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Statistical head-to-head for matchday 33 in Serie A: Matteo Darmian vs. Federico Dimarco

Using data provided by the stats section of the Figc.it site, we analyse the statistics of the two defenders from Inter and Hellas Verona

Friday, April 23, 2021

Statistical head-to-head for matchday 33 in Serie A: Matteo Darmian vs. Federico Dimarco

Inter vs. Hellas Verona is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the “Giuseppe Meazza” stadium in Milan, at 15:00 CEST, as part of matchday 33 in Serie A. The two teams are separated by thirty-five points in the table, with the Nerazzurri in first place on 76 points and the Veronese in tenth, on 41.

The statistical head-to-head for matchday 33, which is made possible by the dedicated section of the Figc.it website, pits Matteo Darmian against Federico Dimarco.

The former Inter player has played on four more occasions than his compatriot (29 vs 25), 25 of which have been as a starter, compared to 13 for his opponent, who, not surprisingly, is the one who has entered as a substitute more often (12 vs 4). It goes without saying that even in terms of minutes, the head-to-head leans more towards Dimarco, who has collected 1,063 minutes more than Darmian has on the pitch.

We start by looking at the defensive performances of the two players: The former Manchester United man performs better in terms of tackles won (20 vs 14) and the relative percentage (62.5% vs 51.9%). In terms of interceptions, the 23-year-old from Lombardy has the best record (37 vs 23). There is little to separate the pair when it comes to the number of defensive blocks (38 to 36 in favour of Dimarco).

Let's now look at the offensive side of things. The Hellas Verona defender boasts two more goals (4 vs 2) and nine more successful crosses (19 vs 10). The Inter player, however, has a higher completion percentage both in terms of shooting (60% vs 45%) and crossing (37% vs 20.7%).

It should be noted that the Veronese has created 59 scoring chances, 52 more than his alter ego.

In terms of team play, Dimarco prevails for the number of passes completed (884 vs 325), but it is the 31-year-old from Legnano who is more effective, both in terms of passes in general (81.7% vs 74.7%), and passes made in the opposition half (74.1% vs 58.9%).

Finally, on a disciplinary level, the Scaligeri defender is the most targeted (41 fouls suffered vs 18), but he also commits more fouls (25 fouls, one for a penalty, vs 22). Darmian has received one fewer yellow card so far (4 vs 5), and neither player has been sent off.