- Catania and Udinese have met 22 times in Serie A: the Sicilians lead by 10 wins to nine.
The same result never occurred twice in a row over the last six meetings played in Sicily between these two sides - the last meeting at the Massimino saw the hosts winning 3-1.
Catania have picked up only one point from their last four league games.
Catania's win over Chievo back in September remains their only win of this campaign - this is their worst start to a Serie A season since 1965/66.
Udinese have lost three of their last four Serie A fixtures, without scoring a single goal.
Udinese have shared only one draw over their last 19 league games played between this and last season.
Udinese are the only side yet to score a headed goal in this competition.
Catania have conceded the most goals from outside the box (six), while Udinese haven't scored any from long range from open play yet.
Catania are yet to score in the last 30 minutes of play.
Catania have mustered only 32 shots on target so far - a Serie A-low.
Antonio Di Natale has scored nine goals against Catania in Serie A, including a hat-trick in September 2009.