AS Roma begin their Serie A 2015-16 campaign on Saturday. Rudi Garcia’s men will be in action at the Stadio Bentegodi, where they meet Hellas Verona (kick-off 18:00 CET, noon Eastern).
This is the latest match-up between the two sides, following their most recent meeting, which ended 1-1 on February 22, 2015.
While we wait for kick-off, here are ten stats for you ahead of the game.
5 – The number of goals Francesco Totti has scored against Verona. The first of these came in a 4-3 victory at the Olimpico in 1996-97, while his most recent strike came in the 1-1 tie at the Bentegodi last year.
7 – The number of times Verona v Roma has finished 1-1, the most common scoreline between the two sides in the Veneto.
8 – Roma players have scored twice in the same match against the Gialloblu: Enrico Cappa, Guido Ugolotti, Roberto Pruzzo, Toninho Cerezo, Rudolf Völler, Stefano Desideri, Vincent Candela and Gabriel Omar Batistuta.
10 – Giallorossi wins at Verona in all competitions.
13 – Roma’s current unbeaten run against Verona. It’s now ten victories and three draws since the Giallorossi’s last defeat away to the Gialloblu, in October 1996.
19 – The shirt number of Walter Samuel, who scored in a 1-1 draw against the Gialloblu on August 26, 2001, the last time Roma began their league season at Verona.
22 – The number of times Roma have scored in games at Verona in all competitions.
27 – Previous league meetings between the two clubs in Verona.
36 – Goals scored by Roma on their trips to Hellas Verona in all competitions.
1928 – The year of the two sides’ first meeting in Verona. The hosts won 2-0.