Date: 16th October 2020 at 5:00pm
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Sampdoria aim to end a horror recent run of form in this fixture against Lazio when they face them in Genoa on Saturday evening (kick-off 18:00).

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Sampdoria (4-4-1-1): Audero; Bereszynski, Tonelli, Colley, Augello; Candreva, Thorsby, Ekdal, Jankto; Ramirez; Quagliarella.

Lazio (3-5-2): ; Vavro, Parolo, Acerbi; Patric, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Anderson; Muriqi, Correa.

Suspended: Immobile.

Unavailable: Bastos, Luiz , , Marusic, Proto, , Lazzari, Caicedo.

KEY STATISTICS

– Sampdoria have won only one of their last 17 matches against Lazio (D3 L13), conceding at least two goals in each of their last eight fixtures (27 goals conceded, 3.4 on average).

– Lazio could win five consecutive Serie A matches on the road against Sampdoria for the first time – currently on a streak of four wins in a row.

– Sampdoria have lost two of the three matches in the current league season (W1); in the three points for a win era (since 1994/95) only in 2019/20 and in 2004/05 have they lost three of their first four seasonal Serie A games.

– The last time Sampdoria have lost four home Serie A matches in a row was back in April 2011 – currently on a streak of three defeats in a row at the Luigi Ferraris.

– Lazio have picked up 20 points in 15 league matches post-lockdown (1.3 on average); in the previous 10 Serie A matches in 2020 the Biancocelesti gained the most points (26, 2.6 on average).

– In the last nine Serie A matches on the road, Lazio have never repeated the same result twice in a row (W4 D1 L4); they won the most recent match against Cagliari.

– Lazio have gained the most points from losing positions in 2020 in the five European leagues (20).

– Lazio’s Luis Alberto (seven) and Sampdoria’s Morten Thorsby (six) are the two players to have started the most Shot Ending Sequences in the current Serie A campaign.

– Sampdoria are Felipe Caicedo’s favourite target in Serie A. Against the Blucerchiati he netted both his first goal in the Italian top-flight (December 2017) and also his first brace (April 2019) – in total he has scored four goals in four matches against them.

– Sampdoria are Ciro Immobile’s favourite target in Serie A (12 goals in 13 matches) – he is disqualified for this match. Since 2016/17 Lazio played only 10 league games without Immobile (W4 D3 L3).