• Inter have won the last three league meetings vs Sampdoria, being unbeaten against the doriani since September 2009.
  • Sampdoria haven’t found the net in seven of their last 13 league encounters against Inter, managing to score more than a goal, in a single game, only once during that period.
  • The nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last 11 home league games vs Sampdoria (W7 D4).
  • Inter are unbeaten in Serie A in six fixtures (W3 D3), scoring 14 goals in the process.
  • Sampdoria haven’t won any of their last four games; three losses and a draw.
  • The doriani have conceded at least a goal in 12 of the 13 Serie A MDs played this season.
  • The blucerchiati have picked up 10 points in this Serie A: the last time they had had a worse start in the top-flight was back in 1974-75.
  • The nerazzurri have bagged the most goals in the league this term, 30, scoring 18 of them in the second half of games – a league-record.
  • On the other hand, Sampdoria have conceded the most goals in the second half of play, 18.
  • Rodrigo Palacio has scored three goals in two matches played vs Sampdoria last season, one at the San Siro and the other two at the Ferraris.
  • Sinisa Mihajlovic will play another former team having played for Inter from 2004 to 2006, he had been Mancini’s assistant coach until 2008.