Serie A: Stats, facts, and team news ahead of matchday four

Last round saw Juventus's winning streak ended as the Bianconeri were held to a surprise scoreless stalemate with struggling Fiorentina. That has now allowed Inter, who are the only side with a perfect winning record after three games to move two points clear on top of the nascent Serie A table. In fact, Juventus come into matchday four in third place, behind the Nerazzurri, and it's surprisingly Bologna who are in second.

This isn't unusual, as smaller teams sometimes start out aggressively early on and run out of steam at some point as the 38-game campaign catches up to them and they end up playing the bigger sides. For instance, as fans saw last season, SPAL managed to surge into the top four for a bit only to slide back down the table, and so the same will certainly happen with the Rossoblu once the season fully gets underway.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the fourth round of fixtures for the 2019/2020 Serie A season.

Team news: Who's missing out on matchday four?

Here are some of the players who won't be able to feature for their respective sides:

  • Juventus: Mattia Perin (Shoulder injury), Giorgio Chiellini (Knee injury), Mattia De Sciglio (Muscular injury), Douglas Costa (Muscular injury)
  • AC Milan: Davide Calabria (suspended), Mattia Calabria (Cruciate Ligament Rupture)
  • Napoli: No new injuries or suspensions
  • Roma: Chris Smalling (Muscular fatigue), Davide Zappacosta (Calf injury), Diego Perotti (Hamstring injury), Cengiz Ünder (Muscular injury)
  • Inter: No new injuries or suspensions

Stats and facts: What's at stake ahead of matchday four?

  • Fiorentina are without a win in their last 17 games - which is their worst run since going 21 sans a victory in 1938
  • Bologna have won their last eight home fixtures. Victory against Roma would match a record set back in 1941
  • Sampdoria are hoping to avoid losing the first four games of the season - something that's never happened in club history
  • Verona have never beaten Juventus on the road in Serie A (D4 L24)
  • Milan have failed to win their last six derby clashes with Inter (D3 L3), with their last Derby della Madonnina victory being a 3-0 result in January 2016

Talking points ahead of matchday four

Juventus to get back on track after a tough week

First was the frustrating draw with Fiorentina, and then the Bianconeri fumbled a 2-0 lead against Atletico Madrid to barely hang on for a point. Although it is still early, Juventus are not a side used to dropping points, and they have already done so in consecutive fixtures.

Fortunately, next up for Maurizio Sarri's side is a clash with Verona - who Juventus have never lost at home against. The Gialloblu will naturally play an ultra-defensive game as they attempted to do against Milan in order to frustrate the Bianconeri, but they should be able to get back on track and back to winning ways after what's been a tough week for the reigning Serie A champions.

Inter look to make their mark in Derby della Madonnina...but Milan could use this as their springboard

Meanwhile, Antonio Conte's Inter have started off well in Serie A and have opened a small gap over the chasing pack. Furthermore, Conte has his own personal record at stake here - he's never lost to Milan as a coach (six wins, three draws) and he would be loath to allow that to happen this Sunday.

The Rossoneri, however, will have other plans. Marco Giampaolo has not gotten off to the best start as the new man on the tactician's bench, and what better way to help launch the side than to end Inter's winning streak in Serie A? His own personal record against Inter is not the best - with just two wins in his last 12 meetings (one draw, nine losses) - but that could certainly change with a much needed win over the Diavolo's bitter rivals.

Milan haven't beaten Inter in Serie A in over three years (since January 2016) and will hope to avoid making it a seventh derby clash sans a victory if they want to getting closer to the nine they went without winning in the 90's. 

Serie A Matchday four listings

Here's all the matches taking place on matchday four:

Cagliari vs Genoa Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Friday 20 September 2:45pm ET / 7:45pm BST / 8:45pm CET
Stadium: Sardegna Arena (Cagliari)
Australia: beIN SPORTS 2, beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: DAZN
Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN
India: Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, Serie A Pass
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Italy: NOW TV, SKY Go Italia, Sky Calcio 1, Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Sport Serie A
Malaysia: Serie A Pass
Netherlands: Serie A Pass
Nigeria: SL2G, SuperSport 8 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV LIVE, Sport TV3
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, Digiturk Play, beIN SPORTS MAX 1
United Kingdom: FreeSports TV UK
United States: ESPN App, ESPN+

Udinese vs Brescia Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 21 September 9:00am ET / 2:00pm BST / 3:00pm CET
Stadium: Dacia Arena (Udine)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, beIN SPORTS 3, Kayo Sports
Canada: DAZN, TLN
France: beIN Sports MAX 7, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Serie A Pass, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD
Indonesia: beIN Sports 2 Indonesia, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Italy: Sky Calcio 1, Sky Sport Serie A, SKY Go Italia, NOW TV, Sky Supercalcio HD
Malaysia: Serie A Pass
Netherlands: Serie A Pass
Nigeria: SuperSport 8 Africa, SL2G
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey
United States: ESPN+, ESPN App

Juventus vs Hellas Verona Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 21 September 12:00pm ET / 5:00pm BST / 6:00pm CET
Stadium: Allianz Stadium (Torino)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1
Canada: DAZN, TLN
France: beIN Sports MAX 10, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Serie A Pass, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Italy: NOW TV, Sky Calcio 1, Sky Sport Serie A, SKY Go Italia, Sky Supercalcio HD
Malaysia: Serie A Pass, Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal, Serie A Pass
Nigeria: SL2G, SuperSport 8 Africa, Canal+ Sport Afrique
Portugal: Sport TV LIVE, Sport TV3
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+
Turkey: Digiturk Play, beIN CONNECT Turkey, beIN SPORTS MAX 2
United Kingdom: Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 1
United States: ESPN+, ESPN App

Milan vs Internazionale Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 21 September 2:45pm ET / 7:45pm BST / 8:45pm CET
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 1, Kayo Sports, Rai Italia Australia
Canada: Rai Italia America, DAZN, TLN
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 2
Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN
India: Serie A Pass, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia, Rai Italia Asia
Italy: DAZN, DAZN1
Malaysia: Serie A Pass, Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Serie A Pass, Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport Afrique, SL2G, SuperSport 8 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV3, Sport TV LIVE
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+
Turkey: Digiturk Play, beIN Sports 3 Turkey, beIN CONNECT Turkey
United Kingdom: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD
United States: fuboTV, Rai Italia America, ESPN+, ESPN App

Sassuolo vs SPAL Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 22 September 6:30am ET / 11:30am BST / 12:30pm CET
Stadium: MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore (Reggio nell'Emilia)
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: DAZN
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX 7
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Serie A Pass
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Italy: DAZN, DAZN1
Malaysia: Serie A Pass
Netherlands: Serie A Pass
Nigeria: SuperSport 8 Africa, SL2G, SL2G
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, beIN Sports 3 Turkey, Digiturk Play
United Kingdom: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD
United States: ESPN App, ESPN+

Bologna vs Roma Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 22 September 9:00am ET / 2:00pm BST / 3:00pm CET
Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara (Bologna)
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN Sports Connect
Canada: DAZN
France: beIN Sports MAX 8, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN
India: Serie A Pass
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Italy: Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Calcio 2, NOW TV, Sky Sport Serie A, SKY Go Italia
Malaysia: Serie A Pass
Netherlands: Serie A Pass
Portugal: Sport TV3, Sport TV LIVE
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones 3, Movistar+
Turkey: beIN Sports 4 Turkey, Digiturk Play, beIN CONNECT Turkey
United Kingdom: Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 1
United States: ESPN+, ESPN App

Lecce vs Napoli Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 22 September 9:00am ET / 2:00pm BST / 3:00pm CET
Stadium: Stadio Comunale Via del Mare (Lecce)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Rai Italia Australia, beIN Sports 1, Kayo Sports
Canada: TLN, Rai Italia America, DAZN
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports MAX 7
Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN
India: SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV, Serie A Pass
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, Rai Italia Asia
Italy: DAZN
Malaysia: Serie A Pass
Netherlands: Serie A Pass
Nigeria: SuperSport 8 Africa, SL2G
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey
United States: ESPN+, ESPN App, fuboTV, Rai Italia America

Sampdoria vs Torino Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 22 September 9:00am ET / 2:00pm BST / 3:00pm CET
Stadium: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports
Canada: DAZN
France: beIN Sports MAX 9, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Serie A Pass
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Italy: SKY Go Italia, Sky Calcio 3
Malaysia: Serie A Pass
Netherlands: Serie A Pass
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey
United States: ESPN App, ESPN+

Atalanta vs Fiorentina Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 22 September 12:00pm ET / 5:00pm BST / 6:00pm CET
Stadium: Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, beIN SPORTS 3, Kayo Sports
Canada: TLN, DAZN
France: beIN Sports MAX 5, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Sony LIV, Serie A Pass, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Italy: Sky Supercalcio HD, SKY Go Italia, Sky Sport Serie A, Sky Calcio 1, NOW TV
Malaysia: Serie A Pass, Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Serie A Pass, Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: SL2G, Canal+ Sport Afrique, SL2G, SuperSport 8 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV LIVE, Sport TV3
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones 1, Movistar+
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, beIN Sports 4 Turkey, Digiturk Play
United Kingdom: Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 1
United States: ESPN Deportes+, ESPNEWS, ESPN App, ESPN Deportes

Lazio vs Parma Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 22 September 2:45pm ET / 7:45pm BST / 8:45pm CET
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico (Roma)
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, beIN SPORTS 2, Rai Italia Australia, Kayo Sports
Canada: TLN, DAZN, Rai Italia America
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 2
Germany: DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: Sony LIV, Serie A Pass, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia, Rai Italia Asia
Italy: Sky Sport Serie A, Sky Sport Uno, Lazio Style Channel, Sky Calcio 1, Sky Supercalcio HD, NOW TV, SKY Go Italia
Malaysia: Serie A Pass, Fox Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Serie A Pass
Nigeria: SL2G, SuperSport 8 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV3, Sport TV LIVE
Turkey: Digiturk Play, beIN CONNECT Turkey, beIN Sports 3 Turkey
United Kingdom: Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 1
United States: ESPN+, ESPN App, Rai Italia America, fuboTV

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