• This will be the 86th meeting between these two sides in the top-flight – Fiorentina lead by 42 wins to 16.
  • Genoa have won only one of their last 17 Serie A meetings against Fiorentina, none of the last eight.
  • Genoa’s last win at Fiorentina’s ground was in 1977 – since then, the Viola have notched up 10 wins and five draws at home against the Grifoni.
  • Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last five Serie A match-days (W4, D1).
  • Vincenzo Montella’s side haven’t conceded a single goal over these last five league fixtures – this is their longest run of clean sheets in a Serie A campaign since 1981-92.
  • Genoa have alternated a win to a loss over their last four league games, and won the last against Inter 1-0 last Sunday.
  • Genoa have taken only one point from their last four away games, and won only one of their last eight games on the road.
  • Alessandro Matri marked his debut for Fiorentina with a brace and an assist, after he had scored just one goal in 15 league appearances for AC Milan (with no assists).
  • Fiorentina have already scored six goals from the penalty spot – a league-high.
  • Genoa have attempted 132 shots so far in this competition, fewer than any other side.
  • Alberto Gilardino played four seasons for Fiorentina, collecting 118 appearances and 48 goals, 19 of which in 2008/09.