• This will be the first Serie A encounter between Catania and Sassuolo.
  • Last Sunday, Sassuolo recorded their first ever win in Serie A (2-1 vs Bologna).
  • Catania have a record of five losses, two draws and only one win so far in this campaign - this is their worst start to a Serie A season since 1965-66, when they were relegated to Serie B.
  • However, Catania have lost only one of their last nine home games, winning four (D4).
  • Sassuolo have picked up only one point from their four games away from home this season, conceding on average two goals per game.
  • Catania have scored only two goals in the second half - only Chievo (1) have netted fewer.
  • Sassuolo not only have the worst defence of this Serie A, but they've also conceded the most goals after the break (13).
  • Sassuolo have scored only with players affiliated for Italy, while Catania are yet to score their first goal with Italian players.
  • Luigi De Canio will make his debut as Catania's manager - his record in the top-flight is 62 wins, 54 draws and 87 losses.