• Sampdoria have won 39 games against Roma, more than against any other Serie A opponent; the Giallorossi hold 53 wins and there have been 34 draws.
  • Samp have lost only one of their last seven Serie A meetings against Roma, winning three times in the process.
  • Both sides have scored in each of the last five meetings between the two teams.
  • Samp have won their last two home games against Roma; previously, they had been winless for five games against the Giallorossi (D3 L2).
  • Sampdoria have picked up only two points from their first four games – this is their worst start to a Serie A campaign since 1976/77.
  • The Doriani have won only one of their last 15 league games, and conceded in 14 of these.
  • Roma are on a run of five wins in a row in the league between this and last season – this is their best streak since April 2010.
  • Roma are also unbeaten in their last five games away from home (W4 D1), and have conceded only two goals in the process.
  • Roma have the joint-best defence in the top five European leagues alongside Inter and Tottenham (only one goal conceded).
  • Francesco Totti has scored 14 Serie A goals against Sampdoria; only against Parma he has bagged more (18).
  • There have been four red cards over the last four league meetings between these two sides.