• This will be the fist ever meeting between these two sides in Serie A.
  • These two teams finished in the top-2 position of the last Serie B season, earning direct promotion to the top-flight.
  • Verona and Sassuolo have met four times in Serie B: Verona won twice, Sassuolo once.
  • The two previous meetings played in Verona saw the hosts winning 1-0.
  • Verona are unbeaten at the Bentegodi in their last eight games (5W 3D) - their last defeat came back in March against Padova.
  • Verona have already faced more shots than any other side in Serie A this season.
  • Sassuolo conceded six goals from only eight shots on target faced in the first two matches of this campaign.
  • Luca Toni's last 11 goals in Serie A have all come in games played at home.
  • Rafael made 13 saves over the first two games of this Serie A season - more than any other 'keeper.
  • Simone Zaza scored the first goal in Serie A in the history of Sassuolo - he had already scored at Verona's ground last season in Serie B whan he was at Ascoli.