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    06.02.2016 10:00 - in: Serie A S

    Frosinone home form

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    Sunday’s visit of the Bianconeri represents Frosinone’s 13th home match of the season. Juventus.com analyses the data from their previous 12 at the Stadio Matusa
    Relative home comforts

    If Frosinone replicated their form at the Stadio Matusa on their travels, they’d be sitting safely in mid-table. As things stand, however, they’ve taken just two points on the road – the worst away record in Serie A – in contrast to the 17 they’ve accrued in their own backyard.

    In a bid to end the campaign on the right side of a hard-fought relegation battle, Roberto Stellone’s charges will be aiming to keep adding to their home tally – the joint 11th best in the division – thanks to wins over Empoli, Sampdoria, Carpi, Hellas Verona and Bologna and draws with Genoa and Atalanta.

    Their latest victory, recorded against the Rossoblu on Wednesday night, will have come as a big relief given that more than two months had passed since their previous success in front of their own fans, over Verona on 29 November 2015.

    Attack vs. defence

    While not exactly prolific up front, scoring goals at the Stadio Matusa has not been a major cause for concern for Frosinone, who have the joint 11th highest strike rate this term (16).

    Furthermore, only six sides have produced more shots than them (165) in home matches so far this season: Juventus, Fiorentina, Napoli, Inter, Lazio and Roma. Eight teams, meanwhile, have managed a higher number of efforts on target than their 50 to date.

    The Ciociari have, however, endured greater hardships defensively, the 20 goals conceded in front of their own supporters representing the worst record in the division.

    Formational transformation

    Up until the New Year, Stellone had persisted with a 4-4-2, which had started to lose its apparent effect after a highly successful autumn spell in which they collected 13 points from a possible 15 at the Stadio Matusa between 28 September and 29 November.

    Since suffering a third straight home defeat, January’s 5-1 loss at the hands of Napoli, the 38-year-old Roman has opted for a 4-3-3, which has gained instant results, sharing the spoils with Atalanta (0-0) before beating Bologna last time out (1-0).

    While the formation may have altered, there has been no major change to Frosinone’s style of play, which remains heavily focused on the counter-attack.

    Roberto Stellone switched his side's formation from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 at the start of 2016.

    Against Bologna, for example, they only saw 39.9 per cent of the ball, even lower than their average possession stake of 41.93 at home this term (only Carpi see the ball less often – 38.48 per cent).

    Frosinone sat back very deep against Bologna, but nevertheless fashioned more shots (20) than their opponents (15).
    Men with a menace

    If there’s one man who Juventus will need to keep an eye on this Sunday, it’s Federico Dionisi. The 28-year-old forward has scored six of his side’s 16 goals at the Stadio Matusa and he’s also provided the most assists (three).

    Federico Dionisi has scored six of his seven goals this season at the Stadio Matusa.

    Marginally behind Dionisi in Frosinone’s striker standings is Daniel Ciofani. The big centre-forward has found the target on four occasions at home this term, while finishing off a swift counter-attack away to Roma last Saturday.

    Other men to look out for from midfield are Paolo Sammarco, who has netted four times in total (including twice on the road) and Danilo Soddimo, who has created the greatest number of goalscoring opportunities (18).

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