• Udinese are unbeaten in their last four meetings against Sampdoria (a draw, followed by three consecutive wins).
  • Samp have scored only one goal over the last four games against the Friulani in Serie A.
  • Udinese had the better in their last meeting at Sampdoria’s ground in December 2012 – prior to that, the Doriani had remained unbeaten for seven home games against the Fiurlani (W3, D4).
  • Last Monday at Napoli, Sampdoria registered their first defeat in the league under new manager Sinisa Mihajlovic, after two wins and three draws.
  • Sampdoria are unbeaten in their last three home league fixtures (W1, D2), their longest unbeaten streak at home in Serie A since last March.
  • Udinese have won only one of their last five Serie A fixtures (three losses), conceding on average two goals per game.
  • The Friulani have collected a draw and a win in their last two league games on the road, after they had lost six of the previous seven away fixtures.
  • Sampdoria have scored the fewest goals in the first half of games (six), and are the only side yet to find the net in the opening 15 minutes of play this season.
  • Éder has scored three of Sampdoria’s last four league goals. The Brazilian forward found the net in both of his last two league games against Udinese.
  • Antonio Di Natale has scored six goals over his last six appearances against Sampdoria in Serie A – overall he has bagged nine goals in the league against the Blucerchiati.