• These two sides have met 16 times so far in Serie A: Udinese lead by six wins to three.
  • Udinese have lost only one of their last six Serie A clashes with Empoli (two wins, three draws).
  • Empoli have never scored more than two goals in Serie A against Udinese.
  • Empoli have won only one of their last eight Serie A trips to Udine, losing four times.
  • The only previous meeting between these two sides on the opening game of the Serie A was in August 2005 – it was Antonio Di Natale’s first game against his former team Empoli.
  • Empoli have never drawn their opening game of the Serie A (W3, L6).
  • Antonio Di Natale has reached double figures for goals scored in each of the last eight Serie A season, scoring 17+ goals in six of the last seven.
  • Allan attempted 136 tackles in Serie A last season, more than any other player.
  • Davide Bassi was one of the only three players to play all 3780 minutes in the last Serie B season.
  • Massimo Maccarone has scored four goals in the top-flight against Udinese, his joint-best tally against a Serie A side.