Past meetings / home fixtures (Serie A)
won: 33 – drawn: 15 – lost: 7
Sampdoria winless in Milan since 1996
Sampdoria haven’t beaten Inter in San Siro since 15 December 1996, when they come away as 3-4 victors. In the twelve matches played at the Meazza since then Samp have lost 7 and drawn 5.
Inter aiming for 8 on the bounce
Inter have won their last seven games in Serie A, against ChievoVerona (0-2 away), Fiorentina (2-1 at home), AC Milan (0-1 away), Catania (2-0 at home) and Bologna (3-1 away), and in the Europa League against Neftçi (1-3 away) and Partizan Belgrade (1-0 at home). The last time the Nerazzurri failed to win was on 23 September, a 0-2 home defeat to Siena in Serie A.
230-minute San Siro shutout
The Nerazzurri haven’t conceded at home since 30 September when they beat Fiorentina 2-1 in Serie A. Since Romulo’s 40th-minute strike, Inter have gone 230 minutes with letting in a goal: the 50 remaining minutes of that game plus the victories over Catania (2-0, Serie A) and Partizan Belgrade (1-0, Europa League).
Inter and Samp: goals throughout the team
Inter have had nine different players on the score sheet this term, while eight different Sampdoria players (the same number as Parma) have hit the target. Only Juventus have spread their goals around the team more, with 12 different scorers.
Sampdoria’s 12-match scoring run away from home
Sampdoria have hit the back of the net at least once in each of their last 12 away fixtures in competitive competition, notching up 16 goals in the process. They last drew a blank on 6 April, when they went down 1-0 at Crotone in last season’s Serie B campaign.
Stramaccioni v Ferrara, round 1
This is the first meeting between coaches Andrea Stramaccioni and Ciro Ferrara.
Ferrara sacked after losing to Inter
On the two previous occasions when Ciro Ferrara has faced Inter, there has been one victory apiece, the home side winning 2-1 in both cases. Ciro Ferrara was given the sack after the second of those meetings: Inter 2-1 Juventus, a Coppa Italia tie on 28 January 2010.