On Saturday, February 20, 2021, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Lazio vs Sampdoria in Matchday 23 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in seventh with a record of 12-4D-6L (40 points) and the Blucerchiati sit in tenth with a record of 9W-3D-10L (30 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Lazio and Sampdoria.
Background & Insights
Lazio lost their last game in Serie A TIM against Sampdoria (0-3, October 2020), having remained unbeaten in their previous eight such matches against them beforehand (W7 D1); the Biancocelesti could lose both encounters against Sampdoria in a single top-flight campaign for the first time since 1991/92.
Lazio are unbeaten in their last 14 home games against Sampdoria in Serie A TIM (W11 D3), their second-longest ongoing unbeaten run against a single side at home in the competition, behind only their 22-game run versus Triestina (who they last faced in the top-flight in 1959).
Lazio lost their last league game after previously enjoying a streak of six consecutive victories; they could lose back-to-back league matches for the first time since July (3).
Lazio have won each of their last five home league games, last winning six in a row at home in Serie A TIM back in February 2020 (7).
Lazio have earned more points in 2021 than any other side in Serie A TIM (19 – W6 D1 L1).
Lazio have scored more goals from direct free-kicks than any other side in Serie A TIM this season (3).
Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been involved in 11 goals in Serie A TIM this season (5 goals, 6 assists), only doing better in 2017-18, when he had a hand in 15 league goals (12 goals, 3 assists).
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has scored 12 goals in his 13 games against Sampdoria in Serie A TIM, more than against any other opponent in the top-flight. Immobile has five goals in his last two league matches against them.
Sampdoria are unbeaten in their last two away games in Serie A TIM (W1 D1); they last avoided defeat in three in a row back in December 2018 under Marco Giampaolo.
Sampdoria have conceded only one league goal from outside the box in 2020/21, a joint-low in the competition.
Mikkel Damsgaard scored his first goal in Serie A TIM against Lazio in the reverse fixture in October; amongst Sampdoria midfielders who scored their first goal in the three points for a win era, only Askildsen and Seedorf were younger than Damsgaard.