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Statistical head-to-head for matchday 10 in Serie A: Marco Silvestri vs. Alessio Cragno

Let’s take a closer look at how the two goalkeepers have been doing through the data provided on the stats section of our website

Friday, December 4, 2020

Statistical head-to-head for matchday 10 in Serie A: Marco Silvestri vs. Alessio Cragno

Matchday 10 of the Serie A season will see Verona and Cagliari take each other on at 12:30 CET on Sunday at the Stadio Bentegodi. The Gialloblu are heading into the match on the back of an excellent win against Atalanta in Bergamo and currently occupy seventh place in the table thanks to a 15-point haul. The Sardinian side, meanwhile, drew with Spezia in their last fixture and have eleven points.

The statistical head-to-head of matchday 10 (made possible by the stats section on our website) pits Marco Silvestri against Alessio Cragno, both of whom have enjoyed excellent starts to the season with both Italy and their respective clubs.

Both have played in each of the past nine matchdays and are yet to miss a minute (810’). Most notably, the two goalkeepers who have made the most saves this Serie A season will be taking to the same pitch on Saturday: Cragno and Silvestri have produced 42 and 37 stops respectively (Parma’s Sepe is third in this ranking with 35).

However, there’s a clear difference when it comes to goals conceded: Silvestri has only picked the ball out of the net on seven occasions (along with Juventus, Verona currently have the best defensive record in the league), while Cragno and Cagliari have conceded 19. Only three other teams have done worse than this up to this point: Torino, Benevento and Crotone.

In terms of goals conceded per minute, Silvestri is second in this regard out of all the shot-stoppers who have played at least half of their respective teams’ matches up to this point: on average, he’s let a goal past him every 115 minutes, with only Donnarumma having done better (144’).

As regards the types of saves they’ve made, Cragno has managed to hold on to more shots at goal (4 vs. 1), while Silvestri has pushed the ball away on more occasions (5 vs. 2).

In terms of their disciplinary records, there’s nothing to note for Silvestri, while Cragno has been fouled once and penalised on one occasion (which led to a penalty being awarded), also picking up a booking.