- Fiorentina have won only one of their last five Serie A games against Sampdoria, their last meeting in April (3-0 at the Marassi).
Samp's last win in Florence was in September 2004. Since then, the Viola have won four times with three draws at the Franchi (including those in the last two meetings).
Fiorentina have won three of their last four games, losing the other against Napoli.
The five games played at the Franchi in Serie A this season has seen both teams scoring at least a goal.
Samp have lost their last two games against Verona and Sassuolo, after winning the previous two against Livorno and Atalanta.
Sampdoria have won only one of their last 14 away games in Serie A.
The Blucerchiati have conceded 17 goals after the break - a negative record in this competition.
The Viola have already converted four penalties this term, a joint-record in Serie A.
Giuseppe Rossi is the current Serie A top-scorer on nine goals - only Diego Costa and Cristiano Ronaldo (both on 13) have netted more so far this season amongst Europe's top five leagues.
Éder has been involved in five of Samp's 12 goals this term (four goals and an assist).