Statistical head-to-head for matchday 17 in Serie A: Gianluca Mancini vs. Alessandro BastoniLet’s take a closer look at how the two defenders have been doing through the data provided on the stats section of our website
Friday, January 8, 2021
The standout fixture on matchday 17 in Serie A will be Roma vs. Inter, which will kick off at 12:30 CET on Sunday. The Giallorossi are unbeaten at home and currently occupy third place in the league, three points behind their upcoming opponents, who have the best attack in the Italian top flight (41 goals).
The statistical head-to-head for matchday 17 (made possible by the stats section on our website) pits Gianluca Mancini against Alessandro Bastoni, who both line up as part of a three-man defence for their respective sides.
Both have spent a similar amount of time out on the pitch: the Roma player has featured in 14 matches and been involved for 1,163 minutes, while the Nerazzurri man’s playing time total is 1,136 minutes from 13 fixtures.
When it comes to the defensive side of things, the stats favour Mancini: he's won 15 tackles (vs. 9), made 31 clearances (vs. 15) and intercepted the ball on 26 occasions (vs. 17). This indicates that he’s a bigger presence in defence, something which can be put down to his greater propensity towards physical battle: the 24-year-old has committed 28 fouls (he’s been fouled 15 times), conceded a penalty and been booked on three occasions. Bastoni, meanwhile, has been penalised 18 times, been on the wrong end of a foul on nine occasions and been given two bookings.
Despite the fact that Mancini has managed to score once, the Inter defender, who is yet to get on the scoresheet, has actually been more prominent in attack, completing 822 passes (vs. 633), attempting eleven dribbles (vs. 2), registering an assist (vs. 0) and creating three chances (vs. one).