (Serie A). So far Inter have
won all 11 away matches in 2012/13.
Sunday evening’s meeting between these two
Nerazzurri teams is a also match-up between Serie A’s two most in-form
sides. Since the international break in October, Inter have won all
four league fixtures and clocked up 12 points, while Atalanta are joint second
(with Fiorentina) in the form table with 10 points accumulated from three wins and a draw.
Inter have scored at least once in
each of their last 15 games away to Atalanta, registering 22 goals
overall. The last time they failed to hit the net in Bergamo was on
19 January 1992, a 1-0 win for Atalanta in Serie A.
Atalanta have hosted Inter in Bergamo
56 times in total, with 14 home wins, 19 draws and 23 wins for Inter.
Andrea Stramaccioni and Stefano
Colantuono are yet to cross paths as coaches. The current Atalanta
manager has faced Inter five times: four draws (three at home) and one
win for the Nerazzurri in Milan. Andrea Stramaccioni is facing
Atalanta for the first time.
Antonio Damato from the refereeing
section of Barletta is the referee for tonight’s game. He has
previously overseen four matches involving Atalanta (three wins and
one defeat for the Bergamo side) and 12 games with Inter (nine wins,
one draw and two defeats for the Nerazzurri).