• Espanyol have only won one of their last eight La Liga meetings with Valencia (D2 L5); 4-0 in 2012.
  • Los Che are without a win in three successive league trips to Espanyol though (D2 L1), their last victory coming back in 2010 in their first visit to Cornella-El Prat (2-0).
  • Of all defenders, only Guilherme Siqueira (six) has scored more goals than Ricardo Costa (five) since the start of last season.
  • Espanyol have scored more home goals against Valencia (145) than versus any other side in their La Liga history.
  • The Catalan side are without a win in seven straight league games (D2 L5), although they did manage to score a goal in their last game after three successive blanks.
  • Last season, Espanyol won just three points after conceding the first goal of the game – a league-low.
  • Valencia scored a league-high 17 headed goals last season.
  • Espanyol (22) and Valencia (21) won the most fouls in the opening weekend of La Liga.
  • Miroslav Djukic’s side only needed one shot on target to collect a 1-0 victory over Malaga last weekend.