The statistical head-to-head of Serie A matchday 35: Matteo Darmian vs. Giovanni Di LorenzoTaking data from the statistics section of Figc.it, we analyse the figures from these two full-backs
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Without a win in their last five, Parma’s form has dipped heavily since the first half of the season. Napoli, on the other hand, are going well after the Coppa Italia title, establishing themselves firmly within the Europa League places, even overtaking Roma to go into fifth.
For the statistical head-to-head of matchday 35, drawn up from figures on FIGC.it’s open database, we compare two full-backs. Both Matteo Darmian and Giovanni Di Lorenzo are solid players and important men for D’Aversa and Gattuso.
The ex-Manchester United man has played a total of 2,325 minutes over 29 appearances (26 starts) so far this season. While the player who burst onto the scene with Empoli, has played 30 times, starting all of them, for a total of 2,700 minutes.
The pass accuracy stat is dominated by Di Lorenzo; the Napoli man has completed 1,598 passes with an accuracy of 87.7%. This figure is largely in line with the rest of the Napoli squad, as they are the joint-best team (with Juventus) in the league on average when it comes to passing accuracy (88%). Darmian, however, has made 796 passes with a 77.1% completion rate.
It’s even on tackles won (34 to 32 to Di Lorenzo), while Darmian has made more defensive clearances (57 to 45), but the Napoli man leads the way in terms of interceptions (26 to 23). Neither player has received a red card this season, but both have been booked five times.
Di Lorenzo has had a decent season in front of goal too, he’s scored three times and provided three assist. Darmian hasn’t scored, but has registered one assist.