Season Review 2019/20


Welcome to Stats Perform’s Italian Serie A season review for the 2019/20 league season.

Interactive and showcasing a host of detailed performance metrics, this report provides insight into the league’s standout performers, applying innovative frameworks produced by our team of AI scientists.

Within this review, we share a comprehensive breakdown of performance at the key ends of the pitch, as well as sharing detailed insight on team style, both in and out of possession. Detailed player analysis also features, with key metrics ranked across different positions.

Notable additions to our reviews this summer include details on the teams most effective at generating opportunities from high turnovers, together with insights into how each team approached the changes to the goal kick rule. We also apply metrics to highlight the ball carrying players who were effective at generating goalscoring opportunities through running with the ball.

These new features reflect Stats Perform’s ongoing commitment to further explore how performance data can inform a club’s decision-making across performance analysis, recruitment and long-term strategic planning.

We hope you find some interesting insights from this review.


Expected Goals (For)


Key Points:

  • Ranked by league position, this table outlines teams’ performances in front of goal, from both open play and set piece situations.

  • Atalanta’s ability to generate high quality chances from open play was demonstrated by them amassing an xG output of 60.7 from 532 shots. Napoli posted more shots than Gian Piero Gasperini’s men, but the quality of Atalanta’s shot locations meant they exceeded Napoli’s open play xG output by over 15.

  • 33% of Brescia’s xG came from set pieces, the highest ration in the league. Lazio and Parma sat at the other end of the spectrum, having generated 85% of their xG output from open play.

  • As well as generating the highest open play xG, which they outperformed by nearly 10 goals, Atalanta also ranked joint first in xG from set pieces. They exceeded their output by three, giving them a total of 19 goals arising from set play situations.

  • In addition to Atalanta, Inter and Lecce also overperformed their set piece xG by two clear goals. In contrast nine teams underperformed by at least two goals, but this number didn’t include any of the teams who finished in the top seven places in the league table.

Expected Goals For
Set Play : Total
Open Play
Set Play
Team xG Ratio Shots xG Goals SP Shots SP xG SP Goals
Juventus 0.22 502 45.0 46 163 15.8 14
Internazionale 0.19 458 47.3 54 150 13.3 16
Atalanta 0.19 532 60.7 70 168 15.8 19
Lazio 0.15 443 44.3 53 119 10.0 9
Roma 0.20 443 48.3 47 187 15.2 14
Milan 0.17 489 46.4 42 121 10.6 10