• The only previous meeting between these two sides was Genoa's 2-0 win in the reverse fixture.
  • On that occasion, Genoa had eight shots on target, a record for the Grifoni in a Serie A game this season.
  • Sassuolo have won three of their last five league games, losing only once.
  • However, the Emiliani have taken just one point from their last four games at home and have won only one of the last nine at their ground.
  • Genoa are winless in the last six match-days of Serie A (four losses, followed by two draws).
  • Over these last six games, the Grifoni have never scored more than a single goal.
  • Genoa have conceded goals in each of their last six away games (D3 L3).
  • Genoa have attempted only 274 shots (7.6 per game), fewer than any other side in this Serie A campaign.
  • Sassuolo's last nine goals have been scored by their attacking trio: Domenico Berardi (four), Nicola Sansone (three), Simone Zaza (two).
  • Domenico Berardi has scored three or more goals in three games in this campaign, including his hat-trick against Fiorentina on Tuesday - only Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have done the same amongst the top-5 European leagues this season.
  • Alberto Gilardino has been caught offside 49 times so far this season - more often than any other player in Serie A this term.