• This will be the 59th Serie A meeting between these two sides: the Emiliani lead by 23 wins to 18, with 17 draws completing the record.
  • Bologna's last win over Udinese in Serie A came in September 2010; 2-1 at home with Di Natale, Gimenez and Di Vaio scoring a goal.
  • Last March's goalless draw ended a nine-game streak in which the Friulani had always scored at least one goal.
  • Bologna won their last Serie A match at the Friuli back in March 2005 (1-0): since then, two successes for the Bianconeri and three draws including a 0-0 last season.
  • Udinese have won nine of their last 10 Serie A games played between this and last season, losing MD1 against Lazio.
  • Bologna have won only one of their last 12 league fixtures (2-0 at Parma last May): seven draws and four losses complete the tally.
  • Udinese (216) and Bologna (226) completed the fewest passes on the last Serie A match-day.
  • However, Udinese have attempted 57 tackles in Serie A this term, more than any other team.
  • Stefano Pioli has never defeated Francesco Guidolin in Serie A: three draws and three losses is his current record.