• These teams have not drawn a game in their last eight league meetings; three wins for Genoa, five for Catania.
  • Catania have averaged three goals scored per game over their last three meetings against Genoa in Serie A.
  • Catania are unbeaten at home in their last six meetings against Genoa (5W, 1D).
  • Last Sunday, Catania got back to winning ways when they beat Chievo 2-0; ending a negative run of two draws and four losses.
  • Catania's last away win came back in February (2-1 at Parma); since then, the Sicilians have managed just three draws and six losses away from the Massimino.
  • Having lost to Udinese and Napoli, Fabio Liverani was replaced by Gian Piero Gasperini as Genoa's manager; this will be his second spell at Genoa having been in charge between 2006 and 2010 (49W, 31D, 44L).
  • This is Genoa's worst start to a Serie A season since 1983/84, when they were relegated.
  • Gonzalo Bergessio has already scored five goals in Serie A against Genoa; his favourite target alongside Siena.
  • Pablo Barrientos has already been fouled 31 times; more than any other Serie A player this term.
  • Alberto Gilardino has already scored six goals against Catania, but found the net only once over his last nine league appearances (including last season).