• The 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture is the only previous meeting between these two sides in Serie A.
  • Sassuolo have taken seven points from their last six games – theirs is the best record amongst the bottom-six sides in Serie A in this period.
  • Sassuolo have lost six of their last seven home games, winning only against Catania (3-1).
  • Sassuolo have failed to score in 15 games out of 32 so far in this competition – a league-low.
  • Cagliari have lost four of their last five league games, winning the other at home against Verona.
  • The Sardinians have failed to score more than a single goal in any of their last six Serie A fixtures.
  • Cagliari are yet to win a game away from home in this Serie A campaign – only Catania are also winless in away games so far.
  • Sassuolo have taken just 13 points from games on home soil – fewer than any other side this season.
  • Sergio Floccari has already scored five goals against Cagliari in Serie A, only against Napoli (six) has he bagged more.
  • Last Sunday, against Roma, Mauricio Pinilla scored his 6th goal of the season, ending a run of four games without scoring. His best scoring tally in a single campaign is 10 (in 2011/12).