• Palermo are unbeaten in their last eight Serie A meetings against Sampdoria (W5, D3).
  • Palermo have conceded goals in seven of their last eight opening match in Serie A (conceding 16 goals in the process).
  • Palermo have won 19 games in Serie A against Sampdoria, more than against any other side.
  • Before losing last season against Juventus, Sampdoria had remained unbeaten on their season debut for five Serie A campaigns (W4, D1).
  • Sampdoria made 661 fouls last season, more than any other Club in Serie A.
  • Last season under Gennaro Gattuso, Palermo started their Serie B campaign winning only two of their first six games of the season.
  • Sampdoria were winless in their first seven games of the season in the Serie a 13-14 (D3, L4).
  • Palermo conceded only 28 goals last season in Serie B, fewer than any other side.
  • Manolo Gabbiadini has scored in both his last two league meetings against Palermo (for Bologna in the 2012-13 season).
  • Paulo Dybala scored his first two Serie A goals against Sampdoria in November 2012, when he was almost 19 year old.
  • Edgar Barreto delivered 10 assists in the last Serie B season: only Lanciano’s Carlo Mammarella did better (12 assists).