Made in Italy stats duel for week 19: Sirigu vs. Perin

Made in Italy stats duel for week 19: Sirigu vs. Perin

As powered by Opta, this week’s statistical analysis focuses on the goalkeeping duo of Salvatore Sirigu and Mattia Perin, with the Azzurri shot-stoppers so far having enjoyed commendable starts to the season.

Following some years spent at both Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla, the former Palermo man has now returned to the top Italian tier with Torino. He has so far started in all 18 matches this season, having also been voted as one of the best Italian players on two separate occasions. As for Perin, following fitness issues and some serious injuries over the past two years, he has now rediscovered some of the top form that previously made him such a unique talent. He has started all 18 matches so far and has performed admirably.

Despite the 27 goals conceded by the Granata defence (the eighth worse in the league with a goal conceded every 60 minutes), Sirigu has still performed well. His saves have kept Torino alive on a number of occasions and he has also recorded three clean sheets. In comparison, Perin has kept six clean sheets this season. This is despite a fragile Genoa defence having conceded 22 goals already, most coming during their shaky start to the season. As for their save success rate, the two keepers have 69.7 percent and 77.6 percent respectively. This superiority is switched around however when taking into account clearances completed, with Sirigu recording 18 and Perin just nine. 

Lastly, in terms of discipline, the Torino ace has been booked twice this season, while Perin has yet to have been shown a yellow card at all.

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