Perugia go again
Perugia face Porto Robur Costa on Sunday, hoping to stretch their winning run to seven games.
Vital Heynen’s side lead the table ahead of Volley Lube and only on two other occasions have they started with 18 points from six matches. In 2018/19 they won all six matches, losing just two sets and in 2017/18 the side lost just one set.
Stats from Perugia
Perugia’s stats so far this season make for good reading. They have made the second most aces in the league with 43 and are ranked third in the percentage of effectiveness in attack with 0.44. Also they are ranked third in winning the most blocks per set.
Wilfredo León has made 24 aces this season, more than any other player. He has won 108 points this season – ranked fourth in the league.
— Sir Safety Perugia Volley (@SIRVolleyPG) October 23, 2020
Porto Rubur Costa and their talisman
Porto Rubur Costa have lost five of their six matches and are ninth in the table, yet they pushed second-placed Lube to a fifth set and did the same against Milano.
Porto Rubur Costa hitter Giulio Pinali has won 117 points so far this season. That’s more than any other player in the division.
In the two meetings last season, Perugia won both, 3-1 and 3-0. The league leaders have won the last five in a row against their counterparts and only lost three of the 21 matches between the sides.
In-form Lube face Milano
Elsewhere, champions second-placed Lube Civitanova face third-placed Milano in a big match. Lube are on 17 points, having won all six matches. The visitors have won five of their six matches and trail Lube by three points. Lube have only dropped one set in their last four matches and are ranked first for break points (157) aces (48) and points per set (18.29).
6️⃣The sixth win in a row…‼️And congratulation #MarlonYant 👏🏻
.#noisiamolube #coppaitalia2020 #campionidelmondo #campioniditalia #campionideuropa #civitanovamarche #volleyball #superlega #credembanca pic.twitter.com/T7JbgcS79K
— A.S. Volley Lube Civitanova (@VolleyLube) October 19, 2020
Lube have won 10 of the 12 meetings but were beaten 3-2 by Milan in the last match in 2019.
Calipo aim for five wins in a row
Volley Calipo are aiming to make it five wins in a row when they face eighth-placed Piacenza, who are without a win in their last three matches. Piacenza have won both previous meetings, which were played last season.
Calipo are ranked highest for winning attacks per team with 335 and third for most points won (401).