• Sampdoria and Napoli have met 107 times in Serie A: the Partenopei lead by 35 wins to 33, with 39 draws.
  • Samp have taken just one point from their last five games against Napoli in Serie A, failing to score in the last four.
  • Samp have lost four of the last five league games, in between a win over Chievo.
  • The Blucerchiati have failed to score in three of their last six league games, and netted 11 overall in the other three.
  • Napoli are unbeaten in their last four MDs (W2, D2).
  • However, away from home Rafa Benitez's side are winless in their last three games (D2, L1) - their worst run this season far from the San Paolo.
  • Sampdoria have scored the most goals following indirect free-kicks in this Serie A (7).
  • Only 4% of Napoli's goals (3 out of 67) have been scored with a header - the lowest share in the competition.
  • Marek Hamsik has failed to convert eight of the 14 penalties taken so far in Serie A, and each of the last four.
  • In the reverse fixture, Dries Mertens scored is first and only brace in Serie A, including Napoli's only goal from a direct free-kick this term.