MILAN – Antonio Conte’s Inter are preparing for their return to league action as they face Sampdoria on a much delayed matchday 25 in Serie A.
In collaboration with Opta, we’re bringing you all of the facts and statistics on Sunday’s match, kicking off at 21:45 CEST at the Meazza.
INTER VS. SAMPDORIA, PREVIOUS RESULTS IN SERIE A
Sunday’s clash for matchday 25 of this season will be meeting number 126 between Inter and Sampdoria. The record of past results favours the Nerazzurri, with 68 wins compared to the Blucerchiati’s 20, and 37 draws rounding things off.
Inter have won all of their last five league encounters with the Blucerchiati: the Nerazzurri’s longest ongoing winning streak against a side currently in Serie A. The most common scoreline between Inter and Sampdoria in the league is a goalless draw, the end result of 16 games, the most recent of which coming in February 2010.
Inter have lost on just one of Sampdoria’s last 17 visits to San Siro in Serie A (2-1 in April 2017), winning eleven and drawing the remaining five.
The Nerazzurri currently sit on 54 points in the league standings, their best total at this stage of the season since 2009/10 (55). Inter’s only three defeats this season have come against the teams now in first and second place in the table, while the Nerazzurri have won an average of 2.4 points per game against the remaining 17 sides in the league.
Sampdoria won their last away game, earning all three points from their trip to Turin to face Torino.
Inter boast the most different scorers in the league this season (15), while Sampdoria have recorded the joint fewest with SPAL on seven. 24 of all of the Nerazzurri’s goals have come from new signings: at least five more than any other side, while Sampdoria once again sit joint last with Lazio in this statistic (just one, Bonazzoli in September 2019). Inter have also scored the most headers this campaign (eleven), hold the highest shot accuracy rate (53.2%) and have been in the lead for the longest amount of time overall (1024’).
In his five league games for Inter so far, Young has already had a hand in two goals (one goal, two assists).
Inter defender Milan Skriniar made his Serie A debut for Sampdoria, making 38 appearances for the club between 2016 and 2017. Of our Slovakian’s four goals in the competition, three have come at San Siro, with the first of this trio actually being scored against the Blucerchiati in October 2017.
Romelu Lukaku hasn’t scored in two consecutive home games in the league since December 2018, netting against Fulham and Bournemouth at Old Trafford while playing for Manchester United. Having scored in the #DerbyMilano, our Belgian striker will be looking to break this streak. Lautaro Martínez meanwhile has scored in both of his last two home appearances.
Lukaku has also scored the most goals after carrying the ball for at least five metres in this Serie A season (six).
Alexis Sánchez scored his only Serie A goal in an Inter shirt so far in the first game against Sampdoria this season.
Andrea Ranocchia is one of the old flames of this fixtures, having made 14 appearances in a Sampdoria shirt in the second half of the 2015/16 season. Our two keepers Padelli and Berni also feature on this list, and while the first never made a Serie A appearance for the Ligurian side, the second played three Serie A games for Sampdoria in the 2012/13 season.
Antonio Conte and Claudio Ranieri have never drawn in their three meetings in Serie A: two wins and one defeat for our Nerazzurri Coach.