– (Statistics by Football Data) Inter welcome Chievo Verona to San
Siro for the 11th
time this evening, with seven wins, two draws and one defeat from
haven’t lost at home since 23 September, when Siena won 0-2 in Serie
A. Since then the Nerazzurri have put together a 13-game unbeaten run
on home soil consisting of nine wins and four draws, scoring in every
game (25 goals in total). Andrea Stramaccioni’s side still have some
way to go to equal their record unbeaten home streak of 53 matches,
which came between 2008 and 2010.
Chievo haven’t scored
against Inter in competitive fixtures since 21 November 2010, a 2-1
home triumph at the Stadio Bentegodi for the Gialloblu. Moscardelli
netted the hosts’ second of the day in the 82nd minute.
Since then Chievo have drawn nothing but blanks against the
Nerazzurri, for a total of 368 minutes: the remaining 8 minutes of Chievo 2-1 Inter
and the following four matches all won by Inter, in 2010/11 (2-0 at
home), 2011/12 (1-0 at home, 2-0 away) and 2012/13 (2-0 away).
Chievo Verona are one of
just two teams in the 2012/13 Serie A campaign yet to concede a
penalty (the other is Napoli). The last spot kick given against the
Veneto side came on 6 May 2012 in Palermo 4-4 Chievo, converted by
Miccoli. They have since played 24 league matches without having a
penalty awarded against them.
Today sees coaches Andrea
Stramaccioni and Eugenio Corini face off in opposite dugouts for the
first time. The Nerazzurri coach won his only previous encounter with
Chievo on 26 September last year: a 2-0 success at the Stadio Bentegodi.