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Statistical head-to-head for matchday 37 in Serie A: Leonardo Bonucci vs. Alessandro Bastoni

Using data provided in the stats section of our website, let’s compare the Juventus and Inter defenders

Friday, May 14, 2021

Statistical head-to-head for matchday 37 in Serie A: Leonardo Bonucci vs. Alessandro Bastoni

At 18:00 CEST on Saturday evening, Juventus vs. Inter will be played on the penultimate matchday of the Serie A season. The two teams are currently separated by 16 points, with the Bianconeri sitting on 72 and the Nerazzurri, who have already been crowned champions, on 88.

The statistical head-to-head for matchday 37 (made possible by the stats section on our website, Figc.it) pits Leonardo Bonucci against Alessandro Bastoni.

The 22-year-old Nerazzurri man has made six more appearances than his Bianconeri counterpart (31 vs. 25) and played an average of 88.9 minutes per match compared to 79.5 minutes for Bonucci. It’s no surprise, then, that the latter has been substituted on more occasions (7 vs. 3).

As regards defensive statistics, Bastoni has made more successful challenges (21 vs. 14), but, in percentage terms, Bonucci has been more effective in this regard (73.7% vs. 60%). The Inter man has a very slight edge when it comes to defensive clearances (68 vs. 64) and interceptions (35 vs. 32).

As for the attacking side of things, Bonucci has scored more goals (2 vs. 0) and has been more accurate in his shooting (25% vs. 11.1%) and crossing (20% vs. 18.2%). Bastoni, however, has created substantially more goalscoring opportunities (9 vs. 3).

Characteristics that the two defenders share are their build-up play and the confidence to dribble with the ball at their feet. As regards the latter, the Nerazzurri player has enjoyed more successful dribbles (12 vs. 3). When it comes to passing, there’s not much to separate the duo in terms of accuracy: 90.3% vs. 90.1% in favour of the Bianconeri man in general; 81.7% vs. 81.2% in favour of Bastoni in the opposition half.

Finally, on a disciplinary level, the 34-year-old from Viterbo has been on the end of fewer fouls (16 vs. 28) and been penalised on fewer occasions than Bastoni (20 fouls, two of which resulted in penalties vs. 38). The latter has received one more booking (5 vs. 4), while neither have been sent off.