Serie A Opta Facts - 5-6 Jan
This will be the 79th derby between Genoa and Sampdoria in Serie A: the blucerchiati lead by 27 wins to 24.
This will be only the second time the Genoa derby is played in January - on the previous occasion, in 1964, the Grifoni won by 1-0.
However, Genoa have won only one of their last six Serie A derbies, losing three times in the process.
Sampdoria have scored exactly one goal in each of their last three derbies against Genoa.
Genoa have lost their last four league fixtures - the last time they lost five in a row was in November 2012.
Genoa are the only side in Serie A that didn't score a single goal in December 2015
Sampdoria won their last game of the year against Palermo, ending a run of seven league rounds without a win (D3 L4).
Genoa and Sampdoria are two of the Serie A sides yet to score from a corner situation this term.
This will be the seventh derby of Genoa for Antonio Cassano, who has managed to score only in one of those (back in April 2010, a goal that won Samp the game).
Vincenzo Montella is unbeaten in Serie A against Gian Piero Gasperini (W1 D3).
Six of the last nine league games between Udinese and Atalanta have ended as a draw, with two wins for the Friulani and one for the Nerazzurri.
Atalanta have won only one of their last seven trips to Udine, losing four times in the process.
Udinese have scored only six goals so far in this campaign at home soil - a league-low.
Atalanta have the second-worst attack away from home (five goals).
Atalanta have lost their last two league games - last time they've lost three in a row was back in March.
Atalanta have picked-up only one point from their last seven Serie A games played at the start of the New Year.
Udinese are yet to be awarded their first penalty of the season, whilst Atalanta have already conceded six penalties, more than any other side this term in Serie A.
Atalanta have won 309 tackles so far - more than any other side in the league.
Antonio Di Natale has netted four goals in his last three league games at the Friuli against Atalanta.
Alejandro Gomez has been involved in four of Atalanta's last seven goals, scoring three and making an assist.
Chievo have won only three of their 26 Serie A games against Roma so far, losing 13 times.
The Veneti have taken just a point from their last four meetings against the Giallorossi.
Roma have kept a clean sheet in 17 of their 26 league games against Chievo so far, including the last four.
Chievo are unbeaten in the first game of the year since 2012, when they lost against Roma.
Roma have kept two clean sheets in a row for the first time in this campaign - last time they went three consecutive games without conceding was between December 2014 and January 2015.
Chievo and Roma are the two Serie A sides that have scored the most goals from outside the box so far (seven apiece).
Chievo have attempted (189) and completed (90) the fewest dribbles so far in this competition.
Only Frosinone (10) have conceded more goals than Roma (8) in the last 15 minutes of play so far this term in Serie A.
The Giallorossi are yet to win a game from a losing position this season (D3 L3).
Roma have found the net with 13 different players so far- a record in this Serie A; the Giallorossi are the only team with three players who have already scored 5+ goals.
Riccardo Meggiorini has made the joint-most assists in this Serie A (six, alongside Bonaventura and Saponara).
Daniele De Rossi has already scored four goals in Serie A against Chievo, more than against any other opponent.
Juventus are unbeaten in their last eight league games against Verona, but were held to a draw by Hellas in two of the last three.
Verona have never won at Juve's ground in the top-flight (L22 D4).
Hellas have never scored more than two goals in a game at Juve's ground in Serie A.
Juve ended 2015 with seven consecutive wins in the league - that's the best run for Allegri as a manager.
Meanwhile, Verona are yet to win their first game of the season (D8 L9).
Verona have drawn four games from leading positions - more than any other Serie A side this term.
The Old Lady has a record of a win, a draw and a loss on their first game of the New Year over the last three seasons.
Juventus have already used 27 players in this campaign - more than any other team.
The Bianconeri have attempted 220 total shots so far - a league-high.
Paulo Dybala has found the back of the net in four of his last five appearances at the Juventus Stadium in the league.
Luca Toni has netted only three goals in 14 previous games against Juve, but one of these came in the last game, back in May.
This is the first ever meeting between Lazio and Carpi.
Lazio ended the year in the best possible way, beating current league leaders Inter, and ending a run of seven games in which they had collected only two points.
Lazio have conceded goals in each of their last eight league games, having kept four clean sheets in the previous eight games.
Carpi have lost their last two games against Empoli and Juventus, conceding a total of six goals.
Away from home, Carpi have recorded six losses, a draw and a win so far in Serie A.
Over the last three seasons, Lazio have always won their first game of the New Year.
Lazio and Carpi are the two sides that have conceded the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of games so far this term (six apiece).
Lazio have also shipped the most goals from outside the box this season (seven).
The Biancocelesti have scored six goals with substitute players - a league-high.
Marco Borriello has already scored six Serie A goals against Lazio - only against Udinese he has bagged more (10).
Borriello had had a hand in seven of Carpi's 15 goals in this campaign, scoring four and making three assists.
AC Milan are unbeaten in their last 11 league games against Bologna (W7 D4).
Over their last 10 games at the San Siro, Bologna have managed to score more than a single goal against the Rossoneri only once (2-1, in August 2008).
AC Milan have lost only one of their last 10 league fixtures, and are unbeaten in the last four (W2 D2).
Bologna have drawn only one of their last 19 league games, and have a record of two wins and two losses in the last four rounds.
Roberto Donadoni's side have won three of their last four away games - after having lost the previous four matches on the road.
AC Milan have won five of the last six opening games of the calendar year, but lost last time on their return from the Christmas break against Sassuolo back in January.
AC Milan have conceded a league-high four goals from direct free-kicks this term.
Bologna have made only 158 shots so far - fewer than any other Serie A team this term.
Carlos Bacca has scored eight goals from his first 15 shots on target in Serie A.
Giacomo Bonaventura is the player that has made the most shots on target in this campaign for the Rossoneri (16), and he's also made the joint-most assists of the whole Serie A (six).
Roberto Donadoni has a personal record of three wins, two draws and seven losses against AC Milan as a manager in Serie A.
Fiorentina have won their last four league games against Palermo, scoring on average 2.75 goals per game.
There has not been a draw between these sides in their last seven meetings at the Barbera (four wins for the Viola, three for the hosts).
Palermo have lost without scoring a single goal in three of their last four league fixtures, winning the other 4-1 against Frosinone.
Fiorentina have the best attack of this competition (33 goals).
Paulo Sousa's side have always scored away from home so far in this campaign (1.6 goals per game).
Fiorentina have scored the most goals from penalties this season (seven), while Palermo are yet to score from the spot.
Alberto Gilardino scored 52 goals in 132 league appearances over his two spells for Fiorentina between 2008 and 2015.
Meanwhile, Josip Ilicic scored 20 in 98 appearances for Palermo between 2010 and 2013.
In his last league game, Ilicic scored his 7th goal of the season, but the first from open play.
Franco Vázquez has already hit the woodwork three times this term - no player has done it more. ‘El Mudo' has also completed the most dribbles so far in this competition (60).
Sassuolo - Frosinone
This will be the first Serie A meeting between these two sides.
Sassuolo are unbeaten in their previous six games against Frosinone in Serie B (W4 D2).
Sassuolo have never repeated the same result for two games in a row over their last 13 league fixtures they drew 1-1 away to Verona in the last game of 2015.
Sassuolo are unbeaten at home in the league since April (W6 D4).
Frosinone have lost their last three league games - losing the next game, they would equal their worst Serie A run, recorded at the beginning of the season.
Over the last seven match-days, Frosinone have conceded an average of 3.14 goals per game.
Indeed, Frosinone have the worst defence of this competition (34 goals conceded).
Sassuolo have scored 15 of their 20 goals this season in the second half of their games.
Frosinone have picked-up only one point away from home so far in Serie A - the worst record amongst Europe's top-5 leagues this season.
In the last round, Sime Vrsaljko made his third assist of the season - no defenders have made more so far in this Serie A.
Sergio Floccari has now scored in three consecutive appearances for the first time in Serie A.
Empoli have taken only one point from their last six league games against Inter.
The Tuscans have failed to score in their last three games at home against Inter.
Empoli have now won four games in a row for the first time in their Serie A history.
Empoli last failed to score in September against Frosinone - since then, they've found the net for 11 consecutive league games.
Inter ended 2015 with two wins and two losses in their last four games, and kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight games of the year.
Empoli have lost 12 points from leading situations since start of this Serie A campaign - more than any other side.
Meanwhile, Inter have a record of 11 wins and a draw in the 12 games in which they've taken the lead so far this term.
Empoli are the Serie A side that have conceded the most headed goals so far (8), while Inter are the the only one yet to concede a headed goal in this competition.
Over the last three seasons, Inter have picked-up only one point on their opening game of the New Year after the Christmas break.
Piotr Zielinski has assisted a goal to Massimo Maccarone in the last two league games.
Mauro Icardi has now scored for two games in a row for the first time in this campaign - Icardi has netted four goals in his last four league appearances.
Torino's win last March ended a run of four consecutive wins for Napoli in this fixture in the league.
These two sides have shared only one draw over their last nine Serie A meetings.
However, Napoli have won only three of their last 10 games at home against Torino, and never scored more than two goals in the process.
Napoli got back to winning ways in their last game before the Christmas break, after they had taken only one point from the previous two league fixtures.
The Partenopei are still unbeaten at home in this campaign (W6 D2).
Torino have won only two of their last 10 league fixtures (D3 L5).
Winning their last game against Atalanta, the Granata ended a run of four away losses in a row.
Napoli have used only 18 players in this competition - fewer than any other side.
Torino have drawn the most games from trailing situations so far in this Serie A (four).
16 of Torino's 21 goals have been scored in the second half, but Napoli have scored the most overall after the break (21).
Napoli have won the first game of the year over the last four seasons.
Meanwhile, Torino's last win in the opening game of the year was in 1995.
Gonzalo Higuain has scored three goals in his four league appearances against Torino.