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Statistical head-to-head for matchday 28 in Serie A: Fabio Quagliarella vs. Andrea Belotti

Using data provided in the stats section of our website, let’s compare the Sampdoria and Torino captains

Friday, March 19, 2021

Statistical head-to-head for matchday 28 in Serie A: Fabio Quagliarella vs. Andrea Belotti

Sampdoria vs. Torino will take place on Sunday afternoon at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, with the upcoming matchday 28 clash scheduled to kick off at 15:00 CET. The two sides are currently separated by nine points in the league, with the Blucerchiati sitting in eleventh on 32 and the Granata 17th on 23. Torino, however, do have a game in hand.

The statistical head-to-head for matchday 28 (made possible by the stats section on our website, Figc.it) pits Fabio Quagliarella against Andrea Belotti.

Belotti has started four more matches than Quagliarella this season (23 vs. 19), playing an average of 85.37 minutes per match compared to 67.32 minutes for the 38-year-old from Castellammare di Stabia, who has been substituted on more occasions (12 vs. 4). The latter has, however, taken to the pitch more often (25 vs. 24).

In terms of their respective performances in attack, the Granata man has the better numbers in terms of goals (11 vs. 9), assists (5 vs. 1) and goalscoring chances created (22 vs. 12). However, when it comes to how often they score, they’re pretty much level pegging: on average, Belotti and Quagliarella have found the net every 186.3 and 187 minutes respectively.

With regards to defending, the Torino player has made more successful challenges (14 more than his counterpart) and completed more defensive clearances (15 vs. 10). Belotti has also made slightly more interceptions (8 vs. 6).

When it comes to build-up play, the 27-year-old from Calcinate has completed more passes (349 vs. 259), but the Blucerchiati veteran has been more accurate both in general (71% vs. 69.8%) and when playing the ball to his teammates in the opposition half (64.4% vs. 63.3%).

On a disciplinary level, Belotti has been on the end of 96 fouls, 71 more than Quagliarella (25). The latter has been penalised on fewer occasions (21 fouls compared to 46) and received fewer bookings (1 vs. 4). Neither player has been sent off.