• In the reverse fixture, Sampdoria beat Catania after five meetings where the Sicilians had remained unbeaten (2W, 3D).
  • Catania have won five of the last six games against Sampdoria at the Massimino, losing one in August 2009.
  • Catania have scored in each of their last 11 games at home against Samp in the top-flight.
  • The Sicilians have lost their last six league games and have picked-up only one point from their last nine fixtures.
  • Sampdoria have failed to score in their last three league games, with those games ending in two losses and a draw.
  • In their last seven away games, Samp have alternated between a win and a loss – the Blucerchiati won their last away game 2-0 against Lazio.
  • Catania have the worst attack in Serie A this season (24 goals scored).
  • Sampdoria have had nine players sent off so far in this Serie A campaign, more than any other side.
  • Maxi Lopez spent three and a half seasons at Catania, scoring 23 goals in 78 league appearances.