NEWS
Sunday July 28 2013
Serie A awaits 2013-14 fixtures

The Serie A 2013-14 fixture list will be drawn up on Monday evening using a complex set of variables.

The ceremony to set the calendar begins at 18.00 UK time (17.00 GMT), while the season runs from August 24 to May 18.

Fixtures are put together by a computer using a set of variables, which the Lega Serie A has released.

1.     Home and away games

a)     In the last four rounds, home games are alternated with away

b)     There can be no more than two couplings of consecutive games at home and/or away per half of the season

c)     In case there are two couplings of consecutive games at home and/or away, one of the couplings must necessarily be at home and the other away

d)     The following clubs cannot both play at home in the same round: Cagliari-Udinese, Chievo-Hellas Verona, Genoa-Sampdoria, Inter-Milan, Juventus-Torino, Lazio-Roma, Parma-Sassuolo

e)     In every possible case, other events in the city or around the stadium have been taken into account

f)      In the cities who have two Serie A home teams (Genoa, Milan, Turin and Verona), the order of home debut is inverted compared to 2012-13.

g)     The club who played the last game of Serie A 2012-13 away must play their first match at home.

 

2 For combining teams in single matches

a)     In midweek rounds it is not possible to have meetings between the clubs Inter, Juventus, Milan, Napoli and Roma, nor local derbies in Genoa, Rome, Turin and Verona

b)     The local derbies in Genoa, Milan, Roma, Turin and Verona are not possible in the first nor last round and must be played in different rounds from each other

c)     Apart from those points above, there are no ‘seeds’ in the draw, so every club can face off in the first or last round

d)     There can be no round repeated (same game in the same week) from the 2011-12 and 2012-13 calendars

e)     Teams who also met in the first round in 2011-12 and 2012-13 cannot meet again in the first round of 2013-14

f)      Teams who also met in the final round in 2011-12 and 2012-13 cannot meet again in the final round of 2013-14

g)     Clubs participating in the Champions League cannot face clubs participating in the Europa League during Weeks 6, 9, 13 and 16.

Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £11,000 to be won monthly!

FOOTBALL ITALIA RELATED NEWS

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES