• The only previous meeting in Serie A between these two sides was Parma’s 3-1 win in the revrse fixture.
  • These two sides also faced each other in Serie B, with both meetings ending as a draw in the 2008-09 campaign.
  • Sassuolo have lost their last six league games, including the four played since the appointment of Alberto Malesani.
  • Sassuolo haven’t kept a clean sheet over their last 12 league games – they have the worst defence in this competition (54 goals conceded).
  • Sassuolo have lost their last three games at home, scoring just one goal in the process.
  • Parma are unbeaten in their last 13 league games (W6, D7) – their best run in Serie A.
  • Roberto Donadoni’s side have won their last three away games – Parma have never won four in a row away from home in the top-flight.
  • Sassuolo have taken the fewest points at home this season (10 in 12 games).
  • Sassuolo have conceded five own goals – at least three more than any other side.
  • Antonio Cassano has scored three goals and assisted two over his last five league appearances.
  • Parma are on target for their 100th away win in their Serie A history.