• This will be the first ever meeting between these two sides.
  • Lazio have tied their last two games played in Emilia: 0-0 against Bologna and Parma in the Serie A 2012-13.
  • The Biancoazzurri have played three times at the 'Città del Tricolore' in the top flight: two draws (both 0-0) and one win against Reggiana between 1993 and 1996.
  • Lazio have alternated a home win and an away loss over their last seven league games - should they keep this trend going, they would lose at Sassuolo.
  • Lazio have won only one of their last 12 away games in Serie A, with three draws and eight losses (including the last three) the record.
  • In the mid-week game against Catania, Lazio had 29 shots, only Juventus (vs Verona) attempted more in a Serie A game this term.
  • Sassuolo made only 216 passes against Napoli - the fewest in a Serie A game this season.
  • Sassuolo have conceded 16 goals in the first five match-days, this is the worst defensive record after five games in the top-flight since Ancora shipped 19 in 1992-93.
  • Ezequiel Schelotto scored his first Serie A goal against Lazio, in April 2011, when he was at Catania.
  • Lazio have won only six of the 21 games played without Miroslav Klose so far in Serie A since 2011-12.