Big scorers meet a clean sheet streak: All the key stats ahead of Monza vs. Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will look to leapfrog Juventus into second place in the Serie A table when they take on Monza at the U-Power Stadium tonight.

Excluding a Coppa Italia clash in 1964, Monza have never beaten Milan before and have also lost all three encounters in the league since they reached the top flight for the first time in 2022.

You can get all the latest team news in our pre-match preview, while below are the best stats ahead of the game…

➤ Milan have won each of their first three encounters against Monza in Serie A: the only teams they’ve beaten in each of their first four meetings in the top-flight are Ancona, Cremonese, Messina, and Pro Vercelli.

➤ Milan, along with Atalanta, are the two teams against which Monza have yet to collect any points in Serie A (three defeats in three against both).

➤ Monza are the only team that has not yet managed to win a Serie A game this season against an opponent in the top half of the table: the Brianza side have just four points in these matches, the result of four draws and seven defeats.

➤ Milan have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three away league matches, against Empoli, Udinese, and Frosinone: the Rossoneri have never scored more than two goals in four consecutive away matches in a single Serie A season (they did so in 1964, but over two different campaigns).

➤ Monza have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three league games (the last two of which ended in 0-0 draws against Udinese and Hellas Verona) and have never recorded a longer run of consecutive clean sheets in Serie A.

➤ Milan are the team that have earned the most points in Serie A since the Rossoneri finished the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (mid-December): in fact, they have collected 23 points in this period (W7 D2), one more than Inter. This run began with a game against Monza, winning 3-0 at San Siro.

➤ Only Roma (30) have conceded more goals than Milan (27) among teams currently in the top half of Serie A. Meanwhile, no team in the bottom half have conceded as few as Monza (28) – these two Lombard teams indeed have just a one-goal difference defensively, while offensively, the Rossoneri have scored more than double the goals compared to the Brianza side (47 v 21).

➤ No midfielder has scored more home goals in the current big five European leagues than Andrea Colpani: seven, level with Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa and Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid.

➤ Against Napoli, Théo Hernández scored his 26th goal in Serie A for Milan – he is now just one goal away from equalling Aldo Maldera (27); the second-highest scoring defender for the Rossoneri in the competition (ahead of them is Paolo Maldini, with 29 goals).

➤ Thanks to 11 goals and eight assists, Olivier Giroud has been involved in 19 goals in Serie A this season. Only three players in the last 20 seasons have managed to be involved in at least 20 goals in a Serie A tournament after turning 36: Luca Toni (27 in 2013-14 and 24 in 2014-15), Francesco Totti (24 in 2012-13), and Antonio Di Natale (21 in 2014-15).


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