• Villarreal have picked up two consecutive victories against Valladolid in La Liga; they have never won three in a row against them.
  • Valladolid have only ever picked up points in two of their previous eight top-flight trips to El Madrigal (W1 D1).
  • Only once in their history have Villarreal begun a top-flight campaign with two successive victories (2001/02).
  • The Yellow Submarine have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last four home games in La Liga.
  • The White-and-Violets have lost four successive league games; they last lost four in a row in February 2004 (top-flight only).
  • Giovani, who scored one goal and created another on his Villarreal debut, was the player to participate in the most goals for Mallorca last season (six goals, seven assists).
  • Juan Ignacio Martinez has won his two La Liga meetings with Villarreal as a manager, scoring four goals and not conceding.
  • Only Xavi (101) and Sergio Busquets (91) made more passes than Jesus Rueda (87) on the opening weekend in La Liga.
  • Villarreal were one of two teams (with Real Madrid) to win from a losing position in gameweek one.