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Football Data: Udinese v Sampdoria stats


Football Data: Udinese v Sampdoria stats

The leading Italian statistics agency on national and international football has provided some facts and figures on Samp’s visit to Udinese.

The Bianconeri lead the head-to-head standings. Of the previous 39 competitive games between Udinese and Sampdoria, the Bianconeri have won 16 times, with the last victory a 1-0 home win in the 2015/16 Serie A season. There have been 13 draws between the teams, the most recent of which ended 3-3 in the 2013/14 season, while the Blucerchiati have emerged victorious on 10 occasions, most recently in a 4-1 win away in the 2014/15 campaign. Udinese have found the back of the net in their last 13 home games against Doria, scoring 22 times. The last time they were kept out was in January 2004, when Samp picked up a 1-0 win.

Delneri with the edge over Giampaolo. The match will see Marco Giampaolo and Luigi Delneri compete for the 12th time. The Udinese boss has won 5 times, compared to Giampaolo’s 3 victories (each of which ended 1-0), with the remaining 3 ending in draws.

The Blucerchiati’s barren spell. Sampdoria have failed to win in their last six outings, in which time they have lost 3 and drawn 3. Doria’s last victory came at the start of April, in their 2-1 win away at Inter. The run of 6 games without a win is Samp’s worst during this second half of the 2016/17 season, and equals two runs in the first half of the campaign: between the 3rd and 8th games, and the 16th and 21st matches of the season. Both runs yielded 2 draws and 4 losses.

Udinese set for 23rd season in Serie A. The Bianconeri have enjoyed another season of relative safety, having now kept their top-flight status since the 1995/96 season. The next campaign will be the Friulani’s 23rd consecutive season in Serie A. During that time, only Inter, Milan, Roma and Lazio have kept their places in the top division.

Samp super subs. Along with Roma and Sassuolo, Sampdoria rank highest for goals scored by substitutes this season. After 35 matches, 10 Blucerchiati goals have been supplied by subs: 6 from Patrik Schick, 3 from Bruno Fernandes and another from Ricky Alvarez.

Bianconeri fair-play. Udinese and Juventus are the only teams who this season are yet to have a player sent off.

The search for a Samp clean sheet goes on. Sampdoria have conceded in their last 8 games, with opposition sides racking up a total of 17 goals. The last clean sheet for Doria came in their 1-0 win in the derby against Genoa, on 11 March.

Delneri’s May form. Teams managed by Delneri have picked up an average of 1.66 points per game in May, thanks to a record of 32 wins, 19 draws and 15 losses in league games.

Perica Udinese’s first port of call. No player has made more substitute appearances than Stipe Perica during this 2016/17 Serie A season, having entered the fray on 22 occasions.

Felipe in touching distance of 300 club. If he makes an appearance against Sampdoria, Felipe Dal Belo will play his 300th game in Serie A. His first appearance was on 6 April 2003, when Udinese lost 3-0 away at Chievo. During his career in Italy’s top flight, Felipe has played for Udinese, Fiorentina, Cesena, Siena, Parma and Inter.

The referee. The game in Udine will be overseen by Riccardo Pinzani from Empoli, who’ll be taking charge of his first Serie A match of the season. Udinese have won 2 and drawn 2 in games refereed by Mr Pinzani, while Sampdoria have won 3 and drawn 3.

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