Parma, 18 July 2020 – Numbers, statistics and previous encounters: kick off your preparations for Parma vs. Sampdoria on Sunday with our latest Match Pack:

Parma have faced Sampdoria 41 times in the league, with a record of 16 wins, eleven draws and 14 defeats. Since 2010, just one of the 26 goals scored in matches between Parma and Sampdoria in Serie A has come from outside the box, with Silvestre Varela the scorer for Parma back in May 2015. Two of the five draws in the second fixture of the season between the two sides in Serie A have come in the last two seasons with both sides in the top flight: May 2015 and May 2019. Parma have hosted Sampdoria in Serie A on 20 occasions, with the record reading eleven home wins, six draws and three defeats.

Along with Roma, Sampdoria are one of the two sides to have gone the most games without a draw in the league (12 games). Meanwhile, Parma are the side currently in Serie A to have gone the longest without drawing a match 0-0 (39 games). Parma have scored 80% of their goals from open play this season (36 out of 45), while only Udinese and Sassuolo hold a higher ratio of goals from open play vs. those scored from set pieces this campaign. Only Brescia and Sassuolo (eleven each) have conceded more goals from corners than Sampdoria in the ongoing league campaign.

Both Regini and Caprari spent this first part of this season under Claudio Ranieri at Sampdoria. Juraj Kucka has scored in both of his last two games against Sampdoria in Serie A, having gone without a goal against this opposition in all of his previous nine meetings. Kucka has come up against sides from Genoa five times in a Parma shirt in Serie A (Genoa and Sampdoria), getting himself on the scoresheet in four of these games. Jasmin Kurtic has netted a goal in each of his last two league games, but has never scored in three consecutive games in Serie A. Luigi Sepe’s next Serie A appearance will be his 100th in the Italian top flight.